Deersville in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived near the community in the 19th century. His song books sold approximately 700,000 copies. His most famous song was "The Hills of Ohio," which has been considered from time to time as a candidated for
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Ohio's state song. Other prominent residents included Maj. Gen. Harry F. Hazlett, the second Harrison County native to reach the rank of major general. George A. Custer was the first. Deersville was once a cultural center, known for its schools, library, and churches, as well as its involvement in the prohibition and anti-slavery movements. In proportion to its population, Deersville has produced more Harrison County officials than any other community.
Erected 2001 by Scenic Byway Task Force.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1782.
Location. 40° 18.466′ N, 81° 11.247′ W. Marker is in Deersville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is on Main Street, 0.1 miles east of Rock Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deersville OH 44693, 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. The Moravian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazel's House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moravian House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (approx. ¼ mile away); Laceyville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tappan (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Seven Ranges (approx. 3.8 miles away); Moorefield (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deersville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.