Jonathan Wright Homestead

Jonathan Wright Homestead (HMHMN)

Location: Springboro, OH 45066 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.208', W 84° 14.078'

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circa 1815

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.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number8-83
Year Placed2003
Placed ByCity of Springboro Historical Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 737598 N 4381851
Decimal Degrees39.55346667, -84.23463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.208', W 84° 14.078'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 12.48" N, 84° 14' 4.68" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80 W State St, Springboro OH 45066, US
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