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Levi Coffin- helped over 3,000 slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad

Levi Coffin House secret room

Charles T. Webber painted "The Underground Railroad", a tribute to the pre-war abolitionists. It depicts fugitive slaves arriving at the farm of Levi & Catherine Coffin, who helped more than 3,000 slaves on their journey to freedom. Levi is standing on the wagon, Catherine, and the noted abolitionist, Hannah Haydock are also shown.

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...

Historic Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, near Richmond.

Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, Republican 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 3,000 slaves who are reported to have passed through his care while escaping slavery.

Levi Coffin historical information and photos of their home

Wooden Slave shoes from the Levi Coffin House

Quaker Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was known as the President of the Underground Railroad. He and his wife Catherine, also a Quaker, helped about 2,000 slaves to freedom.

Levi Coffin State Historic Site Learn more about home where Levi and Catharine Coffin helped more than 2,000 slaves escape to freedom. (Building - #66000009 on the National Register of Historic Places.

Levi Coffin, Quaker: Breaking the Bonds of Slavery in Ohio and Indiana. I just bought this book since our next Quaker Genealogy and History Conference will focus on Levi Coffin and the UGRR.