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New Richmond, Ohio, Waterfront

The Village of New Richmond was an early center of abolitionist activity, hosting the first anti-slavery society in the county. The area bordering the Ohio River was involved in Underground Railroad activity. A slave named Joe, from Louisville, Kentucky, was “shipped” to the village in a box and eventually on to Canada. The villagers freed Lee Roy Lee from slave hunters at this site during the Civil War.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: Front Street, New Richmond, 45157

Website: New Richmond, Ohio, Waterfront

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Village of New Richmond

Location Type: Site

Freedom Seekers: Anney and Hagar (OH, 1859),Jim (OH, c. 1860),Joe (OH, c. 1860),Leroy Lee (OH, c. 1862)

UGRR Operatives: Levi Coffin