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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westerville, Ohio

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Delaware is the county seat for Delaware County
Westerville is in Delaware County
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1 Ohio, Delaware County, Westerville — 3-21 — Sharp Family Homes
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
2 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 9/11 Memorial
We honor and remember brave and innocent lives lost at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. We will never forgetMap (db m200915) WM
3 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 123- 25 — Agnes Meyer Driscoll
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. Driscoll attended Otterbein . . . Map (db m106127) HM WM
4 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Blendon Central Cemetery
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
5 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 4-25 — Blendon Presbyterian Church Reported permanently removed
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
6 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Blendon Township War Memorial
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 Universal Brotherhood of All Mankind Dedicated this . . . Map (db m26673) HM
7 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Darling Nelly GrayOne of Multiple Markers
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
8 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Edward Phelps
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. [illegible] He . . . Map (db m26674) HM
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9 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 6-25 — First Blendon Presbyterian Church
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 was destroyed . . . Map (db m9567) HM
10 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Hanby HouseOne of Multiple Markers
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
11 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Heritage Green Park
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, 1976Map (db m13129) HM
12 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 1-25 — In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby
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
13 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Old Westerville Society
In commemoration of Old Westerville Society Founders Charter Group 1973 Warren and Pat Ernsberger, Co-President • Ted Chaney • Elliot and Ruth Hodgden • Mary Lou Prouty • Robert and Norma WebsterMap (db m200906) HM
14 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 66-25 — Otterbein College
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
15 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Pioneer Cemetery Armed Forces Memorial
In memory of those Westerville area men and women who died while serving their country during war time. Dedicated Nov 11, 1986Map (db m13124) HM
16 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 46-25 — Stoner House
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
17 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — 113-25 — Temperance Row Historic DistrictThe Anti-Saloon League of America — Otterbein College —
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. Moving its . . . Map (db m94137) HM
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18 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — The Alkire House259
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 The Sharp family lived in a log . . . Map (db m107149) HM
19 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby
Here Hanby composed the famous ballad “Darling Nellie Gray.” Visitors welcome.Map (db m9118) HM
20 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Thomas C. Ullom
In honor of Thomas C. Ullom founder and creator WFF Memorial Park Our friend and heroMap (db m200908) HM
21 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — To Those Who Helped Us Honor First RespondersWesterville
You are now part of a site that will stand as a beacon of peace and protection, and a symbol that true heroism lives forever. We thank you for your vision and your support. Westerville's First Responders Park was first dedicated . . . Map (db m200907) HM
22 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Veterans Memorial
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
23 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — Westerville“The Dry Capital of the World”
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
24 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville — William Hanby, Freedom CrusaderHistoric Underground Railroad Site
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
25 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Amalthea Central College — 10-25 — Blendon Church Bell Reported missing
This bell came from the Blendon Presbyterian Church (1830-1865) according to William C. Phelps (1881-1967), a great-great-grandson of Edward Phelps Sr. (1759-1840), first settler of Blendon Twp. and donor of the church land at the southwest corner . . . Map (db m164096) HM
26 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Amalthea Central College — 3-25 — Central College Presbyterian Church
This church was organized April 22, 1843, in conjunction with The Central College of Ohio on land donated by Squire Timothy Lee. The college, chartered in March, 1842, continued until 1892. This brick chapel was erected in 1870 under the . . . Map (db m18062) HM
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27 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Amalthea Central College — The Ellsworth ChapelRichard D. Ellsworth
Dedicated with love and gratitude December 19, 1993 to the Reverend Richard D. Ellsworth by the congregation of Central College Presbyterian Church for more than thirty-five years of faithful service to the church and community.Map (db m18060) HM
28 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Chatham Ridge — Clarence Boal Hoover / Charles Potter Hoover
Clarence Boal Hoover First employed by city September 1, 1904 Appointed Chief Engineer May 1, 1920 Appointed Superintendent of Water December 1, 1921 Deceased November 5, 1949 Charles Potter Hoover First employed by . . . Map (db m18327) HM
29 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Collegeview Park — "The Crossing"by Stephen R. Geddes and Robert L. Moore, Westerville Fire Fighters' Memorial Inc. — A Tribute To One, A Monument For All —
On February 5, 1998, the Westerville Fire Division experienced the loss of 29 year old career firefighter David Theisen, who was killed in his hometown of Crooksville, Ohio while fighting a house fire during volunteer duty. Theisen was beloved by . . . Map (db m200909) HM
30 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Collegeview Park — Timeline[9/11 Memorial]
7:59 A.M. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people on board, departs Boston's Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport. 8:40 A.M. The FAA notifies NORAD's Northeastern Air Defense Sector . . . Map (db m200914) HM
31 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Collegeview Park — World Trade Center Steel
This piece of steel, known as C-40, was obtained from the New York - New Jersey Port Authority from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where it was studied as part of the federal investigation into the collapse of the . . . Map (db m200910) HM WM
32 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Glenwood — 9-25 — Benjamin Russell Hanby1833- 1867
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 Stall." . . . Map (db m225380) HM
33 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Hamstead — 122-2 — Blendon Township's Early Presbyterian Churches and Church Bell
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
34 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Hamstead — Phelps Acre ParkOriginal Location of the Bell
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
35 Ohio, Franklin County, Westerville, Ingleside Place — The Ohio to Erie TrailMaxtown- Schrock Trail
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
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Feb. 27, 2024