Underground Railroad - Stoner House

Title

Underground Railroad - Stoner House

Subject

Underground Railroad

Description

Marker Text: The Stoner House, built circa 1862 on a natural spring thought to have medicinal properties, served as an inn, tavern, and spa, and as a hiding place for runaway slaves. George Stoner, owner and operator, drove the stagecoach from Columbus to Westerville transporting passengers who spend the night in this building. Runaway slaves were brought to this location in the luggage compartment of Stoner’s stagecoach and hidden in the cellar until they could be transported further north on their journey to Canada and freedom

2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the P&G Fund, The Ohio Historical Society

Location: 133 S. State Street, Westerville, Ohio

Files

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Citation

“Underground Railroad - Stoner House,” Teaching Columbus, accessed November 22, 2017, http://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/129.