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Near Valley Grove in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ray’s Arithmetic

 
 
Ray’s Arithmetic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Ray’s Arithmetic Marker
Inscription.  
North, Joseph Ray, who wrote the celebrated Ray’s Arithmetic, was born, Nov. 25, 1807. At the age of 16, Ray went to Cincinnati where in 1834 he published the first of his series of textbooks on arithmetic and algebra.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1900.
 
Location. 40° 6.223′ N, 80° 32.925′ W. Marker is near Valley Grove, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) near County Route 45, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Grove WV 26060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Historic National Road in West Virginia (approx. 1.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); General Lafayette (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ray's New Primary Arithmetic for Young Learners (1877). Internet Archive website entry (Submitted on November 11, 2006.) 

2. Joseph Ray, The Mathematician, and The Man. West Virginia Archives and History website entry:
1932 article by Raymond Grove Hughes published in the West Virginia Review. (Submitted on September 5, 2006.) 

3. Joseph Ray's Books. Amazon.com list. Many are still in print! (Submitted on September 5, 2006.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com. 
 
Ray’s Arithmetic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Ray’s Arithmetic Marker
Ray's New Intellectual Arithmetic<br>by Joseph Ray, 1807-1855 image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Ray's New Intellectual Arithmetic
by Joseph Ray, 1807-1855
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,016 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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