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Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mahlon Wright House Site - Circa 1818

Ford Service Station - 1919

 
 
Mahlon Wright House Site / Ford Service Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. Mahlon Wright House Site / Ford Service Station Marker
Inscription. Built in 1919, this building was the first gasoline station in Springboro and served as the bus maintenance facility for Springboro Community City Schools from 1945 to 2001. This shop replaced the home of Mahlon Wright, a son of the village founder Jonathan Wright. Mahlon Wright served Springboro as a state legislator and a postmaster. He was a partner with his brother Josiah in a general store located at 245 South Main. His house was a “station” on the Underground Railroad, a place that offered assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.02′ N, 84° 14.011′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 741) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springboro OH 45066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tommy Miller House ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Bateman House Site ( about 400 feet away); Harry Pence House ( about 600 feet away); Warner Bateman House
Mahlon Wright House Site / Ford Service Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. Mahlon Wright House Site / Ford Service Station and Marker
( about 600 feet away); Odd Fellows Hall ( about 700 feet away); Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker Meeting ( about 700 feet away); Jeremiah Stansel House ( about 700 feet away); Town Hall, Jail, and Fire Station ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RREducationGovernmentIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Springboro Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Old Springboro Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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