Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition
Anti-Slavery and Abolition
Many Cleveland settlers were anti-slavery and abolitionists. After the opening of the Ohio and Erie Canal, Cleveland became a destination for fugitive slaves and the bondsmen who tracked them. Before the Civil War, slaves moved through Ohio's Underground Railroad network that extended two hundred and fifty miles from Ripley to Cleveland. Known
Erected 2007 by University Circle, Inc. and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 87-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 30.512′ N, 81° 36.185′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Mayfield Road (U.S. 322) and East 115th Street, on the right when traveling east on Mayfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11508 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Payne Bolton (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michelson-Morley Experiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); L. Pearl Mitchell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry A. Sherwin (approx. half a mile away); Rufus Dunham (approx. half a mile away); University Circle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Also see . . . Cozad-Bates House website. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,086 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.