Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jonathan Wright Homestead
Jonathan Wright (1782-1855) and his wife Mary Bateman Wright (1787-1866) moved with their five children from Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1814 and built this Federal style house. Using skills acquired from his father, Joel Wright, a surveyor who platted the city of Columbus, Jonathan platted the village of "Springborough," named for the many springs in the vicinity. The Wright family established and operated a woolen factory, two flour mills, a general store, and a 320-acre farm in the Springboro area. The Wrights were active members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and strongly opposed slavery. The house was a station on the Underground Railroad, offering assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom. Many members of the Wright family, including Jonathan, Mary, and four of their children, are buried in the Friends Cemetery on nearby Factory Road.
Erected 2003 by City of Springboro Historical Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-83.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 33.208′ N, 84° 14.078′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 W. State Street, Springboro OH 45066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Decker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M. & J. Wright General Merchandise (about 400 feet away); Town Hall, Jail, and Fire Station (about 400 feet away); Joseph Stanton House (about 400 feet away); Jonah Thomas Shop (about 400 feet away); Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker Meeting (about 400 feet away); Jeremiah Stansel House (about 500 feet away); Odd Fellows Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
Also see . . .
1. Springboro, Ohio. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wright House B & B. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Peace • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.