Near Perrysville in Ashland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Johnny “Appleseed” Land Lease and Nursery
John “Appleseed” Chapman (b. September 26, 1774—d. March 18, 1845) was the first lessee of this 160 acre tract (NW ¼, S 20, T 20, R 16), when he secured it for 99 years from the Virginia Military District School Lands on April 10, 1815. This $320 lease complied with the Ordinance of 1785 which stipulated that proceeds from the sale or lease of a 36th of all new land in the Northwest Territory be used to support public education. Perrysville author, Rosella Rice, knew Appleseed. In a history of Ashland County, she wrote, “One of his nurseries is near us and I often go to the secluded spot on the quiet banks of the (Blackfork)… with sod never broken since the old man did it.“ Attributed as Green Township’s first permanent settler, Abram Baughman’s original 160 acres (c. 1807) adjoined this property to the west.
Erected 2008 by The Sprang Family & Greentown Preservation Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 40.505′ N, 82° 18.857′ W. Marker is near Perrysville, Ohio, in Ashland County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2662 Ohio Route 39, Perrysville OH 44864, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greentown Delaware Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clear Fork Gorge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Louis Bromfield / Malabar Farm (approx. 4.7 miles away); Frontier Violence During the War of 1812 (approx. 5 miles away); Charles Franklin Kettering (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hayesville Town Hall and Opera House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Historic Mifflin (approx. 7.3 miles away); PFC Terry L. Schaub (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysville.
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