Underground Railroad - Ozem Gardner House

Title

Underground Railroad - Ozem Gardner House

Subject

Underground Railroad

Description

Ozem Gardner came to Ohio from Otsego County, New York in 1817. An active member of the Worthington Anti-Slavery Society, he operated an underground railroad station from his home on Flint Road. He traveled the area selling fresh vegetables with hidden runaways piled beneath. He built the brick farmhouse above in 1850. Perhaps as many as 200 fugitive slaves passed through this home on their journey to Canada.

Location: 8221 Flint Road, Worthington, Ohio

Files

gardnerhouse.jpg

Citation

“Underground Railroad - Ozem Gardner House,” Teaching Columbus, accessed September 25, 2017, http://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/133.