Williamsburg in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charles B. Huber Home Site
Clermont County, Ohio Freedom Trail
—National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom —
Erected 2002 by Clermont County and the National Park Service. (Marker Number 27.)
Location. 39° 3.284′ N, 84° 3.007′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is on Gay Street east of North 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Gay Street, Williamsburg OH 45176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. L.T. Pease Home Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dairy House at Harmony Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stepping Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harmony Hill 1800 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Town Square (approx. 0.4 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 are not open to the
Regarding Charles B. Huber Home Site. This was once the residence of Charles "Boss" Huber, Williamsburg stationmaster of the Underground Railroad. He assisted between 300 to 500 fugitives escape during his time as an active conductor. One account recorded that there were seventeen fugitives staying with Huber in one night. Upon his death in 1854, Huber's neighbor, Dr. Leavitt Thaxter Pease took over the Williamsburg operation.
Also see . . . Ohio History Central article on Charles M. Huber. (Submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
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 79 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.