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.

5-41 Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store

Side A: After witnessing the slave trade in Wheeling, Virginia, Quaker abolitionist Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) resolved to battle the institution, first organizing the Union Humane Society in St. Clairsville in 1815. In 1821, Lundy moved to Mount Pleasant and began publishing the Genius of Universal Emancipation, a newspaper devoted wholly to anti-slavery issues. The newspaper would later be published in Tennessee, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Lundy traveled widely to promote circulation, lecturing on the moral evils of slavery and its associated negative economic and social effects. The Lundy home served as an Underground Railroad stop.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The P & G Fund, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 506 Union Street, 
Mount Pleasant, 
Location: SW corner of Union St and Market Street. For GPS use, use Dillonvale for the town.
Latitude: 40.1748850
Longitude: -80.8034620