Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“The Dry Capital of the World”
During the years preceding adoption of that amendment, these organizations operated a large modern printing plant on premises located at the rear of this structure. Distribution of printed materials through the U.S. Mail was so voluminous that direct shipments by railway mail car were made and a Class A Post Office was established in the village of Westerville, then having a population of only 2500.
Location. 40° 7.385′ N, 82° 55.823′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street (Ohio Route 3) and Plum Street, on the right when traveling north on South State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 S State St, Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Stoner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Green Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Temperance Row Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Russell Hanby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Otterbein College (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
Regarding Westerville. The city of Westerville, Ohio, was dry for more than a century. The first legal alcoholic drink in the Uptown area was served in 2004, at the Old Bag of Nails pub. The Uptown area roughly corresponds to the boundaries of Westerville when Prohibition began in 1920.
Also see . . .
1. Anti-Saloon League History. “A leader of the League said of his organization, ‘It has not come...simply to build a little local sentiment or to secure the passage of a few laws, or yet to vote the saloons from a few hundred towns. These are mere incidents (Submitted on July 12, 2008.)
2. Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Wikipedia entry. “Because of many Americans’ dismay at the emergence of Prohibition, there was a considerable growth in organized crime in the United States in response to public demand for illegal alcohol. Considered a very unpopular law, the amendment was subsequently repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933. It remains the only constitutional amendment to be repealed in its entirety.” (Submitted on July 12, 2008.)
3. Uptown Alcohol Sales, and Whiskey Wars didn't end drinking in Westerville. Two 2006 articles, the first by Lin Rice and the second by Mark Major in the This Week Community Newspaper. “The Whiskey Wars, which had their grandest battles in 1875 and 1879, were waged largely between a bar owner named Henry Corbin and—seemingly—everybody else. ... The first round of battles took place in 1875, when at one point, Corbin stood in (Submitted on July 12, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 40 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 13, 2008. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.