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Near Hepburn in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wheeler Tavern

 
 
Wheeler Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
1. Wheeler Tavern Marker
Inscription. Wheeler Tavern was built by Portius Wheeler, an early pioneer of Hardin County, around 1835 near the Shawnee Ford of the Scioto River. According to local historians this was the first brick residence constructed in Hardin County. Tradition maintains that Wheeler Tavern was a station on the Underground Railroad, a network of contacts and places that aided escaping slaves making their way to the free North.
 
Erected 1990 by The Country Connection Club and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.349′ N, 83° 29.844′ W. Marker is near Hepburn, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 144 and County Road 265, on the right when traveling west on County Road 144. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19950 County Road 144, Kenton OH 43326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford (approx. mile away); Six Points, Goshen Township (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jacob Parrott
Wheeler Tavern and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
2. Wheeler Tavern and Marker
Looking north across C.R. 144.
(approx. 5 miles away); "The Liberty Garden" (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort McArthur (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Hardin County Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mad River Railroad (approx. 6.2 miles away); Kenton Hardware Company (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wheeler Tavern and Pfeiffer Station. (Submitted on October 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RREntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Wheeler Tavern image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
3. Wheeler Tavern
Pfeiffer Station General Store image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
4. Pfeiffer Station General Store
Across C.R. 144 from Wheeler Tavern.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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