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Pomeroy in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Valentine Baxter Horton

Born 1802 - Died 1888

— Lawyer - Statesman - Industrialist —

 
 
Valentine Baxter Horton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2009
1. Valentine Baxter Horton Marker
Inscription.  
He built in Pomeroy in 1836, the world's first towboat, the Condor. Member the 34th, 35th, and 37th Congresses of the U.S. Member of President Lincoln's peace conference in 1860 [sic - 1861]. President of the board that established the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Ohio State University in Columbus. Trustee, O.S.U. and of Ohio University for 30 years. Member Ohio Constitutional Convention. Married Miss Clarissa Pomeroy, daughter of Samuel Wyllis Pomeroy for whom the town of Pomeroy was named.

He is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 39° 1.769′ N, 82° 1.614′ W. Marker is in Pomeroy, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance to the Meigs High School
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football field. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 352 E Main Street, Pomeroy OH 45769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Pomeroy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Virgil A. Lewis (approx. 0.7 miles away in West Virginia); The Three Sycamore Trees (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kerrs Run Colored School (approx. 1.3 miles away); James Edwin Campbell (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomeroy.
 
Also see . . .  Valentine Baxter Horton. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Valentine Baxter Horton Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2009
2. Valentine Baxter Horton Monument
Meigs High School football field in background. Looking north.
Valentine Baxter Horton Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2009
3. Valentine Baxter Horton Monument
Looking west along Main Street toward downtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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