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

Brewster Higley VI

(1823 - 1911)

 
 
Brewster Higley VI Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
1. Brewster Higley VI Marker
Inscription.  Surgeon and songwriter Brewster Higley VI was born in Rutland in 1823, the grandson of Brewster Higley IV, a veteran of the American Revolution and founder of Rutland. Higley began studying medicine at age 18 and opened his first practice in Pomeroy, moving to Indiana and then to Kansas in 1871. The following year he penned the words to the famous Western song, "Home on the Range." This perennial favorite became the state song of Kansas in 1947.



Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
And the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Rutland Friendly Gardeners Club, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentScience & Medicine
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Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 39° 2.566′ N, 82° 7.858′ W. Marker is in Rutland, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 124), on the left when traveling north. Marker is about 200 feet ESE of the Rutland Civic Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutland OH 45775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan’s Raid Route (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Raid Route (approx. 4.2 miles away); Salisbury Township (approx. 5 miles away); General James V. Hartinger (approx. 5.1 miles away); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.1 miles away); Major John B. Downing (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. "Home on the Range". (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Higley Gravesite.
Brewster Higley VI Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
2. Brewster Higley VI Marker
Rutland Civic Center in distant background.
(Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brewster Higley VI. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Restored Log Home near Higley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
3. Restored Log Home near Higley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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