Historic Hopedale


This image shows a road leading into the town of Hopedale. Hopedale is mostly known for it's connection with the Underground Railroad and Clark Gable, who lived in Hopedale for a number of years during his youth. The town was founded by Cyrus McNeely in 1849 where he opened a school. It was in existence from 1849 to 1902. One of it's graduates was George Armstrong Custer, who graduated in 1856. It was the first co-educational college for teachers in Eastern Ohio

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This paper was published in Ohio Memory.

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