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Near West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Underground Railroad Station

The Pickrell Mansion

 

—The Quakers of Monroe Twp., Logan County, Ohio —

 
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Unknown, From Archives, circa 1968
1. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.

(Side A)

Underground Railroad A name given to a manner of piloting negro slaves to freedom. Pilots of this area were largely Quakers, the most active of whom were the Pickerells, Paxtons, and Williams.

(Side B)

Underground Railroad Station At this point, during Slavery days, Henry Pickerell, Quaker, built his house with secret entrances to some rooms. These were used as havens of refuge for slaves enroute to freedom in the North.
 
Erected 1949 by Logan county Historical Society.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 18.263′ N, 83° 39.73′ W. Marker was near West Liberty, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker was on County Route 28 one mile south of US 33. Touch for map. US 33 to St Rt 292 exit (inclues Co. Rds. 153, and 28) South on Co. Rd. 28, up “Cork Screw Hill” approx.. 1 mile to a grove of trees on right side. If you reach Pickrelltown (1 ¼ mile) , you missed it. Marker was at or near this postal address: 5271 County Road 28, West Liberty, Ohio, West Liberty OH 43357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Pickrelltown Community Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pickrelltown Monument Honor Roll
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Unknown, From Archives, circa 1968
2. Underground Railroad Station Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe Township School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Second Church/ First School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goshen Quaker Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hicksite Quaker Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Zanesfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Liberty.
 
More about this marker. both marker and house are gone, Site consists of ruins in a wooded area.
 
Additional comments.
1. Underground railroad marker, Pickerel Town Oh
I know who took these pictures of the markers for the underground railroad in Pickerelltown, Ohio! I did! My mother (Sarah Evalyn Park Turner) grew up in the house pictured on this site. I took the pictures of the markers prior to them being stolen (vandalized) in 1984.
    — Submitted November 25, 2016, by Paul Eugene Turner of Kissimmee, Florida.
 
Erecting the Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Logan County Historical Society, 11/1949
3. Erecting the Underground Railroad Station Marker
Rev. Guy Furby and Herman Marmon standing with the newly erected marker, September 11, 1949. Both men were instrumental in founding the Logan County Historical society. Both were personal friends and mentors.
Underground Railroad Station,the home of Henry Pickrell image. Click for full size.
Logan County Historical Society, 1982
4. Underground Railroad Station,the home of Henry Pickrell
I played in this house as a child, with my cousins, who were also cousins of the Williams
Underground Railroad Station, henry pickrell's house image. Click for full size.
Logan County Historical Society, circa 1970
5. Underground Railroad Station, henry pickrell's house
1967, Boy Scout Troop 82, from Bellefontaine, "explored" the old house, while hiking the "Isaac Zane Trail"
1870 Monroe Township Tax Map, showing the Pickrell property image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 19, 2014
6. 1870 Monroe Township Tax Map, showing the Pickrell property
from the archives of the Logan County Engineer
Underground Railroad sites in Pickrelltown, Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 19, 2014
7. Underground Railroad sites in Pickrelltown, Ohio
1915 East Liberty SW USGS, marked up and colored with specific sites by Dr. Ronald Irick, of West Liberty, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 20, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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