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Bigelow Park

 
 
Bigelow Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. Bigelow Park Marker
Inscription.  Bigelow Park is named for Dr. Oliver Bigelow (1739-1817), a physician who served during the American Revolution. In 1810 he purchased 4,000 acres and laid out the plans for Johnstown. Following his death, Elijah Barton was contracted to build the Monroe Township Hall and Opera House on the property in 1883. In 1885 the "Town Hall" was dedicated. The first floor included space for meetings and offices; the second floor is a 325 seat Opera House that has hosted lectures, plays, musical revivals, political rallies, the unforgettable medicine shows and vaudeville acts as well as high school graduation ceremonies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 40° 3.376′ N, 82° 24.053′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 S 2nd St, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Captain Scott House (here, next to this marker); The Hartford Fair
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(here, next to this marker); Davis-Shai House (here, next to this marker); The Licking County Recreational Trail System (here, next to this marker); The Historic Pataskala Town Hall (here, next to this marker); Buckeye Lake (here, next to this marker); Denison University (here, next to this marker); Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Bigelow Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. Bigelow Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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