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Malta in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morgan County Dungeon

 
 
Morgan County Dungeon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Morgan County Dungeon Marker
Inscription. Prisoners convicted of rioting, larceny and adultery in Morgan County between 1833 and 1839 were confined to a dungeon near the Court House in McConnelsville.
This stone vault, 11 feet high, 5 feet wide and 12 feet long, was discovered in 1964 and is believed to have been used as the county dungeon.
The Morgan County Pomona Grange #81 in co-operation with the County Commissioners and the County Agricultural Society reconstructed the structure on this site in 1965 as a community service project.
 
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.957′ N, 81° 51.751′ W. Marker is in Malta, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Malta OH 43758, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Hollow School (a few steps from this marker); Malta Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Bailey / Jeremiah Rusk
Morgan County Dungeon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Morgan County Dungeon and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Otho French Strahl (within shouting distance of this marker); This Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Frank Demster Memorial Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goins Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stewart "Stu" Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malta.
 
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Morgan County Dungeon Marker (left rear) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. Morgan County Dungeon Marker (left rear)
Rock Hollow School and marker to right
Morgan County Dungeon image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
4. Morgan County Dungeon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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