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Marker Details

Title, side A
Wagnor Cemetery - Pioneer Burial Ground & Site of the First School in Plain Township
Title, side B
Same
Address
Central College Road
New Albany, 43054
Location
Central College Road opposite intersection of Cedar Brook Drive
Latitude
40.097684
Longitude
-82.802398

Picture Details

Title
Fayette County Courthouse
Caption
Rioting erupted at the Fayette County Ccourthouse following the trial of William Dolby, a biracial man accused of raping a white woman in Washington Court House. Dolby pleaded guilty and was sentenced to twenty years at the Ohio Penitentiary. The crowd, however, demanded that Dolby be lynched for the crime. Governor William McKinley, who later became president of the United States, sent out the National Guard to protect Dolby. On the morning of October 17, 1894, the National Guard troops, led by Colonel Alonzo B. Coit, ordered the crowd to disperse. The crowd continued to shout and began ramming the courthouse doors. Coit and his troops fired at the crowd through the doors of the courthouse, killing six men and wounding a dozen others. Bullet holes are still visible in the wooden doors of the courthouse (Om3120_001).