Underground Railroad - Christian Heyl House


Underground Railroad - Christian Heyl House


Underground Railroad


Johann Christian Heyl was the first German in Columbus. He served on City Council for 14 years, was County Treasurer for 8 years, an associate judge in the Court of Common Pleas for 14 years, was appointed to the first public school board, and was the first Chief of the Fire Department. His Sunbury Road home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Built in 1857, this house contained some evidence of a trap door and tunnel that led to a hay barn west of the house.

Location: 1891 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio




“Underground Railroad - Christian Heyl House,” Teaching Columbus Historic Places, accessed July 18, 2024, https://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/138.