Jonah Thomas Shop

Jonah Thomas Shop (HM8W5)

Location: Springboro, OH 45066 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 33.251', W 84° 14.005'

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Circa 1835

Jonah 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.
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HM NumberHM8W5
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Placed ByOld Springboro
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 737700 N 4381933
Decimal Degrees39.55418333, -84.23341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.251', W 84° 14.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 15.06" N, 84° 14' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 219-247 S Main St, Springboro OH 45066, US
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