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Ripley in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ripley and the Ohio River

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
1. Ripley and the Ohio River Marker
Inscription.  A part of the Virginia Military District, Ripley was founded in 1812 by Colonel James Poage, a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Originally named Staunton, after Poage’s home town in Virginia, the village comprised 1,000 acres along the Ohio river. With its riverside location and deep water landing area, Ripley became a thriving community. Large quantities of flour, pork, and other goods were shipped from Ripley via flatboats down the Ohio. This continued as steamboats took over the river trade and cargoes came to include tobacco and other goods. Some of the goods leaving the area were shipped on vessels built in Rilpley’s two boatyards. During the early and middle decades of the nineteenth century, the yards produced several steamboats. The boatyards were located on Ripley’s riverbank and lumber for boats came from surrounding forests. Red Oak Creek, running into the Ohio, was an especially favorable location for area mills and slaughterhouses.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., Ripley Heritage, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-8.)
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
2. Ripley and the Ohio River Marker
This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 44.748′ N, 83° 50.827′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on North Front Street north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. It is on the riverfront. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 N Front St, Ripley OH 45167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Home of Senator Alexander Campbell (about 500 feet away); Battery F Ripley / Ripley Cannon (about 500 feet away); The Squirrel Hunters (about 500 feet away); Doctor Beasley (about 700 feet away); Eliza’s Tale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mr. Thomas Kirker (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home of Rev. John Rankin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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