Circa 1835Jonah Thomas bought this building in 1837 when he moved his home and harness shop from across the street at 200 South Main. As a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, Thomas opened his home as a "station" on the Underground Railroad, a place that offered assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom. The Thomas family also made room in their home for a 2,000 volume community library which was open to everyone in Springboro - one of the first circulating libraries in Ohio. In 1909 the southern half of the building housed the Farmers Bank of Springboro, the first bank in town.
|Placed By||Old Springboro|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 737700 N 4381933|
|Decimal Degrees||39.55418333, -84.23341667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 33.251', W 84° 14.005'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 33' 15.06" N, 84° 14' 0.30" W|
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|Area Code(s)||513, 937|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 219-247 S Main St, Springboro OH 45066, US|
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