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Near Valley Grove in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ray’s Arithmetic

 
 
Ray’s Arithmetic Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Ray’s Arithmetic Marker
Inscription. North, Joseph Ray, who wrote the celebrated Ray’s Arithmetic, was born, Nov. 25, 1807. At the age of 16, Ray went to Cincinnati where in 1834 he published the first of his series of textbooks on arithmetic and algebra.
 
Location. 40° 6.223′ N, 80° 32.925′ W. Marker is near Valley Grove, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) near County Route 45, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Grove WV 26060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.6 miles away); Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 2.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Roney’s Point (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rice’s Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Ray (1807–1855). Biography on the Bowling Green State University (Ohio) website includes portrait. (Submitted on September 5, 2006.) 

2. Joseph Ray, The Mathematician, and The Man. 1932 article by Raymond Grove Hughes published in the West Virginia Review. (Submitted on September 5, 2006.) 

3. Joseph Ray's Books. Amazon.com list. Many are still in print! (Submitted on September 5, 2006.) 

4. Images of the1857 edition of Ray's Primary Arithmetic
Ray’s Arithmetic Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Ray’s Arithmetic Marker
. (Submitted on November 11, 2006.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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