“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Manchester in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Manchester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Manchester Marker
Inscription.  Manchester was founded in 1791 by Nathaniel Massie as a base to survey the land warrants of American Revolutionary War soldiers in the Virginia Military District. This bank of the Ohio River provided a secure site for the last civilian stockade built in Ohio. The natural protection of this fortification included marshland to the west and north and the river on the south. The nearby three islands provided safe place for retreat in dangerous circumstances and also supplied an area to raise food in its rich bottomlands. The invention of the steam powered paddle wheel boat allowed the river to become the city’s main source of shipping and commerce in the nineteenth century. Manchester was an important port of call for provisions; the export of agricultural products: and the manufacture of goods such as pottery, furniture, and leather goods.
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places
Manchester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Manchester Marker
The Ohio River is on the right with the Kentucky hills in the distance.
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
Location. 38° 41.169′ N, 83° 36.499′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Pike Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester OH 45144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester, Ohio (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Israel Donalson / Manchester Founders Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Massie’s Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Moore (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jeremiah Ellis (approx. 0.8 miles away); Buckeye Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society (approx. 4½ miles away); Cabin Creek Bridge / Covered Bridges (approx. 5.3 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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