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

Evelyn True Button House

 
 
Evelyn True Button House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
1. Evelyn True Button House Marker
Inscription. This brick, Federal-style house was built in 1836. Helen Moore, the grand daughter of General Robert McConnel, officer during the War of 1812 and founder of McConnelsville, married Dr. Hiram L. True and made their home here. Dr. True practiced medicine in the area and was widely known for his interest in science, serving as president of the local Scientific Society. Their daughter Evelyn True Button was born in the house in 1875. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Evelyn traveled to the Philippines in 1898 on a missionary trip to train teachers. A teacher, principal, community leader, and ardent worker for women's rights, she died in the place of her birth in 1975. She bequeathed the house to the Morgan County Historical Society to serve as a depository of furnishings and artifacts of Morgan County heritage.
 
Erected 2003 by Morgan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.923′ N, 81° 51.107′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 60), on the right when traveling
Evelyn True Button House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Evelyn True Button House and Marker
east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 E. Main Street, McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan County (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); First McConnelsville Christmas Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); McConnelsville World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable Persons
 
 
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 1,127 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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