Wooster in Wayne County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Barnhart Rice Homestead / Frederick Rice
Barnhart Rice Homestead
The Barnhart Rice house is one of two original farmhouses occupying this 320-acre hilltop farmstead from the early days of the settlement. Started in the spring of 1822, the house was built of hand-cut sandstone ashlar blocks quarried a couple hundred yards northwest of here. With the exception of an early addition added within a few years of the initial construction. The exterior of the house has not undergone any renovations that have had a significant impact on its appearance. The house retains its original fireplaces and woodwork. Originally a springhouse stood near the southwest corner, with the barn to the north and a windmill between the house and barn. The Rice homestead is one of the best preserved examples of German vernacular architecture in Wayne County. The structure traces its origins to the fertile farm lands of southwestern Pennsylvania from which a large percentage of Wayne County's settlers migrated.
Frederick Rice was born on September 29, 1753, near Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania and moved to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Erected 2005 by Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center/OSU, Descendants of the Rice Family, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-85.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US RevolutionaryFormer U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1860.
Location. 40° 46.962′ N, 81° 55.218′ W. Marker is in Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne County. Marker is on Williams Road just east of Gossard Drive, on the right when traveling east. The markers stands alongside a small road on the campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wooster OH 44691, 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. Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wayne County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); James H. Ross (approx. 0.7 miles away); To the Heroes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Twenty Pounder Parrott Guns (approx. 1˝ miles away); United States Of America • Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (approx. 1˝ miles away); Wayne County Soldier’s Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wooster.
Also see . . . Welcome to OARDC. The web site for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
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