Wooster in Wayne County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General Reasin Beall Homestead / Wayne County Historical Society
General Reasin Beall Homestead. Built in 1816 by General Reasin Beall and his wife Rebecca Johnston Beall, the homestead is recognized as the oldest existing residence in the City of Wooster. Born in 1769 in Maryland, Reasin Beall came to Ohio in 1801. In the War of 1812, he was promoted to brigadier general of the Ohio Militia. After the war, Beall served one term as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress and ten years as register of the land offices at Canton and Wooster. After Beall died In 1843, his daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Joseph Stibbs II received his house.
Wayne County Historical Society. Established in 1904 with support from Andrew Carnegie, the Wayne County Library housed the original Wooster Museum that formed through donations from Wooster residents George Schwartz, C.C. Parsons, Dr. Joseph Todd, and James Mullins. Schwartz served as museum curator from 1905 to 1925 followed by Alvin Rich. In 1954, the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio was incorporated. In 1957, the College of Wooster donated the Beall-Stibbs house, which had been converted into a dormitory named Bowman Hall,
Erected 2016 by Wayne County Historical Society and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 6-85.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 48.303′ N, 81° 55.985′ W. Marker is in Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne County. Marker is on East Bowman Street east of Beall Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Parking around the corner at Spink Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wooster OH 44691, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harvey Howard House / Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (approx. half a mile away); Wayne County Soldier’s Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twenty Pounder Parrott Guns (approx. 0.6 miles away); To the Heroes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Barnhart Rice Homestead / Frederick Rice (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic John Mishler Weaving Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sonnenberg Settlement 1819 (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wooster.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.