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Ripley in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rankin House

 
 
Rankin House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
1. Rankin House Marker
Inscription.  Home of Reverend John Rankin, Underground Railroad Station 1828-1863

A State Memorial of the Ohio Historical Society
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 45.035′ N, 83° 50.578′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Ohio, in Brown County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6152 Rankin Road, Ripley OH 45167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Young in Ripley / Colonel Young's Achievements (approx. 0.3 miles away); John P. Parker (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named John P. Parker (approx. 0.3 miles away); The John P. Parker Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mr. Thomas Kirker (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Home of Rev. John Rankin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Residence of General Granville Moody (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
Rankin House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
2. Rankin House
Rankin House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
3. Rankin House
The plaque is affixed to the wall of the house near the entrance. It reads: Reverend John Rankin House has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This house was the home of an abolitionist family and conductor of the underground railroad immortalized in Harriet Breecher Stowe's Uncle Toms Cabin and possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America-1997 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
Rankin House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
4. Rankin House
The photo was taken in the back of the house showing the many steps down to the water.
Rankin House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
5. Rankin House
The house dining room
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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