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College Drive Presbyterian Church Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
College Drive Presbyterian Church Marker
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — College Drive Presbyterian Church
This congregation of Scotch-Irish pioneers was first gathered at Crooked Creek in 1806, and organized in 1812 as the Crooked Creek Associate Reformed Church. The congregation moved to this site in 1858 and was reorganized as the New Concord United . . . — Map (db m280) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Findley Settlement
Judge David Findley and his sons worked farms which extended from the site of Interstate 70 to the John Glenn High School. Here, on Findley Creek, the Judge erected log houses and built a carding and fulling mill and a tobacco warehouse. Judge . . . — Map (db m279) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Fox Creek "S" Bridge Park
The Fox Creek “S” Bridge is one of a series of such bridges which lined the path of the National Road. All but a handful were destroyed during the construction of U.S. Route 40. The National Road, completed here in 1828, . . . — Map (db m104805) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Fox Creek Bridge
1828 (DAR logo) 1936 In memory of the pioneers who built this “S” bridge the Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m82441) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — John GlennThe Historic National Road in Ohio
John Glenn, Jr. is a retired U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and U.S. Senator. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18, 1921, and moved to New Concord when he was two. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew on the Friendship 7 space mission, . . . — Map (db m98607) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Muskingum College
The college was chartered by the Ohio General Assembly in March 1837. It was funded by a group of New Concord area residents, the Friends of Education. The original building burned in March, 1851. The College Hall was rebuilt by public . . . — Map (db m283) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — New ConcordThe Historic National Road in Ohio
In 1827, construction of the National Road began through Muskingum County, and the Scotch-Irish settlement that became New Concord was laid out on March 24, 1828 by Judge David Findley. Judge Findley, born in Belfast, Ireland in 1762, and his six . . . — Map (db m98608) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — New Concord War Memorial
For God and Country we dedicate this memorial in loving memory of our veterans of all wars who have served their country so we may continue to enjoy freedom and democracy. — Map (db m13352) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Robert Francis Harper
This Garden is in Memory of Robert Francis Harper (1864–1906). Robert Francis "Frank" Harper, who was born in this cabin, joined his brother William Rainey in studying ancient languages. He became one of the world experts on the ancient people . . . — Map (db m281) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — 2-60 — S-Bridge
Coaches, Conestoga wagons, herds of livestock, pioneers on foot or horseback, peddlers, soldiers, beggers - these and many others have crossed this bridge on the National Road since 1830. Escaping slaves sought shelter beneath it. Like many others . . . — Map (db m13350) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — William Rainey Harper
Birthplace of William Rainey Harper, 1856–1906. This log house, constructed by blacksmith Joseph McKinney, was the birthplace of William Rainey Harper. The son of Scotch-Irish settlers, Harper graduated from Muskingum College at the age of 14, . . . — Map (db m282) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — 12-60 — Zane's Trace
Side A Fulfilling President George Washington's desire to “open wide the gates of the West,” in 1796 Congress authorized the Zane brothers of Fort Henry (at present day Wheeling) to clear a path through the dense woods of Appalachian . . . — Map (db m13351) HM

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