Z. D. Ramsdell House

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Businessman Z.D. Ramsdell’s home was completed in 1858, and rumor has it it was built on the site of an Adena Indian burial mound. It was said to have contained a hidden basement used in the Underground Railroad. Ramsdell died of tuberculosis in 1886, and although the restored house is now a museum, the Ramsdell family is believed to still live here in spirit. Witnesses report doors and lights that work by themselves, the sound of moaning and chains rattling in the basement, and apparitions of slaves.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1108 B St
Ceredo, WV 25704
United States

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GPS:
38.3971025, -82.5542188
County:
Wayne County, West Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Ceredo, WV (0.3 mi.)
Burlington, OH (1.2 mi.)
Kenova, WV (1.3 mi.)
South Point, OH (2.3 mi.)
Catlettsburg, KY (2.6 mi.)
Chesapeake, OH (5.7 mi.)
Huntington, WV (6.1 mi.)
Ashland, KY (7.2 mi.)
Lavalette, WV (7.8 mi.)
Cannonsburg, KY (8.1 mi.)

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Web:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z._D._Ramsdell_House

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  1. I grew up across the street from this home and have been through every inch of the place. When James and Jean Ramsdell lived there, they had two children, Richard and Prisclla. Richard and I were the same age.
    The attic was full of old papers that I’m sure have significant historical value. The pine tree in the yard was brought to Ceredo from Maine by ZD Ramsdell.
    In the kitchen, under the stove is where the trap door was located that led to the tunnel leading to the Ohio River.
    We lived at 1131 B street.

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