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Rushville in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Formerly Enslaved People

 
 
Formerly Enslaved People Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2019
1. Formerly Enslaved People Marker
Inscription.  

In this cemetery are the remains of at least
7 enslaved people who died on their quest
for freedom. While traveling on the
Underground Railroad, they would have been
assisted in Rushville by Dr. Simon Hyde and
Rev. William Hanby. These runaways, known only
to God, lost their freedom in this life, but
gained it in the hereafter. Due to these brave
souls this cemetery is recognized by the
National Park Service Network to Freedom
as a significant Underground Railroad site.

 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.567′ N, 82° 25.698′ W. Marker is in Rushville, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Basore Road NE, 0.1 miles south of Cincinnati Zanesville Road NE (U.S. 22), on the
Formerly Enslaved People Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2019
2. Formerly Enslaved People Marker
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right when traveling south. Monument is in Pleasant Hill (AKA Rushville) Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushville OH 43150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joe Selby (here, next to this marker); Bremen World Wars Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Wesley Chapel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bremen Oil Boom (approx. 4 miles away); First Mass in Ohio (approx. 4.8 miles away); Randolph Mitchell House / Reading Township, Perry County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Opal C. [nee Hatlestad] Kistler (approx. 5.4 miles away); Maple Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pleasant Hill Cemetery at National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. (Submitted on August 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 25, 2022