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John Rankin House, Ripley

#41 of 140 in Historic Sites in Ohio
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.The house was acquired by the State of Ohio in 1938 and is now operated by the Ohio History Connection and opened for tours.
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  • We stayed in a tree house in Germantown, KY the night before heading to Augusta, KY and taking a car ferry across the Ohio River. We then traveled to Ripley to visit this Ohio Historical Site. The tou...  more »
  • UNLIKE in nearby GEORGETOWN where a friendly neighborhood docent saw us wandering the yard of US Grant's boyhood home and gave a a tour of the closed museum, we were unable to see the interior of the ...  more »
  • The house jasbeenbeautifully and faithfully restored, including the stenciled designs on the parlor andmaster edroom/office walls and the oilcloth runner in the hall. The docent gave a detailed and bery interesting tour, telling us many stories zbout ghe Rankins and their home. It was well worth the trip.
  • They were closed when we got there but the views were beautiful!

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