Pomeroy in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Valentine Baxter Horton
Born 1802 - Died 1888
—Lawyer - Statesman - Industrialist —
He built in Pomeroy in 1836, the world's first towboat, the Condor. Member the 34th, 35th, and 37th Congresses of the U.S. Member of President Lincoln's peace conference in 1860 [sic - 1861]. President of the board that established the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Ohio State University in Columbus. Trustee, O.S.U. and of Ohio University for 30 years. Member Ohio Constitutional Convention. Married Miss Clarissa Pomeroy, daughter of Samuel Wyllis Pomeroy for whom the town of Pomeroy was named.
He is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy.
Location. 39° 1.769′ N, 82° 1.614′ W. Marker is in Pomeroy, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Meigs High School football field. Marker is at or near this postal address: 352 E. Main Street, Pomeroy OH 45769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Sumner Huntington (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Pomeroy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial Spanish Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Edwin Campbell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Salisbury Township (approx. 1.7 miles away); Morgan’s Raid Route (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomeroy.
Also see . . . Valentine Baxter Horton. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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