Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
[ stop the slideshow ]

8-83 The Homestead

1028_108162.jpg 8-83 Marker 8-83Thumbnails8-83 Marker 8-83Thumbnails8-83 Marker 8-83Thumbnails8-83 Marker 8-83Thumbnails8-83 Marker 8-83Thumbnails

Side A: Jonathan Wright Homestead. Jonathan Wright (1782-1855) and his wife Mary Bateman Wright (1787-1866) moved with their five children from Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1814 and built this Federal style house. Using skills acquired from his father, Joel Wright, a surveyor who platted the city of Columbus, Jonathan platted the village of "Springborough," named for the many springs in the vicinity. The Wright family established and operated a woolen factory, two flour mills, a general store, and a 320-acre farm in the Springboro area. The Wrights were active members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and strongly opposed slavery. The house was a station on the Underground Railroad, offering assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom. Many members of the Wright family, including Jonathan, Mary, and four of their children, are buried in the Friends Cemetery on nearby Factory Road. Side B: Same. Same