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Spring Hill Historic Home

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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A current day Spring Hill Historic Home.

Spring Hill Historic Home, built in 1821, found its place in history as a station on the Underground Railroad. The house was built by and home to the Quaker family of Thomas and Charity Rotch. After being built, the house was used to assist freedom seekers looking to head north. A network of families and safe houses, much like the Rotches’, offered shelter and aid to those fleeing from the South starting in the late 18th century. [1]

Spring Hill Historic Home is open to the public and available for guided and audio tours that tell the story of the Rotch family, explore the history of the Underground Railroad and describe daily life in early Ohio.

 

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