Early Franklin County Homesteads

Originally published in the Franklin County Historical Society Bulletin about 1950
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The Schrock home was a center of social activity, especially at
sugar making time.

This unique homestead is located on Schrock Road, Blendon Township, just west of the 3 C highway one mile south of Westerville. The Schrocks were Virginia people. George Washington Schrock, the builder of the homestead, was born in Romney, Va., Dec. 12, 1804, and came to Blendon Township about 1840 and built the home during the first two years of his residence here.

The Schrock home was the center of many social activities, especially at sugar making time when students from Otterbein College would come out and assist in making sugar maple taffy and other sweets. Mr. Schrock had a sugar grove of over 1100 trees and his sugar house was one of the finest in the country.

The farm, consisting of 137 acres, was formerly owned by John Snow of Worthington, but was mostly cleared by Mr. Schrock who spent his entire life on the farm after removing to Ohio. The house, a spacious story and a half, is well constructed of native timber and has undergone but little change since it was built.



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