Rushville in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Formerly Enslaved People
7 enslaved people who died on their quest
for freedom. While traveling on the
Underground Railroad, they would have been
assisted in Rushville by Dr. Simon Hyde and
Rev. William Hanby. These runaways, known only
to God, lost their freedom in this life, but
gained it in the hereafter. Due to these brave
souls this cemetery is recognized by the
National Park Service Network to Freedom
as a significant Underground Railroad site.
Location. 39° 45.567′ N, 82° 25.698′ W. Marker is in Rushville, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Basore Road NE 0.1 miles south of Cincinnati Zanesville Road NE (U.S. 22), on the right when traveling south. Monument is in Pleasant Hill (AKA Rushville) Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushville OH 43150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joe Selby (here, next to this marker); Bremen World Wars Memorial Wesley Chapel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bremen Oil Boom (approx. 4 miles away); Opal C. [nee Hatlestad] Kistler (approx. 5.4 miles away); Maple Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Joseph E. Beery M.D. (approx. 5.4 miles away); Zion Reformed Church (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . . Pleasant Hill Cemetery at National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. (Submitted on August 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.