Johnston Farm spring house photograph   Save
Johnston Farm Collection
Description: Photograph of the spring house at the Johnston Farm. Typed caption on the reverse of the photograph reads "Scene at spring house, Johnston homestead, Piqua, Ohio, (commencing at the right) Mrs. Will Johnston, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Stephen Johnston, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Hebe Craig, New York City, Mrs. Joh. H. Crane, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Geo. W. Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. John Johnston Kirk, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Kirk Ayers, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Frank Carter Davies, Piqua, Ohio, Master Samuel Johnston Davies, Piqua, Ohio, Miss Rachel Vance, Piqua, Phio, Joe Miller (servant) Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. S.J. Patterson, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank Conover, Dayton, Ohio (in window.)" Johnston Farm, maintained as a state memorial, is the homestead of John Johnston. Johnston is best known for holding the office of Indian Agent for over 30 years, appointed by President James Madison in the early years of the state to oversee the American Indian reservations in northwest Ohio. Johnston was an important political and social figure in Ohio who also served as a state canal commissioner, helped to found Kenyon College and served on the board of trustees of Miami University. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV29_B01F08_001
Subjects: Johnston, John, 1775-1861; Historic sites Ohio; Families--Ohio; Farm life
Places: Piqua (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio);