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Groveport in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Groveport

 
 
Historic Groveport Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
1. Historic Groveport Marker
Inscription. Pioneers began to settle in the Groveport area around the year 1800. Subsequent growth was spurred by the opening of the Ohio Erie Canal, and, in 1847, the adjacent settlements of Rarey's Port and Wert's Grove merged to form the village of Groveport. The canal, which crossed Main Street immediately east of this marker, declined in importance as a commercial lifeline with the local arrival in 1868 of the faster and more flexible railroad system. By 1900, boat traffic on the canal ceased entirely. Traces of the canal bed are still visible throughout the area.
 
Erected 1995 by Village of Groveport and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.082′ N, 82° 52.97′ W. Marker is in Groveport, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Crooked Alley on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is just west of historic town hall. Marker is in this post office area: Groveport OH 43125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Groveport World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Rarey and "Cruiser"
Historic Groveport Marker and Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
2. Historic Groveport Marker and Town Hall
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Groveport Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Groveport United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal in Groveport / Scioto Valley Interurban (approx. mile away); Groveport Veterans' Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ohio Military Hall of Fame Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Groveport.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Groveport Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
3. Groveport Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of canal bed traces. • Can you help?
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