Westerville History - the Underground Railroad

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Westerville History - the Underground Railroad

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Benjamin Hanby lived in Westerville as a teen and young man.  His father William Hanby was an abolitionist.  Hanby House was a station on the Underground Railroard.

The song "Darling Nelly Gray" was the story of an escaped slave Joe Selby on his way to Canada to earn money to free Nelly Gray.

Westerville history - the Underground Railroad  

Hanby House - 160 W. Main Street Westerville Ohio is owned by the Ohio Historical Society and operated by the Westerville Historical Society. 

The image is the sign as you enter Westerville on W. Main Street with Sharon Woods Metro Park on the south side of the road and the Annehurst subdivision all around.

Westerville History on Ohio History Central

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