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Rootstown in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rootstown

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
1. Rootstown Marker
Inscription. Ephraim Root returned to Rootstown in 1801 to plant a wheat field and build a log house. In 1802, his brother David Root, with his wife Clara and four sons, moved from Connecticut to Rootstown to establish a home. Rootstown was settled in 1802 and grew into a fruit and dairy community with connection to the early railroads and canals. Rootstown Township was organized in 1810. The town celebrated its centennial in 1902, its sesquicentennial in 1952, and its bicentennial in 2002.
 
Erected 2003 by Rootstown Historical Society-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-67.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.883′ N, 81° 14.55′ W. Marker is in Rootstown, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is on Ravenna Louisville Road (SR 44) south of Akron Youngstown Road - (a.k.a. - Tallmadge Road), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The Ephraim Root marker is on the reverse side of this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Rootstown OH 44272, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ephraim Root (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio
Rootstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
2. Rootstown Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Kent State University (approx. 6.4 miles away); Atwater Coal Company Mine Disaster (approx. 7.4 miles away); Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Stagecoach Inn / Historic Palmyra Center (approx. 10 miles away); Tallmadge Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Tallmadge Circle (Public Square) (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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