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Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jonah Thomas Shop

Circa 1835

 
 
Jonah Thomas Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. Jonah Thomas Shop Marker
Inscription. Jonah Thomas bought this building in 1837 when he moved his home and harness shop from across the street at 200 South Main. As a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, Thomas opened his home as a “station” on the Underground Railroad, a place that offered assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom. The Thomas family also made room in their home for a 2,000 volume community library which was open to everyone in Springboro - one of the first circulating libraries in Ohio. In 1909 the southern half of the building housed the Farmers Bank of Springboro, the first bank in town.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.251′ N, 84° 14.005′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 741) and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springboro OH 45066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M. & J. Wright General Merchandise ( within shouting distance of this marker); "Squatter's House" ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lyceum
Jonah Thomas Shop and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. Jonah Thomas Shop and Marker
( about 300 feet away); Joseph Stanton House ( about 300 feet away); Springboro Area Underground Railroad ( about 300 feet away); Jack Decker House ( about 400 feet away); Clark Williams House ( about 400 feet away); Jonathan Wright Homestead ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce
 
Old Springboro Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Old Springboro Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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