Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

5-4 The Hubbard House

Side A: Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as “Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard” or “The Great Emporium” by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. The Hubbard House sheltered escaped slaves who had risked life and limb after crossing the Ohio River into the North. From the Hubbard home, slaves walked one-quarter mile to the Hubbard and Company warehouse on the Ashtabula River, where friendly boat captains awaited to ferry their passengers to Canada and freedom. The U.S. Department of the Interior listed the Hubbard House on its National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum, 1603 Walnut Blvd, 
Location: NW corner of Walnut Blvd & Lake Ave
Latitude: 41.8996930
Longitude: -80.8046330