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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Muskingum Park

 
 
Muskingum Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. Muskingum Park Marker
Inscription. President Theodore Roosevelt and W. H. Taft spoke here in 1912. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the “Start Westward” sesquicentennial monument in 1938.
 
Erected by The Rotary Club of Marietta.
 
Location. 39° 24.94′ N, 81° 27.448′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Muskingum Park (along the Muskingum River) about 100 feet east of the "Start Westward" monument. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial to the "Start Westward of the United States" (a few steps from this marker); Meigs House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); General Arthur St. Clair (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckley House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Muskingum Park and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. Muskingum Park and Marker
Looking west toward the "Start Westward" monument (behind tree).
American Union Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
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Muskingum Park Extension Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
3. Muskingum Park Extension Marker
This property - extending Muskingum Park by 21,216 square feet - has been donated through the Marietta Community Foundation to the City of Marietta in memory of Archibald Jefferson by his son James W. Watson, by his daughters Beryl Watson Fitzpatrick, Zoe Watson (deceased), Jennie Watson Morris (deceased), Goldia Watson Fitzpatrick (deceased), and by his granddaughter Jane Watson Fitzpatrick White.
Muskingum Park Extension Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
4. Muskingum Park Extension Marker
Looking northwest along path leading under the Washington Street (Ohio Route 7) bridge and past the Ohio River Museum.
 
 
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