Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Powell History

Our Mission:

Preservation, education, and service to the community.

Join Us - All Are Welcome!

Monday August 13, 2018

7:00 PM at Meet at Martin Perry House

Sherry Carmichael will present
"Walking Tour of Downtown Powell"

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A Ride on the C D & M (Columbus, Delaware and Marion Railroad Company)

Jack Hilborn, the president of Delaware County Historical Society, and longtime insurance agent in Delaware, has over the years developed an avid interest in railroads and transportation history. We were fortunate to have him share with us his passion and expertise with emphasis on the CD&M interurban line that ran between Columbus and Marion in the early years of the 20th century. The CD and M interurban played a key role in the growth and development of both Franklin and Delaware County and in keeping people in each community connected. Jack presented numerous pictures of the sites of the railway and points of interest in downtown Delaware. There was a lively discussion about the railroad, the old images, and how things have changed over the years.

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Powell Festival

Powell Liberty Historical Society volunteers joined members of the Delaware County Historical Society to promote both societies at the Powell Festival on the Village Green, Friday June 22 and Saturday June 22. If you haven't visited the green, you should do so. It is a really nice facility.

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A donation by the Jack and Jane Van Fossen Fund of the Delaware County Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The gift supports maintenance of the Martin-Perry Homestead and the ongoing pursuit of our mission.

Learn more about the Delaware County Foundation.