Elyria in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Monteith Hall was a station on the Underground Railroad on the route that extended from Oberlin. A tunnel, which ran from the basement of the home to the Black River, was used to help slaves escape to the shore of Lake Erie. Rev. Monteith managed the network on the southern shore of Lake Erie, and aided fugitive slaves in boarding ships to cross the lake to Canada.
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the P&G Fund, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-47.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 East Ave, Elyria OH 44035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elyria War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldier’s Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Founding of Elyria (approx. ¼ mile away); Tragedy at 5th Street and Middle Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); King Solomon Lodge No. 56 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Easter Seal Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lorain County Community College (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elyria.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.