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Near Colerain in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Josiah Fox

1763 - 1847

 
 
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Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 27, 2015
1. Josiah Fox Marker
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Inscription.  A Quaker, he wielded great influence in ship design during the early years of our country
1794 clerk, United States War Department
1795- 1798 assistant Navy Constructor
1798- 1801 Navy Constructor and Superintendent of Buildings, Gosport, Virginia Navy Yards
1804- 1809 United States Navy Constructor designed:
* U.S.S. Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) 1797
* U.S.S. United States 1797
* U.S.S. Constellation 1797
U.S.S. Crescent 1797
Revenue Cutters Pickering
Eagle 1797- 1798
Diligence
U.S.S. Chesapeake 1799
U.S..S John Adams 1799
U.S.S. Philadelphia 1799
Schooner Ferret 1804
Gunboats No. 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1804- 1805
Brig Hornet 1805
Sloop of War Wasp 1804
* joint effort Fox/Humphrey/Doughty
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list.
 
Location. 40° 7.488′ N, 80° 47.724′ 
Josiah Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 27, 2015
2. Josiah Fox Marker
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W. Marker is near Colerain, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is on Negus Road (County Route 456), on the right when traveling west. marker is in Concord Quaker Cemetery, near Colerain, Ohio. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71882 Negus Rd, Colerain OH 43916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concord Hicksite Friends Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Pleasant Today / What Is A Quaker? (approx. 3.4 miles away); Building the Meetinghouse / Abolition (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant's Beginnings / The Testimony of Equality (approx. 3.4 miles away); Anti-Slavery Pioneer / Schisms (approx. 3.4 miles away); Quakers and Wars During the 1900s / Quakers and the Civil War (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mt. Pleasant High School (approx. 3½ miles away); Samuel Gill House (approx. 3½ miles away).
 
Josiah Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 27, 2015
3. Josiah Fox Marker
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Josiah Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 27, 2015
4. Josiah Fox Marker
Concord Quaker Meeting House
Josiah Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 27, 2015
5. Josiah Fox Marker
sign at the fork of Negus Road and Colerain Pike , Co. Rd. 4
Josiah Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick
6. Josiah Fox Marker
city limits marker on US 250
Josiah Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick
7. Josiah Fox Marker
the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 4, 2022