The area formerly known as the Village of Flint #17

by Maureen McCabe on May 13, 2010

Flint Carryout 225 Park Road Columbus 43235

The Village of Flint in northern Franklin County has been annexed to the City of Columbus for some time. Or perhaps there are still unincorporated areas along Flint Rd. and Park Rd. mixed in among the City of Columbus neighborhoods in the area:

Maybe The Sanctuary is NOT really part of what was Flint, but doesn’t it back up to the Flint Cemetery? I don’t think of neighborhoods like The Sanctuary, Seven Oaks, or Worthington Highland being Flint. To me Flint is the intersection of Flint Road and Park Rd. and the streets, West St., Station St., Oak St. but I am sure homes in the surrounding area had Flint Ohio mailing addresses before the area became part of the Columbus and Worthington mailing addresses.

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Worthington area – Flint

Worthington area history

Slate Hill School

The area that was formerly the Village of Flint is # 17 of ’365 Places to Live in Columbus’ a page on Facebook and here.

If you use link for homes for sale in Flint area neighborhoods above you will search the online inventory of homes on the Real Living HER site. You will be offered the opportunity to receive listings directly from the Columbus Board of Realtors MLS (multiple listing service) in real time. You can know the true status of the properties you are interested in.

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1 Joan Marie (Schaer) Gebhardt October 14, 2010 at 04:01 am

My family lived on Flint Road from 1946 through 1998. We never had the mailing address of “Flint, Ohio”. All mail was addressed as “Worthington, Ohio” until Columbus finally (to our dismay) incorporated the land. The land used to be farmland…soy bean and corn and hay fields and pastures with milk cows. Old Hollis Brown owned the house directly across Park Road from Flint School and farmed the land there for years. I attended Flint School from 1947 through 1951. Before the land was subdivided the country there used to be beautiful with an abundance of wild flowers, and wild animals. And years before the forties, someone planted a variety of fruit trees in a field next to our house, which was 7949 Flint Road. There were apple, pear and cherry trees. I miss it all, and it’s gone forever.

2 Joan Marie (Schaer) Gebhardt October 14, 2010 at 04:04 am

To learn a true history of the area, talk to neighbors who have lived there.

3 Maureen McCabe October 14, 2010 at 06:52 am

Joan wrote: “talk to neighbors who have lived there.”

Are you local? Want to meet for coffee?

Thanks for sharing your memories.

4 Joan Marie (Schaer) Gebhardt October 14, 2010 at 04:22 pm

Thanks for your response. I now live in Maryland with my husband. We do visit my brother from time to time. He lives in Riverlea. He’d be someone you could talk with, but just now he and his wife off sailing their boat for the next two months. They should be home in February.
Someone needs to write an accurate history of Flint in the 30′s and 40′s.

5 Maureen McCabe October 15, 2010 at 09:32 am

Joan I have another site that is about Worthington, ‘Worthington Old and News’ is about Worthington including the Flint area, Linworth, Riverlea and basically the whole school district, there is more about Sharon Township and the Flint area on that site than here, of course that is the site that the links in the post go to.

One thing I treasure there are old photos from a man who grew up in Sharon Township on W. Wilson Bridge Rd. He went to Worthington schools rather than the schools in Sharon Township but he had grandparents who lived in Sharon Township, in the area of the Village of Flint. His name is Don O’Brien. He’s shared a lot of Worthington and Central Ohio photos on Flickr, as Dok1. He shares some of his photos with a Creative Commons license which allows me to use them on my blogs.

Don O’Brien shared a photo of the old school on Flint Rd. I think it was long before his photos, he came from a photography family.

I saw the old school house as a single family residence in the 1990s.

Recently I shared a photo of Don O’ Brien’s father on his wedding day, in the 1920s. I believe the photo was shot in the Flint area. Don O’Brien’s mother was from Flint.

The majority of Mr. O’Brien’s Worthington area photos are from the 1930′s and 1940′s.

6 Stevn Campbell April 2, 2012 at 04:25 pm

Lived at 8267 Flint Road from 1959 till 1967. Attended Flint School in first grade.

7 Maureen McCabe April 3, 2012 at 07:07 pm

Thanks… that must have been west side of the road north of the cemetery

8 Joan Marie (Schaer) Gebhardt April 3, 2012 at 09:11 pm

I attended Flint School from 1945 (1st grade) through 1951 (6th grade). We lived very close to the school. In response to Steven Campbells’ comment, I believe the school had closed by 1959.
Susie Cover, Dr. Cover’s daughter, lived in the house on Flint Road right next to Flint School. I used to board my horse with hers (at her place) back in the 50′s. She may still live there. She’d be an excellent resource for accurate information about Flint.

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