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Nelsonville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Daniel Nelson

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, October 17, 2010
1. Daniel Nelson Marker
Inscription.
This tablet is erected in honor of
Daniel Nelson
founder of Nelsonville
who donated the ground for the
Fort Street Cemetery
the Public Square and this lot
for School and Meeting House purposes

This stone was a part of the doorway
of the first school building

Placed by the
Elizabeth Zane Dew Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected by Elizabeth Zane Dew Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.66′ N, 82° 13.927′ W. Marker is in Nelsonville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and Fort Street, on the left when traveling east on West Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 West Washington Street, Nelsonville OH 45764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E. M. Poston (here, next to this marker); The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans' Memorial (about 300 feet away,
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By Jamie Abel, October 17, 2010
2. Daniel Nelson Marker
Located just below on the same brick structure, this stone tablet reads:

Lot donated by
Daniel Nelson, Sr.
for school and meeting house purposes.
Built 1856.
measured in a direct line); Unknown Soldier Monument (about 600 feet away); Fort Street Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Hocking Valley Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hocking Canal Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Site of Lord Dunmore (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nelsonville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Jamie Abel, October 17, 2010
3. Daniel Nelson Marker
This tablet is located on a belltower wall just behind the Nelson marker and reads:

"Knowledge is Power"
The Central school bell was returned to the citizens of Nelsonville, August 2000, with the cooperation of the Peoples Bank Corporation and the Vern "Snap" Coakley family.

The bell tower was erected with the generous support of the Rex and Nancy Smith Maiden family and the many contributors to this project.

"May the ringing of this bell perpetuate the memory of Central School"
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By Jamie Abel, October 17, 2010
4. Daniel Nelson Marker
The Central School bell tower.
Daniel Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 17, 2010
5. Daniel Nelson Marker
The Daniel Nelson markers and the Central School bell tower in Nelsonville, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 18, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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