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New Richmond in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

New Richmond

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 5, 2016
1. New Richmond Marker
Inscription. Prior to the Civil War, New Richmond citizens participated actively in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. In 1836, James G. Birney published The Philanthropist, an abolitionist newspaper, in New Richmond before moving publication to Cincinnati. Local tradition tells of Jim, a slave living in Kentucky who was given permission from his master to visit his parents in New Richmond. He aided his friend Joe, a fugitive slave, by packing him in a box and placing him on a riverboat headed to New Richmond. Famed Cincinnati abolitionist Levi Coffin recorded, "A few abolitionist - white men - who lived near were called into see the fugitive and to advise in regard to his safety." Joe was taken from Jim's parents' home to Cincinnati where Levi Coffin purchased him a train ticket to Sandusky, from where he traveled to Canada.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennnial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Historic New Richmond, Inc. The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6- 13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.051′ N, 84° 17.027′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Ohio, in Clermont County
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 5, 2016
2. New Richmond Marker
. Marker is on Front Street near Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is next to the village park area, by the arch that leads to the riverfront. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Front St, New Richmond OH 45157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Underground Railroad Site (here, next to this marker); Founding of New Richmond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Underground Railroad Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Richmond VFW Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Richmond WW I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The United States Merchant Marine (approx. mile away); New Richmond Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. mile away); Thomas Ashburn (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Underground Railroad
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCommunications
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 5, 2016
3. New Richmond Marker
foggy morning. The arch leading down to the Ohio River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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