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New Concord in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

New Concord

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
1. New Concord Marker
Inscription. In 1827, construction of the National Road began through Muskingum County, and the Scotch-Irish settlement that became New Concord was laid out on March 24, 1828 by Judge David Findley. Judge Findley, born in Belfast, Ireland in 1762, and his six sons carved out farms from the area that is now Interstate 70 to John Glenn High School. They built log cabins, a carding mill (where wool was prepared for spinning), a tobacco warehouse and a distillery. Prior to the building of the National Road, the greatest problem of these pioneers was getting crops to the market. The Road led the growth of the “pike town” and within two years the town population was 32; by 1833 it was 75 and in 1837 it was 200. The village was officially incorporated in 1838.
 
Erected 2015 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.613′ N, 81° 44.066′ W. Marker is in New Concord, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 40) and North Layton Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in front of the New Concord village hall.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
2. New Concord Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Main Street, New Concord OH 43762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Concord War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Robert Francis Harper (within shouting distance of this marker); William Rainey Harper (within shouting distance of this marker); College Drive Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Muskingum College (about 500 feet away); John Glenn (about 600 feet away); Findley Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zane's Trace (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Concord.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
New Concord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
3. New Concord Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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 October 11, 2016.
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