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

James Riggs Family

 
 
James Riggs Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2018
1. James Riggs Family Marker
Inscription.
Matamoras
Ohio
1846

James Riggs Family
First Settlers on the Site of
Matamoras in 1797
Founded in 1846 by
Stinson Burris, Adam Cline
and Henry Sheets
Incorporated in 1861
Named after Matamoros, Mexico
Industry — Farming
River Trade, Oil
Marker Erected by
The Matamoras Area
Historical Society, Inc.
1988

 
Erected 1988 by The Matamoras Area Historical Society, Inc.
 
Location. 39° 31.207′ N, 81° 4.045′ W. Marker is in Matamoras, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 7 and Grandview Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Matamoras OH 45767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matamoras World War I Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Wells Family Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia); Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away); George Washington (approx. 4.8 miles away); Little Sister
James Riggs Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2018
2. James Riggs Family Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away in West Virginia); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 4.8 miles away in West Virginia); Sistersville (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia); Frontier Boat Launch (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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