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Near Peebles in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wickerham Inn

1800-01

 
 
Wickerham Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Wickerham Inn Marker
Inscription.  The inn was built 1800-01 by Peter Wickerham, a Revolutionary War veteran. It was used as an overnight stagecoach stop and tavern on Zane's Trace until ca. 1850. Runaway slaves were hidden here when the "Underground Railroad" was in operation. Confederate soldiers, commanded by General John Hunt Morgan, slept in the inn on the night of July 15, 1863, when "Morgan's Raiders" passed through Adams County.
 
Erected 1977 by Adams County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 15, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 58.215′ N, 83° 23.651′ W. Marker is near Peebles, Ohio, in Adams County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 41 and Adkins Rd, on the right when traveling north on State Route
Wickerham Inn (now a private residence). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Wickerham Inn (now a private residence).
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41. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28136 State Rte 41, Peebles OH 45660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locust Grove (approx. 1½ miles away); Cairn of Peace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Serpent Mound (approx. 3.6 miles away); Burial Mound (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Burial Mound (approx. 4.2 miles away); Welcome To Serpent Mound (approx. 4.2 miles away); What Is An Effigy Mound? (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Serpent In American Indian Traditions (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peebles.
 
Regarding Wickerham Inn. The Wickerham Inn is the oldest brick building in Adams County and according to legend, is haunted. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio History Connection - The Wickerham Inn. (Submitted on September 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View looking north on Ohio Highway 41 at Adkins Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. View looking north on Ohio Highway 41 at Adkins Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jan. 28, 2023