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

Stoner House

 
 
Stoner House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. Stoner House Marker
Inscription.  The Stoner House, built circa 1862 on a natural spring thought to have medicinal properties, served as an inn, tavern, and spa, and as a hiding place for runaway slaves. George Stoner, owner and operator, drove the stagecoach from Columbus to Westerville transporting passengers who spend the night in this building. Runaway slaves were brought to this location in the luggage compartment of Stoner’s stagecoach and hidden in the cellar until they could be transported further north on their journey to Canada and freedom.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the P&G Fund, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 46-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 40° 7.351′ N, 82° 55.83′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on South State Street (Ohio Route 3) south
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of Plum Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 S State St, Westerville OH 43081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agnes Meyer Driscoll (within shouting distance of this marker); Westerville (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heritage Green Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temperance Row Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Russell Hanby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Otterbein College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
 
Additional keywords. The Underground Railroad
 
Stoner House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. Stoner House and Marker
Stoner House from opposite side of street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alex Krempasky, March 21, 2023
3. Stoner House from opposite side of street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,868 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 14, 2023, by Alex Krempasky of Obetz, Ohio.

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