The Rankin House, an Ohio Historical Society site, in Ripley, Ohio has been making the news. The house, which sits on a hill overlooking the Ohio River, was the home of abolitionists John and Jean Rankin. Recent excavation work has uncovered historic and pre-historic artifacts.
Read More about the Recent Excavation:
Rankin House Excavation Unearths Historic Artifacts
Digging Up History at the Rankin House
The Ripley Bee
Rankin House ‘Puzzle Pieces’ Dug Up
For more background about John Rankin and his historic home, see Ohio History Central, the Historical Society’s online encyclopedia of Ohio history. More visual images related to the Underground Railroad in Ohio can be seen online in the Ohio Historical Society’s online image database, OhioPix.