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The Powell Liberty Historical Society is located on Powell Road at Grace Drive in the city of Powell, Ohio, and Delaware County's Liberty Township. The Martin-Perry Homestead, established in 1889, is home to the Society. It is filled with Victorian furnishings, artifacts and memorabilia from family members, area residents and shop owners who have donated items since the house opened in 1990.

Gardens surround the old farmhouse that sits just east of the center of town. The restored privy is located at the rear of the property. The barn, chicken coop, ice house, grape arbor, shade trees and such, along with the dirt road out front, are long gone, but the charm and warmth of the house live for those who come to visit.

A small research library containing early school history, photographs and memorabilia, along with family histories, local cemetery information, and records and regalia from Powell's Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge is available for all who seek information about this community. Among other material of interest are displays about the Powell Speedway and the Delaware County Fair which was held in Powell from 1909 until 1937.

Preserving the character and historical heritage of southern Delaware County and providing opportunities to make history come alive for Powell, Hyatts, and Liberty Township is our goal.



Hazel Martin, the eldest daughter of the first family to inhabit the Martin-Perry House in the 1890s.
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