"Squatter's House"

"Squatter's House" (HM8W2)

Location: Springboro, OH 45066 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.291', W 84° 13.982'

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Circa 1810

This oldest building in the historic district was the home of Griffy Griffis five years before the village was founded by Jonathan Wright in 1815. Since Griffis had no legal right to the property, it became known as the "Squatter's House." Wright used the structure to mark the location of Main Street for his plat of the new village he named "Springborough" in recognition of the many springs in the area. Griffis eventually bought the property in 1817 for $300. Since then the building has been used as a bakery, butcher shop, post office, telephone exchange, private residence, and a museum.
HM NumberHM8W2
Placed ByOld Springboro
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 737731 N 4382008
Decimal Degrees39.55485000, -84.23303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.291', W 84° 13.982'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 17.46" N, 84° 13' 58.92" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 S Main St, Springboro OH 45066, US
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