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Proctorville in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Proctorville

 
 
Proctorville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2021
1. Proctorville Marker
Inscription.  
The Rome Beauty
Apple
First Grown Here
in 1816

 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society; and Ohio Department of Highways.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 26.33′ N, 82° 23.165′ W. Marker is in Proctorville, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is on State Street (County Road 107) 0.1 miles east of County Road 106, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Proctorville OH 45669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guyandotte (approx. 0.6 miles away in West Virginia); First Cabell County Court House (approx. 0.6 miles away in West Virginia); John S. Witcher (approx. 0.6 miles away in West Virginia); Raid on Guyandotte / Burning of Guyandotte (approx. 0.7 miles away in West Virginia); Granville Parker (approx. ¾ mile away in West
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Virginia); Battle of Guyandotte (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia); Madie Carroll House (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Rome Apple. In 1817 Joel Gillett found a seedling tree in a shipment from a nursery. His son planted the tree on the banks of the Ohio River in Rome Township near Proctorville, Ohio where several years later it was found producing red fruit. Originally known as "Gillett's Seedling", it was renamed the "Rome Beauty" in 1832 in honor of the township. (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Proctorville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2021
2. Proctorville Marker
(looking southeast from State Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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