Franklinton was the first settlement in the area, predating the City of Columbus that would later annex the neighborhood.
My curiosity being aroused, I went on to study the books "Saga America" and "America B.C." by Professor Barry Fell of Harvard University, also Cyrus Gordon's "Before Columbus" and "They All Discovered America" by Charles Boreland; from these books and various other research items the following facts emerge: The term Phoenician is a general one, which covers not only the seafaring peoples based in the ancient cities of Tyre and Sidon (on the coast of modern Lebanon), but also the sea-roving Israelite tribes of Dan, Asher and Zebulon, whose tribal territories in Canaan were adjacent to these city states on the East Mediterranean coastline. Johnston in his book "Did The Phoenicians Discover America" claimed that the American continent was discovered and settled by Phoenicians and Hebrews who kept in contact with the Middle East for some three hundred years.Mormons assume this book is gospel but mainstream archaeologists reject these claims.A Chinese map, found in a bookstore and created in the 18th century, is attributed to Chinese Admiral Zheng He and shows a detailed map of America dating back to 1418.The name Celts was the designation given to those peoples who emerged from the same geographical location as the so-called Lost Tribes of Israel which had disappeared at an earlier stage of world history.
These people migrated across Europe to settle in the British Isles and along the coasts of France and Spain.These peoples planted trading posts and mercantile colonies along the shores of North Africa and Spain: and they engaged in a flourishing tin trade with the Southwest corner of the British Isles, their ships passing through the Straits of Gibraltar, then known as the 'Pillars of Hercules'. He claimed that North America was the Biblical Ophir, visited by the fleets of King Solomon, and he outlined some twenty-six points of comparison between the civilisation of the Eastern Mediterranean homelands of the Phoenicians, Hebrews, and the Mayan, Inca and Aztec civilisations in the New World.More recent research by Professor Barry Fell points to Punic or Phoenician inscriptions found in New England, Ohio and West Virginia, and also the discovery of coinage and trade goods in the United States which had come from the Phoenician city of Carthage in North Africa.Some of these civilizations had long faded by the time of the first permanent European colonies and the arrival of enslaved Africans (c.late 16th–early 17th centuries), and are known only through archaeological investigations and oral history.I became aware of these exciting facts of suppressed history during my first visit to the United States in 1984.