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Salem in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Salem

 
 
Salem Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2018
1. Salem Marker
Inscription.  
Founded 1806.
Site of Ohio’s first
Women’s Rights
Convention
April 19-20, 1850.

 
Location. 40° 53.121′ N, 80° 50.701′ W. Marker is in Salem, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lincoln Avenue and Chestnut Grove Road (County Route 854), on the right when traveling north on South Lincoln Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the road, at the Salem town line, facing the northbound traffic. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1712 South Lincoln Ave, Salem OH 44460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unserheim (approx. half a mile away); Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden (approx. 4˝ miles away); Cherry Valley Coke Ovens (approx. 4.7 miles away); Maple-Dell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 5.7 miles away); Damascus Grade School Museum (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ervin George Bailey (approx. 5.9 miles away); Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
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Salem Marker (<i>tall view; looking north along South Lincoln Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2018
2. Salem Marker (tall view; looking north along South Lincoln Avenue)

1. Chronology of Woman Suffrage Movement Events.
April 19–20, 1850: In Salem, Ohio, women take complete control of their women's rights convention, refusing men any form of participation apart from attendance. (Submitted on July 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. First Women's Rights Movement. Numerous Ohio women actively participated in reform movements. Ohio women formed the Ohio Women's Temperance Society and the Female Moral Reform Society to assist other people in living in a more moral manner. Ohioans Lucy Stone and Harriet Beecher Stowe played a vital role in the abolitionist movement through their speeches and writings. It was apparent to the reformers, in Ohio and elsewhere, that women did not enjoy the same opportunities for which they were fighting for other groups. Many women, such as women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, would not stand for this. (Submitted on July 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. National Woman's Rights Conventions. The 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, which was called on short notice and was more of a regional meeting, called for "a series of conventions, embracing every part of the country." The 1848 regional event held in upstate New York was followed by other regional Woman's Rights Conventions
Salem Marker (<i>wide view; looking north along South Lincoln Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2018
3. Salem Marker (wide view; looking north along South Lincoln Avenue)
in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. That meeting's resolutions called for woman suffrage (the right to vote), and later conventions also included this call. But each meeting included other women's rights issues as well. (Submitted on July 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Sojourner Truth. At the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth delivered what is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionist and women’s rights speeches in American history, “Ain’t I a Woman?” She continued to speak out for the rights of African Americans and women during and after the Civil War (Submitted on July 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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