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Osgood, Indiana Historical Markers

 
Long View - - Abolitionists Marker image, Touch for more information
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
Long View - - Abolitionists Marker
Indiana (Ripley County), Osgood — Abolitionists
A network of anti-slavery leaders involved families of Isaac Levi, a Revolutionary War veteran. He came to Claytown (Osgood) in 1832 from Vevay where he apparently was part of the Underground Railroad; his brother-in-law, John Ewing of Ohio . . . — Map (db m45940) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Osgood — 69.2006.2 — James Harrison Cravens
Side One Born 1802 in Virginia; admitted to the bar 1823. Moved to Jefferson County, Indiana 1829. Established law office in Versailles, Ripley County 1833. Served four terms in Indiana General Assembly. Elected as Whig to U.S. Congress . . . — Map (db m45841) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Osgood — John Andrews, Master Craftsman
John Andrews, architect and craftsman, came to Claytown (Osgood) in 1854 with William McMurphy - stone and brick mason, John Lindsay - a sawyer, and Bluford Peyton - Laborer. Andrews built these three large homes and a mill as well as many of the . . . — Map (db m45942) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Osgood — 69.2006.1 — Ohio and Mississippi Railroad
Side one: Chartered in Indiana 1848 by the General Assembly. The people of Ripley County voted March 1849 to provide local financial support for building the railroad. Surveys of the Eastern Division (Cincinnati to Vincennes) began 1852. . . . — Map (db m45871) HM
Indiana (Ripley County), Osgood — The Fugitive Trail
One of the main Underground Railroad routes came from Madison to the Ohio River north to Holton, Otter Village, and east to Osgood. It then followed the rail line east to Laughery switch, then turned north to Napoleon. So many fugitive slaves . . . — Map (db m45938) HM

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