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Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Site in Journalism

 
 
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription. The Chillicothe Gazette, published since 1800, is the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains and the oldest business establishment in Ohio. The newspaper played an important part in American history, specifically through its part in opening the Northwest Territory, a step that led to American expansion to the Pacific.
Marked this 29th day of September, 1972
 
Erected 1972 by Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Society.
 
Location. 39° 19.968′ N, 82° 59.028′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 W. Main Street, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol (here, next to this marker); The Chillicothe Gazette (a few steps from this marker); Donald E. McHenry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio (about 400 feet away); Court House Renovation (about 400 feet away); Site of Ohio's First Statehouse
Home of Chillicothe Newspapers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. Home of Chillicothe Newspapers Marker
Erected in 1940 Chillicothe Gazette, established April 25, 1800 Chillicothe News-Advertiser, established June 11, 1831 Sunday Gazette and Advertiser, established December 3, 1938. Stone below marker is from Ohio's first statehouse.
(about 500 feet away); Abrams' Big House (about 700 feet away); First Court of Ross County (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
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Chillicothe Gazette Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Chillicothe Gazette Building
Built as a replica of Ohio's first statehouse. Markers are at front of building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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