AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Re: New Guinea/ Stark County/ Ohio
In Response To: New Guinea/ Stark County/ Ohio ()
Dear Camille Hamlin Allen,
O.K. I've been able to verify, using multiple sources, the exact location of New Guinea, OH. The closest modern town to this village is Alliance, OH, which was founded from the merger of the villages of Williamsport, Liberty and Freedom. New Guinea was situated exactly where you indicated approximately 1 mile east of town and just north of the Mahoning in Lexington township, Stark County, OH. If you would like to visit the actual site of the town it's located at/or near the intersection of Union Avenue NE (OH Rte 225) and Armour St. NE, northeast of Alliance, OH.
In searching for this town I found many other Black towns in Ohio that I never knew existed. Thanks for posting the information you had about New Guinea online it was very helpful to me as a historical researcher. I trust you'll pass this information on to others, as well.
Good luck in your endeavors to track down your relatives.
P.S. Have you researched the relationship of your family to former Vice President Hannibal Hamlin?