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

The Seven Ranges

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, October 2, 2010
1. The Seven Ranges Marker
Inscription. This marker stands in the westernmost of the Seven Ranges of Townships, Northwest Territory, surveyed by the National Government in 1785-87. These Ranges constitute the first employment of the rectangular system in the surveying of national lands. A full township of the Ranges, 36 square miles, was granted to Arnold Henry Dohrman by Congress in 1801; this park lies in the northeast corner of that grant. Dohrman, a Dutch-Portuguese merchant, received these lands as partial compensation for the losses experienced while supporting the American cause in the War for Independence. A village, platted in 1837, once lay east and near this point. The community was named Franklin, but became most commonly known as Tappan, its postal designation. The latter name commemorates Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857), an eminent Jurist and Statesman of early eastern Ohio.
 
Erected 1965 by Harrison County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 40° 21.531′ N, 81° 12.982′ W. Marker is near Deersville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is on U.S. 250 0.4 miles west of Local Highway 215, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31974 Cadiz-Dennison Road, Deersville OH 44693, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Jamie Abel, October 2, 2010
2. The Seven Ranges Marker
markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tappan (approx. half a mile away); Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (approx. 3.8 miles away); Moravian House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hazel's House (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Moravian Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Deersville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Laceyville (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dennison Yard and Shops / Dennison Depot (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deersville.
 
More about this marker. The marker sits in a roadside rest area along Tappan Lake, just a half-mile east of the dam.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Seven Ranges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 2, 2010
3. The Seven Ranges Marker
The marker is in a roadside rest between U.S. Route 250 and Tappan Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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