Deersville in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived near the community in the 19th century. His song books sold approximately 700,000 copies. His most famous song was "The Hills of Ohio," which has been considered from time to time as a candidated for
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Ohio's state song. Other prominent residents included Maj. Gen. Harry F. Hazlett, the second Harrison County native to reach the rank of major general. George A. Custer was the first. Deersville was once a cultural center, known for its schools, library, and churches, as well as its involvement in the prohibition and anti-slavery movements. In proportion to its population, Deersville has produced more Harrison County officials than any other community.
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Location. 40° 18.466′ N, 81° 11.247′ W. Marker is in Deersville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles east of Rock Street, on the right when traveling Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deersville OH 44693, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Moravian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazel's House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moravian House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laceyville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tappan (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Seven Ranges (approx. 3.8 miles away); Moorefield, Ohio (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Deersville.
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