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

Peebles

 
 
Peebles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Peebles Marker
Inscription.  Platted in 1881 by Isaiah Custer on the junction of old Zane's Trace (1796-97) and the Cincinnati & Eastern Railway (1881). Incorporated 1886. Named after John G. Peebles, Portsmouth, Ohio businessman. David Nixon constructed the first house in town operated for many years as the Nixon Hotel. Annual chautauquas were conducted on grounds south of the railroad beginning in 1906 and continuing through 1917.
 
Erected 1980 by Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 38° 57.08′ N, 83° 24.24′ W. Marker is in Peebles, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on North Main Street (Ohio Route 41) near Elliott Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Peebles Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 184 North Main Street, Peebles OH 45660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Peebles Marker in front of U.S. Post Office in Peebles. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Peebles Marker in front of U.S. Post Office in Peebles.
markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cairn of Peace (approx. ¼ mile away); Wickerham Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 2.9 miles away); Serpent Mound (approx. 4.6 miles away); Adams County Mineral Springs (approx. 6.4 miles away); Zane Trace (approx. 8.4 miles away); Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 8½ miles away); Governor Charles Willing Byrd (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peebles.
 
More about this marker. This marker is misnumbered on its face. Its number on the historical society's lists is 6-1.
 
View south on Main Street towards downtown of Peebles. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. View south on Main Street towards downtown of Peebles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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