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 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.
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 Monroe Township School (approx. 1½ 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.
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.
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 1,391 times since then and 91 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.