One of the few remaining Quaker settler brick houses in Clinton County is the 1830 Eli Harvey house on Lebanon Road in the Springfield Meeting community, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eli Harvey (1803-1872) was a very small child when he arrived in Ohio in a covered wagon with his extended Harvey family, traveling from North Carolina through the Cumberland Gap in the great Quaker migration to the Northwest Territory.  He grew up in a log house, married Sarah Fallis in 1826, bought some land from his father William Harvey, and built the brick house about 1830. One of his grandsons was the famous artist and sculptor Eli Harvey (1860-1957) and one of his great-great-great-granddaughters is the current owner of the property.

Check out this video about the house, which features our very own Christine Hadley Snyder: