Yellow Springs, Ohio, map   Save
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
Description: Map of Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1855. In 1825, one hundred Owenite families arrived in the area, hoping to create a utopian community based on socialism, where all of the residents owned the property communally and worked together for the common good of all people. With the Owenites' arrival the community grew quickly, although the utopian vision for it never truly developed. Yellow Springs received its name from a nearby spring, whose water left yellow deposits on surrounding rocks due to the high iron content. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04151
Subjects: Maps--Ohio; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Cities and towns--Ohio
Places: Yellow Springs (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)