A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field

A Brief History of Eastmoor / Eastmoor Polo Field (HM1S8I)

Location: Columbus, OH 43209 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.013', W 82° 55.104'

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A Brief History of Eastmoor

In 1798, Articles of Confederation Congress provided land to British Canadians who lost property because of loyalty to American revolutionaries during the American War of Independence (1775-1783). This land was part of the Refugee Tract and the present-day Truro Township. In 1850, Henry Stanbery, first Attorney General of Ohio, purchased a portion of this land. In 1923, Charles Johnson bought a section of this land and had it platted as the Eastmoor Addition by the Jennings-Lawrence Company with the polo field at the center. Eastmoor has houses ranging in age from the 1920s to the early 21st century, including Lustron homes built after WWII.

Eastmoor Polo Field

This polo field was the centerpiece of an equestrian community developed by Charles Johnson in the early 1920s. The Eastmoor Polo Club played on this field until the facilities were destroyed by fire. The fire plus the rapid growth of Eastmoor's residential community, caused the club to be relocated to the Rocky Fork Hunt Club, established in 1925 exclusively for the Eastmoor Polo Club. The Eastmoor polo field, commonly known as Virginia Lee Circle, was named for Virginia Smith and Lee Huntington as a wedding gift from Charles Johnson. The mounted polo player, on granite stones at Eastmoor's entrances, is a replica of the mounted polo player on the original sign.
HM NumberHM1S8I
Marker Number118- 25
Year Placed2012
Placed ByEastmoor Civic Association The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 336161 N 4425843
Decimal Degrees39.96688333, -82.91840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.013', W 82° 55.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 0.78" N, 82° 55' 6.24" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 S Virginialee Rd, Columbus OH 43209, US
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