About Thomas Fee, Jr.
Once the residence of Thomas Fee, Jr. (1801-1862), the Fee Villa was a stop on the Underground Railroad in Moscow. It is located on the Ohio River, facing Pendleton County, Kentucky. The glow of lit candles in windows acted as a signal to escaping slaves that the building was a safe house. The fugitives were harbored in the basement. After being fed and clothed from the onsite general store, they were transported to Felicity, the next stop in Clermont County. Thomas Fee, Jr. was a member of the prominent abolitionist Fee family of Bracken County, Kentucky and Clermont County, Ohio. Fee’s father Thomas Sr., brother Robert, and sister Nancy were also very involved in the Underground Railroad. (110 Water St., Moscow, Ohio)