Near Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Second Church/ First School
Goshen Friends Church
—Mad River Meeting —
Second Church in the county, a double log house built about 1808 by Quakers from North Carolina. Named “Mad River” until 1819, then changed to Goshen Friends.
Logan County’s first school house a small log cabin was at this site, for the education of Quaker children; and replaced by brick in 1823. It became the first free public school in the county.
Erected 1959 by Logan County Historical Society.
Location. 40° 19.683′ N, 83° 39.752′ W. Marker is near Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Middleburg Pike (County Route 153) and Ohio Route 292, on the right when traveling west on Middleburg Pike. Click for map. although refurbished and repositioned several times, the marker remains in the front lawn of Goshen Friends Church Co Rd 153 at St Rt 292 when approaching from out of the area, take St Rt 292 exit north off US 33. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5486 C-153, Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goshen Quaker Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) (approx. Hicksite Quaker Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zanesfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Fort Wapatomica (approx. one mile away); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (approx. one mile away); In Memory of Isaac Zane (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Zanesfield.
More about this marker. although not mentioned on this marker, Goshen Friends was a link in the Underground Railway. Straight south about two miles was Westland Friends, just south of Pickrelltown. Even father south was Mount Carmel Friends. To the northeast was Elliot Friends.
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