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Amesville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Amesville

 
 
Historic Amesville image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
1. Historic Amesville
Inscription.  Pioneers began arriving in Ames Township in 1797, making it one of the earliest settlements in the Northwest Territory. As early as 1804, the village purchased enough books to create a library. It is known today as the Coonskin Library because it was financed through the sale of animal pelts. Amesville was a center for commerce and education and was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad, as residents assisted countless slaves from the South on their way to freedom.
 
Erected by TEAM Athens County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 39° 24.038′ N, 81° 57.341′ W. Marker is in Amesville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Ohio Route 550), on the left when traveling east on State Street. Mural is painted on the west facade of the Amesville post office. Touch for map
Historic Amesville Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
2. Historic Amesville Mural
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. Marker is in this post office area: Amesville OH 45711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ames Academy Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Library Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Henry Gifford (within shouting distance of this marker); Millfield Coal Mine Disaster (approx. 6.9 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 Disaster (approx. 7.9 miles away); Todd and Tony Carr Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Athens County Infirmary (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amesville.
 
Historic Amesville Mural on US Post Office image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
3. Historic Amesville Mural on US Post Office
Historic Amesville Mural Sponsorship image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
4. Historic Amesville Mural Sponsorship
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,427 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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