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John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio)

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John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio)

John Rankin House
John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio) is located in Ohio
John Rankin House (Ripley, Ohio)
Nearest city Ripley, Ohio
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1828
Governing body State
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 Historical Society and opened for tours.[4]

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External links

  • Ohio Historical Society
  • Ripley Ohio Historic Buildings
  • Aboard the Underground Railroad National Park Service
  • Historic American Buildings Survey

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