Rutland in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brewster Higley VI
(1823 - 1911)
Surgeon and songwriter Brewster Higley VI was born in Rutland in 1823, the grandson of Brewster Higley IV, a veteran of the American Revolution and founder of Rutland. Higley began studying medicine at age 18 and opened his first practice in Pomeroy, moving to Indiana and then to Kansas in 1871. The following year he penned the words to the famous Western song, "Home on the Range." This perennial favorite became the state song of Kansas in 1947.
And the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Rutland Friendly Gardeners Club, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-53.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 2.566′ N, 82° 7.858′ W. Marker is in Rutland, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 124), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is about 200 feet ESE of the Rutland Civic Center. Marker is in this post office area: Rutland OH 45775, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Salisbury Township (approx. 5 miles away); General James V. Hartinger (approx. 5.1 miles away); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.2 miles away); Major John B. Downing (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 5.3 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Spanish Cannon (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. "Home on the Range". (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Higley Gravesite. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brewster Higley VI. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Environment • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.