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Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby Marker
Inscription. In memory of Benjamin R. Hanby (Otterbein College Class of 1858) whose Christmas song, “Up on the House Top” was first given to the world December, 1864.
 
Erected 1964 by The Ohio Historical Society in Co-operation with Westerville Historical Society and Otterbein College. (Marker Number 1-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 7.5′ N, 82° 56.123′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Grove Street south of West College Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temperance Row Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Otterbein College (about 500 feet away); The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby (about 700 feet away); William Hanby, Freedom Crusader (about 800 feet away); Heritage Green Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Russell Hanby
In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
2. In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Westerville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stoner House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hanby, Early Ohio Song Writer. Web page by Dan Chabek. (Submitted on July 13, 2008.) 

2. Up on the House Top. “ Up on the housetop // reindeer pause, // Out jumps good old Santa Claus. // Down thru’ the chimney // with lots of toys, // All for the little ones, // Christmas joys. // Ho, ho, ho! // Who wouldn’t go! // Ho, ho, ho! // Who wouldn’t go! // Up on the housetop, // click, click, click, // Down thru’ the chimney // with good Saint Nick. ” (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 Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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