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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General James Hedges

1780–1854

 
 
General James Hedges Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
1. General James Hedges Marker
Inscription. General Hedges was born in Ohio County, Virginia and taught school in that state before coming to Ohio in 1803. As a Deputy Surveyor, he worked in Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Medina and Wayne Counties, and purchased 19,000 acres in future Richland County. Hedges was one of three founders of Mansfield in 1808. He served in the War of 1812. This unselfish Mason gave land for the Methodist Church, and Hedges School and Park. In February, 1818, he obtained the Deposition for Mansfield Lodge No. 35, Free and Accepted Masons.
 
Erected 1978 by The Twentieth Masonic District Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 43.472′ N, 82° 32.409′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Avenue (U.S. 42) and Middle Bellville Road, on the right when traveling north on Lexington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker faces the parking lot and can be seen from Lexington Avenue, but there is no access from that street. Access is from Middle Bellville Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Middle Bellville Rd, Mansfield OH 44904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
General James Hedges Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
2. General James Hedges Marker
It is in the lower left of this photograph, in front of the row of windows.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Cannons (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Chapman (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Sultana Disaster (approx. 2.2 miles away); 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Johnny Appleseed" Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mansfield Block House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot (approx. 2.6 miles away); Madison Township Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  200 years of Freemasonry celebrated at Mansfield Blockhouse. 2014 article by Rhonda Bletner in the Richland Source. “Of the current 192 members, over 100 of them have been members for more than 40 years and approximately 50 have been a member in excess of 50 years. Masonic Lodges do not recruit membership, instead prospects must ask to become a member. ” (Submitted on May 27, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Mansfield Masonic Lodge #35 Free & Accepted Masons and Banquet Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
3. Mansfield Masonic Lodge #35 Free & Accepted Masons and Banquet Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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