5:00pm to 7:00pm
United Methodist Church Delta Ohio
Fund Raiser for the
International Underground Railroad
King Family Memorial Monument
The King Cemetery and Old King Farm at St Rt 109 and County Road F in Delta
have been designated as an Underground Railroad Station by the following organizations:
* U.S. National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, U.S. Department of the Interior
* Ohio Historical Society
* Buxton National Historic Site and Museum (Canada)
* Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society
* Afro-Louisiana Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
Historian and Applicant
Come out and support this event
All Are Welcome
The King Memorial is to be dedicated June 19th on the campus of the
Delta American Legion Post 373 as part of the Delta Sesquicentennial Events this year.
Rev. William King (1812 -1895)
The King Family settled in Northwest Ohio south of Delta Ohio in 1834 on Section 24. William King went down to Louisiana where he met and married Mary Phares who died leaving him 15 slaves.
In 1849, he brought 15 U.S. slaves to Canada where they received their freedom. With the strength of his convictions, unmitigating determination and political connections, he established the Elgin Settlement. Reverend King's methodical structuring of the community enabled former slaves to become self-sufficient land owners and successful business people.
Click here to see list of 15 slaves
More about the King family and their part in the Underground Railroad