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

James Kilbourne / Worthington Hotel

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. James Kilbourne Marker






Inscription.
James Kilbourne
1770 - 1850


Founder of Worthington, 1803
Surveyor, Deacon, Innkeeper,
Publisher, Mayor, Legislator,
Militiaman, Manufacturer,
Educator and Explorer.
Married Lucy Fitch, then
Cynthia Goodale Barnes.
Fathered twelve children.

“Admired by all...with a
genial smile and a courtly
bow for everyone he met.”

Worthington Hotel
Sign of the Sun

Public Entertainment

“To friends both old and new, accommodations are tendered as good as the best; should anyone doubt this, he is respectfully requested to come and see.”
James Kilbourne, Proprietor
Dec 1, 1845
 
Erected by Worthington Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 5.268′ N, 83° 1.096′ W. Marker is in Worthington, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Markers are just south of the village green SW quadrant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 679 High Street, Columbus OH 43085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worthington Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Fountain
Worthington Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. Worthington Hotel Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Church of Worthington and Parts Adjacent / Church and Graveyard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Worthington Masonic Museum (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General Roswell Sabin Ripley, CSA (about 600 feet away); The Bicentennial Oak (about 600 feet away); Eclectic Medical College (about 600 feet away); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Worthington.
 
Also see . . .  More information on James Kilbourne. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Kilbourne Commercial Building
The 1808 Kilbourne Commercial Building is located at 679-681 High Street, Worthington, Ohio. Constructed ca. 1808 south of James Kilbourne's 1804 brick home, it is believed to be the oldest commercial building in Ohio in continuous commercial use. The building housed Kilbourne's survey office, offices of the Western
Worthington Hotel and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
3. Worthington Hotel and Markers
Intelligencer
newspaper. Rooms on the second floor served as the Worthington Hotel.
    — Submitted October 20, 2008.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Worthington Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
4. Worthington Heritage Site Marker
These markers are attached to historic buildings in Worthington.
The Worthington Inn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
5. The Worthington Inn
Another historic inn, established 1831. Located a half block south of the former Worthington Hotel, at High Street and New England Avenue. It's history can be read at: http://www.worthingtoninn.com/history.html
 
 
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