Its importance isn’t usually discovered until it is taken away.
Stone Academy provided a place for Anti-Slavery meetings as well as the Underground Railroad.
Perhaps you have felt like running away from a bad situation. That’s how most of the slaves felt in their quest for freedom. The Underground Railroad helped them succeed in finding this special liberation.
Even before the time of the Civil War, Anti-Slavery organizations were very active. A center of activity in Ohio was the Old Stone Academy in Putnam on the Muskingum River.
The drive to the house has a timeline from the settling of John McIntyre in Zanesville until the end of the Civil War.
While the Stone Academy served as a station on the Underground Railroad in the 1830s, that wasn’t the reason it was built back in 1809. The oldest building in Muskingum County was designed to be the…
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