Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
After passage of the Fugitive Slave
Benjamin Hanby (1833-1867), composer of the Anti-Slavery ballad, My Darling Nellie Gray, spent nine of his formative years in Circleville. The Moore House at Court and Mound streets and the Doddridge House at the southwest corner of Scioto and Mound streets are two stations in Circleville that have survived.
Erected by Ohio Department of Transportation and Friends of Freedom Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 39° 35.96′ N, 82° 56.773′ W. Marker is in Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Mound Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Street. Marker is next to the Moore House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 S Court Street, Circleville OH 43113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Safety Forces (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Savings Quota (about 500 feet away); Political Meeting at Second Baptist ChurchPrehistoric Circular Earthworks / The Squaring of Circleville (about 700 feet away); Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caleb Atwater (approx. ¼ mile away); Zieger House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Watt-Groce-Fickardt House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
According to Darlene Weaver with the Pickaway County Historical Society there is no documentary evidence ( letters , diary entries , first person accounts , etc. ) that any of the above or below ground spaces in Circleville were ever used by the Underground Railroad .
Please advise from whence your information comes .
— Submitted November 25, 2013, by Dean Smallwood of Circleville, Ohio.
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