The Underground Railroad on University Land

The Underground Railroad on University Land (HM25PU)

Location: Columbus, OH 43210 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.83', W 83° 1.129'

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On the Ohio River in Ripley, Ohio, Reverend John Rankin
(a white stationmaster) and John Parker (an African American
stationmaster and ex-slave) directed escapees from slavery toward
the Scioto River. In Columbus, the Scioto forked, with the east fork
named the Olentangy River. The escapees were instructed to travel
north along the banks of the Olentangy to a stream, Neil Run.
During the 19th century, Neil Run ran easterly through a
landscape that is now the campus of The Ohio State University but
at the time was the Neil Farm, owned by William and Hannah Neil.
Their farmhouse, which burned down in 1864, stood about where
the William Oxley Thompson Library now stands.
HM NumberHM25PU
Year Placed2006
Placed ByOhio Staters, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327661 N 4429394
Decimal Degrees39.99716667, -83.01881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.83', W 83° 1.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 49.8" N, 83° 1' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near John H Herrick Dr, Columbus OH 43210, US
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