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

Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot

 
 
Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
1. Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker
Inscription. John “Appleseed” Chapman is considered one of Richland County’s original pioneers. In the summer of 1809, Chapman arrived in the Mansfield area just as Mansfield’s first town lots were being offered for sale. Chapman purchased town lot 265 for $120 from Henry H. Wilcoxen. Wilcoxen served as Richland County Sheriff from 1820 to 1825. Chapman later sold the lot to Jesse Edgington on October 30, 1818 for $100.

During the War of 1812, approximately two blocks west of this site, members of the Delaware Indian tribe were encamped in a ravine southwest of the public square. After being removed by military force and their village burned, the Delaware were en route from their village in Greentown to the Council at Piqua under Colonel Samuel Kratzer.
 
Erected 2013 by Greentown Preservation Association, Incorporated; Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory; and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.352′ N, 82° 30.866′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Diamond Street
Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
2. Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker
and East 1st Street (U.S. 42), on the right when traveling south on South Diamond Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 S Diamond St, Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Sherman, 1823-1900 / The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richland County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vasbinder Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richland County Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richland County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allen J. (A. J.) Vandayburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  John Chapman. Article on Ohio History Central. “Chapman primarily wore discarded clothing, or would barter apple saplings for used clothes. Chapman was never married nor did he have children. He spent most of his time in Ohio in Richland County near Mansfield. Many of Ohio's first orchards began with saplings from Chapman's nurseries. His trees fed many of Ohio's early white settlers as they struggled to establish farms and homes on the frontier. Johnny Appleseed eventually owned more than 1,200 acres of land across
Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
3. Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Prior to his death, he claimed to have walked over four thousand miles around the United States.” (Submitted on May 27, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker at the Wappner Funeral Home image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
4. Johnny Appleseed’s Town Lot Marker at the Wappner Funeral Home
 
 
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 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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