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New Richmond in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Underground Railroad Site

Clermont Freedom Trail

 

— New Richmond Waterfront —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 5, 2016
1. Underground Railroad Site Marker
Inscription.  In 1862 slave catchers paraded a captured Leroy Lee in manacles down Front Street toward the river. A crowd of New Richmond citizens confronted the armed captors demanding the release of Lee. Seeing they were greatly outnumbered, the slave catchers relented. Two weeks later Lee enlisted in the Union army. The New Richmond Waterfront is recognized by the National Park Service as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. (picture of steamboat “Tacoma” )
 
Erected by Village of New Richmond National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Ohio River National Freedom Corridor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 57.055′ N, 84° 17.025′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 5, 2016
2. Underground Railroad Site Marker
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of Front Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on Front Street. Marker is in village park area on the riverfront. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Front St, New Richmond OH 45157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Richmond (here, next to this marker); Founding of New Richmond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. John G. Rogers Home & Office (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Underground Railroad Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Richmond VFW Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Richmond WW I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The United States Merchant Marine (approx. ¼ mile away); New Richmond Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Underground Railroad
 
Underground Railroad Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 5, 2016
3. Underground Railroad Site Marker
The steamboat "Tacoma", built in New Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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