The Underground Railroad on University Land

The Underground Railroad on University Land (HM25PV)

Location: Columbus, OH 43210 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.848', W 83° 1.385'

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The Underground Railroad was an idea invented to aid the
widespread resistance of African Americans to slavery. In Ohio
escape routes were clearly established across the state by 1815
Until the Civil War, untold numbers of men, women, and
children boarded the "Freedom Train" and walked these trails
to an opportunity for a better life. Travel was almost always at
night to avoid detection. At the height of use in Ohio, there
were more than 23 ports of entry- 13 via Kentucky and 10 via
Virginia, at a time when West Virginia had not yet been
separated . From these stations, many routes branched and
zigzagged, mainly towards Lake Erie.
HM NumberHM25PV
Year Placed2005
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 327297 N 4429436
Decimal Degrees39.99746667, -83.02308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.848', W 83° 1.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 50.88" N, 83° 1' 23.1" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Olentangy Trail, Columbus OH 43210, US
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