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#1 of 6 things to do in Ripley
Be sure to take the guided tour as the guide offers many details of the Rankin family’s efforts as “Conductors” on the Underground Railroad that helped over 2000 slaves escape to freedom in the pre-Civil War years.
The John Rankin House will take you back to a critical time in pre-Civil War history when Rev. John Rankin and his sons helped over 2,000 slaves escape to safe territory, risking their lives to do so.