Near Bainbridge in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Home of General Nathaniel Massie
Built 1800, One Fourth Mile South
Revolutionary soldier; surveyor of wilderness then known as Northwest Territory and locator of Revolutionary War land grants.
1780-87 Cut road Lexington, Kentucky, to Great Kanawha River.
1791 Founded Manchester, Ohio.
1790-94 Explored Little Miami and Scioto Rivers to their sources.
April 1796 Founded Chillicothe, Ohio.
Massie was member of convention framing first Ohio constitution. Was first Speaker of State Legislature.
1799 Organized first militia northwest Territory. Commissioned major general.
1803 Founded Bainbridge, Ohio. One of fourteen towns founded by him.
Erected 1938 by Ohio Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
Location. 39° 13.25′ N, 83° 17.653′ W. Marker is near Bainbridge, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on U.S. 50 half a mile west of State Route 41, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 660 US 50, Bainbridge OH 45612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Battle in the Scioto Country (approx. 3.3 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 8 miles away); PP African American Settlement / Eden Baptist Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Travellers Rest Inn (approx. 10.1 miles away); Smith Tannery (approx. 10.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away); Greenfield, Ohio, Timeline (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Nathaniel Massie and the Paint Creek Fight of 1795. Blog discusses the nearby fight at Reeves' Crossing. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. Nathaniel Massie. Ohio Historical Society biographical sketch. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.