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By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
Bishop Matthew Simpson Marker
Ohio (Harrison County), Cadiz — Bishop Matthew Simpson
Matthew Simpson, an eminent Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, was born on June 21, 1811, in a log house which then stood on the north corner of Market and Main Streets in Cadiz. Simpson spent most of his youth in Cadiz where he gained a . . . — Map (db m36232) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Cadiz — Cadiz G.A.R. Memorial
Erected by Comrades and Friends To the Union Soliders of 1861 to 1865. J.S. McReady Post No. 456 G.A.R. — Map (db m36307) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Cadiz — Cadiz, OhioThe Proudest Small Town in America
By producing many men of national prominence, more than any other community of similar size, Cadiz stands as a testament to the value of small town life to America.   Bob Burns, deeply grateful for his small town youth in Van Buren, Arkansas, . . . — Map (db m36267) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Cadiz — Clark GableThe King of Hollywood
William Clarke Gable, stage and motion picture actor, was born at Cadiz, Ohio, on February 1, 1901, in a house that once stood on this site. He was reared in nearby Hopedale. During his film career of 36 years, Gable made 67 talking pictures . . . — Map (db m36264) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Cadiz — Harrison County Congressional Medal of Honorees
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio Harrison County Civil War *Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Namozine Church, Virginia 1865 *Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Sailor's Creek, Virginia 1865 . . . — Map (db m36304) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — Deersville
Side A Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived . . . — Map (db m79827) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — Hazel's House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m79824) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — Laceyville
Side one: Laceyville was once a small community with an inn, a post office, general store, a school, black smith shop, a shoemaker, and a tailor. It also had its own baseball team and orchestra. The Laceyville House, built of brick and . . . — Map (db m36229) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — 4-34 — Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett
Side A Mary L. Jobe Akeley Mary Leonore Jobe was born on January 29, 1878, near Tappan, Harrison County, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from Scio College and master's degree from Columbia University. While studying, she began a . . . — Map (db m79822) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — Moravian House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m79825) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — Tappan
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 . . . — Map (db m36525) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — 1 — The Moravian Trail
This ridge road west from Cadiz through Deersville to the Tuscarawas Valley is known locally as the Moravian Trail. Originally an Indian path, it became an important trail for the frontiersmen. The men who participated in the Gnadenhutten Massacre, . . . — Map (db m79828) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Deersville — 2 — The Seven Ranges
This marker stands in the westernmost of the Seven Ranges of Townships, Northwest Territory, surveyed by the National Government in 1785-87. These Ranges constitute the first employment of the rectangular system in the surveying of national lands. A . . . — Map (db m36523) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Harrisville — 46 — HarrisvilleTired But Safe for Now — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown. The Union troops and horses . . . — Map (db m79818) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Hopedale — Abraham Lincoln at Cadiz Junction
Here, February 14, 1861, Abraham Lincoln alighted from a train en route from his home in Illinois to the nations’s capital, where on March 4th he would become our sixteenth President. Cadiz Junction, a breakfast stop for the President Elect, saw him . . . — Map (db m40966) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Hopedale — 2-34 — Historic Hopedale / Clark Gable, "The King of Hollywood"
Side one: Platted by educator and abolitionist Cyrus NcNeely in 1849, Hopedale was the site of McNeely Normal School, later Hopedale Normal College, the first coeducational college for teachers in eastern Ohio. It operated from 1849 to . . . — Map (db m36528) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Hopedale — M101A1 105mm Towed HowitzersSerial Numbers 317 & 3622 — Dedicated on July 16, 2000
The 105 howitzer was first put into full production in 1934. They were used for the support of the infantry soldier. Each artillery battery consisted of 5 guns, each with the capability of firing shells a distance of 8 miles. The 105 howitzer was . . . — Map (db m36530) WM
Ohio (Harrison County), Mount Pleasant — Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial
Erected by the Grateful People of Mt. Pleasant in Honor of Those who Served and Died for their Country in World Wars I and II Died during Time of War Ezra Cattell • Dalio Brandy • Walter Dietrich • Donald Francy • Lloyd . . . — Map (db m36347) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), New Athens — 3-34 — Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights
side A Franklin College Alma Academy One of Ohio's earliest colleges, Alma College (earlier known as Alma Academy) was founded in 1818 and became Franklin College in 1825. Its founders were primarily of Scots-Irish descent who . . . — Map (db m79819) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), New Athens — 6 — New Athens, OhioPlatted 1817 by John Walker and John McConnell
As its name implies, this village was conceived as a cultural and educational center. Here, 1818, Rev. John Walker founded classical Alma Academy. The academy became a college in 1825; it was renamed "Franklin" the following year. Old Franklin was . . . — Map (db m79820) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), New Rumley — Custer Monument Historic Site
Historic Site — Map (db m79821) HM
Ohio (Harrison County), Scio — 5 — Scio, Ohio
This village, platted as New Market in 1836 but renamed Scio to correspond with its postal designation, became the site of a noteworthy college in 1867. This college, founded by A. D. Lee, was widely known for its unusual "one-study" curriculum; . . . — Map (db m36231) HM

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