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Fountain City in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Home of Levi Coffin

 
 
Home of Levi Coffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
1. Home of Levi Coffin Marker
Inscription.
1827 1847
This house was called the "Union
Depot of the Underground Railroad,"
and more than 2000 escaped slaves
were cared for here.

Tablet placed by
Wayne Co. Society of Indianapolis

 
Erected by Wayne County Society of Indianapolis.
 
Location. 39° 57.376′ N, 84° 55.047′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levi Coffin (here, next to this marker); Fort Nesbit (approx. 7.4 miles away in Ohio but has been reported missing); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 8.5 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).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
The Levi Coffin House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. The Levi Coffin House
Levi Coffin House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
3. Levi Coffin House
The house is open seasonally with emphasis on educational tours.
 
 
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 1,906 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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