Barnesville in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Governor Wilson Shannon 1802-1877 / Barnesville’s Shannon Family
Barnesville’s Shannon Family. Four of Governor Wilson Shannon’s brothers and a nephew distinguished themselves as public servants during the nineteenth century. George Shannon III (c. 1785–1836) scouted for the Lewis and Clark Expedition and served as a Kentucky judge and senator. Thomas Shannon (c. 1787–1843) served in the War of 1812 and later in the U.S.
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Barnesville Community Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 39° 59.55′ N, 81° 10.608′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is at the intersection of North Chestnut Street (Ohio Route 800) and Walton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Chestnut Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 532 N Chestnut St, Barnesville OH 43713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roby Cigar Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Village Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Watt Car and Wheel Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnesville War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnesville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); B&O Railroad Tunnel (approx. 0.4 miles away); VFW Post 2792 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
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1. Wilson Shannon. “When Shannon was only one year old, his father froze to death while hunting. After his father’s death, his older siblings helped to support the family. Several of his older brothers were lawyers, and they paid his tuition so that he could attend college. Shannon attended Ohio University from 1820 to 1822 and then attended Franklin College briefly before transferring to Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1823.He did not graduate from any of these institutions, deciding instead to study the law. He passed the Ohio bar examination in 1830 and began to practice law in St. Clairsville, Ohio.” (Submitted on July 24, 2009.)
2. Mansion Museum (Submitted on July 24, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,861 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.