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Rome in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rome

(Stout Post Office)

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
1. Rome Marker
Inscription. A thriving riverport in the 19th Century founded in 1835 by William Stout. Elisha Stout, son of William, born and raised here, was one of the founding fathers of Omaha, Nebraska and Denver, Colorado. Former site of Adamsville which served as the county seat of Adams County from Dec., 1797 to Dec., 1798. A log courthouse and jail were erected here to serve the public.
 
Erected 1980 by the Adams County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.979′ N, 83° 22.533′ W. Marker is in Rome, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Ohio River Scenic Byway (U.S. 52) 0.3 miles west of Blue Creek Road (County Highway 18), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome OH 44085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckeye Station (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
2. Rome Marker
The view to the west along U.S. Highway 52.
Rome Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
3. Rome Marker
The view across U.S. Highway 52 looking toward the Ohio River. The hills of Kentucky are in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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