Union Literary Institute
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The school was supported by local and national donations, including land. Ebenezer Tucker was the first teacher, and notable attendees included Hiram Revels, the first black U.S. Senator, and James S. Hinton, the first black elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. In 1860 a two-story brick structure was built. The school was a noted Underground Railroad stop.
Erected 2016 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Union Literary Institute Preservation Society. (Marker Number IHB 68.201.)
Location. 40° 4.691′ N, 84° 48.952′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Williams (approx. 0.8 miles away in Ohio); Palestine Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away in Ohio); George Stephens (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Tecumseh / Shawnee Prophet's Town (approx. 9.1 miles away in Ohio); Fort Jefferson (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio); Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio); Fort Jefferson / St. Clair’s Defeat (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named Fort Jefferson (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio).
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