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Near Coal Run in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Round Bottom Schoolhouse / Round Bottom Cemetery

 
 
Round Bottom Schoolhouse Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
1. Round Bottom Schoolhouse Face of Marker
Inscription.  Round Bottom Schoolhouse. Settlement came to Round Bottom in early 1795 following the end of the Indians Wars in what would become Ohio (1791-1795). Pioneers Allen Devol, David Wilson, Nathaniel Cushing, Peter Shaw, and Andrew Story came down the Muskingum River to this rich and extensive alluvian shoreline where agriculture became a way of life for them and later settlers. They built the Round Bottom Schoolhouse in the fall of 1795 from bricks fired in nearby fields. The school is one of the oldest one-room brick schoolhouses in the state.

Round Bottom Cemetery. Round Botton Cemetery’s name is derived from the wide circle the Muskingum River makes around these bottomlands, It is the burial site of Round Bottom’s earliest pioneers—Benjamin Dana, Peter Shaw. David Wilson, Daniel Story, and Abel Sherman, who was killed by a Native American known as Silverheels at Sherman’s Run just north of Beverly. Veterans from all American wars through World War II are here as well as the ashes of Johnny Burrows, a baseball player who played in the National League.
 
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Round Bottom Cemetery Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
2. Round Bottom Cemetery Face of Marker
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2002 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Waterford Township, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-84.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 39° 33.303′ N, 81° 35.188′ W. Marker is near Coal Run, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Ohio Route 60 south of Coal Run Drive (Local Route 393), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell OH 45744, 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. Fort Frye (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Buckeye Belle Explosion (approx. 3 miles away); The Peninsula (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fortified Settlement (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lowell Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Covered Bridges (approx. 4.7 miles away); Water Power on the Muskingum River (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Devola Lock (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Round Bottom Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
3. Round Bottom Schoolhouse and Marker
Round Bottom Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
4. Round Bottom Cemetery
Round Bottom Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
5. Round Bottom Cemetery
Johnny Burrows grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Aug. 13, 2022