Near Orange in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Union Land Company and the Case Family / The Olentangy River Road
Erected 2004 by Case Family Descendants and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 9.283′ N, 83° 2.641′ W. Marker is near Orange, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Columbus Pike (U.S. 23). Click for map. Marker is in Highbanks Metro Park, accessible from the Columbus Pike (US 23). Marker is at or near this postal address: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center OH 43035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingwood Memorial Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Four Chaplains (approx. 1.7 miles away); James Kilbourne / Anson Williams (approx. 1.7 miles away); Powell WW I Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Gooding House and Tavern / Rural Taverns in Early Ohio History (approx. 2.1 miles away); Flint Veterans Garden (approx. 2.4 miles away); Monsignor John Joseph Jessing (approx. 2.8 miles away); Liberty Presbyterian Church / Nathan Carpenter (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orange.
I have been the facilitator and organizer for three Ohio Historical Society Markers in southern Delaware County. This one is the the second marker I worked on. It is located in Highbanks Metro Park and honors the Union Land Company, the Case Family and The Olentangy River Road. The Case family had five Case men as members of the 26 man Union Land Company. They purchased 4,000 acres in south east Liberty Township and divided it into forty 100 acre lots. The Case men, including my great, great, great grandfather Seth Case,
The first one I did was for Williamsville, Anson Williams and the Columbus and Sandusky Turnpike. Anson Williams purchased 1,000 acres in the north west section of Orange Township just south of where Orange Road is now located. He had surveyed an 80 lot village that bordered the Columbus and Sandusky Road. The marker is located at at the entrance to Kingwood Memorial Park. Kingwood is located just about one-half mile south of Orange Road on US 23. The Williamsville Cemetery where Anson Williams, his wife and several of his family and neighbors are buried is located on the east side of US 23 across the road from where the marker is located.
The third marker was dedicated this past May at Liberty Presbyterian Church. It honors Nathan Carpenter the First Colonial Settler in Delaware County. He is buried on the Mary Crest Farm. The obverse side of the marker honors Liberty Presbyterian Church, the First Church founded in Liberty Township in 1810. The Chapel, which is still standing, was built in 1820. There were Goodings who attended the Liberty Church.
— Submitted December 11, 2008, by Richard Converse of Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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