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Westwood Cemetery

The Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin, OH, is significantly associated with the Underground Railroad, because of burials there of individuals who helped with the rescue of freedom seeker James Price in 1859 whom slave catchers tried to take from Oberlin back to Kentucky. Also Mary Edmonson, one of those attempting to flee slavery on the ship the Pearl in Washington, D.C., in 1848, died in Oberlin while she was working her way through the Oberlin Prep Division, and was buried in the cemetery. There is a new monument to replace the stone removed for a runaway child who died at age four while in Oberlin, OH.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: Bounded by Morgan, Professor, Lincoln, Hamilton, & S. Amherst, Oberlin, 44074

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Robert DiSpritito

Location Type: Site

Freedom Seekers: James Price,Mary Edmondson