“Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings.” Read More
Adena/Adina:: Means "delicate, gentle" in Hebrew.
Scheduled 1-hour tours of the Adena Mansion are available during regular operating hours.
This magnificent mansion was built back in 1806-1807.
When this mansion was built Ohio was really wilderness and dense forest.
This is the land of Tecumseh
“A GENTLEMAN’S GARDEN ON THE FRONTIER
"On one side of the house is a terrace with flowers and vegetables. This garden was arranged by German gardeners, who keep it in very good order,” -- Karl Bernhard, Duke of Saxe Weimar Eisenach, on his 1826 visit to Adena
“A bank barn or banked barn is a style of barn noted for its accessibility, at ground level, on two separate levels. Often built into the side of a hill, or bank, both the upper and the lower floors area could be accessed from ground level, one area at the top of the hill and the other at the bottom.”
“ The springhouse at Adena was built by George McCormick and Conrad Christman in 1805, at a cost of $46.34. The current springhouse is a reproduction.
THE TENANT HOUSE
As I was leaving the estate but still on the access road this is what I saw.
I have no explanation for the camel.. I posted this photo on my Facebook page and people thought I had been sniffing glue when I said, “I saw this camel in someone's backyard.” (We are talking Ohio after all).. I may have to go back to Adena to get the “story of the camel.”
- All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.
- You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
- You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
- You carry jumper cables in your car.
- You know what "cow tipping" or "Possum Kicking" is.
- You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
Walkabout The Adena Estate of Thomas Worthington