Roscoe in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James LeRetilley Building - 1847
James LeRetilley Sr. purchased the building in 1849, a year before his death. In 1825, he moved to Caldersburgh from Muskingum County and opened a general store. He was the first postmaster in Caldersburgh (1826). After the canal opened, LeRetilley and a business partner built a warehouse and began shipping grain. He later became part owner of the Union Mill Company. From 1835-1842, LeRetilley was an associate judge for Coshocton County.
This building was the location of Roscoe's last post office which closed in 1961.
Erected by Roscoe Village Foundation.
Location. 40° 16.735′ N, 81° 52.599′ W. Marker is in Roscoe, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is on Whitewoman Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 North Whitewoman Street, Coshocton OH 43812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Roscoe Building - 1840 (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Maro Johnson's Office - 1842 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Maro Johnson's House - c.1833 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Warehouse Wilson Jacob House - c.1890 (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boyd House - c.1825 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Welsh House - c.1840 (within shouting distance of this marker); 24 Star Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Roscoe.
Also see . . . Roscoe Village Foundation. (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Additional keywords. Ohio and Erie Canal
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016.
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