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

Rootstown

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
1. Rootstown Marker
Inscription.  Ephraim Root returned to Rootstown in 1801 to plant a wheat field and build a log house. In 1802, his brother David Root, with his wife Clara and four sons, moved from Connecticut to Rootstown to establish a home. Rootstown was settled in 1802 and grew into a fruit and dairy community with connection to the early railroads and canals. Rootstown Township was organized in 1810. The town celebrated its centennial in 1902, its sesquicentennial in 1952, and its bicentennial in 2002.
 
Erected 2003 by Rootstown Historical Society-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
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
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
2. Rootstown Marker
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south. The Ephraim Root marker is on the reverse side of this marker. 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. Ephraim Root (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).
 
 
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 463 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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