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Belpre in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bathsheba Rouse

 
 
Bathsheba Rouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. Bathsheba Rouse Marker
Inscription.  Born on September 28, 1769 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Bathsheba Rouse is recognized as the first woman to teach in the Northwest Territory. Rouse arrived in the region along with other pioneers in 1788. The following year, the Belpre community employed Rouse to teach young children in the Farmers' Castle near the Ohio River. Instruction in reading, writing, and sewing was reserved for the girls, while boys received lessons in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Rouse taught in Belpre for several terms before marrying Richard Greene and settling at nearby Marietta. Their descendants attained civic prominence in Washington County for generations. Bathsheba Rouse Greene died on February 27, 1843 at the age of seventy-three and is buried alongside her husband in Marietta's Mound Cemetery.
 
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Rotary Club of Belpre, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-84.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers
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. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Rotary International series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1817.
 
Location. 39° 16.598′ N, 81° 35.627′ W. Marker is in Belpre, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Boulevard (Ohio Route 618) and Putnam Howe Drive, on the left when traveling east on Washington Boulevard. Marker is in Howe's Grove Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belpre OH 45714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belpre Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Devol's Floating Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Ohio Artists (approx. ¼ mile away); Belpre and the Ohio River (approx. ¼ mile away); Blennerhassett’s Cove (approx. 0.4 miles away in West Virginia); Site of First Blennerhassett Island Park (approx. 0.4 miles away in West Virginia); Paling Fence (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia); Fishpond (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belpre.
 
Bathsheba Rouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. Bathsheba Rouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,077 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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