Warren in Trumbull County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Leicester King / The Underground Railroad on the Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike
Warren, Ohio (Trumbull County)
—Historic Underground Railroad Site —
Soon, King achieved prominence in Trumbull County and was elected as a judge, then an Ohio state senator, twice nominated for governor on the Liberty Party ticket. While in the Ohio Senate, he was an outspoken opponent of Ohio's "Black Laws."
Judge and Mrs. King built their house in 1828, near the banks of the Mahoning River along the right-of-way of the old Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike. It is no longer standing. Judge King was an active Underground Railroad conductor in the mysteries of Ohio's Underground Railroads, Wilbur Siebert notes that on one occasion, Judge King was responsible for transporting passengers to Painesville.
Known as the Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike, from Wellsville,
Two of the most important factors that distinguished the Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike (Route 45) as a significant part of the Underground Railroad is its direct link to Ashtabula Harbor and its many agents and friends that lived along the way that were not afraid to boldly stand and assist in the fugitive slaves stand for freedom.
Location. 41° 14.265′ N, 80° 49.255′ W. Marker is in Warren, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Marker is on Mahoning Avenue 0.1 miles north of High Street NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Veterans Park. Marker is in this post office area: Warren OH 44483, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Perkins House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commemorative Ingot (about 500 feet away); Old Erie Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons (about 600 feet away); John Stark Edwards House Phebe Temperance Sutliff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harriet Taylor Upton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trumbull Red Cross Chapter House / Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warren.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.