First Home of Rev. John Rankin

First Home of Rev. John Rankin (HM2HZK)

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N 38° 44.917', W 83° 50.919'

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This three-family dwelling was the first permanent home of famed Underground Railroad Conductor Rev. John Rankin. Rev. Rankin, wife Jean, and their young family settled in Ripley, Ohio, in 1822 when he accepted the call to become the minister of Ripley Presbyterian Church and began construction of this brick dweling circa 1823.

The Rankins resided here until 1829 when the brick home on Liberty Hill was completed.

While living in this house on Front Street Rev. Rankin wrote his famous letters on American slavery, a response to his Virginia brother's purchase of a slave.
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Date Added Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252437 N 4292734
Decimal Degrees38.74861667, -83.84865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.917', W 83° 50.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 55.02" N, 83° 50' 55.14" W
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