“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Portage County Ohio Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
Atwater Coal Company Mine Disaster Marker
Ohio (Portage County), Atwater — 13-67 — Atwater Coal Company Mine Disaster
On July 3, 1872, 16 men and a 9-year old boy descended the 170 foot shaft in the Atwater Coal Company Mine located in Atwater Township south of Route 224 and East of Route 225. The mine was situated on the property known as the S.G. Shaffer Farm. By . . . — Map (db m67455) HM
Ohio (Portage County), Kent — 67-8 — Kent State University May 4, 1970
In 1968, Richard Nixon won the presidency partly based on a campaign promise to end the Vietnam War. Though the war seemed to be winding down, on April 30, 1970, Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia, triggering protests across college campuses. . . . — Map (db m67467) HM WM
Ohio (Portage County), Palmyra — 4-67 — Old Stagecoach Inn / Historic Palmyra Center
Old Stagecoach Inn This historic inn began serving travelers on the old Portage-Columbiana stage road (now Tallmadge Road) in 1832. Two major stage lines, one from Cleveland to Wellsville (the closest Ohio River port) and the other from . . . — Map (db m65428) HM
Ohio (Portage County), Ravenna — Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio Train Stop
Historic Site At this site on February 15,1861 President - Elect Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train stopped at the Cleveland & Pittsburgh RR station to pick up Horace Y. Beebe of Ravenna. Beebe's convention vote had ensured Lincoln's Republican . . . — Map (db m61504) HM
Ohio (Portage County), Rootstown — 4-67 — Ephraim Root
Ephraim Root (1762-1825), a wealthy Connecticut lawyer, was one of 57 investors in the Connecticut Land Company and served as its secretary and agent. In 1795, this group purchased three million acres of land in the Western Reserve. Root held . . . — Map (db m67457) HM
Ohio (Portage County), Rootstown — 4-67 — Rootstown
Ephraim Root returned to Rootstown in 1801 to plant a wheat field and build a log house. In 1802, his brother David Root, with his wife Clara and four sons, moved from Connecticut to Rootstown to establish a home. Rootstown was settled in 1802 and . . . — Map (db m67458) HM

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