John Satterthwaite House

on the Accommodation Stagecoach Line

In the spring of 1827, William Werden, a well-known innkeeper from Springfield, and John Satterthwaite (1786-1837), a prominent Quaker farmer and businessman from Waynesville, established a stage line from Springfield to Cincinnati. They named their new stage line the Accommodation Line. Stagecoach drivers on the Accommodation Line were put up for the night at the residence of John Satterthwaite. Coaches and horses were housed in a large barn on the property.

John Satterthwaite was born in Bucks County PA and moved with his family to Ohio in 1802. He was in charge of building the White Brick Meetinghouse in 1811.



398 Somerset Ln, Waynesville, OH 45068 ~ The house is located at the end of Somerset Lane, off Victoria Place, off of the Old Stage Road. A neighborhood of new houses has grown up around the house on the land of the old Satterthwaite farm.