Lora Case Cabin​

Lora Case Cabin ​

(2.5 miles east of Main Street at 303 and Stone Road)

Lora Case (1811-1897) was the son of Hudson pioneers Chauncey Case (1775-1863) and Cleopatra Hayes Case (1779-1867), who arrived in Hudson in 1814. Case was an ardent abolitionist and his cabin on the south side of E. Streetsboro St. (Rt. 303) was an Underground Railroad station. ​


​Case was a childhood schoolmate and friend of abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). On the day of his execution, John Brown wrote one of his last letters to Lora Case.​

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"The first 'meeting house' was a little log structure built in 1801 on a corner of what is now the park, Southeast of where the store of C. H. Buss now stands. In this building I first went to church and Sunday school and my first Sunday school teacher was John Brown whose body lies mouldering in the grave but whose soul goes marching on."


Lora Case, Hudson of long ago : progress of Hudson during the past century, personal reminiscences of an aged pioneer: reminiscences, written in 1897.