The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement

The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement (HM856)

Location: Granville, OH 43023 Licking County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 4', W 82° 31.226'

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The Granville Academy
The Granville Congregational Church erected this building in 1833 for its Female Academy and a church meeting room. The school prospered and, in 1837, moved to make way for the Granville Male Academy. The Welsh Congregational Church purchased the structure in 1863 and converted its two stories into a single room with full-height windows. Welsh language services were held here for sixty years. Granville Grange #2230 met in the building from 1923 to 1973. It then became Granville Historical Society's property and, in 1981, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Anti-Slavery Movement
Opponents to slavery met at the academy during the 1830s and 1840s. In 1834, Theodore Weld, a zealous abolitionist, proclaimed his then radical views here. A mob gathered outside and pelted Weld through the windows with eggs. In 1841, a dramatic trial within these walls contested whether a runaway slave could be extradited from Ohio and returned to the south. Judge Samuel Bancroft ruled that Ohio's extradition law was unconstitutional. The partisan crowd ushered the man to a waiting horse and he hurried north.
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HM NumberHM856
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number9-45
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Granville Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 370339 N 4436264
Decimal Degrees40.06666667, -82.52043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4', W 82° 31.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 0.00" N, 82° 31' 13.56" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 W Elm St, Granville OH 43023, US
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