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

Tappan

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, October 2, 2010
1. Tappan Marker
Inscription. Tappan was platted by John Marshall on March 4, 1837, on the main highway between Cadiz and New Philadelphia. One of the town's best-known residents was Mary Jobe Ackley, who gained international fame as an explorer, author, lecturer, and conservationist. A colony of freed slaves was once located two miles outside of town. The colony had its own school, church, and cemetery. Most of the buildings in Tappan were torn down or moved during the late 1930s to make way for the construction of Tappan Dam.
 
Erected 1998 by Scenic Byway Task Force.
 
Location. 40° 21.278′ N, 81° 12.477′ W. Marker is near Deersville, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is on U.S. 250 0.2 miles east of Local Highway 215, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32401 Cadiz-Dennison Road, Deersville OH 44693, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Seven Ranges (approx. half a mile away); Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (approx. 3.3 miles away); Moravian House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hazel's House (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Moravian Trail
Tappan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 2, 2010
2. Tappan Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Deersville (approx. 3.4 miles away); Laceyville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Scio, Ohio (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deersville.
 
Also see . . .  Mary Jobe Akeley. Name is mispelled on the marker. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
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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 692 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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