Founders of New Albany

Founders of New Albany (HM9DT)

Location: New Albany, OH 43054 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 4.955', W 82° 48.491'

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A tavern and inn, for which Noble Landon (1783-1866) obtained a liquor license in 1835, formerly occupied the southeast corner of High and Main streets. In 1837 Landon and William Yantis laid out the town of New Albany in 50-by-100-foot lots, with Landon's lots lying on the east side and Yantis' on the west side of High Street. Landon was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, lived as a young man in St. Albans, Vermont, and migrated to Licking County, Ohio, in 1810. He was the first clerk and first Justice of the Peace in St. Albans Township and first postmaster in Johnstown and later in New Albany. In addition to contributions as a builder-developer, Landon gave to the village lore the story of a remarkable conversion. Long known as a heavy drinker, he suddenly ordered kegs of whiskey he owned to be carried into the street and broken. He then attended church regularly.
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From Frederick County, Maryland, of German descent, William Yantis was a War of 1812 veteran of the Battle of North Point, where British General Ross was killed and William's neighbor Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner." Arriving in Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1815, he married Elizabeth Schissler of Washington County, Maryland, and had nine children. In 1819 he bought Plain Township land that he settled and farmed. In 1837 he and Noble Landon platted New Albany Village, to which he appended an addition in 1850. Among his possessions were a trunk of books, saddle- and harness-making tools and surgical instruments. On September 23, 1883, The Westerville Review reported, "he was an eccentric man, who claimed some knowledge of medicine. Good hearted, to one who was a friend he would give up most everything he possessed, but with one he disliked he would have nothing to do...."
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HM NumberHM9DT
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number62-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByNew Albany Plain Township Historical Society, The Heischman Family, New Albany Community Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 345835 N 4438489
Decimal Degrees40.08258333, -82.80818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.955', W 82° 48.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 57.30" N, 82° 48' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Cherry Al, New Albany OH 43054, US
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