Unserheim (HM18HI)

Location: Salem, OH 44460 Columbiana County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 53.526', W 80° 50.526'

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Unserheim, meaning "Our Home" in German, is the name of this ante-bellum Queen Anne style home, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. From 1857-1878, it was home to Daniel Howell Hise, a Quaker and ardent abolitionist. On April 8, 1849, Hise wrote, "Welcome! Welcome to the protection I can give, with or without the law." A major stop on the Underground Railroad, Unserheim's secret rooms and tunnel provided shelter to slaves on their flight to freedom. Hise's belief in abolitionism was so strong that following John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry, he was instrumental in erecting the Edwin Coppock Monument at Hope Cemetery. Coppock had been executed for his participation in the raid. Hise also supported the Women's Rights Movement and opened Unserheim to such notable guests as famed suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth.
HM NumberHM18HI
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number14-15
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Salem Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 513301 N 4526791
Decimal Degrees40.89210000, -80.84210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.526', W 80° 50.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 31.56" N, 80° 50' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)330, 234
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Franklin Ave, Salem OH 44460, US
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