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Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Site in Journalism

[The Chillicothe Gazette]

 
 
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription.  The Chillicothe Gazette, published since 1800, is the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains and the oldest business establishment in Ohio. The newspaper played an important part in American history, specifically through its part in opening the Northwest Territory, a step that led to American expansion to the Pacific.
 
Erected 1972 by Sigma Delta Chi, Professional Journalism Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Historic Sites in Journalism series list.
 
Location. 39° 19.968′ N, 82° 59.028′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 W Main St, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol (here, next to this marker); The Chillicothe Gazette (a
Home of Chillicothe Newspapers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. Home of Chillicothe Newspapers Marker
Erected in 1940 Chillicothe Gazette, established April 25, 1800 Chillicothe News-Advertiser, established June 11, 1831 Sunday Gazette and Advertiser, established December 3, 1938. Stone below marker is from Ohio's first statehouse.
few steps from this marker); Donald E. McHenry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio (about 400 feet away); Court House Renovation (about 400 feet away); Site of Ohio's First Statehouse (about 500 feet away); The Underground Railroad in Chillicothe / Ross County (about 600 feet away); Abrams' Big House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
Chillicothe Gazette Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Chillicothe Gazette Building
Built as a replica of Ohio's first statehouse. Markers are at front of building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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