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Seven Oaks neighborhood - this day in history

Seven Oaks neighborhood sign Columbus OHSeven Oaks neighborhood - March 28, 2010 brought to you by Maureen McCabe 

Today Seven Oaks is a City of Columbus neighborhood in the Worthington City School District.   Seven Oaks is south of  Lazelle Road.  One of the streets in Seven Oaks is named Ozem Gardner Way, after a historic area resident.  I wonder if the  Seven Oaks neighborhood  was part of the Reverend Ozem Gardner's farm.   It is likely.   The Flint Cemetery was part of his farm.

The Seven Oaks neighborhood was developed in the 1990s.  Seven Oaks is just a little east of the railroad tracks that go through Worthington and what was the Village of Flint back in the 1800s.  The history of the Seven Oaks neighborhood is the history  of the Flint Ohio area and the anti-slavery movement including the underground railroad, according to a timeline on the  Worthington Historical Society's Worthington Memory site. 

On March 28, 1835  "The Worthington Anti-Slavery Society is organized with 66 subscribers. Ozem Gardner, Flint resident, is president. The Methodist congregations in Worthington and Flint are thought to have assisted fugitive slaves; the deeply wooded ravine that parallels Flint Road provided excellent protective cover for runaways."  according to the Worthington timeline on the Worthington Memory site.

So perhaps nothing important happened in the farm field or bare ground of 1835 that is today the Seven Oaks neighborhood, but the area and the local residents were caught up in the issues of the day.

Map - Ozem Gardner Way and the Seven Oaks neighborhood

Today Seven Oaks is one of those neighborhoods just inside the Franklin County line with a Westerville OhioOzem Gardnder Way Westerville OH 43081 43081 mailing address, although it is in Worthington schools. ZIP codes are just mail routes. There is only one Seven Oaks home for sale presently.

Seven Oaks neighborhood

Blackmore Ct. Westerville, Ohio 43081

English Oak Ct. Westerville, Ohio 43081

English Oak Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081

Laurel Oak Ct. Westerville, Ohio 43081

Ozem Gardner Way, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Silverleaf Oak Ct. Westerville, Ohio 43081

That's it! That's the whole Seven Oaks neighborhood!  


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