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Sinking Spring in Highland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Governor Charles Willing Byrd

 
 
Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
1. Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker
Inscription.  Governor Charles Willing Byrd was the son of Colonel William Byrd of Virginia. In 1792 President John Adams appointed him secretary of the Northwest Territory and in 1802 he became acting governor of the territory. He was a delegate to the convention that framed the first constitution for Ohio and was later appointed United States District Judge by President Jefferson. Governor Byrd lived in Adams County from 1807 until 1822 when he moved to Sinking Spring.
 
Erected 1941 by The Governor Byrd Memorial Committee The Ohio State Archaeological Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists.
 
Location. 39° 4.469′ N, 83° 23.411′ W. Marker is in Sinking Spring, Ohio, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Washington Street and Grant Ct., on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Marker is in Byrd Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Washington Street, Sinking Spring OH 45172, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); People of the Forest, 2000 B.P. (approx. 3.3 miles away); Serpent Mound Impact Crater (approx. 4 miles away); A Missing Coil? (approx. 4 miles away); The Serpent Mound (approx. 4 miles away); Who Built Serpent Mound? (approx. 4 miles away); Astronomical Alignments At Serpent Mound (approx. 4 miles away); Exploring Serpent Mound (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinking Spring.
 
Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
2. Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker
full view of marker
Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
3. Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker
view from the field, approaching the cemetery
Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
4. Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker
view from corner of West Washington and Grant Ct.
Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Ohio Historical Society, October 19, 1941
5. Governor Charles Willing Byrd Marker
archived picture Mrs. Elmer Fulton, descendent, unveiling memorial marker to Gov. Charles Willing Byrd, appointed Secretary of the Northwest Territory in 1798, then Governor of the Northwest Territory in 1802. Sinking Spring, Highland County, Ohio. October 19, 1941
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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