Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Powell in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement

 
 
Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 7, 2017
1. Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker
Inscription. Lucy Depp Park was a 102-acre development named for Lucinda Depp (1844-1929). She had inherited the land from her father, Abraham (1791-1858), an emancipated African American man and central Ohio pioneer from Powhattan County, Virginia. Known historically as the Depp Settlement, Robert Goode (1876-1957), a nephew of Lucy and her husband Thomas A. Whyte (1845-1919), purchased the land and developed it as "Lucy Depp Park" in the mid-1920s. The park became a popular vacation spot as well as home site for African American families from Columbus and elsewhere in the segregated America before the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. According to a brochure Goode used to promote the development, "Lucy Depp Park...For People Who Care; by the Beautiful Waters of O'Shaughnessy Reservoir and Twin Lakes."
 
Erected 2015 by Lucy Depp Park Civic Association, Delaware County Historical Society, Concord Township Trustees, Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 20- 21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 10.071′ N, 83° 8.353′ W. Marker is near Powell, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection
Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 7, 2017
2. Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker
full view from Harriott Road
of Harriott Road (County Route 131) and Frabell Drive (County Route 309), on the right when traveling east on Harriott Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6315 Harriott Rd, Powell OH 43065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Depp Freedom Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Carousel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jerome Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jerome United Methodist Church/Company E, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2 miles away); Leatherlips (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jack Nicklaus (approx. 3 miles away); Powell WW I Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powell.
 
Also see . . .  Lucy Depp Park gets historical marker (Delaware Gazette). (Submitted on September 8, 2017.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsSettlements & Settlers
 
Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 7, 2017
3. Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker
marker as seen from a distance on Frabell Road, looking north
Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 7, 2017
4. Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker
the barn
Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 7, 2017
5. Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement Marker
the house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement