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Rootstown in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ephraim Root

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
1. Ephraim Root Marker
Inscription.  Ephraim Root (1762-1825), a wealthy Connecticut lawyer, was one of 57 investors in the Connecticut Land Company and served as its secretary and agent. In 1795, this group purchased three million acres of land in the Western Reserve. Root held interest in 100,000 acres, including Township 2 in Range VIII, which he named Rootstown. In 1800, Root traveled by horseback with his helper Henry Davenport and surveyor National Cook to divide the township into 48 sections, reserving Lot 6 for his own use.
 
Erected 2003 by Rootstown Historical Society-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 41° 5.883′ N, 81° 14.55′ W. Marker is in Rootstown, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is on Ravenna Louisville Road (SR 44) south of Akron Youngstown Road - (a.k.a. - Tallmadge Road), on the left when traveling south
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
2. Ephraim Root Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rootstown OH 44272, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rootstown (here, next to this marker); Benjamin Tappan, Jr. (approx. 3.6 miles away); 1893 Ravenna Flagpole (approx. 4.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio (approx. 4.1 miles away); Kent State University (approx. 6.4 miles away); Kent and the Underground Railroad (approx. 7.2 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 7.3 miles away); Atwater Coal Company Mine Disaster (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The reverse side of this marker is the marker Rootstown
 
Ephraim Root Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
3. Ephraim Root Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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