February is Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month – The History of the first Black-Owned farm in Delaware County and part of the Underground Railroad – Lucy Depp Settlement.

The settlement near Shawnee Hills is the first black-owned farm in Delaware county Ohio.

The settlement was founded in 1835 by freed slave Abraham Depp and named for his daughter.

This presentation will tell the story of the role that the settlers played as part of the Underground Railroad.

In later years, Lucy Depp Park was also something of a summer resort for African-Americans from Columbus and elsewhere.