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1-24 Fayette County Courthouse

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Marker Details

Title, side A
Orange Johnson House
Title, side B
Same
Address
956 High Street
Worthington, 43085
Location
956 High Street
Latitude
40.0936857
Longitude
-83.0176757

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_003).