Waverly in Pike County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pike County Courthouse
The Pike County Courthouse was at Piketon from 1815-1861 when county residents voted to move the county seat to Waverly. The Waverly Public Square was donated to the county by the Meschech Downing family in September, 1861. A committee was appointed to oversee the courthouse construction and the completed structure was deeded to the county in December 1866 for $5. An addition was added to the front in 1909. Inside, the common pleas courtroom houses busts of entrepreneur-businessman and first millionaire of Pike County, James Emmitt, and his wife, Louisa, and a mural of "Blind Justice" painted by late local lawyer, W. T. Reed.
Erected 1992 by Pike County Commissioners, Ralph J. Breseter, Dr. John R. Allen Jr., Raymond Fout Jr., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-66.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 7.569′ N, 82° 59.06′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Ohio, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Ohio Route 220) and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E. 2nd Street, Waverly OH 45690, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. War Savings Stamps (here, next to this marker); German Evangelical Church / Pike Heritage Foundation Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Emmitt House / James Emmitt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Canal Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pike County Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pike County Twentieth-Century War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pike County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Waverly.
Also see . . . Pike County Courthouse. (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 169 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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