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

Borror-Roach Windmill

 
 
Borror-Roach Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
1. Borror-Roach Windmill Marker
Inscription.  
Windmills harnassed wind power to pump water from wells freeing farmers to use time and labor on other tasks. This windmill is reconstructed with parts from two separate windmills, one from the Borror Farm (donated by M/I Homes) and another from a Demorest Road farm (donated by B.J. & Jody Roach).
Original Locations: Borror Farm at Jackson Pike & London-Groveport Road; Demorest Road
Original Construction: After 1870
Transferred: 2007
Reconstructed 2008
 
Erected by Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 51.573′ N, 83° 6.162′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Orders Road half a mile east of Harrisburg Pike (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Century Village Historical Park at Fryer Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4185 Orders Road, Grove City OH 43123, 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. Funk-Ziegenspeck Granary (a few steps from this marker); Jones Log Barn (a few steps from this marker);
Borror-Roach Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
2. Borror-Roach Windmill Marker
Bob Evans Double-Crib Log Barn (a few steps from this marker); Augenstein-Spillman Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Kegg-Kientz Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); Haines-Black House (within shouting distance of this marker); Orders Road School / The Orders Family (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grove City Cemetery Association (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
Also see . . .  Century Village. Century Village web page on the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society website. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made Features
 
Century Village Historical Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
3. Century Village Historical Park Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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