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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.)
Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio and his home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad". He was nicknamed "President of the Underground Railroad" because of the thousands of slaves that are reported to have passed through his care while escaping their masters. Born in the Southern United States, Coffin was exposed to and developed an opposition ...
The Levi Coffin House in Fountain City near Richmond, Indiana; a major underground railroad site.