Underground Railroad - Mattoon/Woodrow House


Underground Railroad - Mattoon/Woodrow House


Underground Railroad


This home was built between 1837-1840 at the northwest corner of High and North Street in Worthington. The house was moved to its present location, 72 E. North Street, in 1932. While on High Street, the property was owned by Ansel Mattoon, who came to Worthington from Vermont. Mattoon was a blacksmith, a member of the Methodist Church, and a member of the Anti-slavery Society of Worthington. In 1854, Mattoon sold the home to Rev. Thomas Woodrow, pastor of the Worthington Presbyterian Church from 1849-1857. Woodrow was the grandfather of President Woodrow Wilson.




“Underground Railroad - Mattoon/Woodrow House,” Teaching Columbus Historic Places, accessed July 18, 2024, https://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/139.