Underground Railroad - Henry and Dolly Turk House

Title

Underground Railroad - Henry and Dolly Turk House

Subject

Underground Railroad

Description

Henry and Dolly Turk were the first African-American family to live in Worthington beginning in 1856. They paid $250 for two lots on the northeast corner of Evening and New England. Henry had purchased Dolly's freedom from her master in Virginia in 1838. They used their home as a safe house for escaped slaves seeking freedom.

Location: 108 W. New England, Worthington, Ohio

Files

turkhouse.jpg

Citation

“Underground Railroad - Henry and Dolly Turk House,” Teaching Columbus, accessed July 15, 2019, https://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/141.