The Underground Railroad on University Land

The Underground Railroad on University Land (HMB2I)

Location: Columbus, OH 43210 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.849', W 83° 0.681'

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Joseph Sullivant, a member of the first Board of Trustees of Ohio State, was known as a "friend of the colored race." He grew up in Kentucky but developed a distaste for slavery after witnessing a slave auction. Another Ohio State board member (and Professor of Agriculture) with similar beliefs was Norton Strange Townshend. Townshend served twice as a delegate to the World's Antislavery Convention. As a member of the Ohio General Assembly, he also helped to repeal Ohio's "Black Laws," regulations that greatly restricted the lives of African Americans. Sullivant and Townshend Halls were named for these illustrious leaders.
HM NumberHMB2I
Marker Number4 of 5
Year Placed2006
Placed ByOhio Staters, Inc
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 328299 N 4429415
Decimal Degrees39.99748333, -83.01135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.849', W 83° 0.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 50.94" N, 83° 0' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95-181 Hagerty Dr, Columbus OH 43210, US
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