New Athens in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
New Athens, Ohio
Platted 1817 by John Walker and John McConnell
New Athens saw the Classical and Practical joined; Oliver H. Burdette, native inventor, developed here the removable-link chain and the famous steam traction engine.
Erected 1965 by Harrison County Historical Society. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 40° 11.252′ N, 80° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Athens OH 43981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named New Athens (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgetown (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.6 miles away); Harrisville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Clark Gable (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cadiz G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); McFadden Building (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Athens.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 28, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.