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Near Peebles in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wickerham Inn

1800-01

 
 
Wickerham Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Wickerham Inn Marker
Inscription. The inn was built 1800-01 by Peter Wickerham, a Revolutionary War veteran. It was used as an overnight stagecoach stop and tavern on Zane's Trace until ca. 1850. Runaway slaves were hidden here when the "Underground Railroad" was in operation. Confederate soldiers, commanded by General John Hunt Morgan, slept in the inn on the night of July 15, 1863, when "Morgan's Raiders" passed through Adams County.
 
Erected 1977 by Adams County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.215′ N, 83° 23.651′ W. Marker is near Peebles, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 41 and Adkins Rd, on the right when traveling north on State Route 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peebles OH 45660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peebles (approx. 1.4 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cairn of Peace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial
Wickerham Inn (now a private residence). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Wickerham Inn (now a private residence).
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Governor Charles Willing Byrd (approx. 7.2 miles away); Seaman (approx. 9.8 miles away); Zane Trace (approx. 9.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 14.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peebles.
 
Regarding Wickerham Inn. The Wickerham Inn is the oldest brick building in Adams County and according to legend, is haunted. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio History Connection - The Wickerham Inn. (Submitted on September 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
View looking north on Ohio Highway 41 at Adkins Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. View looking north on Ohio Highway 41 at Adkins Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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