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

Morgan County

 
 
Morgan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Morgan County Marker
Inscription.  Morgan County was created in 1817 from parts of Washington, Muskingum, and Guernsey counties, with McConnelsville established as the seat of government. The first courthouse, a square brick structure, was built here in 1820. Its foundation stones form part of the wall surrounding the lawn. The present courthouse building was completed in 1858 at a cost of $10,000. This Greek Revival-style structure has had several major renovations since. The clock tower was added in 1886, and the building was enlarged and modernized in 1960. (Marker Number 9-58.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable BuildingsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 38.935′ N, 81° 51.182′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 60) and Kennebec Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located near main entrance to county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Morgan County Courthouse and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Morgan County Courthouse and Markers
Medal of Honor marker on right.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); Evelyn True Button House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); First McConnelsville Christmas Tree (about 700 feet away); Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department 50th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Dana Gage / Mount Airy Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
 
Morgan County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. Morgan County Courthouse and Marker
Marker can be seen between courthouse steps and flag pole. Opera House is in background.
Morgan County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
4. Morgan County Courthouse and Marker
Civil War memorial on island in foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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