Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Remembrances, News Articles, and Personal Histories

Year Title Author Description Link
1946 Powell Boosters Start Movement for Expansion Worthington News News article describing organization of a Boosters Club drive for expansion. View the document (pdf)
1955 Columnist Johnny Jones Lives in Three-Room House Johnny Jones Columbus Dispatch newspaper article about Jones' small house overlooking the Olentangy River. View the document (pdf)
1958 One Room Schools in Delaware County Paul M. Lybarger Paul Lybarger was the Delaware County Superintendent of Schools from 1914 to ?. This was the initial period after passage of the law establishing county wide districts. View the document (pdf)
1989 Liberty Township District No. 4 School Judith K. Brozek History of Liberty Township School # 4 from early 1800's to 1950's. School #4 was located at the NW corner of Ohio Rt. 315 and Home Rd. View the document (pdf)
1997 Shopping in the Village - 50 Years Ago - Penny Candy Evalyn Plummer Anderson Article about Plummer's store prepared for the Olentangy Valley News in 1997. View the document (pdf)
1997 Farming has changed greatly as Powell area developed Craig Askins Glimpses of the past article that appeared in the Olentangy Valley News View the document (pdf)
1997 Powell's Golden Days Golden Days Committee Booklet prepared for the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Powell by the Celebration Committee. Provides a summary of the evolution of Powell up to the end of the 20th century. View the document (pdf)
2000 Living in a Store Evalyn Plummer Anderson Growing up in Plummer's Confectionery View the document (pdf)
2019 History of Liberty Township Schools - Mid 1890's to 1914 May Duffy Miss Duffy's handwritten notes with her remembrances of the development of the schools. Document date is unknown. View the document (pdf)
2019 Plummer's Trading Post unknown Summary of the history of Plummer's store, a landmark in the center of Powell from the early '40s to the early '70s. Date of the article is not known. View the document (pdf)
2019 History of Liberty Township Schools 1890's - 1914 May Duffy May Duffy's handwritten description of the history of the Liberty Township Schools from the mid 1890's to 1914. The school system underwent rapid change during this period and Miss Duffy was a student and teacher throughout. View the document (pdf)