“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Spencerville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

"Johnny Appleseed"

"Johnny Appleseed" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker, September 16, 2014
1. "Johnny Appleseed" Marker
Inscription.  In 1829 "Johnny Appleseed" planted an apple nursery 900 feet east of here on a half acre of Jacob Harter's land leased for forty years in exchange for forty apple trees delivered in 1835.
Erected 1953 by Allen County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 40° 42.883′ N, 84° 17.967′ W. Marker is near Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on Defiance Trail, half a mile north of Spencerville Road (Route 117), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Hartford (approx. 1.6 miles away); Story of Fort Amanda (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Story of this Site (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); The 77 Unknown Soldiers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of the 86 Acre Homestead of Dye Sunderland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
Additional keywords. Johnny Appleseed, Swedenborgians
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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