Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby
Erected by The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society.
Location. 40° 7.564′ N, 82° 56.25′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 W Main St, Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Hanby, Freedom Crusader (a few steps from this marker); Hanby House (within shouting distance of this marker); Darling Nelly Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Otterbein College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby (about 700 feet away); Temperance Row Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heritage Green Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Russell Hanby (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
Regarding The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby. The Hanby house is now a museum about the Hanbys.
Also see . . .
1. Hanby House, Heritage Landmark of the United Methodist Church. “The Hanby family purchased their home in 1854. It was unfinished at that time; a previous owner had started construction in 1846, but abandoned the project. The family lived in the house until 1870, by which time all but one of the eight children was grown and gone. Two of the children are especially well-known. ... Benjamin Hanby (1833-1867), was a United Brethren pastor, but is better known as a composer. Among his familiar hymns and songs are ‘Darling Nelly Gray,’ ‘Who is He in Yonder Stall,’ and ‘Up on the Housetop’.” (Submitted on July 13, 2008.)
2. Darling Nelly Gray. Lyrics and a short clip of the song. “One night I went to see her but she’s gone, the neighbors say // The white man bound her with his chain // They have taken her to Georgia for to wear her life away // As she toils in the cotton and the cane” (Submitted on July 13, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.