Ironton in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Campbell Memorial Home
John Campbell (1818-1891), founder of Ironton, was an ironmaster and president of the Ohio Iron & Coal Company, a Presbyterian, and an abolitionist. This house and barn, which he built in 1850, became a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves crossing the Ohio River from Kentucky. Fugitives were concealed here and furnace wagons transported the escapees northward by way of Campbell's furnaces in Lawrence and Jackson counties.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The P & G Fund, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-44.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 38° 32.307′ N, 82° 41.092′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Lawrence Street and 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on Lawrence Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 North 5th Street, Ironton OH 45638, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. ¼ mile away); Unger's Shoes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium (approx. 1.2 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
Also see . . .
1. Autobiography of John Campbell. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Campbell Genealogy. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Places of the Underground Railroad. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.