Old Harveysburg village

Harveysburg, established in 1829, was once a thriving Quaker village with two Meeting Houses, schools, and an academy, several businesses and a pork packing industry. It was an important location on the Underground Railroad. Several black families lived in Harveysburg. It had a Black church and a Black cemetery.

At the time, there was a very steep hill and a winding road from here down into the valley where Caesar Creek flowed. That valley was flooded to make the man-made lake, which subsumed several Quaker family farms and displaced the two Meetings.



Main Street, Harveysburg, Ohio