Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District

Today was a beautiful weekend in July so we decided to check off one of the items on our 2018 Summer Bucket list, summer stop for ice cream.  We choose Graeters in Worthington as our go-to for great scoops of our favorite flavors.  Another reason we decided ice cream in Old Town Worthington, Ohio is we enjoying exploring all the history.

It is always fun and interesting to read and see all the Remarkable Ohio History.  Read about the 1447 Remarkable Ohio Historical sites here.

 

Remarkable Ohio ... Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

Following our ice cream, we strolled through the Historic Old Worthington, walking past the Worthington Inn, founded in 1813.

 

Remarkable Ohio ... Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

In 1816, a gentleman from Connecticut named Rensselear W. Cowles came to Worthington, Ohio to seek his fortune. In 1831, Mr. Cowles constructed the oldest portion of the Inn as a private residence for himself and his wife. The land and building that he purchased for $250.00 is what has become The Worthington Inn. Mr. Cowles’ life in central Ohio’s first city was one of civil service and prosperity. As a resident of Worthington, he served as County Commissioner, Justice of the Peace and Postmaster, while also profiting as a merchant.

After Mr. Cowles’ death in 1842, Theodore Fuller purchased the Cowles’ property and promptly enlarged the building. Mr. Fuller sold the business to William Bishop in 1852 for $5,000.00 changing the property from a private residence to a traveler’s inn (called the Bishop House) on one of Columbus’ most traveled thoroughfares (now know as Route 161 – Dublin-Granville Road). At the time of Mr. Bishop’s proprietorship, a typical meal at the Inn cost only a dime and an overnight’s stay cost only 25 cents!

We continued our stroll through town …


Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

and more strolling …

Remarkable Ohio ... Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

Remarkable Ohio … Ohio Historical Marker #116-25 Worthington Historic District || Sharon the Moments Blog

We continued our stroll through town …

So whether a huge Ohio history buff or just want to learn more about our great state, be sure to stop and read the Remarkable Ohio Historical Markers as you pass by when traveling.

Love Remarkable Ohio.  What remarkable sites have you visited?

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