New Richmond receives signage grant to promote historic sites

New Richmond has received a mini-grant for new signage to promote the village’s historic underground railroad sites.

The grant, which is from the Governor’s Office of Appalachia in Columbus, totalled $1,100. The village itself contributed $550, and Renaissance New Richmond and the New Richmond Business Association both contributed $275.

Village Administrator David Kennedy said that the grant can be traced back to the governor’s office making an attempt to promote communities within the Appalachian region that has underground railroad sites.

The 10,000 cars that drive down U.S. 52 every day will now see several brown signs (large and small) promoting the five historic underground railroad sites located within the village limits of New Richmond.