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Near Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnston Barn

At the Piqua Historical Area

 
 
Johnston Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
1. Johnston Barn Marker
Inscription.  With the intention of becoming a "gentleman farmer," John Johnston began development of his Upper Piqua farm in 1808 with a two-story log cabin and this double pen log barn. The surrounding outer sheds were built to protect the log pens from the weather. One of the oldest structures of its kind in Ohio, the barn is built around two hand-hewn log pens, each sixty-foot square. The barn served the family's farming activities and was a storage facility for trade goods Johnston needed when the farm was the Piqua Indian Agency, 1811-1829.
 
Erected 2008 by Piqua Historical Area Friends Council The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 29- 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 10.727′ N, 84° 15.483′ W. Marker is near Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on Hardin
Johnston Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
2. Johnston Barn Marker
Full view of marker, with the barn
Road (County Route 110), on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the Piqua Historical Area, an Ohio History Connection site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9845 Hardin Rd, Piqua OH 45356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Agency House (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Pickawillany (approx. ¼ mile away); Pickawillany (approx. ¼ mile away); John Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. (approx. ¼ mile away); Public History Movement (approx. ¼ mile away); Forest Hill Union Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piqua.
 
Johnston Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
3. Johnston Barn Marker
Marker at a distance, with just the corner of the Johnston House visible at the left
Johnston Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
4. Johnston Barn Marker
East side of the barn, with log structure clearly visible
Johnston Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
5. Johnston Barn Marker
North, main doorway of barn. Frame structure surrounds older log walls.
Johnston Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
6. Johnston Barn Marker
"Hex" sign on west side of barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   5. submitted on June 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   6. submitted on June 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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