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Near Malta in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maple Grove Farm

 
 
Maple Grove Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
1. Maple Grove Farm Marker
Inscription.  Rufus P. Stone, grandson of General Rufus Putnum, settled on this 1,000 acre farm and built a wooden farmhouse here in 1818. In 1855, John E. Thomas purchased the original farmhouse and 600 acres from the heirs of Rufus P. Stone. Thomas enlarged the farmhouse into the present manor house with a large sandstone addition in 1857. The farm was known for its extensive orchards and fine livestock, including cattle, sheep, and high quality saddle horses. Thomas, dressed in silk hat, frock coat, and all the finery of the day, rode one of his fine saddle horses around the estate supervising farm laborers. He developed an enclosed nature preserve on the farm for breeding and raising deer that were nearly extinct in Ohio in the 1850s. Thomas later acquired 200 more acres of the original acres for a total of 800 acres.
 
Erected 2008 by the Morgan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-58.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
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. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 39° 38.126′ N, 81° 50.377′ W. Marker is near Malta, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Riverview Road (Local Route 2) and Maple Grove Lane, on the right when traveling south on North Riverview Road. It is at the entrance to the farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2415 N Riverview Rd, Malta OH 43758, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windlass or Crab Winch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Two River Towns: McConnelsville and Malta (approx. 0.6 miles away); Howard Chandler Christy (approx. one mile away); McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. one mile away); McConnelsville World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Since 1880 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Maple Grove Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
2. Maple Grove Farm Marker
The Muskingum River can be seen through the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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