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

Seaman

 
 
Seaman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Seaman Marker
Inscription. Founded 1887 by John Q. Roads on the Cincinnati & Eastern Railway (1881) and the Old West Union Road (1807). Incorporated 1911. Named after Franklin Seaman who donated land to the railroad for a station. Home of Will Rogers, "The Black King of the Air", the only black hot air balloonist in the U. S. in the 1890's. "Adopted hometown "of Daniel Homer Webster (1878-1943) poet, humorist and Dayton, Ohio journalist.
 
Erected 1980 by Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.488′ N, 83° 34.323′ W. Marker is in Seaman, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 247) south of Tri County Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of First State Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17851 Main Street, Seaman OH 45679, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winchester (approx. 4.2 miles away); Peebles (approx. 9.1 miles away); Wickerham Inn
Seaman Marker on left under "First". image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Seaman Marker on left under "First".
(approx. 9.8 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 10.9 miles away); Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Seaman. The Will Rogers mentioned on this marker is not the actor and humorist Will Rogers of Oklahoma. This Will Rogers, an African American, used a balloon to get several hundred feet in the air and would parachute safely back to earth, making him a popular attraction at fairs and holiday events.
 
Categories. African AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
View north on Main Street of Seaman. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
3. View north on Main Street of Seaman.
Billboard across street from marker showing town of Seaman's past. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
4. Billboard across street from marker showing town of Seaman's past.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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