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Fish Fry

March 8th

5:00pm to 7:00pm

at the

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

Naomi Twining


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