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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Campus Martius

 
 
Campus Martius Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. Campus Martius Marker
Inscription.
Ohio Company fortress
protected first settlers
and Northwest
Territory seat of
government from
Indians. 1788-1795.
The Rotary Club of Marietta
Marking a Place in History with Service Since 1921

 
Erected by The Rotary Club of Marietta.
 
Location. 39° 25.298′ N, 81° 27.675′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and Washington Street (Ohio Route 7), on the right when traveling south on Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Campus Martius Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Second Street, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons (a few steps from this marker); The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Merydith House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Families of the Ohio Company
Campus Martius Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. Campus Martius Marker
Marker is at left, with the American Union Lodge No. 1 marker at right.
(about 500 feet away); Steam Towboat "W. P. Snyder, Jr." (about 500 feet away); Mighty River / Learning the River (about 700 feet away); River Town / Sails and Steam / The Highway West (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Campus Martius Museum. The Campus Martius Museum highlights migration in Ohio's history. The museum is on the site of the fortification built by the Ohio Company of Associates, as their headquarters, in 1788 when they founded the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory. The restored Rufus Putnam house, part of the original fort, is now enclosed within a wing of the museum. Behind the museum is the Ohio Company's Land Office. (Submitted on June 27, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Campus Martius Museum Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
3. Campus Martius Museum Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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