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Near Xenia in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Maxwell

1755? - 1809

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
1. William Maxwell Marker
full view of marker
Inscription.
Front

First printer and publisher in the Northwest Territory lived near this point, 1799- 1809. established the first news paper, “The Sentinel of the Northwest Territory”, Cicin nati, November 9, 1793. Published the first book, “The Laws of the Territory of the United States Northwest of the Ohio”, Cincinnati, 1796. It is believed that Maxwell is buried about a mile southwest of here on a knoll just back of the site of his former cabin.
Erected by The Dayton Club of Printing House Craftsmen 1941 designed and built by the Geo. Dodds and Sons Granite Company Xenia, Ohio

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This monument was originally erected and dedicated in 1941 by the Dayton Club of Printing House Craftsmen it was located next to Dayton- Xenia Road approximately 500 ft southeast of this site rededicated on this site June 28, 2003 Beavercreek Township Trustees Greene Co.Commissioners Greene Co. Park District Greene Co. Engineering Dept. Greene Co. Historical Society Dayton Club of Printing House Craftsmen Dodds Monuments
 
Erected 1941 by Dayton Club of Printing House Craftsmen.
 
Location. 39° 42.312′ N, 83° 59.048′ W. Marker is near Xenia, Ohio

William Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
2. William Maxwell Marker
close up, showing text of front side
, in Greene County. Marker is on Dayton- Xenia Pike (County Route 142), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in former "Roadside rest Area" on Creekside Trail where Co Rd 142 (dead end) cuts off Dayton- Xenia Rd, near Little Miami River less than mile east of Trebein Rd. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 County Rd 142, Xenia OH 45385, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Cemetery/Church Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Courthouse of Greene County (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Sexton Point (approx. 2.9 miles away); Kenton's Gantlet [Gauntlet] (was approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Bullskin Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Birthplace of Tecumseh (approx. 2.9 miles away); U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha (approx. 3 miles away); Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial (approx. 3 miles away).
 
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William Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
3. William Maxwell Marker
text on back of marker. NOT original, but added for re-dedication, when marker was moved for road construction
William Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
4. William Maxwell Marker
marker can be seen at a distance, from the Creekside Trail (old RR grade), looking south towards US 35
William Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
5. William Maxwell Marker
artwork on the marker
William Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
6. William Maxwell Marker
sign at Co. Rd. 142 (Old Dayton- Xenia Pike)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 10, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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