Bellevue (Kingston, Ohio)

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Bellevue near Kingston.jpg
Roadside view of the house
Bellevue (Kingston, Ohio) is located in Ohio
Bellevue (Kingston, Ohio)
Bellevue (Kingston, Ohio) is located in the US
Bellevue (Kingston, Ohio)
Nearest city Kingston, Ohio
Coordinates 39°29′1″N 82°54′7″W / 39.48361°N 82.90194°W / 39.48361; -82.90194Coordinates: 39°29′1″N 82°54′7″W / 39.48361°N 82.90194°W / 39.48361; -82.90194
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1835
Architect Col. William Entrekin
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 76001508[1]
Added to NRHP March 17, 1976

Bellevue is a historic farmhouse located near the village of Kingston in southern Pickaway County, Ohio, United States.[1] Built of brick on a stone foundation,[2] it was the home of leading early Ohio politician Renick Dunlap.[3]

Built from 1835 to 1840, Bellevue was constructed for Colonel William Entrekin, whose family owned the property until its sale to Nelson Dunlap in 1899. Nelson's son Renick held several political offices, including Ohio Secretary of Agriculture, State Senator, and United States Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. His house is a rectangular two-and-a-half story structure, located along State Route 159. The Federal style of its original construction endures little changed to the present day, making the house one of the region's best nineteenth-century farmsteads.[3] In 1976, Bellevue was listed on the National Register of Historic Places,[1] both because of its well-preserved architecture and because of its connection to Renick Dunlap.[2]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Bellevue, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-09-16.
  3. ^ a b Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1142.