Bateman Tannery SiteJohn Bateman was a local tanner who had his house, storehouse, and workshop on this site. The house now located at 440 South Main was built circa 1869 by Joseph Haines, a carpenter who built a number of Springboro homes in the mid and late 1800s. Bateman Tannery, which once stood at 450 South Main, was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, a place that offered assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom. According to local history, the tannery was an excellent hiding place for runaway slaves because strong odors generated by the tanning process kept slave catchers and their dogs away.
|Placed By||Old Springboro|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 737713 N 4381625|
|Decimal Degrees||39.55140000, -84.23338333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 33.084', W 84° 14.003'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 33' 5.04" N, 84° 14' 0.18" W|
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|Area Code(s)||513, 937|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 462-498 S Main St, Springboro OH 45066, US|
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