“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Shawnee, Ohio

Clickable Map of Perry County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Perry County, OH (29) Athens County, OH (68) Fairfield County, OH (68) Hocking County, OH (30) Licking County, OH (155) Morgan County, OH (42) Muskingum County, OH (78)  PerryCounty(29) Perry County (29)  AthensCounty(68) Athens County (68)  FairfieldCounty(68) Fairfield County (68)  HockingCounty(30) Hocking County (30)  LickingCounty(155) Licking County (155)  MorganCounty(42) Morgan County (42)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)
New Lexington is the county seat for Perry County
Shawnee is in Perry County
      Perry County (29)  
      Athens County (68)  
      Fairfield County (68)  
      Hocking County (30)  
      Licking County (155)  
      Morgan County (42)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
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1Ohio (Perry County), Shawnee — 4 — A Boom Town
Shawnee’s founder, T.J. Davis, purchased land from his fellow investors including this site, then occupied by the farm house of Israel Gordon. Within several months of the town’s platting in March, 1872, the farm house became the town’s first hotel, . . . Map (db m139214) HM
2Ohio (Perry County), Shawnee — 5 — A Little City in the Forest
By the 1930’s the boom was over. The hillsides were scarred. Thousands of openings, natural and man-made, lead to mines and miles of abandoned underground tunnels. Gob piles of useless coal created huge black swaths of barren land. The region became . . . Map (db m140060) HM
3Ohio (Perry County), Shawnee — 3 — Black Diamonds and Bricks
Due to the remote and rugged nature of the land that would become Saltlick Township in 1823, the first European settlers did not settle in this area until 1814, eleven years after Ohio’s statehood. Shawnee was platted in 1872 by a single . . . Map (db m139207) HM
4Ohio (Perry County), Shawnee — 13-64 — Knights of Labor Opera House
In 1869 a secret organization. The Knights of Labor, was founded in Philadelphia. The K.O.L. promoted an ideal society based on bettering life for others with the slogans. “labor was the first capital” and “an injury to one is . . . Map (db m122800) HM
5Ohio (Perry County), Shawnee — 2 — Tecumseh Theater
This building, first known as the Red Men’s Hall, was completed in 1908. In 1976 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Saved from the wrecking ball, and renamed the Tecumseh Theater. An early example of skyscraper . . . Map (db m139179) HM
6Ohio (Perry County), Shawnee — 1 — Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamond Region
Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamonds Region. This green space celebrates the place we call home by acknowledging and honoring the courage and hard work of thousands of people who labored here to mine the coal that helped power a . . . Map (db m139147) HM
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Oct. 1, 2022