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RATHBONE, OHIO

Although Rathbone is in Concord Township is deserves recognition in Scioto Township history.  When the railroad was constructed between Springfield and Delaware, a railroad station was placed on the road for the convenience of Warrensburg and Rathbone.  It was named White Sulphur Station after the springs at Rathbone which used to be called White Sulphur Springs.

The State Reform School for Girls,” as it was originally called, but changed in 1872 by an act of the Legislature to the “Girls’ Industrial Home,” is on a beautiful site on the Scioto, ten miles southwest of Delaware, and eighteen above Columbus.  The spot was long known as the “White Sulphur Springs.”  In early times a hole was bored here 460 feet for salt water, but, instead, was struck a spring of strong white sulphur water.  In 1847 a large hotel and some cottages were put up for boarders, and the place was for a term of years quite a resort, but finally ran down.

It becoming a home for girls was the result of a petition to the Legislature by some of the benevolent citizens of the county, who, seeing the fine property going to decay, desired that it should be purchased by the State, and converted into an asylum for unprotected girls.  In 1869 the State purchased it, and founded the institution “for the instruction, employment, and reformation of exposed, helpless, evil-disposed, and vicious girls,” above the age of seven years and under that of sixteen.  The institution at times has over 200 pupils, and is on a well-conducted foundation.  Col. James M. Crawford is the superintendent.  (31)

 

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Covered Bridge spanning Scioto River at Rathbone Conference with AW. Stiles of Girl's Industrial Home Speaking Conference with AW. Stiles of Girl's Industrial Home Speaking Sept. 1903 Letter
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Oct. 30, 1897 Check written by A.W. Stiles
White Sulphur Springs      
Picture Taken from The Ohio White Sulphur Springs
Published by Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co
Cincinnati, Ohio
1859