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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Underground Railroad

 
 
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
1. Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Many homes in Sandusky and other parts of Erie County were stations on the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War. Residents provided food, shelter, clothing, and transportation to Canada. Harriet Beecher Stowe used Sandusky as the gate to freedom for the run-away slaves in her book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.
 
Erected by Erie Country Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
 
Location. 41° 27.442′ N, 82° 42.816′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on East Shoreline Dr east of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east. It is at the entrances to Jackson Street Pier. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 E Shoreline Dr, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson’s Island (a few steps from this marker); G.A. Boeckling Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbard Building (within shouting
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 12, 2021
2. Underground Railroad Marker
This photo shows Shoreline Drive after it was rebuilt with a curb-separated bicycle/pedestrian lane.
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distance of this marker); State Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donahue Hardware (about 500 feet away); Jay Cooke (about 600 feet away); Sandusky / Erie County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. The text repeats itself on the opposite side of the marker.
 
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
3. Underground Railroad Marker
This photograph was taken before the Jackson Street Pier was redesigned.
Johnson’s Island and Underground Railroad Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 12, 2021
4. Johnson’s Island and Underground Railroad Markers
The entrance to the Jackson Street Pier has been rebuilt in a more pedestrian-friendly manner. The markers, on new poles, are very close to their original locations but now flank the pedestrian entrance. A small U-shaped promenade surrounding a grassy area has been built at far end of the pier.
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
5. Underground Railroad Marker
This photograph was taken before the Jackson Street Pier was redesigned.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2. submitted on October 4, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4. submitted on October 4, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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