Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

James Riggs Family

 
 
James Riggs Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2018
1. James Riggs Family Marker
Inscription.  
Matamoras
Ohio
1846

James Riggs Family
First Settlers on the Site of
Matamoras in 1797
Founded in 1846 by
Stinson Burris, Adam Cline
and Henry Sheets
Incorporated in 1861
Named after Matamoros, Mexico
Industry — Farming
River Trade, Oil
Marker Erected by
The Matamoras Area
Historical Society, Inc.
1988

 
Erected 1988 by The Matamoras Area Historical Society, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 31.207′ N, 81° 4.045′ W. Marker is in Matamoras, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 7 and Grandview Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Matamoras OH 45767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matamoras World War I Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Wells Family Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia);
James Riggs Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2018
2. James Riggs Family Marker
Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away); George Washington (approx. 4.8 miles away); Little Sister (approx. 4.8 miles away in West Virginia); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 4.8 miles away in West Virginia); Sistersville (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia); Frontier Boat Launch (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement
Aug. 15, 2020