Underground Railroad - Livingston Farm

Title

Underground Railroad - Livingston Farm

Subject

Underground Railroad

Description

In 1852 Alexander Livingston purchased seventy acres of land, where he established a seed garden business, and eventually improved the tomato. Livingston's farm provided hiding for escaped slaves. His employee, Benjamin Patterson, drove Livingston’s long wagon, "The Ark," which had seats along the sides, and transported escaped slaves to the next station in Granville, Utica or Mt. Vernon.

The home shown above is on the original farm, but was constructed in 1865.

Location: 1792 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Source

Files

livingston.jpg

Citation

“Underground Railroad - Livingston Farm,” Teaching Columbus, accessed July 15, 2019, https://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/143.