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Near Deersville in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Laceyville

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Laceyville Marker
Inscription.
Side one:
Laceyville was once a small community with an inn, a post office, general store, a school, black smith shop, a shoemaker, and a tailor. It also had its own baseball team and orchestra. The Laceyville House, built of brick and stone in 1842, was a stagecoach stop. The first proprietors were Maj. John S. Lacey, who served as Harrison County's sheriff and treasurer, and his wife, Anna Jeanett. Weary travelers would always time their journey to reach the Lacey
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Side two:
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home for rest and lodging. In later years, groups from Cadiz would travel to the tavern by carriage, sleigh, or bicycle for parties and dances. The parents of screen legend Clark Gable were guests of the Lacey family in the 1890s during an oil boom in the area. The Lacey home passed out of the family after the death of Maj. Henry B. Lacey in 1902. The tavern was torn down in the late 1940s.
 
Erected 2001 by Scenic Byway Task Force.
 
Location. 40° 19.119′ N, 81° 7.68′ W. Marker is near Deersville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is on U.S. 250 mile east of County Highway 55, on
Laceyville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
2. Laceyville Marker
the right. Touch for map. Marker is at the end of a guardrail along Tappan Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Deersville OH 44693, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Moravian Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Deersville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hazel's House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Moravian House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tappan (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Seven Ranges (approx. 5.4 miles away); Scio, Ohio (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deersville.
 
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Laceyville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Laceyville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,268 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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