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Ridgeville in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Justice John McLean

1785 - 1861

 
 
Justice John McLean Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 6, 2009
1. Justice John McLean Marker
Inscription.  Having settled in the Ridgeville area with his father, Justice McLean, in 1799, Justice John McLean was appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1829 by President Andrew Jackson. He was best known for his anti-slavery dissenting opinion in the famous Dred Scott case. Founder of the Western Star, former Postmaster General, Congressman, and candidate for President, Justice McLean served on the Supreme Court until his death in 1861.
 
Erected 1993 by Warren County Board of Commissioners and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-83.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil RightsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 39° 31.78′ N, 84° 10.585′ W. Marker is in Ridgeville, Ohio, in
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Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 48 and Lower Springboro Road (County Road 22), on the right when traveling south on State Route 48. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 946 East Lower Springboro Road, Springboro OH 45066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Null House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Springboro (approx. 3.3 miles away); Joseph Penrose House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Joseph Thomas House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mahlon Wright House Site - Circa 1818 (approx. 3.4 miles away); The James Bennet House (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Bateman House Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tommy Miller House (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John McLean. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Justice John McLean Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 6, 2009
2. Justice John McLean Marker
Looking south along Ohio Route 48 toward intersection with Lower Springboro Road beyond marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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