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

Underground Railroad Route

1830 - 1860

 
 
Underground Railroad Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Underground Railroad Route Marker
Inscription.  
Verity Pkw. once Miami-Erie Canal
an Underground Railroad route
1830 - 1860

Those traveling along Underground
Railroad found safe stations
in N. Main St. homes of
African-Americans
listed on other side

Rice • Hawkins • Colston
Burget • Miller • Hardy
Edwards • Nutter • Davis
Smith • Robison • Merrit
Armstead • Mitchell

Census 1830--1860

 
Erected 1995 by Middletown Historical Society and Stevens Fund.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsHeroesNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 39° 31.335′ N, 84° 23.722′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 4 / 73) and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Verity Parkway. Marker is about 100 feet SE of the
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Canal Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown OH 45042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miami-Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Remembrance Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown War Memorial Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. half a mile away); Ohio Canals (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port Middletown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canal Boats (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canal Locks (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Underground Railroad in Ohio. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Runaway Slaves. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Oxford Ohio Underground Railroad
There was a man ( my great grandfather) who was born in Fairfield, Ohio. he moved to oxford where he raised his family. John S. Jones and his father Jack Jones ran the underground railroad. John
Underground Railroad Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Underground Railroad Route Marker
S. Jones was the head underground railroad conductor. John had a large family; two of his boys fought in the Civil War. Robert J. Jones joined the Massachussetts 54th and John M. Jones the Massachussetss 55th.
    — Submitted January 31, 2011, by Jayne Suzanne Miller ( great granduaghter of john s jones ) of Oxford Ohio, Ohio.
 
Underground Railroad Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Underground Railroad Route Marker
Underground Railroad Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
4. Underground Railroad Route Marker
Underground Railroad Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
5. Underground Railroad Route Marker
Canal Museum in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,690 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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