Remarkable Ohio


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ALERT (December 2023): Marker installed awaiting dedication in autumn 2024.

#31-45 The George & Agnes Curry Farm / The Curry Farm Historic District

Side A: George Curry (1819-1885) was one of seven children born to a tenant sheepherder in the Cheviot Hills of Scotland. He immigrated to Ohio during the 1840s and married Scottish immigrant Agnes Milligan (1830-1893) in 1855. The couple moved to Licking County in 1865, and purchased 160-acres of farmland in 1873 to establish a sheep farm. They soon became known for their fine Spanish Merino herd. In the late nineteenth century, Ohio was a leader in the wool trade, with Licking County leading the state’s wool production by 1870. At the time of his death, George Curry was “a well-known stock dealer, and was greatly esteemed” in the community. Five generations of George and Agnes Curry’s family lived and farmed their Licking County land, until it was divided into parcels and sold in 1979.
Side B: The Curry Farm Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 2021. The 12.56 acre parcel of the original Curry Farm includes a two-story house, barn, chicken coop, small barn, corn crib, and silo representative of a small-scale family farm of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Gothic Revival house dates to about 1840 and the outbuildings, including a Three-Gable Barn, are circa 1900. The largest alteration to the farmstead was the removal of another large barn directly east of the house, from which the salvaged wood and slate were utilized in renovations to the house. Today, Five Roots Vineyard grows on land that once pastured George Curry’s sheep. The overall setting remains rural, agricultural, and maintains the historic integrity of the historic Curry Farm.
Sponsors: William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Five Roots Vineyards, Ohio History Connection
Address: 12844 Foundation Road, 
Location: The Curry Farm Historic District