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Near Frankfort in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Concord Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2018
1. Concord Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. The Concord Presbyterian Church congregation organized in 1805. The Concord Church was an integral part of the antislavery movement and was a station on the Underground Railroad. Reverend James H. Dickey, the congregationís second pastor, was known to be “an avowed anti-slavery man” and an “active Ohio abolitionist.” The Anderson and Galbraith families, who were members of the congregation. were Underground Railroad conductors. Fugitives hid in the loft of the church until they could be taken to the next station in either Frankfort or Chillicothe.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the P&G fund, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-71.)
 
Location. 39° 21.213′ N, 83° 12.272′ W. Marker is near Frankfort, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on Acton Road (Local Route 507) just east of Little Creek Road (County Route 87), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 498 Acton Rd, Frankfort OH 45628, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. W. H. Robb Residence (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Red Brick Schoolhouse
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2018
2. Concord Presbyterian Church and Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 5.8 miles away); Last Battle in the Scioto Country (approx. 8.2 miles away); Travellers Rest Inn (approx. 9.3 miles away); B&O and DT&I Railroad Depots (approx. 9.3 miles away); Smith Tannery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Corner Pharmacy (approx. 9Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .  Concord Presbyterian Church & the Rev. James H. Dickey. By Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D. Excerpt: “As the Underground Railroad developed in the Scioto Valley it would run along the familial and social networks of antislavery evangelical southerners, men and women who (like the runaways they assisted) had fled across the Ohio River to escape the oppression and moral corruption of the southern, slave states.” (Submitted on June 10, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2018
3. Concord Presbyterian Church
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2018
4. Concord Presbyterian Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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