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By Jamie Abel, August 4, 2012
Home of General Nathaniel Massie Marker
Ohio (Ross County), Bainbridge — Home of General Nathaniel Massie — Built 1800, One Fourth Mile South
Nathaniel Massie, born Goochland County, Virginia, December 28, 1763, 1800 married Sarah Everard Mead, died November 13, 1813. Revolutionary soldier; surveyor of wilderness then known as Northwest Territory and locator of Revolutionary War land . . . — Map (db m58110) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Bainbridge — Last Battle in the Scioto Country
One-half mile south east of this marker was Reeves Crossing on Tod's Trace, where in the summer of 1795 the last battle in the Scioto country was fought between the whites under General Nathaniel Massie and the Shawnee Indians. The white explorers . . . — Map (db m55410) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — A Flourishing Culture
On Mordecai Hopewell's Ohio farm archeologists excavated Indian mounds in 1891 and found copper ornaments, stone tools, effigy pipes, obsidian spear points, ornamented bear teeth, shark teeth, intricately carved bones, mica cutouts, and much more. . . . — Map (db m20999) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol
This building, erected in 1940, is a replica of Ohio's first capitol. The stone below and the one beneath the opposite bronze plaque were taken from Ohio's first state house, erected in 1800 - the same year in which the Chillicothe Gazette was . . . — Map (db m14650) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — A Scared Purpose
Some 2,000 years ago the Mound City Group contained the highest density of mounds of any of the Hopewell earthworks, 24 in a 13-acre area. Today 22 can be counted. One of the missing mounds (Mound 15) is present in outline only, marked by the . . . — Map (db m20839) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 10-72 — Abrams' Big House
With the Division Act of 1800, the U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory at a line essentially the present boundary of Indiana and Ohio. The Indiana Territory stood west of the line. The name Northwest Territory was retained for the land . . . — Map (db m14627) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Ancient Monuments
When Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Jesus lived, the Hopewell culture built and used Mound City Group. We do not know what the Hopewell called this sacred place, but early archeologists named it for the great number of mounds found here. In 1846 . . . — Map (db m21023) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Arthur St. Clair's Headquarters
Gen. Arthur St. Clair First Governor of the N.W. Territory, had his headquarters here, 1800 - 1802 — Map (db m14666) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 11-71 — Banking Crisis of 1819
[Marker Front]: To provide direction and stability to the economy, Congress created the nation's largest lending agency in 1816, the Second Bank of the United States. Branch banks were established around the country, two of them in . . . — Map (db m14630) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 6-71 — Birthplace of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes / Lucy Webb Hayes, 1831 - 1889
Side A: Birthplace of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes First Lady Lucy Ware Webb Hayes was born in this four-room Federal Vernacular house in 1831. Well educated for her time, she attended local schools, took classes in the preparatory department of Ohio . . . — Map (db m14655) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 9-71 — Burton Egbert Stevenson
[Marker Front]: Born in Chillicothe in 1872, Burton Stevenson's life was devoted to the written word as a prolific author and anthologist, and as a librarian. Following stints as a journalist while a student at Princeton University and then . . . — Map (db m14683) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 8-71 — Camp Bull
Situated on land owned by Thomas Worthington, Camp Bull was a stockade constructed in this vicinity to confine British prisoners of war during the War of 1812. When Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British fleet on Lake Erie on September . . . — Map (db m14631) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 7-71 — Camp Sherman
Side A: The United States declared war on Germany in April 1917. Largely through the efforts of Chillicothe attorney John Poland, the War Department selected Chillicothe as the site of an army training camp for inductees from Ohio, West . . . — Map (db m14640) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Camp Sherman Memorial Park — In Memory Of
The thousands of men who during 1917-1918 became soldiers here under the training of Maj. General Edwin F. Glenn of the 83rd Division and in other units. . . The thousands of men who under the guidance of A. Bentley & Sons of Toledo, Ohio, in two . . . — Map (db m14641) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Catherine Cougar
In Memory of Catherine Cougar Pioneer wife and mother. Born in New Jersey 1732. Captured by Indians 1744, in Berks Co. PA and for five years held a captive at and near this place. Sold to French Canadian traders she served in Canada . . . — Map (db m59434) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Court House Renovation
In testimonial and public recognition of the renovation and restoration of the Probate and the Juvenile Divisions of the Common Pleas Court, the Ross County Bar Association memorializes and commends the Board of County Commissioners of Ross County, . . . — Map (db m14661) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Cultural Influences of Chillicothe and Ross County
(Marker 1, Native Americans) During the course of Chillicothe’s history many diverse groups have come to inhabit the area with the earliest being the Native American as early as the late 1600's. During the American Revolution, the Shawnees . . . — Map (db m14644) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 13-71 — Dard Hunter
This classic Gothic Revival home built in the early 1850s, was one of Ohio's early wineries with terraced hillside vineyards overlooking the city of Chillicothe. From 1919 until his death in 1966, it served as the home and working studio of noted . . . — Map (db m14656) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Donald E. McHenry — 1935 - 1990 — Surveyor - Engineer
City Engineer 1964-1971 President of the Rotary Club 1975-1976 Member of the Medical Center Construction Board Member of Community Improvement Corporation Advisor to Chillicothe-Ross Library Board Chairman of Chillicothe Streetscape . . . — Map (db m14664) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Effigy Pipes
Although small and rather ordinary, this mound (Mound 8) contained a remarkable find. Nearly 200 pipes-mostly broken-were discovered here. Skillfully carved from stone, the pipes faithfully detailed human heads and indigenous animals. The pipe bowls . . . — Map (db m20994) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Enderlin Civil War Memorial
Erected 1917 by Richard Enderlin Co. B. 73 Regt. O.V.V.I. to the memory of his comrades who helped to preserve the Union LOYALTY — Map (db m14645) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman
This post, and the post on the opposite side of the road, were unearthed nearby during a road widening project in the summer of 2006. They were part of a set of four concrete posts erected in October 1919 at the northern entrance to Camp Sherman, an . . . — Map (db m14642) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 2-71 — Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio
On this site, on January 4-7, 1808, the six Masonic lodges then existent in the state met and formed the Grand Lodge of Ohio. General Rufus Putnam of Marietta was elected the first Grand Master. Because of advanced age and failing health, he . . . — Map (db m14660) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Harold "Pat" White Jr. — Memorial Drinking Fountain

This drinking fountain was erected in memory of Harold "Pat" White Jr., U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and longtime Chillicothe businessperson. For over 30 years Pat was an enthusiastic participant and promoter of physical fitness, . . . — Map (db m82202) HM

Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Historic Site in Journalism
The Chillicothe Gazette, published since 1800, is the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains and the oldest business establishment in Ohio. The newspaper played an important part in American history, specifically through its part in . . . — Map (db m14651) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Mica Splendor
With the building of Camp Sherman, the army leveled this mound-Mound 13-to three feet above ground and built a barrack over it. In 1920 Ohio archeologists led by William Mills excavated the mound and were astonished to uncover the cremated remains . . . — Map (db m20996) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church — Founded 1821 — Historic Underground Railroad
[Marker Front]: Methodism was known in Chillicothe as early as 1796. During the early years, 1803-1821, both African American and white Methodists worshipped together in a small brick church, located on the north side of Second Street . . . — Map (db m14665) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Ross County World War I Memorial
In honor of the boys from Ross County who gave their lives in the service of their country 1917 - 1919 Allen, Albert F. • Bitzer, Russell • Bollinger, Albert • Bower, Donald B. • Brown, Edward B. • Brown, Elmer G. • Brown, Lorain • Crouse, . . . — Map (db m14646) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — Scioto Lodge No. 6 F. & A. M.
One of the lodges which in 1808 founded the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Erected January 7, 1958 — Map (db m14662) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 3-71 — Site of Ohio's First Statehouse
Ross County's first courthouse was Ohio's first statehouse. The courthouse was erected on the Public Square in 1801. Thomas Worthington, one of the building's superintendents, laid out the foundation. Chillicothe was the last capital of the . . . — Map (db m14647) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 8-71 — The "Statehood Riots" / The Enabling Act 1802
Side A: The "Statehood Riots” The first Northwest Territory assembly formally met in Cincinnati in September 1799 to initiate self-government. The legislators were deeply divided politically. The Republicans (antifederalists or . . . — Map (db m14682) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chillicothe — 5-71 — The Chillicothe Gazette
The oldest commercial enterprise in Ohio, the Chillicothe Gazette began publication on April 25, 1800, as Freeman's Journal and Chillicothe Advertiser. That October it became the Scioto Gazette, and Chillicothe has had a Gazette ever since. It is . . . — Map (db m14652) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chilllicothe — First Court of Ross County
Here stood the two-story log house in which sat the first court of Ross Co., 1798. Here met the Legislature of the N. W. Territory, 1800-1801-1802. In the War of 1812, this was the U. S. Arsenal and Barracks. — Map (db m14770) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Chilllicothe — Ross County Civil War Memorial
In honor of the Patriotic Men of Ross County who gave their lives in the war for the preservation of the Union their grateful fellow citizens have erected this monument May 30th, 1875 — Map (db m14653) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Frankfort — Dr. W. H. Robb Residence
Site of the residence of Dr. W. H. Robb until it was acquired by the Chillicothe Telephone Company for the new Frankfort Telephone Exchange — Map (db m22812) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Frankfort — 1-71 — The Red Brick Schoolhouse — 1877
Typical of many schoolhouses in the Frankfort area during the 1800s, this school, with its pot-bellied stove and flip-top desks, was part of the public school system of that era. The building and its contents have been restored by the citizens of . . . — Map (db m21989) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Kingston — Nelson John Dunlap
Here in honored glory rests the last Union Civil War veteran of Ross County Nelson John Dunlap May 30, 1843 - December 9, 1942 USS Hastings, Mississippi Squadron, U.S. Navy May their deeds and sacrifices by kept ever green . . . — Map (db m28764) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Metzger — 15-71 — The Great Seal of the State of Ohio
Side A: The hills before you were inspiration for the design of The Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The seal, first depicted in 1803, was often reconfigured until the present image was sanctioned by the Ohio General Assembly in 1967 and . . . — Map (db m28639) HM

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