Historic Groveport

Historic Groveport (HM83E)

Location: Groveport, OH 43125 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.082', W 82° 52.97'

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Pioneers began to settle in the Groveport area around the year 1800. Subsequent growth was spurred by the opening of the Ohio Erie Canal, and, in 1847, the adjacent settlements of Rarey's Port and Wert's Grove merged to form the village of Groveport. The canal, which crossed Main Street immediately east of this marker, declined in importance as a commercial lifeline with the local arrival in 1868 of the faster and more flexible railroad system. By 1900, boat traffic on the canal ceased entirely. Traces of the canal bed are still visible throughout the area.
HM NumberHM83E
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number18-25
Year Placed1995
Placed ByVillage of Groveport and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 338928 N 4412956
Decimal Degrees39.85136667, -82.88283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.082', W 82° 52.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 4.92" N, 82° 52' 58.20" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 634-642 Main St, Groveport OH 43125, US
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