Union Literary Institute
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The school was supported by local and national donations, including land. Ebenezer Tucker was the first teacher, and notable attendees included Hiram Revels, the first black U.S. Senator, and James S. Hinton, the first black elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. In 1860 a two-story brick structure was built. The school was a noted Underground Railroad stop.
Erected 2016 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Union Literary Institute Preservation. (Marker Number IHB 68.201.)
Location. 40° 4.691′ N, 84° 48.952′ W. Marker is near Union City, Indiana, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Stingley Rd (County Route 600 S) and South Arba Pike (County Route 850 E), on the right when traveling east on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tecumseh / Shawnee Prophet's Town (approx. 9.1 miles away in Ohio); Fort Jefferson (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio); Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio); Fort Jefferson / St. Clair’s Defeat (approx. 9.2 miles away in Ohio); Fort Black (approx. 9.4 miles away in Ohio); In Memory of Tecumseh (approx. 9.4 miles away in Ohio); Greenville Union Cemetery Cannon (approx. 9˝ miles away in Ohio); Darke County Civil War Monument (approx. 9˝ miles away in Ohio).
Additional keywords. Underground Railroad
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Education •
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