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Amesville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Amesville

 
 
Historic Amesville Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
1. Historic Amesville
Inscription. Pioneers began arriving in Ames Township in 1797, making it one of the earliest settlements in the Northwest Territory. As early as 1804, the village purchased enough books to create a library. It is known today as the Coonskin Library because it was financed through the sale of animal pelts. Amesville was a center for commerce and education and was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad, as residents assisted countless slaves from the South on their way to freedom.
 
Erected by TEAM Athens County.
 
Location. 39° 24.038′ N, 81° 57.341′ W. Marker is in Amesville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Ohio Route 550), on the left when traveling east on State Street. Click for map. Mural is painted on the west facade of the Amesville post office. Marker is in this post office area: Amesville OH 45711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ames Academy Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Library Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Henry Gifford (within shouting distance of this marker); Millfield Coal Mine Disaster
Historic Amesville Mural Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
2. Historic Amesville Mural
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 Disaster (approx. 7.9 miles away); Todd and Tony Carr Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Athens First Settlement - 1797 (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amesville.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Historic Amesville Mural on US Post Office Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
3. Historic Amesville Mural on US Post Office
Historic Amesville Mural Sponsorship Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
4. Historic Amesville Mural Sponsorship
 
 
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