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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Children’s Home

Children’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
1. Children’s Home Marker
Inscription.  Washington County Children’s Home, Ohio’s first, and in 1867 the nation’s first supported by taxes, was founded in 1858 by Catherine Fay Ewing at her farm home in Moss Run, Ohio.
Erected by the Rotary Club of Marietta, marking a place in history with service since 1921.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 39° 26.507′ N, 81° 27.583′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Muskingum Drive (Ohio Route 60) north of Davis Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 346 Muskingum Dr, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catherine Fay Ewing / Frances Dana Gage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sewah Studios (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sacra Via (approx. 1.4 miles away); William Pitt Richardson (approx. 1.4 miles
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away); The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase (approx. 1.4 miles away); Campus Martius (approx. 1.4 miles away); The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 1.4 miles away); Land Office (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . .  The Children's Home. Reprint of 1864 article from The Marietta Register. “Miss Fay employs a teacher six months of the year, and during three other months the children attend the common school of the district, so that they have schooling during nine months of the year. She also provides half the necessary medical attendance, and the labors of a nurse; and these cannot be small, when the children with but few exceptions are subject to disease or some physical defect, when first brought under her care. Their health, however, has in nearly every instance improved, while their moral condition more deplorable at the beginning than their physical, has been marked by the most wonderful improvement. From almost utter ignorance of God and the Bible, and all laws of truth and honesty, they have been made to know the blessedness of religious instruction, and rendered happy under the same, becoming uniformly
Children’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
2. Children’s Home Marker
attached to the ‘Home.’ ” (Submitted on May 26, 2017.) 
Former Washington County Children’s Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
3. Former Washington County Children’s Home
Marker is just out of frame on the right. The Washington County Historical Society occupies space in this building.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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