Near East Liverpool in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge
First Paper Mill
The first paper mill in Ohio and the Northwest Territory was established in the valley below in 1807 by John Coulter of Virginia, Jacob Bowman and John Beaver of Pennsylvania. The mill was in St. Clair Township on the East bank of Little Beaver Creek. Called "The Ohio Paper Mill," the firm produced handmade rag paper in a stone building until the early 1830's. The firm's watermark was a spread eagle, the word OHIO and the initials of the proprietors, C B & B.
Little Beaver Creek Bridge
Near this place in Liverpool Township where the old road, from New Lisbon to Georgetown, Pennsylvania, now abandoned, crossed Little Beaver Creek, is the site of the earliest known covered bridge in Ohio. The abutment, still standing on the west bank of the creek, is the only physical evidence remaining of this structure built in 1809 by John Bever and Thomas Moore. Erected as a toll bridge, authorized by an act of Legislature, it was donated to Columbiana County about 1832.
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society,
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 40° 39.17′ N, 80° 31.72′ W. Marker is near East Liverpool, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is on Calcutta Smith Ferry Road (County Route 430) 0.8 miles north of Harvey Avenue (Ohio Route 39), on the right when traveling north. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gateway To The Northwest (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Point of Beginning (approx. 0.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Smiths Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Georgetown (approx. 1.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Down The Ohio (approx. 1.7 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Liverpool.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.