The James Stanton
", is located approximately one mile north of Springboro,Ohio. It is located near present day Dorothy Lane Market
in the Settlers Walk
development off of Rte. 741. The farm was originally 114 acres. The Stanton farmhouse was built in 1826 and is a two and one half story brick building of the Federal vernacular style. The Greenhill Farm
from 1825-1959 was occupied by five generations of the Stanton family, many of whom were members of the Springboro Monthly Meeting
of the Society of Friends
According to family lore, the steps seen in the old photograph above led to a hiding place. Runaway slaves were also said to have been hidden in the chicken house which is seen behind the boy on the horse.