Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—Historic Underground Railroad Site —
Erected by the Friends of Freedom Society, and the Ohio Underground Railroad Association.
Location. 39° 57.648′ N, 82° 59.055′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Town Street east of South Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 586 E Town St, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Snowden- Gray House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryden Road Historic District (about 700 feet away); Ohio Institution for Education of the Blind (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaf School Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Topiary Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile George Bellows / Roy Lichtenstein (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbus Main Library / Judge Noah Swayne Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . Kelton House and the Underground Railroad. “Kelton family members continued a supportive relationship with the Lawrence family. The Keltons employed Thomas for 37 years. Martha and Thomas Lawrence bought property for their first home at 69 N. 17th Street, from Col. James Watson, husband of Ella Kelton. They had two children, Arthur Kelton Lawrence and Sadie Lawrence. Giving their older child the Kelton family name illustrated the close friendship that existed between these two families. Arthur Kelton Lawrence learned to read from books passed down from Frank Kelton. Arthur Kelton Lawrence went on to become both a pharmacist and physician; he practiced medicine in Columbus for 33 years. Arthur’s son and daughter-in-law, James and Ruth Lawrence, visited with Grace Kelton in 1975, one year before her death, and attended Grace’s funeral.” (Submitted on May 5, 2011.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.