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John Randall House

The John Randall House, according to tradition, was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Supporting evidence exists to lend credibility to this tale. Darius H. Randall lived in the house at the time and possibly shared abolitionist sentiment. Randall was drafted during the Civil War and he enlisted in the Union Army, despite his prosperity with which he could have paid for a substitute. Outraged at the treatment of black troops, he transferred to U.S. Colored Troop Regiment and served as a 2nd Lieutenant for the duration of the war. Given this demonstration of concern for the troops, it is possible that he assisted slaves on the route to freedom as well. A trap door to a small root cellar below the kitchen may have been a hiding spot.


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