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Near Morges in Carroll County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morges

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2020
1. Morges Marker
Inscription.  Platted by Samuel Oswalt and John Wagoner in 1831. Worley’s Hotel, built in 1820, was the first stage coast stop between Bolivar-Canton and Steubenville. The road followed the first white man’s trail, established by Bezaleel Wells who founded Canton in 1806. The first mass was celebrated in the Wagoner’s home in 1832. The present St. Mary’s Church was built in 1851 from bricks burned on the premises.
 
Erected 1973 by Carroll County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 38.096′ N, 81° 14.597′ W. Marker is near Morges, Ohio, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Bachelor Road (County Road 23) and Barks Road Northwest (County Road 26), on the right when traveling east on Bachelor Road. The marker is in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8012 Bachelor Road Northwest, Morges, Ohio 44668, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2020
2. Morges Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Valley Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Waynesburg Korean Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Waynesburg World War II Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Richard Elson Homestead (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Great Trail / The Ohio Country in the Revolution (approx. 4.9 miles away); Malvern Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Malvern Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Former location of the marker
The marker was originally installed on the corner of a nearby house, but has since been mounted on a boulder at the church
    — Submitted November 10, 2020.
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2020
3. Morges Marker
Sign post at nearby crossroad at "Morges"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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