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Scioto Park Stone #2

The Atkinson Farm

 

A Series of Four Stones

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 8, 2015
1. Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker
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Inscription. The Atkinson Farm was located at this location since the McClure Road ran by this site approximately 500 feet north of here. The holding had ready access to a main road and was not hampered by being isolated deep in the fields as it is today. The Atkinson family consisted of four people, the Father, Wirtz, his wife, and two boys, David and James. David was killed at Shiloh and James was not a capable or responsible person. He once burned one of the barns to get rid of a rooster who awakened him in the morning by his crowing. The rooster fled the burning barn to crow another day. The neighbors assisted in a community effort in building a new barn.

These fine neighbors and friends retired and the McClure Brothers, James and John bought the farm in 1873. The buildings were torn down as they had become dangerous in about 1916 by Mr. Henry Strauzer at the request of John McClure.
 
Location. 40° 17.379′ N, 83° 8.704′ W. Marker is near Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on Marysville Rd (U.S. 36), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Scioto Township Park, on the hiking trail, southeast, towards the shelter house, east of the pond. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4363 Marysville Rd, Delaware OH 43015, United States of America.
 
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Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 8, 2015
2. Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker
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At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scioto Park Stone #1 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scioto Park Stone #3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scioto Park Stone #4 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Stone Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Bellpoint Buccaneers / Bellpoint High School (approx. 3 miles away); Concord Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); George W. Campbell Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delaware.
 
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Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 8, 2015
3. Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 8, 2015
4. Scioto Park Stone #2 Marker
park site was once part of a stone operation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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