Seymour’s railroad ties provided historical in 1860. On April 14, Alexander McClure, a slave living in Nashville, TN, arranged for friends┬áto place him in a box and ship him to “Hannah M. Johnson, in care of Levi Coffin,” in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Seymour, McClure’s box broke open. He was arrested and sent back to Tennessee. He implicated three men who helped him escape. Punishments were handed out, and Levi Coffin denied any knowledge of the event. McClure was found to living in Nashville, TN after the Civil War. Stop in and see the historical marker and display at the Visitor Center.

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