Rankin House

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Rankin House belonged to abolitionist Reverend John Rankin, and he was said to put a bright light in his attic window to symbolize to runaway slaves that it was safe to seek shelter here. Apparitions of slaves are said to appear on Jacob’s Ladder near his house on moonless nights.

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Geographic Information

6152 Rankin Hill Rd
Ripley, OH 45167
United States

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38.75056965729966, -83.84322592803346
Brown County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Ripley, OH (0.4 mi.)
Dover, KY (2.2 mi.)
Higginsport, OH (7.2 mi.)
Aberdeen, OH (7.9 mi.)
Georgetown, OH (8.5 mi.)
Russellville, OH (8.6 mi.)
Augusta, KY (8.9 mi.)
Maysville, KY (9.2 mi.)
Germantown, KY (9.3 mi.)
Old Washington, KY (9.5 mi.)


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