First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge

First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge (HM16RT)

Location: Calcutta, OH 43920 Columbiana County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 39.17', W 80° 31.72'

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First Paper Mill
The first paper mill in Ohio and the Northwest Territory was established in the valley below in 1807 by John Coulter of Virginia, Jacob Bowman and John Beaver of Pennsylvania. The mill was in St. Clair Township on the East bank of Little Beaver Creek. Called "The Ohio Paper Mill," the firm produced handmade rag paper in a stone building until the early 1830's. The firm's watermark was a spread eagle, the word OHIO and the initials of the proprietors, C B & B.

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Little Beaver Creek Bridge
Near this place in Liverpool Township where the old road, from New Lisbon to Georgetown, Pennsylvania, now abandoned, crossed Little Beaver Creek, is the site of the earliest known covered bridge in Ohio. The abutment, still standing on the west bank of the creek, is the only physical evidence remaining of this structure built in 1809 by John Bever and Thomas Moore. Erected as a toll bridge, authorized by an act of Legislature, it was donated to Columbiana County about 1832.
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HM NumberHM16RT
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number4-15
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society, The East Liverpool Historical Society, The Northern Ohio Covered Bridge Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 539847 N 4500326
Decimal Degrees40.65283333, -80.52866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.17', W 80° 31.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 10.20" N, 80° 31' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)330, 234
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-439 Co Hwy 430, Calcutta OH 43920, US
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