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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warren County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Warren County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Warren County, OH (136) Butler County, OH (119) Clermont County, OH (104) Clinton County, OH (41) Greene County, OH (106) Hamilton County, OH (329) Montgomery County, OH (706)  WarrenCounty(136) Warren County (136)  ButlerCounty(119) Butler County (119)  ClermontCounty(104) Clermont County (104)  ClintonCounty(41) Clinton County (41)  GreeneCounty(106) Greene County (106)  HamiltonCounty(329) Hamilton County (329)  MontgomeryCounty(706) Montgomery County (706)
Lebanon is the county seat for Warren County
Adjacent to Warren County, Ohio
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      Clinton County (41)  
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      Hamilton County (329)  
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1Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — City of Franklin Veterans ParkHonoring James F. Mears
In recognition of his dedicated service to our community and to our country: Member of City Council: 1989-2001 Mayor: 1993-1999 United States Army: 1962-1965 Lifelong Supporter of the Franklin CommunityMap (db m186065) HM WM
2Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — First Franklin Post Office1805-1812 — John N.C. Schenk First postmaster 1805 - 1829 —
Building originally located at 310 S. River Street was donated to the Franklin Area Historical Society by Judge J. T. Riley. It was moved and restored by donations of time and money of many Franklin friends. Listed in National Register . . . Map (db m185949) HM
3Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — 12-83 — Franklin In The Civil War
Men from Franklin Township were among the first from Ohio to leave for the war and participated in many of the conflict's great campaigns. Individual companies of the 1st Ohio (90 day), 2nd Ohio, 75th Ohio, and 79th Ohio infantry were raised . . . Map (db m135603) HM
4Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — Franklin Veterans MemorialOriginally a World War I Monument — World War II and Korea, Added Later —
front Lest We Forget dedicated to all who rendered service to our country during the World War 1914 - 1918 back Lest We Forget dedicated to all who served our country during World War II and the Korean Conflict . . . Map (db m93904) WM
5Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — Franklin World War II Honor Roll
World War II This memorial dedicated by the Village of Franklin In memory of our boys who gave themselves in the defense of their country to perpetuate for your future the deals of a free democracy ★ In Memoriam ★ . . . Map (db m186066) WM
6Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — History Of Franklin
The unique, concrete home at 324 River Street, was designed by attorney Patrick Gaynor. Gaynor was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1848. By 1884, he was practicing law in Franklin. His daughter May married Justin Harding and they later . . . Map (db m185948) HM
7Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — 11-83 — Lewis Davis Campbell / Robert Cumming Schenck
Lewis Davis Campbell. Two leading figures in nineteenth century national and state politics were born in log cabins located near this spot. Lewis Davis Campbell (1811-1882) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849 to 1858, rising . . . Map (db m81184) HM
8Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — Old Central School Bell
This bell was cast in 1849. It summoned and dismissed our school children from 1849 to 1931.
"Bells of the past, whose long forgotten music still fills the wild, expanse, tingeing the sober twilight of the present with . . . Map (db m185951) HM
9Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — Preservation of Log Post Office"The Long Journey Begins"
[North face of the pavilion] It all started in June 1974 when Franklin Judge J.T. Riley decided to replace the white building pictured here. It was reputed that the right portion was where J.N.C. Schenck had his store and post office. He . . . Map (db m26551) HM
10Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — Robert E. LeeA Tribute on the Dixie Highway
(logo- Lee on horse) Erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and friends in loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “the shaft memorial . . . Map (db m93861) HM WM
11Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — Robert E. LeeA Tribute on the Dixie Highway — Relocated Marker —
Erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends in loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “the shaft memorial and highway straight at test his worth – he cometh . . . Map (db m122329) HM
12Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — 13-83 — The Mackinaw Historic District
Most of the homes in this district were constructed after the creation of the Mackinaw Development Corporation in 1887. The corporation was named for the Cincinnati, Jackson, and Mackinaw Railroad which arrived in Franklin from Darke County in 1886. . . . Map (db m67652) HM
13Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — 7-83 — The Old Log Post Office
The oldest known structure standing in Franklin, the Old Log Post Office is a reminder of the links the community's earliest members maintained to the rest of the young state of Ohio and to the United States during the early nineteenth century. . . . Map (db m26549) HM
14Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — The Thirkield Store
Founded by John L. Thirkield in 1832 Occupied this corner from 1850 until 1979. The Thirkield family owned and operated the store which prided itself on quality merchandise and good customer relations. Under the leadership of Eden B. . . . Map (db m67649) HM
15Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — VFW Post 7596 Veterans Memorial Mural
Never in the face of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few. The American soldier does not pick his war, but when war has come, he has always done his duty, with honor and for the love of his country.Map (db m185950) WM
16Ohio (Warren County), Harveysburg — 10-83 — Harveysburg / The Harveysburg School
Side A: Harveysburg The Quaker village of Harveysburg was founded in 1829 on land originally a part of Colonel Abraham Buford's Revolutionary War Land Grant. Levi Lukens, a Virginia Quaker, purchased the 1000 - acre survey in 1812 and sold a . . . Map (db m26545) HM
17Ohio (Warren County), Kings Mills — 20-83 — The King Mansion / Ahimaaz King (1839-1909)
The King Mansion Built of bricks of clay from the Little Miami River, the King Mansion has stood majestically overlooking the town of Kings Mills since 1885. The home of industrialist Ahimaaz King and the first house in Kings Mills, this . . . Map (db m118361) HM
18Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — 1795 Beedle Log Cabim
Restored to its former glory, this log cabin was originally constructed in September 1795, by William Beedle, his grown son, and four sons-in-law. This cabin, as well as four others, a church and a blockhouse were the beginnings of the . . . Map (db m200446) HM
19Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — All Gave Some, Some Gave All
Tears from a grateful heartMap (db m200342) WM
20Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Broadway Bridge
Side A: Built in 1897, this span over Turtle Creek is the oldest nonreinforced concrete arch bridge in Ohio. The residents of Floraville, the area to the south, felt the bridge needed to be “the most prominent” in all of Lebanon. . . . Map (db m24772) HM
21Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Bundy House
Side A: This house is on lot No. 33 of the original 1802 plat of Lebanon. The land was owned by Samuel Manning, one of the town's founders. It was bought in 1886 by Dr. G. L. Krieger, a native of France. That same year it was sold, for . . . Map (db m25047) HM
22Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Christmas Tree Park
The Golden Lamb Ohio's oldest inn has hosted scores of dignitaries including 11 US Presidents Two Hollywood movies were filmed here; Harper Valley PTA in 1977 and Milk Money in 1993 Distinguished citizen Tom . . . Map (db m25109) HM
23Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Dilatush-Hedges Building
Side A 20-24 N. Broadway is part of Lot No. 38 of the original plat of Lebanon. The property's first owner was was Ephraim Hathaway, one of Lebanon's four founders in 1802, and the second sheriff of Warren County (1806-1810). It was . . . Map (db m200375) HM
24Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Eleanor Dell Clark Ullum
In tribute to Eleanor Dell Clark Ullum (1917-2002) for her dedication and inspiration to our community throughout her political and personal endeavors. A graduate of Lebanon High School Class of 1935, she was married to Ed Ullum for 57 years . . . Map (db m200376) HM
25Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Ferguson House
Side A: This house sits on lot No. 29 in the original 1802 plat of Lebanon. In 1805 the land was bought by William Ferguson, the town's first postmaster. Ferguson owned the Indian Chief Tavern. This inn was located one block to the west where . . . Map (db m25099) HM
26Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — 15-83 — General Charles ClarkConfederate States of America
(side 1) Charles Clark was born in 1811 in Lebanon, Ohio. He graduated from law school in Kentucky and was given a river trip to New Orleans in 1831. When Clark stopped in Natchez, Mississippi, he was attracted to the old city. He set up a . . . Map (db m120758) HM
27Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — General O. M. Mitchel
(side 1) Born in Kentucky in 1909, Ormsby MackKnight Mitchel came with his mother to Lebanon after the death of his father in 1812. They lived at 115 E. Silver St. He received an appointment to West Point in 1825 and was No. 15 out of 46 . . . Map (db m200370) HM
28Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Golden Lamb
. . . Map (db m200417) HM
29Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Herb's Place
Located in lot No. 24 in the first plat of Lebanon, 35 E. Mulberry was in the 1870s a hat dealer's. The building was less than half as deep as it is now. By 1900, it was its size today, 18 ft. by 105 ft. It had been a saloon, bowling alley, . . . Map (db m200448) HM
30Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — I.O.O.F. Temple
Side A: Lebanon Lodge No. 15 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was dedicated to the “purposes of benevolence and charity” and became one of the most prominent I.O.O.F. lodges in Ohio. The original building was a two-story . . . Map (db m25007) HM
31Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Icabod Corwin
was Lebanon's first settler. In March 1796, he built his cabin one-half mile north on Turtle Creek.Map (db m200435) HM
32Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Ichabod Corwin
Upon this site in March, 1796 Ichabod Corwin erected the first cabin on land which is now Lebanon, Ohio This tablet placed by Turtle Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1962Map (db m99421) HM
33Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — LCNB Building
Side A: On May 20, 1877 the Lebanon National Bank was certified by the Treasury Dept. Its new 10-ton safe came by rail to Corwin, Ohio. Eight oxen were needed to haul it the 10 miles to the bank's location at what is now 2 N. Broadway. In . . . Map (db m24777) HM
34Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall
Side A: Lebanon Library Andrew Carnegie gave Lebanon $10,000 in 1906 for the construction of a library if the town would provide at least $1,000 a year for its upkeep. Money for the books and furnishings was given by Lebanon's own William E. . . . Map (db m24779) HM
35Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Lebanon Presbyterian Church
Side A In 1806 the Lebanon Presbyterian Church called its first pastor. The first place of worship was the old courthouse on Broadway, built the same year. In 1817 the first meeting house was erected on this site, on lots 147 and 148. . . . Map (db m200339) HM
36Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Lingo's Hardware
(side 1) Located on the north side of lot No. 20 of the original 1802 plat of Lebanon, the structure at 3 S. Broadway was erected circa 1840. Two additions to the rear of the building were made between 1895 and 1907. Its beautiful . . . Map (db m200415) HM
37Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Nixon-Brant House
(side 1) Believed to have been built in 1808, this Federal style house sits on lot No. 43 of the original 1802 plat of Lebanon. It is arguably the city's oldest structure and its last timber frame constructed building. It was saved after . . . Map (db m200414) HM
38Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Ohio's Oldest Weekly Newspaper
Ohio's oldest weekly newspaper The Western Star was first published in Lebanon in 1807.Map (db m200442) HM
39Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Old County Jail
Side A Three Warren County Jails have been built near this spot. The first was in 1820, 15 years before the courthouse. It had two stories and four cells. It was replaced on the same location in 1844 by a six celled jail. One cell was . . . Map (db m200338) HM
40Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Old Courthouse
This courthouse was built in the Greek Revival style at a cost of $25,000 in 1835. Court was held on the second floor with offices on the first. It had six large tin pillars. Four chimneys were on either side between every other window. . . . Map (db m200336) HM
41Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Orient Fire House
In 1879 Henry Greathouse, a local blacksmith, and his wife Matilda, leased this lot to Lebanon for a fire company Within a few years, the Orient Fire House was built for less than $2,000. The fire company fought its first blaze on September . . . Map (db m200450) HM
42Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — POW-MIA
In Memory of Prisoners of War Missing in Action In God is our trust You are never forgotten All WarsMap (db m200344) WM
43Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Quinn Building
Constructed circa 1846 as private residence of Ezre CraverMap (db m200335) HM
44Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Rotary Centennial Monument
This monument commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Lebanon Ohio's founding. Establishing the club in 1920 was not easy. Lebanon was rejected twice by Rotary International because the village did not meet the . . . Map (db m201021) HM
45Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The First And Largest Western Shaker Village
The first and largest western shaker village was settled in 1805 five miles west of town.Map (db m200443) HM
46Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The First School Built In The Miami Valley
Lebanon is home to the first school built in the Miami Valley. The school was built in 1797 by future Judge Francis Dunlavy.Map (db m200444) HM
47Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Golden Lamb
Oldest hotel in Ohio hospitality since 1815Map (db m200416) HM
48Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Golden Lamb
On December 23, 1803 Jonas Seaman paid four dollars for a license to operate a house for public entertainment” -The Golden Lamb. The inn quickly became a stop for stagecoaches going to Cincinnati. In 1815 a brick hotel was built to replace . . . Map (db m200419) HM
49Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Golden Lamb
Ohio's oldest inn has hosted scores of dignitaries. Including 11 U.S. Presidents.Map (db m200439) HM
50Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Harner Sisters
were buried in Pioneer Cemetery. The four sisters all died instantly when lightening struck their home in 1844.Map (db m200438) HM
51Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Lebanon Station
Lebanon's first train arrived on Feb. 17, 1881. Passenger service began on May 30. The first depot was built at that time with a men's and ladies' waiting room and one for the station agent. By 1885, the Cincinnati, Lebanon & . . . Map (db m200447) HM
52Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Lewis House
Side A: The William C. Lewis House sits on lot No. 49 of the original 1802 plat of Lebanon. The owner of a dry goods store on the corner of Mulberry and Broadway, Lewis built the Greek Revival house in 1846. The veranda was added around 1900. . . . Map (db m24784) HM
53Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Mary Ann Klingling Home
Home Mary Ann Klingling Founder Children's Home 1850-1867Map (db m200368) HM
54Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Moore Inn
(side 1) This building at 120 S. Broadway sits on lot No. 4 and half of lot No. 3 of the original 1802 plat of Lebanon. Silus Hurin, one of Lebanon's four founders, was its first owner. In 1910, it was bought by the . . . Map (db m200445) HM
55Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The National Normal University
Lebanon was home to The National Normal University established in 1855. During its 62 years over 80,000 students graduated.Map (db m200436) HM
56Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Reeves House
Side A Built in 1818, the house at 42 N. Broadway is on lot No. 40 of the town's 1802 plat. The land was owned by Ephraim Hathaway, one of Lebanon's founders. That year, 1818, it was sold to John Reeves, the town's recorder and its . . . Map (db m200374) HM
57Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Town Plat / The Tharp House
Side A: The Town Plat Lebanon was laid out in September of 1802 by four pioneer settler. Cradled by the forks of Turtle Creek, 100 lots were carved out of the wild, primitive forest. At the time, there were only two cabins in the plat. The . . . Map (db m25100) HM
58Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Town Square / City Hall Site
Side A: The Town Square Only Broadway and Main were named on the original 1802 map of Lebanon. Broadway was 1 1/2 times wider so stagecoaches could turn around. The four lots at the intersection were set aside as the town square. Today two of . . . Map (db m24775) HM
59Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Village Ice Cream Parlor
Side A: The building at 22 S. Broadway sits on lot No. 99 of the 1802 plat of Lebanon. In 1854, Henry C. Meloy ran a grocery store here while his family lived on the 2nd floor. After his death in 1889, it was used as a saloon, a . . . Map (db m24778) HM
60Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — The Wood Building
45 and 47 E. Mulberry St. sit on the east side of lot No. 24 of the 1802 original plat of Lebanon. A commercial building since the mid-1800s, its Queen Anne style facade dates from c. 1885. Early owners of the property include Ephraim . . . Map (db m200449) HM
61Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — 3-83 — Thomas Corwin(1794 - 1865)
One of the most effective political orators of his era, Tom Corwin (nicknamed "the Wagon Boy" for his War of 1812 service) resided here from 1839 until his death. A Whig stump speaker known for his wit and eloquence, he was elected governor of Ohio . . . Map (db m24061) HM
62Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Tom Corwin
Distinguished citizen Tom Corwin served as Ohio's Governor in 1840. In addition he served as a U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Treasury Secretary and Minister to Mexico.Map (db m200441) HM
63Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Two Hollywood Movies
were filmed here Harper Valley PTA in 1977 and Milk Money in 1993.Map (db m200440) HM
64Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — 2-83 — Union Village(1805 - 1912)
Side A: Union Village, the first and largest Shaker (United Society of Believers) community west of the Allegheny Mountains, was established in 1805. Nearly 4,000 Shakers lived in Union Village, the last living here until 1920. They owned 4,500 . . . Map (db m24074) HM
65Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — United Methodist Church
Side A On August 9, 1798 the Reverend John Kobler conducted Lebanon's first Methodist service in Ichabod Corwin's log cabin. The first Methodist Society organized in a house on Main St. in 1805. It had only 4 members. By 1811, services . . . Map (db m200369) HM
66Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — United States of AmericaMedal Of Honor Recipents — State Of Ohio, Warren County —
Civil War Day, David E. Private Vicksburg, Miss 1863 Miller, James P. Private Selma, Al 1865 Burns, James M. Sergeant New Market, Wv 1864 Indian Campaigns Hutchinson, Rufus D. Sgt. Little Big Horn, Mt 1876 Vietnam War Roberts, . . . Map (db m200343) WM
67Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Van Sickle House
Side A: Located on lot No. 29 of the 1802 town plat, this land was bought by William H. Van Sickle in 1868 for $800. The house was built a short time later. Van Sickle was the grandson of one of Lebanon's founders, Ephraim Hathaway. A village . . . Map (db m25059) HM
68Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — War Savings Quota
. . . Map (db m200337) WM
69Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Warren County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served in the armed forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m200345) WM
70Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — Warren County Veterans Memorial Park
Warren County Veterans Memorial ParkMap (db m200341) WM
71Ohio (Warren County), Lebanon — William E. Harmon
Born in Lebanon in 1862, philanthropist William E. Harmon gave to Lebanon Harmon Hall, Harmon Park and The Harmon Civic Trust.Map (db m200437) HM
72Ohio (Warren County), Maineville — 16-83 — Butterworth Station / Butterworth Family Contributions
Butterworth Station (seen across the field) was the southernmost station on the Underground Railroad in Warren County. Built in 1820, it was the home of Benjamin and Rachael Moorman Butterworth. As Quakers and abolitionists who opposed slavery in . . . Map (db m120746) HM
73Ohio (Warren County), Maineville — 19-83 — Gershom Moore Peters, LLD / Peters Cartridge Company
Gershom Moore Peters, LLD Gershom Moore Peters was born in 1843 near Circleville, Ohio. At 18, he joined the Union Army, contracted tuberculosis, and was discharged. He graduated from Denison University in 1867 and the Rochester Theological . . . Map (db m118358) HM
74Ohio (Warren County), Maineville — 14-83 — Jeremiah Morrow's Barn
Side A In 1795, at the age of 23, Jeremiah Morrow came to the Northwest Territory from Pennsylvania. He purchased land along the Little Miami River in Deerfield Township and in 1799 married Mary Parkhill of Pennsylvania. Around 1800 he . . . Map (db m120760) HM
75Ohio (Warren County), Mason — 5-83 — Blaw-Knox Antenna
In 1922, during the infancy of broadcast radio, the call letters WLW were assigned to the station begun by Cincinnatian Powell Crosley Jr. The station moved its transmitting operations to Mason in 1928, and by April 17, 1934, WLW had permission to . . . Map (db m23996) HM
76Ohio (Warren County), Mason — 19-83 — Interurban Railway and Terminal Company: Rapid Railway
Side A The Rapid Railway began operation in 1903 and was the Interurban Railway and Terminal Company’s (IR&T) northernmost traction line. The IR&T began near Pleasant Ridge and Kennedy Heights in Cincinnati and connected to a street car line . . . Map (db m120759) HM
77Ohio (Warren County), Middletown — Road of Remembrance“Lest We Forget”
“Lest we forget” the trees along this road were planted by the people of the community to form this Road of Remembrance in honor of the Men of Middletown who served their country during the World War 1916- 1918Map (db m93869) WM
78Ohio (Warren County), Middletown — The First Pedigree of a Poland China HogA Strictly American Breed of Swine
The first pedigree of a Poland China Hog was written on this farm in August 1876 by W. C. Hankinson, owner of the farm, and Carl Freigua, compiler of the original record This strictly American breed of swine originated within a radius . . . Map (db m93868) HM
79Ohio (Warren County), Morrow — Morrow
Founded 1845. Named in honor of Governor Jeremiah Morrow, Ohio's 9th governor.Map (db m133277) HM
80Ohio (Warren County), Morrow — Mounts StationThe First Settlement of the Virginia Military Lands — A Reclaimed Marker —
The First Settlement of the Virginia Military Lands in Warren County was located a short distance west of here by William Mounts in 1795 dedicated: October 6, 1940Map (db m99422) HM
81Ohio (Warren County), Oregonia — Earthworks Trail
This easy walking trail will lead you past part of an earthworks built nearly 2000 years ago by prehistoric Indians. A series of signs provide a brief explanation of the earthworks, its purpose, and the cultures that built it and lived here. . . . Map (db m200459) HM
82Ohio (Warren County), Oregonia — Interpretive Stations - Trail Guide - Other Points Of InterestFort Ancient
Each colored square on the map corresponds to a specific interpretavie station to which you can drive or walk. Each Station provides information about some aspect of the site. You are here Interpretive station Roadway Earthen walls . . . Map (db m200457) HM
83Ohio (Warren County), Oregonia — The Great Gateway
The great gateway, an elevated passageway bordered by two exceptionally large mounds, joins the middle fort to the south fort. This gateway, apparently constructed before the larger north fort, was the primary entrance to the south fort. . . . Map (db m200458) HM
84Ohio (Warren County), Ridgeville — 1-83 — Justice John McLean1785 - 1861
Having settled in the Ridgeville area with his father, Justice McLean, in 1799, Justice John McLean was appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1829 by President Andrew Jackson. He was best known for his anti-slavery dissenting opinion in . . . Map (db m26546) HM
85Ohio (Warren County), South Lebanon — 17-83 — Deerfield- South Lebanon
Side A Deerfield was laid out around 1795 and in 1802 Major Benjamin Stites, his son Benjamin, Jr., and John Gano officially recorded the village’s plat. A part of the great tide of Americans moving into the Northwest Territory (and Ohio after . . . Map (db m118357) HM
86Ohio (Warren County), South Lebanon — 18-83 — Union Township Town Hall
The Union Township Hall was a center of community life from the time of its construction around 1907. The hall included the offices of township government, a community hall, and club meeting rooms, a rarer combination in the 21st century. Local . . . Map (db m103394) HM
87Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — "Squatter's House"Circa 1810
This oldest building in the historic district was the home of Griffy Griffis five years before the village was founded by Jonathan Wright in 1815. Since Griffis had no legal right to the property, it became known as the “Squatter's . . . Map (db m13711) HM
88Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Clark Williams HouseCirca 1824
Built by Clark Williams, this early brick Federal style building was owned by the Dayton Leather & Collar Company in the late 1800s. In the early 1900s it was owned by Napoleon Johnson, a former slave who was freed in Virginia in 1847 when his . . . Map (db m13717) HM
89Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Edward Potts House / John Potts HouseCirca 1831 / Circa 1832
The house on the right (45 South Main) appears to have been built circa 1832 by Joshua Trotter. In 1837, Trotter sold the house to John and Mary Potts, who were “conductors” on the Underground Railroad, persons who risked their lives and . . . Map (db m13704) HM
90Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker MeetingAnother of the Rural Series of Central Ohio Quakers
Members of the religious Society of Friends were instrumental in the founding and development of Springboro. This plot contains the remains of Springboro founder Jonathan Wright (1782- 1855), a Quaker leader who donated part of his land . . . Map (db m84495) HM
91Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Harry Pence HouseCirca 1894
Harry Pence grew up on a family farm nearby and later became a successful businessman who lived in Minneapolis. He had this Queen Anne style house built for his parents, Charles and Ruth Pence. Harry's brother Warren along with his wife Clara and . . . Map (db m13703) HM
92Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Jack Decker HouseCirca 1830
This site was purchased by Josiah Townsend in 1827 for $50. In 1830, the property was sold for $1,500, suggesting that a house was built on the property sometime before 1830. Emmor Bailey, a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), bought the . . . Map (db m13694) HM
93Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Jeremiah Stansel HouseCirca 1840
This house was built as the home of Jeremiah and Nancy (Gregg) Stansel. Jeremiah's father, Henry Stansel, was a friend of Daniel Boone. Although not a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Jeremiah is thought to have assisted runaway slaves, . . . Map (db m13712) HM
94Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — John Bateman House SiteBateman Tannery Site
John Bateman was a local tanner who had his house, storehouse, and workshop on this site. The house now located at 440 South Main was built circa 1869 by Joseph Haines, a carpenter who built a number of Springboro homes in the mid and late 1800s. . . . Map (db m13693) HM
95Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Jonah Thomas ShopCirca 1835
Jonah Thomas bought this building in 1837 when he moved his home and harness shop from across the street at 200 South Main. As a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, Thomas opened his home as a “station” on the . . . Map (db m13714) HM
96Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — 8-83 — Jonathan Wright Homesteadcirca 1815
Jonathan Wright (1782-1855) and his wife Mary Bateman Wright (1787-1866) moved with their five children from Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1814 and built this Federal style house. Using skills acquired from his father, Joel Wright, a . . . Map (db m26547) HM
97Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Joseph Stanton HouseCirca 1833
This house was built by Joseph Stanton, son-in-law of local abolitionist James Stanton. Lydia Wood owned the house from 1875 until her death at age 86 in 1917. Lydia was the aunt of artist Grant Wood who pained the famous “American . . . Map (db m13713) HM
98Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Lynn O. Eaton Memorial Pin Oak
This pin oak tree has been placed here in living memory of Lynn O. Eaton, a charter member of the Springboro Lions Club. Lion Eaton was ever ready to assist his fellow man in all and every manner needed. He served in many civic offices and was . . . Map (db m13698) HM
99Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — M. & J. Wright General MerchandiseCirca 1854
This building was built as a general store for Mahlon and Josiah Wright, sons of the village founder, Jonathan Wright. The building originally had a shed roof extending out over the street to protect customers from the weather. A large stepping . . . Map (db m13718) HM
100Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Mahlon Wright House Site - Circa 1818Ford Service Station - 1919
Built in 1919, this building was the first gasoline station in Springboro and served as the bus maintenance facility for Springboro Community City Schools from 1945 to 2001. This shop replaced the home of Mahlon Wright, a son of the village founder . . . Map (db m13696) HM

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