Research on Charles Cheney

In October of 2014, the Mt. Healthy abolitionist Charles Cheney’s homesite was added to the National Park Service’s Network To Freedom. There is no physical marker but his house was very near the present-day Heritage Park on Hamilton Avenue. The application for this honorific status provides a thorough compilation of what we currently know about Charles Cheney’s abolitionist and Underground Railroad activities from the late 1830s to 1846. It also sheds light on Mt. Healthy as a locale for Underground Railroad and abolitionist activity.

Find the application here: