Orders Road School / The Orders Family

Orders Road School / The Orders Family (HM8CE)

Location: Grove City, OH 43123 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 51.615', W 83° 6.219'

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Side A:
Orders Road School
Educational standards for rural children did not exist during the early 1800s, but by the 1870s most states had enacted compulsory education laws. In rural areas, township school districts built schools like this one and assessed local citizens for upkeep and teacher's salaries. Teachers passed a county examination for certification. Besides instruction duties, they kept records, cleaned the schoolhouse, and kept it heated during the cold months. In 1879, Allen and Mary Orders deeded one acre of land to the Jackson Township Board of Education to build Schoolhouse No. 10, known locally as Orders Road School. Three generations of Jackson Township students between ages five and sixteen received their primary education here. Following consolidation, the school district deeded this building to the farm's owners in 1928. It was restored in 2000-2002.

Side B:
The Orders Family
The family that farmed this land in the 1800s typified nineteenth century Ohio settlement and emigration patterns. After serving with General Anthony Wayne at Fort Greenville in the mid-1790s, English immigrant Jonas Orders came to central Ohio from Virginia in 1805. Neighbor Sarah Ford nursed him through a frontier illness. They married and established a farm here in 1829. Of their ten children, one son, Allen, and his wife Mary Galion Orders farmed here through the mid-1800's, raised seven children, and provided land for the school. Their son Jonas Orders II served in the 113th Ohio regiment during the Civil War and was wounded at Chickamauga. He married Sara Knagi and lived here with their eight children. By the turn of the twentieth century, the family had left the farm.
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HM NumberHM8CE
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number37-25
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Edna W. Taylor Estate and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 320060 N 4414364
Decimal Degrees39.86025000, -83.10365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.615', W 83° 6.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 36.90" N, 83° 6' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4023-4133 Orders Rd, Grove City OH 43123, US
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