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Sharp Family Homes Marker (Side B) image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2009
Sharp Family Homes Marker (Side B)
Ohio (Delaware County), Westerville — 3-12 — Sharp Family Homes
Marker Front: 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 . . . — Map (db m20552) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — 123- 25 — Agnes Meyer Driscoll
Side A 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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — 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 . . . — Map (db m94133) HM
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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — 4-25 — Blendon Presbyterian Church
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 m9574) HM
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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — OHS 122- 2 — Blendon Township's Early Presbyterian Churches and Church Bell
Side A 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. . . . — Map (db m107156) HM
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
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
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 . . . — Map (db m9567) HM
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
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, 1976 — Map (db m13129) HM
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
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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — 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
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, 1986 — Map (db m13124) HM
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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — 113- 25 — Temperance Row Historic DistrictThe Anti-Saloon League of America — Otterbein College
Side A 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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — The Alkire HouseA Midwestern Classic
259 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
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
Ohio (Franklin County), Westerville — 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
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
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
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

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