John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio)

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John Rankin House
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John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio) is located in Ohio
John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio)
John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio) is located in the US
John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio)
Nearest city Ripley, Ohio
Coordinates 38°45′4″N 83°50′32″W / 38.75111°N 83.84222°W / 38.75111; -83.84222Coordinates: 38°45′4″N 83°50′32″W / 38.75111°N 83.84222°W / 38.75111; -83.84222
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1828
NRHP Reference # 70000485[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 10, 1970[1]
Designated NHL February 18, 1997[2]

The John Rankin House is a National Historic Landmark in Ripley, Ohio. Built about 1816, it was home to Presbyterian abolitionist John Rankin, and was one of the original stops on the Underground Railroad. Harriet Beecher Stowe's visit to Rankin provided some of the story that became Uncle Tom's Cabin.[3]

The house was acquired by the State of Ohio in 1938 and is now operated by the Ohio History Connection and opened for tours.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "John Rankin House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ Dulberger, Judith (July 15, 1996). "Rankin, John, House" (pdf). National Historic Landmark Nomination. National Park Service. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ The Underground Railroad. DIANE Publishing. Feb 1, 1995. p. 50. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 

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