Near Cumberland in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Lett Settlement
Descendants of the Lett Settlement families are located throughout southeastern Ohio and many other places around the United States. Their history in America reflects the pursuit of freedom dating from the English Colonial Period in Maryland and Virginia
Erected 2007 by The Wilds, Belpre Historical Society, Lett Families Settlement Reunion, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 17-60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 49.849′ N, 81° 43.879′ W. Marker is near Cumberland, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker can be reached from International Road (Local Route 216) east of Big Muskie Drive (Ohio Route 284). Use I-70 exit No. 157 (Zanesville) if traveling from the west, or I-77 exit No. 37 (Pleasant City) if traveling from the east, north, or south. To reach the marker, park in The Wilds parking Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 International Rd, Cumberland OH 43732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Shenandoah (approx. 8.3 miles away); Crash of the USS Shenandoah / Lighter-Than-Air Flight (approx. 8.4 miles away); Miner's Memorial Park (approx. 9.1 miles away); Big Muskie (approx. 9.1 miles away); Ronald V. Crews Memorial Park (approx. 9.1 miles away); Lt. Michael J. Lutz (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named U.S.S. Shenandoah (approx. 9.6 miles away); Address at Naming of Winefordner Field, Lemmon, S. D. (approx. 9.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is in The Wilds, a wild-animal conservation center located on 10,000 acres of reclaimed strip-mined land, now a grassy savanna with many lakes and ponds, populated with African and Asian animals. The 2½ hour open-air safari tour, not required to visit the historical marker, is well-worth its price.
The original 2007 marker was originally erected nearby. It was replaced with this one, same title, number, and text.
Also see . . . Lett Settlement Web Site. (Submitted on June 29, 2019.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.