Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Old Franklinton Cemetery
Here also is buried at least one soldier of the American Revolution, Reverend Seth Noble, first minister of the frontier town. In 1811 the first church in the community, Presbyterian, was erected by Lucas Sullivant, the founder of Franklinton, upon the present burial grounds. Sullivant himself was buried here in 1824, but his remains were moved to Green Lawn Cemetery years later. In 1931 the West Side Board of Trade erected a granite obelisk monument in the center of the cemetery, twenty-six feet in height. The memorial contains two commemorative tablets, one of which reads "In this Churchyard Stood the First Church of the Community. Built and Presented to the Congregation by Lucas Sullivant in 1811."
"The strange, unknown people who built the ancient mounds and works near here knew the attractions and worth of this favored Scioto Valley."
Erected May 3, 1962 - Columbus Sesquicentennial Year by the Franklin County Historical Society
Replaced by the Franklin
Erected 2005 by Franklin County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 57.744′ N, 83° 1.342′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Davis Avenue and River Street, on the right when traveling south on North Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 N Davis Ave, Columbus OH 43222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “In This Churchyard…” (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Franklinton Cemetery Archaeology (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Sullivant Home Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Franklinton (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Franklinton (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Franklinton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Council Site Between William Henry Harrison and Indians (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maurice Gates (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.