Shawnee in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamond Region
We also acknowledge and rejoice in the return of the eastern woodland forest, which for a period of time, was lost to this place. Located in Ohio’s hill country, Shawnee and the Little Cities Region sits just south of the edge of the footprint of an ancient glacier that created flat, rich Midwestern farm lands to the northwest. Sparing the mineral-rich and beautifully forested Appalachian foothills here in Southeastern Ohio.
There are countless interesting stories that result from the boom-to-bust-to-recovery experience here since the mid 1800’s. Many of these stories remain relevant and useful today, reminders that people and places are influenced by what has come before. A reminder, too, that what we
Erected 2011. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Natural Resources.
Location. 39° 36.241′ N, 82° 12.733′ W. Marker is in Shawnee, Ohio, in Perry County. Marker is on Main Street west of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Tablet faces the pocket park to the right of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Main St, Shawnee OH 43782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Boom Town (here, next to this marker); Black Diamonds and Bricks (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh Theater (here, next to this marker); A Little City in the Forest (a few steps from this marker); Knights of Labor Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s Greatest Mine Fire (approx. 1.3 miles away); New Straitsville Mine Fire and Rock Run Reclamation (approx. 1.3 miles away); Robinson’s Cave (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shawnee.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.