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Newton Falls in Trumbull County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Settled by Alexander and Sarah Sutherland / Newton Township Duck Creek Settlement

 
 
Settled by Alexander and Sarah Sutherland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. Settled by Alexander and Sarah Sutherland Marker
Inscription.  Side A
Alexander Sutherland (1767-1845) and his wife Sarah (1768-1836) were the first settlers in Newton Township, Trumbull County, Ohio. Coming from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, the Sutherlands acquired 205 acres of land along Duck Creek southward from this site. Alexander was an influential person in the area after the settlement was made at Duck Creek. He was the second Recorder and the first elected Surveyor for Trumbull County. He was an early Mason with Old Erie Lodge, Warren schoolteacher, postmaster at Newton, Newton Township Trustee and Clerk, and Justice of the Peace. Sutherland, along with Ezekiel Hover, marked the first path from this Duck Creek settlement to Youngstown to reach the nearest mill.

Side B
Early pioneers came to Newton Township a year before Ohio became a state. A plentiful water supply and the waterpower provided by the east and west branches of the Mahoning River, natural falls, and two creeks drew them to the area. The lands between the streams provided rich bottom soil for agriculture and great stands of white oak were later exported for lumber and shipbuilding. Duck Creek
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was the route by which Native Americans traveled to reach the salt springs located to the northeast which also provided the settlers with a means for preserving their own food. The Duck Creek settlers were followed by others at the River (Pricetown) and Kale Creek, and then at the Falls (Newton Falls) in 1806-1807.
 
Erected 2001 by Newton Township Trustees and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-78.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 41° 8.65′ N, 80° 55.125′ W. Marker is in Newton Falls, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Marker is at the intersection of Hallock Young Road and Hallock Sook Road, on the right when traveling east on Hallock Young Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton Falls OH 44444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Dino" Sings at Craig Beach (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rehabilitation of the Newtown Falls Covered Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Newton Falls Covered Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal In Leavittsburg
Newton Township Duck Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. Newton Township Duck Creek Settlement Marker
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Warren Township World War I & II Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Leavittsburg Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Leavittsburg Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Old Stagecoach Inn / Historic Palmyra Center (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Settled by Alexander and Sarah Sutherland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
3. Settled by Alexander and Sarah Sutherland Marker
Newton Township Duck Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
4. Newton Township Duck Creek Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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