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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westerville, Ohio
Location of Westerville, Ohio
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The Sharp family homes and their locations on N. State Street and Africa Road mark an important route through Westerville on the Underground Railroad. The family patriarch, Garrit Sharp, was an original settler of Sharp's Settlement, now . . . — — Map (db m171804) HM|
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The house at this address, 110 South State Street, was the childhood home of Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889- 1971). Known as “the first lady of naval cryptology,” her career spanned from World War I to the Cold War. . . . — — Map (db m106127) HM WM|
|Song writer and minister of the United
Brethren Church, Hanby was an Otterbein College
graduate, class of 1858, known throughout the
world for the inspiring songs, "Darling Nellie
Gray," "Up on the Housetop," and "Who is He
in Yonder . . . — — Map (db m94133) HM|
| Here, in 1829, at the corner of Dempsey and Hempstead Roads was established a cemetery in connection with Blendon Central Church. This site was selected by the Blendon Presbyterian Assembly. Being the geographic center of the township, this served . . . — — Map (db m26670) HM|
|On this site the Blendon Presbyterian Church held services from 1830 to 1865 on land donated by Edward Phelps to the Blendon Township Trustees for church purposes. — — Map (db m164122) HM|
| Dedicated to the Glory of
Almighty God in memory
of the men and women
who by their unselfish
patriotism have so
gallantly advanced the
American Ideals of
Freedom and the
of All Mankind
Dedicated this . . . — — Map (db m26673) HM|
The first Blendon Presbyterian Church was located at the intersection of Dempsey and Hempstead Roads on what is part of Blendon Central Cemetery. Timothy Lee (1785-1862) donated land at the northeast corner for a church and cemetery. The church . . . — — Map (db m107156) HM|
|In 1856, Benjamin Hanby published his first song, Darling Nellie Gray, a tale of fugitive slave Joe Selby, who was en route to Canada. Selby died in the Hanby’s Rushville house in 1842. Selby had hoped to buy the freedom of his love, Nelly, who had . . . — — Map (db m107210) HM|
| the son of Timothy Phelps,
the son of Cornelius Phelps,
the son of Timothy Phelps,
the son of William Phelps,
who came from Tewksbury
England in 1630 and
setteled at Dorchester, Mass.
In 1635, setteled Widsor, Conn.
He . . . — — Map (db m26674) HM|
|On this site in 1829 the Presbyterians of Blendon Township built their first church. The land was donated by Timothy Lee for “church and burial” purposes. The Reverend Ebenezer Washburn, buried here, was the first minister. The church . . . — — Map (db m9567) HM|
While many American families defended slavery in the early nineteenth century, Benjamin Hanby’s family did not. Benjamin Hanby was born in July 1833 in Rushville, Ohio to Bishop William Hanby and Ann Miller Hanby. Ben’s father grew up in poverty . . . — — Map (db m107209) HM|
|Built by and for the people of Westerville and dedicated in the spirit of the observance of the bicentennial of our nation's independence.
July 3, 1976 — — Map (db m13129) HM|
|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. — — Map (db m9120) HM|
|This historic college opened in1847 as Oterbein University of Ohio, named for Philip William Otterbein (1726–1813), a founder of the Church of the Brethren in Christ. The church later merged with the Evangelical Church to become the United . . . — — Map (db m9122) HM|
|Phelps Acre Park
Dedicated October 24, 2015
We want to express our deep
gratitude to the Central College
Presbyterian Church for loaning us
this historic church bell from one of
Blendon Township’s first Presbyterian
churches and placing it . . . — — Map (db m107161) HM|
|In memory of those Westerville area men and women who died while serving their country during war time.
Dedicated Nov 11, 1986 — — Map (db m13124) HM|
|The Stoner House, built circa 1862 on a natural spring thought to have medicinal properties, served as an inn, tavern, and spa, and as a hiding place for runaway slaves. George Stoner, owner and operator, drove the stagecoach from Columbus to . . . — — Map (db m9114) HM|
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Here lived the reformers of the Anti-Saloon League of America
who led the movement that turned the United States "dry" in
1920 with the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale
or transportation of intoxicating liquor. . . . — — Map (db m94137) HM|
The Alkire House
Two Fifty Nine North State Street was built in pre-Civil war
days by Garrit Sharp. To lay out the floor plan in a true direction,
the North star was sighted one night in 1849 and construction
was started the next day . . . — — Map (db m107149) HM|
|Here Hanby composed the famous ballad “Darling Nellie Gray.” Visitors welcome. — — Map (db m9118) HM|
|This marker honors the generosity of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
and their partners in support of The Ohio to Erie Trail.
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is a nonprofit organization that brings
together people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds . . . — — Map (db m98768) HM|
|In honor and memory of those citizens who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Their courage and dedication have preserved the peace and freedom of this great nation.
“History does not long entrust . . . — — Map (db m13126) HM|
|This building and grounds were the national headquarters of the Anti-Saloon League of America after September 14 1909. The American Issue Publishing Co. and the Temperance Education Foundation were also headquartered here. The work of these . . . — — Map (db m9098) HM|
|Bishop William Hanby, (1807-1880) courageous and of strong convictions, publicly voiced his scorn at a law that made it a felony to give food to a hungry slave, or shelter to a friendless man. From pulpit, platform, and workbench he condemned the . . . — — Map (db m13118) HM|