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John Campbell Memorial Home
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John Campbell (1818-1891), founder of Ironton, was an ironmaster and president of the Ohio Iron & Coal Company, a Presbyterian, and an abolitionist. This house and barn, which he built in 1850, became a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves crossing the Ohio River from Kentucky. Fugitives were concealed here and furnace wagons transported the escapees northward by way of Campbell's furnaces in Lawrence and Jackson counties.
305 N. Fifth Street
Ironton, OH 45638
John Campbell Memorial Home, NE corner of N 5th Street and Lawrence Street
Latitude: 38.5384870, Longitude: -82.6848680.
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