The Underground Railroad on University Land

The Underground Railroad on University Land (HMB2H)

Location: Columbus, OH 43210 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.872', W 83° 0.838'

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After 1856, escapees on the Freedom Train followed Neil Run past the Neil Farm and through the swampy hollow that is now Mirror Lake. The stream forked, with the northeastern branch emerging from the marshy land where the Ohio Union now stands, to the home of Robert Neil, son of William and Hannah. It still stands on the corner of Indianola Avenue and 15th Avenue, the current home of the fraternity Kappa Sigma. From this spot, escapees were directed toward Lake Erie, the last stop before freedom and safety.
HM NumberHMB2H
Marker Number3 of 5
Year Placed2006
Placed ByOhio Staters, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 328076 N 4429463
Decimal Degrees39.99786667, -83.01396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.872', W 83° 0.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 52.32" N, 83° 0' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Oval Dr S, Columbus OH 43210, US
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