New Albany in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pioneer Burial Ground & Site of First School in Plain Township
In 1820, Mark Evans, John Davis, and Jacob Waggoner acquired from Daniel Triplett an 18-rod-square parcel (approximately two acres) at this location on which to build the first school in Plain Township. Education was not publicly funded at the time and the first teacher, Jacob Smith, “kept” school for $1.50 per scholar. The fact that part of the school lot became a cemetery suggests that the log building was also used for church services, as was a log school a mile and a half east of here on Cenrtal College Road.
Erected 1998 by New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1885.
Location. 40° 5.86′ N, 82° 48.144′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Central College Road (County Road 18) and Cedar Brook Drive, on the left when traveling east on Central College Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Albany OH 43054, 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. Disposal of Land in Plain Township (approx. one mile away); New Albany and Plain Township Veterans and First Responders Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Founders of New Albany (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Sylvester Ranney House (approx. Archibald's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Smith’s Burying Ground: Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); George and Christina Ealy House and Land (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rocky Fork Metro Park (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
More about this marker. The typographical error, "Cenrtal College Road," actually appears on the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Plain Township, New Albany, Ohio. Official township web site. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.