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Columbia Baptist Cemetery / Columbia

First Settlement in Hamilton County

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
1. Columbia Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.  
Columbia Baptist Cemetery
On the higher ground at the end of this lane is Columbia Baptist Cemetery, the last resting place of many of the pioneers who came with Major Benjamin Stites and founded Columbia, November 18, 1788, the first settlement in Hamilton County and the second in the “Old Northwest”. Here in 1792 was built the meeting house for the Columbia Baptist Church, organized in 1790. the first Protestant Church in the Northwest Territory. Land for the cemetery was part of Major Stites’ purchase and was deeded by him to the Baptists of Columbia Township.

Columbia
In this vicinity Major Benjamin Stites and 26 men and women from New Jersey founded the town of Columbia, November 18, 1788. Major Stites, intending to establish a great city, had purchased in the previous year, 20,000 acres of land at the mouth of the Little Miami River. Columbia was typical of many of the early wilderness settlements. It consisted of a cluster of log houses protected from Indian attack by a stockade and strategically placed block- houses. Beyond the town to the east, the pioneers planted
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
2. Columbia Marker
close up, side B
their crops on the fertile river bottoms of the Little Miami, still known as Turkey Bottom.
 
Erected 1953 by Sesquicentennial Year of Ohio Statehood by The Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio Sponsored by Albert P. Strietmann.
 
Location. 39° 6.368′ N, 84° 25.728′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Wilmer Avenue. Marker is in Pioneer Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Wilmer Ave, Cincinnati OH 45226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Pillar (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Columbia Baptist Church and Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries / William Brown (approx. ¼ mile away); Garard/Martin Station, 1790 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cherry Tree Grove (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Cincinnati Observatory (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Marys World War Marker (approx. 2.3 miles away); Miss Doherty's College Preparatory School for Girls (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
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Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
3. Columbia Marker
full view of marker, at base of mound
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
4. Columbia Marker
marker as seen from the parking lot. Stairway to mound in the background.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
5. Columbia Marker
park sign at entrance to parking lot
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
6. Columbia Marker
Anthony Wayne Parkway seal
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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