The Historic National Road in Ohio
In 1872 the eastern boundary of Columbus was Alum Creek. Bexley was founded in 1903 and the area to the east remained rural with inns and taverns, and later, gasoline and repair shops along the National Road (Main Street) to aid travelers.
In 1923, Charles F. Johnson purchased a portion of this land and platted “Eastmoor Addition,” an equestrian community, with a polo field as its centerpiece. The facilities of the Eastmoor Polo club were destroyed by fire, and because of the rapid growth of residential Eastmoor, the Polo Club relocated to Rocky Fork Hunt Club. Today’s Virginia Lee Circle, a community gathering place, is located on the site of the Eastmoor Polo Club.
In 1937, when Eastmoor was annexed by the City of Columbus, most of the houses and service stations were scattered along Main Street, the National Road. Following World War II, most
Erected 2015 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Sports. In addition, it is included in the The Historic National Road series list.
Location. 39° 57.417′ N, 82° 55.443′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main Street Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of Donatos Pizza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 East Main Street, Columbus OH 43209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway (approx. half a mile away); Capital University (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field (approx. ¾ mile away); The Drexel Theater (approx. 0.8 miles away); Whitehall Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bexley World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bexley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Bushnell (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on June 13, 2019, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.