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Near Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Allen County’s First Settlement

The Sugar Creek Settlement

 
 
Allen County’s First Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
1. Allen County’s First Settlement Marker
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Inscription. Here arriving from Logan County in 1824, Christopher Stark Wood estab- lished on Sugar Creek, the first settlement in what is now Allen County. His family and others joined him soon. Land was cleared; cabins were built. After only five years, Bath Township, an outgrowth of the settlement, was organized. Names of some of the settlers are found in the Berryhill Cemetery.
 
Erected 1976 by Allen County BiCentennial Commission.
 
Location. 40° 47.303′ N, 84° 6.129′ W. Marker is near Lima, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on Bluelick Road Ľ mile east of North Main Street (Ohio Route 65), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. marker is on the north side of Bluelick Road, just east of the WORTH Center, and about 0.25 mile west of Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 E Bluelick Rd, Lima OH 45801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Henry Boose Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founders and Patriots of Allen County, Ohio (approx. 0.7 miles away); Servicemen's Free Canteen (approx. 3 miles away); Allen County Veterans Memorial
Allen County’s First Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
2. Allen County’s First Settlement Marker
full view of marker, at fence line on north side of Bluelick Road.
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Allen County, Ohio (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Old Bell (approx. 3.2 miles away); Faurot Oil Well (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site Of Lima's First Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lima.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Allen County’s First Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2015
3. Allen County’s First Settlement Marker
marker in the distance, adjacent to the WORTH Center, a local correction facility. Marker location is just north of the old state penitentiary.
Allen County’s First Settlement image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
4. Allen County’s First Settlement
Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren, also the water tower of the old prison facility
Sugar Creek Settlement image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
5. Sugar Creek Settlement
Sugar Creek Cemetery, adjacent to Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren. Berryhill Cemetery (mentioned in the text of the marker)is about a half mile straight north, in a deep woods.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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