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Salem in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
1. Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Side A:
Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge

The Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge, constructed primarily of white oak is of Multiple King Post design spanning 67 feet. It was built nearly 100 years after the birth of the nation. Located on Eagleton Road, just off Teegarden Road, it is still at its original location, spanning the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek in Eagleton's Glen Park. It remained in use until 1992 when it was bypassed by a new concrete structure. The official contract for the construction of the bridge was awarded to Jeremiah C. Mountz in June of 1875. The stonework for the abutments was awarded to David Reese and painting of the original structure to George W. Akin in 1876. Members of Highland Christian Church came here to be baptized by immersion. There were over 250 covered bridges in Columbiana County, including at least 16 railroad covered bridges. The Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge is one of only five still remaining.

Side A:
Teegarden

A small village called Teegarden, founded by Prussian immigrants and named after the William Teegarden family, grew up around this site in the early 1800s. Levi Blackledge settled in Teegarden and built a water-powered gristmill in 1804. Later, in 1805, he built a water-powered sawmill
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
2. Teegarden Marker
near the same site. The gristmill, which ground flour for many farmers in the area, was replaced in 1816 with a frame structure that stood until 1904. A post office was established in 1868 with Uriah Teegarden serving as the first postmaster. This area was also used for coal mining with deep mines of the B.F. Lewis Coal and Iron Company. Extensive deposits of kidney ore were also mined here and shipped on the Erie Railroad (currently the Greenway Bike Trail) to the Cherry Valley and Grafton Furnaces at Leetonia and the Rebecca Furnace at McKinley Crossing near Lisbon.
 
Erected 2003 by Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge Association, Columbiana County Engineer's Office, Columbiana County Commissioners, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.316′ N, 80° 49.614′ W. Marker is in Salem, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is on Eagleton Road 0.1 miles south of Teegarden Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem OH 44460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unserheim (approx. 4.9
Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
3. Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge Marker
miles away); Cherry Valley Coke Ovens (approx. 5.8 miles away); Canal Tunnels (approx. 6.6 miles away); Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio (approx. 6.7 miles away); Church Hill Road Bridge / Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 7.3 miles away); Log House Museum (approx. 8.4 miles away); Maple-Dell (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
4. Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge
North end
Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
5. Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge
South end
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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