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Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Warner Bateman House

Circa 1858

 
 
Warner Bateman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. Warner Bateman House Marker
Inscription.  Warner Bateman, nephew of the village founder Jonathan Wright, was an “agent” on the Underground Railroad. An “agent” was one who provided assistance to runaway slaves on their way to freedom. As an attorney, Bateman was in the difficult position of breaking laws he was sworn to uphold. Nevertheless, Bateman later became a prominent Cincinnati attorney and U.S. district judge. The house as it exists today was probably built around 1858, the year Warner Bateman took out a $2,000 mortgage on the property. James Griffin, a Springboro druggist, owned the house from 1867 to 1897.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.125′ N, 84° 14′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 741) and Factory Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Main Street, Springboro OH 45066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeremiah Stansel House
Warner Bateman House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. Warner Bateman House and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Pence House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bateman House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker Meeting (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Hall, Jail, and Fire Station (about 300 feet away); Tommy Miller House (about 400 feet away); Jack Decker House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
 
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Old Springboro Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Old Springboro Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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