Warren Co. Underground Railroad station honored with historical marker

Henry Thomas and Nancy Butterworth have been honored with a new Ohio historical marker at the site of their mid-1800s home in southern Warren County.

Their family contributed their land in Hamilton Township as a station on the Underground Railroad and helped hundreds of fugitive slaves fleeing north in the decades before the Civil War. Slaves would find shelter in a saferoom in their home on the banks of the Little Miami River before moving onward to Lebanon or Clinton County.

Join the National Park Service in Ringing - Bells across the Land - A Nation Remembers Appomattox

Join us at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center inside From Slavery to Freedom on the 3rd Floor on April 9, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. to participate in this historic commemoration.

Originally posted on the National Park Service website

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