Fountain City in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(Back Side): Coffin's Reminiscences (1876) documented work in Underground Railroad and antislavery movement.
The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
Erected 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Levi Coffin House Association, Inc. (Marker Number 89.2002.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 57.373′ N, 84° 55.051′ W. Marker is in Fountain City, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cross Street (U.S. 27) and South Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Cross Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Cross Street, Fountain City IN 47341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Home of Levi Coffin (here, next to this marker); Fort Nesbit (was approx. 7.4 miles away in Ohio but has been reported missing. ); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 8½ miles away); Richmond Police Department Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Wayne Township World War II Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Freedom Fountain (approx. 8.9 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Levi Coffin Historic Site. The "Grand Central Station" for the Underground Railroad. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Reminiscences of Levi Coffin. Digital copy of the work. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Underground Railroad by Levi Coffin. A short account of Coffin's operations. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,489 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.