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The Underground Railroad on University Land

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
1. The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker
Inscription. The Underground Railroad was an idea invented to aid the widespread resistance of African Americans to slavery. In Ohio escape routes were clearly established across the state by 1815 Until the Civil War, untold numbers of men, women, and children boarded the “Freedom Train” and walked these trails to an opportunity for a better life. Travel was almost always at night to avoid detection. At the height of use in Ohio, there were more than 23 ports of entry- 13 via Kentucky and 10 via Virginia, at a time when West Virginia had not yet been separated . From these stations, many routes branched and zigzagged, mainly towards Lake Erie.
 
Erected 2005 by Ohio Staters, Inc. (Marker Number 1 of 5.)
 
Location. 39° 59.848′ N, 83° 1.385′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Cannon Drive near John H. Herrick Dr. Touch for map. marker is on the Olentangy Trail Bikepath at the southwest of the corner of Cannon Drive at John H. Herrick Dr. Marker is at or near this postal address: Olentangy Trail, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
2. The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker
full view from Bike Trail on the Olentangy River
(approx. mile away); NECKO Neighborhood / E. J. McMillen Homestead Addition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Neil Avenue Gate (approx. half a mile away); The King Avenue Bridge (approx. half a mile away); First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. half a mile away); Iskcon Krishna House (approx. half a mile away); The Ohio State University (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Underground Railroad
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 27, 2018
3. The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker
marker as seen from a distance, approaching from the north, on the bikepath
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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