Williamsburg in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location
Clermont County, Ohio Freedom Trail
—National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom —
Erected 2002 by Clermont County and the National Park Service. (Marker Number 26.)
Location. 39° 3.185′ N, 84° 3.17′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is on South Second Street south of West Main Street (Ohio Route 133), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 South Second Street, Williamsburg OH 45176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dairy House at Harmony Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stepping Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. L.T. Pease Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harmony Hill 1800 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles B. Huber Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williamsburg Township Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); In Recognition of 200 Years of Freedom and Dedication (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
More about this marker. This marker is one of nineteen sites included in the Network to Freedom program of the National Park Service.
The majority of the Freedom Trail sites
Regarding Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location. This site was chosen to commemorate Marcus Sims and his activities in the Underground Railroad. A tannery, owned by Charles B. Huber, once stood at this location. Huber employed Marcus Sims, who was a free African American from Virginia. Sims also served as "engineer" or wagon-master, for Huber, carrying fugitives to the next station in Brown, Clinton or Highland Counties. Sims continued to run the wagon for Dr. L.T. Pease when he took over the Williamsburg station in 1854. Sims enlisted in the United States Army and was killed during the Civil War in 1864.
Also see . . . Clermont Freedom Trail website. (Submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.