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Near East Liverpool in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gateway To The Northwest

 
 
Gateway To The Northwest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Gateway To The Northwest Marker
Inscription.  Near this site on September 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, drove a stake: This was the "Point of Beginning" of the Geographer's Line for the survey of the first "Seven Ranges" of six-mile square townships in compliance with the Federal Land Ordinance of 1785. This survey served as a prototype for most of the western United States (except Texas) and many countries of the world.
 
Erected 1985 by Columbiana County Historical Association, East Liverpool Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1907.
 
Location. 40° 38.548′ N, 80° 31.142′ W. Marker is near East Liverpool, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is on Harvey Avenue (Ohio Route 39) 0.4 miles east of Bushwick Street, on the right when traveling east. Located at a roadside pull off
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Gateway To The Northwest Marker
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at the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Liverpool OH 43920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges (here, next to this marker); Down The Ohio (a few steps from this marker in Pennsylvania); The Point of Beginning (a few steps from this marker in Pennsylvania); Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey (a few steps from this marker); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smiths Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Penna - Virginia Boundary (approx. 0.9 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Liverpool.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
3. Gateway To The Northwest Marker
View looking east along Pennsylvania Route 68, of the historical marker and the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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