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A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field

 
 
A Brief History of Eastmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
1. A Brief History of Eastmoor Marker
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A Brief History of Eastmoor
In 1798, Articles of Confederation Congress provided land to British Canadians who lost property because of loyalty to American revolutionaries during the American War of Independence (1775-1783). This land was part of the Refugee Tract and the present-day Truro Township. In 1850, Henry Stanbery, first Attorney General of Ohio, purchased a portion of this land. In 1923, Charles Johnson bought a section of this land and had it platted as the Eastmoor Addition by the Jennings-Lawrence Company with the polo field at the center. Eastmoor has houses ranging in age from the 1920s to the early 21st century, including Lustron homes built after WWII.

Eastmoor Polo Field
This polo field was the centerpiece of an equestrian community developed by Charles Johnson in the early 1920s. The Eastmoor Polo Club played on this field until the facilities were destroyed by fire. The fire plus the rapid growth of Eastmoor's residential community, caused the club to be relocated to the Rocky Fork Hunt Club, established in 1925 exclusively for the Eastmoor Polo Club. The Eastmoor polo field, commonly known

Eastmoor Polo Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
2. Eastmoor Polo Field Marker
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as Virginia Lee Circle, was named for Virginia Smith and Lee Huntington as a wedding gift from Charles Johnson. The mounted polo player, on granite stones at Eastmoor's entrances, is a replica of the mounted polo player on the original sign.
 
Erected 2012 by Eastmoor Civic Association The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 118- 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersSports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 58.013′ N, 82° 55.104′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Lee Rd and South Virginia Lee Rd, in the median on Virginia Lee Rd. Marker is at the north end of a park area, between two sections of Virginia Lee Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 S Virginia Lee Rd, 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. Holocaust Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Eastmoor (approx. Ύ mile away); Bexley World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); Bexley (approx. one mile away); Camp Bushnell
A Brief History of Eastmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
3. A Brief History of Eastmoor Marker
Marker stands at the north end of a long green strip that was once a polo field
(approx. one mile away); The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Whitehall Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Capital University (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
A Brief History of Eastmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
4. A Brief History of Eastmoor Marker
Logo of the former Eastmoor Polo Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022