The Village of Ripley

The Village of Ripley is a well-preserved example of an antebellum Ohio River town. Every major event that caused this town to grow and develop happened before the Civil War, and every impact is related to the town’s location on the Ohio River.

Overlooking the Ohio River in Ripley, OH, the John P. Parker House is a small museum devoted to sharing the story of Parker’s life and the abolitionist movement. Born into slavery in Norfolk, VA in 1827, John P. Parker was sold at age 8 to an Alabama family that, though it was illegal, taught him…
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