Northern Ohio Underground Railroad Resources

“In Search of the Underground Railroad” Tour App

J. Mark Souther, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University announced the Cleveland Historical app tour, “In Search of the Underground Railroad,” as complete for the Station Hope event on April 26, 2014. He thanked Joe Wickens, “whose extraordinary research skills and persistence created two excellent new sites (Cozad-Bates House and St. John’s Church) and greatly improved a third (The Arrest and Trial of Lucy Bagby).”

The tour is available at
There is also an Ohio City Tour app to which includes St. John’s Church in Ohio City.

Underground Railroad Museums, Trails, and Organizations in Ohio

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati >
John Rankin House, Ripley > (Owned by the Ohio History Center but operated by the Ripley Heritage group)
John Rankin House, Ripley >
John P. Parker House, Ripley (Aboard the Underground Railroad) >
John P. Parker House, Ripley >
John P. Parker House, Ripley (Ohio History)
Burrell Homestead, Sheffield > (Operated by the Lorain County Metro Parks)
Burrell Homestead, Sheffield (Railroad Tour) >
Burrell Homestead, Sheffield (Interactive Experience) >
Case-Barlow Farm, Hudson (UGRR history is part of its story)
Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum, Ashtabula >
Giddings Law Office Museum, Jefferson > (Operated by the Ashtabula County Historical Society; this isn’t exactly Underground Railroad but Giddings was an important abolitionist leader)
Underground Railroad Museum, Flushing >
Spring Hill Historic Home, Massillon >
Haines House Underground Railroad Museum, Alliance > (Maintained by the Alliance Historical Society)
Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center, Zanesville > (Part of the Muskingum County Community Foundation; it is listed by the National Park Service)
Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center, Zanesville >
Aboard the Underground Railroad >

Northern Ohio Historical Societies >

Ohio Historical Society >
Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland) >
Ashtabula County Historical Society >
Lake County Historical Society >
Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization >
Electronic Oberlin Group >
Salem Historical Society >
Summit County Historical Society >
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library >

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