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

Eastmoor

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
Eastmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
1. Eastmoor Marker
Inscription. Eastmoor, one of nine (9) Columbus neighborhoods on the National Road, was built on part of the land established by Congress in 1798 as the “Refugee Lands” and given to British Canadians who supported the American colonists during the Revolutionary War. (1775- 1783)

In 1872 the eastern boundary of Columbus was Alum Creek. Bexley was founded in 1903 and the area to the east remained rural with inns and taverns, and later, gasoline and repair shops along the National Road (Main Street) to aid travelers.

In 1923, Charles F. Johnson purchased a portion of this land and platted “Eastmoor Addition,” an equestrian community, with a polo field as its centerpiece. The facilities of the Eastmoor Polo club were destroyed by fire, and because of the rapid growth of residential Eastmoor, the Polo Club relocated to Rocky Fork Hunt Club. Today’s Virginia Lee Circle, a community gathering place, is located on the site of the Eastmoor Polo Club.

In 1937, when Eastmoor was annexed by the City of Columbus, most of the houses and service stations were scattered along Main Street, the National Road. Following World War II, most of the houses and accompanying commercial and industrial developments were built.
 
Erected 2015 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
 
Location.

Eastmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
2. Eastmoor Marker
Full view of marker, from sidewalk
39° 57.417′ N, 82° 55.443′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main Street Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Donatos Pizza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 East Main Street, Columbus OH 43209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The National Road / The Interurban Electric Railway (approx. half a mile away); Capital University (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field (approx. ¾ mile away); Whitehall Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bexley World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bexley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Bushnell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hanford Village (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
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Eastmoor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
3. Eastmoor Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance
Eastmoor Polo Club image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
4. Eastmoor Polo Club
The Polo theme runs through this story
Eastmoor Polo Club image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
5. Eastmoor Polo Club
Stock certificate of the Polo Club
Eastmoor Map image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
6. Eastmoor Map
Map of the subdivision. Base Line is the Old National Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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