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

Lorain Station 100

 
 
Lorain Station 100 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
1. Lorain Station 100 Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the Civil War, Ohio was a leading state for enslaved Americans of African descent traveling the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. For these fugitives, their final stop in Ohio was a Lake Erie port community in the north. One such port was at the mouth of the Black River in Lorain that came to be identified as Lorain Station 100, named because it was thought to be one of the last stops or stations before the fugitive slaves reached freedom in Canada. Many arrived here in a wagon driven by Robbins Burrell who owned a farm five miles up the Black River. Concealed by vegetables, grains, or hay, the slaves were smuggled into schooners, some of which belonged to Burrell’s cousin Captain Aaron Root. From Lorain Station 100, the determined travelers were transported across Lake Erie, completing the final leg of their long journey to freedom.
 
Erected 2006 by National Council of Negro Women, Lorain County Section; the Lorain Club of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.; the Lorain County Urban League; and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 25-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker
Lorain Station 100 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
2. Lorain Station 100 Marker
the Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument is in the trees behind the marker.
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Location. 41° 28.108′ N, 82° 10.495′ W. Marker is in Lorain, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker can be reached from Black River Lane near East Erie Avenue. It is on the grounds of Black River Landing park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Black River Ln, Lorain OH 44052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lorain Tornado, 1924 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of Lorain, Ohio (approx. ¼ mile away); Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away); Lorain West Breakwater Lighthouse / Saving the Lorain Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lakeview Park War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Quincy A. Gillmore (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Quincy Adams Gillmore (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorain.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
3. Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument
This monument is a few steps from the historical marker.
Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
4. Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Brass tablet on the pavement at the foot of the Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument. It may qualify for its own page. • Can you help?
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