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Alexandria in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Alexander Devilbiss

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2006
1. Alexander Devilbiss Marker
Inscription. Erected in memory of Alexander Devilbiss by the Citizens of Alexandria to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the platting of this village April 1830.

Alexander Devilbiss was born in Frederick County, Md., January 18th 1780; moved to Licking County 1821; died December 1831.

His body with that of his wife, Priscilla, lies buried about 350 yards due south of this memorial on the terrace of Raccoon Valley overlooking the site of the mill which he built. The successful operation of this mill led to the founding of Alexandria.

This tablet was contributed by: Allen Devilbiss M.D., grandson, 1841–1917, Toledo, Ohio. Thomas D. Devilbiss, grandson, 1860–19 , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Committee on Memorial – 1930; W. Evin Huffman, Chairman. H. M. Whitehead. Robert Price. Miss Ollie Parker. George B. Cash.
 
Erected 1930 by the Committee on Memorial.
 
Location. 40° 5.4′ N, 82° 36.843′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Ohio Route 37) and Maple Drive (the library parking lot), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Alexandria Library. Marker is
Alexander Devilbiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2006
2. Alexander Devilbiss Marker
at or near this postal address: 10 Maple Drive, Alexandria OH 43001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willoughby Dayton Miller (within shouting distance of this marker); William Mears Dawes Gristmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major General Charles Griffin (approx. 3.3 miles away); This Fraternity House (approx. 4.8 miles away); An Early Center of Education / Educating Young Women (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,002 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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