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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Cross Street, Fountain City IN 47341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Levi Coffin (here, next to this marker); Fountain City Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Fort Nesbit (Nisbet) (was approx. 7.4 miles away in Ohio but has been reported missing. ); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 8˝ 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain City.
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 2,526 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.