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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marietta’s Historic Corner

 
 
Marietta’s Historic Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
1. Marietta’s Historic Corner Marker
Inscription. Directly across from this spot was Picketed Point, a fortification erected for the protection of the early settlers from hostile Indians. Within the stockade were dwellings, the first store and the first tavern in the Northwest Territory. Marquis de Lafayette landed here in 1825.

Steamboats, packets and showboats plied the Muskingumb and Ohio Rivers and the nearby wharf was a busy one. Today huge tows transport enormous tonnage between Pittsburgh and the Mississippi River.

This is the site of the old First National Bank, now the First Bank. From 1828 to 1972 this was the home of the Dime Savings Society, the last remaining mutual savings bank in the State of Ohio, now the Dime Bank operating under a commercial charter.
 
Location. 39° 24.651′ N, 81° 27.126′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Greene and West Ohio Streets, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to the Riverview Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Front St, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Public Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River’s Wild Side
Riverview Building Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
2. Riverview Building Entrance and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shipbuilding (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Durward Hoag (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Boundary Picketed Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Marietta (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Forty-Eight Pioneers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Early Marietta: Dime Savings Society. “When I started [working for the bank in 1964], Dime Savings best years were past. It was a pretty sleepy operation. Depositors were loyal but aged; there were few lending customers. The banking facilities were decades behind. Walking into the lobby was like entering a time warp into the 1800s—pendulum clock, wrought iron teller cages, marble surfaces, and Ebenezer Scrooge-type journals for keeping the books.” (Submitted on May 5, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Riverview Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
3. Riverview Building
This photograph is taken from Bicentennial Plaza. The Lafayette Hotel is across the street out of frame on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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