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St. Clairsville in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Home of Benjamin Lundy

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 22, 2007
1. Home of Benjamin Lundy Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1815 he organized the Union Human Society, the first abolitionist society in the U.S.

Born 1789 N.J. Died 1839 Illinois.

Edited The Genius of Universal Emancipation 1821-1838. Devoted his life to the abolition of slavery.
 
Erected 1939 by Belmont County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 40° 4.848′ N, 80° 53.908′ W. Marker is in St. Clairsville, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 40) near Sugar Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Clairsville OH 43950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Lundy Champion of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Thomas Drummond (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belmont County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Milestone Marks where Extension of National Road... (about 600 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients of Belmont County
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By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Benjamin Lundy House
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(about 600 feet away); Belmont County Revolutionary War Veterans (about 700 feet away); Belmont County / Groundbreaking Site of the National Road in Ohio (about 700 feet away); Governor Arthur St. Clair 1734-1818 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Clairsville.
 
More about this marker. The marker was cast by the Cupal Casting Co. of Bellaire, Ohio.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Lundy - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Genius of Universal Emancipation - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,257 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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