Sargent House

Once an Underground Railroad Station

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Sargent House

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien

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"The Sargents Home: Built around 1799 by Snowden Sargent at a site overlooking the Alembic. It served as the first meeting place of the local Methodist Episcopal congregation, and is the only verified Underground Railroad station in Pike County. The house was expanded around 1870 in conjunction with the Barnes Home, at a time when two Barnes brothers were married to two Sargent sisters. Around 1900, Harriet Sargent founded an orphanage in the house, and in 1952 it became a rooming house for A-Plant construction workers." (From the Pike County Geneology and Historial Society site)

I saw the remodeled house as I drove along old US 23, but didn't know the history until I searched the Internet.

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2012: Added by Donald K. O'Brien

Sources 

  • Donald K. O'Brien - dko198 [at] gmail [dot] com