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

Franklinton

 
 
Franklinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
1. Franklinton Marker
Inscription. Founded by Lucas Sullivant in 1797; the first settlement in the Scioto Valley north of Chillicothe and in Franklin County.
County Seat 1803-24
Annexed to Columbus 1870

[Attached to the building is a National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 Marker. See picture 2 below]:
Franklinton
Founded by Lucas Sullivant
Site of War of 1812 Encampment
General William Henry Harrison, Commander
Land Office and "Harrison House"

NSUS Daughters of 1812 - Ohio
1983-1987

 
Erected 1947 by The Franklinton Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.629′ N, 83° 0.956′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 40) and Gift Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 570 West Broad Street, Columbus OH 43204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Franklinton (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Franklinton (a few steps from this marker); Lucas Sullivant Home Site
Franklinton National Society US Daughters of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
2. Franklinton National Society US Daughters of 1812 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Station / Macklin Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Franklinton Cemetery Archaeology (approx. 0.3 miles away); “In This Churchyard…” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Franklinton Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Railroads (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Harrison House and Franklinton. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Harrison / Jacob Overdier House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
3. Harrison / Jacob Overdier House
Looking west along Broad Street.
Lucas Sullivant Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
4. Lucas Sullivant Land Office Marker
Building donated by O. K. Schurtz, Sr. Family, 1986.
Lucas Sullivant Land Office image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
5. Lucas Sullivant Land Office
Landscaping Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
6. Landscaping Marker
On south side of Lucas Sullivant Land Office.
Franklinton Information Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
7. Franklinton Information Kiosk
At Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue.
Franklinton Information Kiosk Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
8. Franklinton Information Kiosk Detail
Lucas Sullivant Grave Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
9. Lucas Sullivant Grave Monument
Lucas Sullivant grave monument in Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 27, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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