Home of Isaac and Sarah Harvey

This is a private home behind a long chained-off lane, and there is no place to stop safely on this blind curve. Read this history on your drive along the road.

As you continue on Lebanon Road, at the top of a glacial moraine hill that sits above Little Creek, there is a closed driveway back a long lane where you can barely see a house. This is 1848 house built by settler Caleb Harvey for his family, and it faces toward the Springfield Friends Meetinghouse across the Todds Fork Valley.

His son Isaac Harvey and his wife Sarah lived here the next generation, then their son Jesse Harvey and his family, and then his daughter Myra Harvey Probasco and her family. The house was sold out of the family in the late 1980s.

Isaac Harvey (1809-1883) and his wife Sarah Edwards Harvey (1812-1902) traveled to Washington DC in the fall of 1862 to speak to President Lincoln about the emancipation of the slaves. Their journey was the inspiration for the “Who Sends Thee?” statue on the Wilmington College campus.

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282 Lebanon Rd, Clarksville, OH 45113 ~ (You won't be able to see the house from the road, and there is no safe place to pull off the road.)