Ripley in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John P. Parker
Iron Moulder & Industrialist
— John P. Parker Memorial Park —
Parker later owned Phoenix Foundry. He perfected a tobacco press with a large screw mechanism to pack tobacco into barrels for shipment. Parker held 2 patents for the Tobacco Screw Press. He also held a patent on a clod-smashing machine called a Soil Pulverizer.
Parker was a successful industrialist. He employed about 25 workers both black and white. He was an ardent advertiser in both the north and the south. He shipped his products all over the country. He exhibited his products at several expos. Parker was noted for his honesty and workmanship.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 44.981′ N, 83° 50.939′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on North Front Street north Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The John P. Parker Family (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named John P. Parker (a few steps from this marker); John Parker’s Path (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Parker’s Early Life (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Parker Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Ripley / The John P. Parker House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Residence of General Granville Moody (within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
More about this marker. This interpretative panel has an image of a painting of workers at an iron foundry with John Parker overlooking the work. A second image on the panel is a black-and-white photograph taken in a foundry.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.