New Richmond Historical

New Richmond Historical (HM1VRH)

Location: New Richmond, OH 45157 Clermont County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 57.051', W 84° 17.027'

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Prior to the Civil War, New Richmond citizens participated actively in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. In 1836, James G. Birney published The Philanthropist, an abolitionist newspaper, in New Richmond before moving publication to Cincinnati. Local tradition tells of Jim, a slave living in Kentucky who was given permission from his master to visit his parents in New Richmond. He aided his friend Joe, a fugitive slave, by packing him in a box and placing him on a riverboat headed to New Richmond. Famed Cincinnati abolitionist Levi Coffin recorded, "A few abolitionist - white men - who lived near were called into see the fugitive and to advise in regard to his safety." Joe was taken from Jim's parents' home to Cincinnati where Levi Coffin purchased him a train ticket to Sandusky, from where he traveled to Canada.
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HM NumberHM1VRH
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennnial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Historic New Richmond, Inc. The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 5:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735383 N 4314831
Decimal Degrees38.95085000, -84.28378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.051', W 84° 17.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 3.06" N, 84° 17' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)513
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Walnut St, New Richmond OH 45157, US
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