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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR
Location. 40° 4.691′ N, 84° 48.952′ W. Marker is near Union City, Indiana, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Stingley Rd (County Route 600 S) and South Arba Pike (County Route 850 E), on the right when traveling east on Stingley Rd. marker is just a couple hundred yards west of the Ohio-Indiana State Line. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8605 East Road 600 S, Union City IN 47390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); James & Sophia Clemens & Greenville Settlement in Long, Ohio (approx. 1.7 miles away in Ohio); Spartanburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Palestine Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away in Ohio); George Stephens (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Hollansburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 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).
Additional keywords. Underground Railroad
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on September 14, 2019, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.