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

The Underground Railroad In Lyme Township, Huron County / The Underground Railroad

 
 
The Underground Railroad In Lyme Township, Huron County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 29, 2022
1. The Underground Railroad In Lyme Township, Huron County Marker
Inscription.  
The Underground Railroad In Lyme Township, Huron County
Historic Lyme Village is helping to preserve some of the local history related to the Underground Railroad. The Seymour House, which is now located in this recreated village, was one of many stations in Lyme Township that helped give shelter and safe passage to those en route to Canada. At least eight settlements in the Firelands region, including Lyme, served as regular stops on the Underground Railroad. Runaways were often fed and hidden during the day and concealed under wagonloads of farm produce as they were moved from station to station, usually at night. Several citizens of Lyme maintained strong abolitionist beliefs, including: Calvin Barnard, Worthington Nims, John Seymour and Abner Strong, all of whom served at one time or another as conductors.

The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but 8 system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and instructed during their journey to freedom.
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Although this movement was one of America's greatest social, moral, and humanitarian endeavors< the details about it were often cloaked in secrecy to protect those involved from the retribution of civil law and slave-catchers. Ohio's history has been permanently shaped by the thousands of runaway slaves passing through or finding permanent residence in this state.
 
Erected by ODOT and Friends of Freedom Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR.
 
Location. 41° 16.85′ N, 82° 47.4′ W. Marker is in Lyme, Ohio, in Huron County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 4, 0.3 miles south of Ohio Route 113, on the right when traveling south. Located in Historic Lyme Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5001 OH-4, Bellevue OH 44811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wagner Log House (Rose Tavern) (a few steps from this marker); Grinding Stone (a few steps from this marker); Schriner Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Schug Hardware Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sandusky-Columbus Pike (within
The Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 29, 2022
2. The Underground Railroad Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Annie Brown Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kromer Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyme.
 
The Underground Railroad In Lyme Township, Huron County / The Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 29, 2022
3. The Underground Railroad In Lyme Township, Huron County / The Underground Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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