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"Travel Historic Highway 27, a key route on the Underground Railroad. Visit the Levi Coffin House,"Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad," and attend a traditional service of silent reflection at a church whose congregation was well-known for its work in the movement at New Garden Meeting House." (Stay at the schoolhouse/parsonage.)
The Levi Coffin House in Fountain City near Richmond, Indiana; a major underground railroad site.
Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877) was a Quaker businessman who was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio. His home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad" because of the thousands of slaves who are reported to have passed through his care while escaping their masters. Born in the Southern United States, Coffin developed an opposition to slavery as a child. He immigrated from North Carolina in 1826 following a persecution of Quakers by slave-holde...