Grove City in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Kegg-Kientz Log House
This log home was built on property purchased between 1860 and 1880 by William Kegg, a prosperous land owner in Franklin and Pickaway counties. In 1915, the land and house were purchased from the Keggs by the Rouffs. In 1960, the land was sold to the Kientz Family, who donated the house to Southwest Franklin County Historical Society and the City of Grove City in 1997. The house was dismantled with the help of inmates from the Orient Correctional Institution and placed in storage for 6 years, and rebuilt in a joint effort of the SWFCHS, the Boy Scouts and the City.
Original Location: Kegg Property on Beatty (Kegg) Road
Original Construction: ca. 1860-1880
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 39° 51.588′ N, 83° 6.188′ 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 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. Haines-Black House (a few steps from this marker); Jones Log Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Augenstein-Spillman Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Borror-Roach Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Funk-Ziegenspeck Granary (within shouting distance of this marker); Bob Evans Double-Crib Log Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Orders Road School / The Orders Family (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.