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

The Chillicothe Gazette

 
 
The Chillicothe Gazette Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. The Chillicothe Gazette Marker
Inscription. The oldest commercial enterprise in Ohio, the Chillicothe Gazette began publication on April 25, 1800, as Freeman's Journal and Chillicothe Advertiser. That October it became the Scioto Gazette, and Chillicothe has had a Gazette ever since. It is the oldest newspaper in continuous operation west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the second oldest in the United States. Its first publisher and editor, Nathaniel Willis, was a Revolution-era Boston printer who reputedly apprenticed under Benjamin Franklin. Under his leadership the Gazette became one of the most influential papers in the expanding West. It first reported news transmitted by telegraph in 1847 and began daily publication in 1849. The Gazette moved into this building, a replica of Ohio's first statehouse, in 1941.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Chillicothe and Ross County 2003 Commission, The Ross County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-71.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.966′ N, 82° 59.034′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker
The Chillicothe Gazette Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. The Chillicothe Gazette Marker
Newspaper building is a replica of Ohio's first statehouse.
is on Main Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in garden to west of Gazette building. 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. Historic Site in Journalism (a few steps from this marker); A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol (a few steps from this marker); Donald E. McHenry (about 400 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 (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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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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