New Albany & Plain Township: The Early Years A presentation by Dennis Keesee at the November 18, 2021 meeting of the New Albany-Plain Township historical society. This hour-long presentation covers the original surveying of Plain Township, the founding of New Albany, the Hope Post Office, New Albany’s role in the American Civil War, local landmarks, historic photos,…
Welcome to the Historical Society
Welcome to the website of the New Albany – Plain Township Historical Society. New Albany and the surrounding Plain Township are located in Franklin County, just northeast of Columbus, Ohio.
The NAPTHS was founded in 1975 to bring together people interested in local history and to help members of the community achieve an understanding of this history through the collection and preservation of artifacts, documents, and oral accounts. The NAPTHS is committed to preserving and documenting our local history for future generations, at a time when Plain Township is rapidly evolving from rural farming community to upscale suburb.
Some examples of the Society’s activities are participation in the annual Founders Day Celebration (started by the Historical Society in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial), school and club tours of the Ealy House Museum, helping with high school student community-service requirements and senior seminars, and the creation of a Heritage Quilt depicting 1800s-era Plain Township in folk art applique. We invite you to browse these pages, read our newsletter, come to our meetings and events, and get involved. There are many volunteer opportunities and we welcome your interest and participation!