Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden

Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden (HM199V)

Location: Salem, OH 44460 Columbiana County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 49.316', W 80° 49.614'

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Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge

The Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge, constructed primarily of white oak is of Multiple King Post design spanning 67 feet. It was built nearly 100 years after the birth of the nation. Located on Eagleton Road, just off Teegarden Road, it is still at its original location, spanning the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek in Eagleton's Glen Park. It remained in use until 1992 when it was bypassed by a new concrete structure. The official contract for the construction of the bridge was awarded to Jeremiah C. Mountz in June of 1875. The stonework for the abutments was awarded to David Reese and painting of the original structure to George W. Akin in 1876. Members of Highland Christian Church came here to be baptized by immersion. There were over 250 covered bridges in Columbiana County, including at least 16 railroad covered bridges. The Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge is one of only five still remaining.

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Teegarden

A small village called Teegarden, founded by Prussian immigrants and named after the William Teegarden family, grew up around this site in the early 1800s. Levi Blackledge settled in Teegarden and built a water-powered gristmill in 1804. Later, in 1805, he built a water-powered sawmill near the same site. The gristmill, which ground flour for many farmers in the area, was replaced in 1816 with a frame structure that stood until 1904. A post office was established in 1868 with Uriah Teegarden serving as the first postmaster. This area was also used for coal mining with deep mines of the B.F. Lewis Coal and Iron Company. Extensive deposits of kidney ore were also mined here and shipped on the Erie Railroad (currently the Greenway Bike Trail) to the Cherry Valley and Grafton Furnaces at Leetonia and the Rebecca Furnace at McKinley Crossing near Lisbon.
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HM NumberHM199V
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number15-15
Year Placed2003
Placed ByTeegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge Association, Columbiana County Engineer's Office, Columbiana County Commissioners, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 514597 N 4519004
Decimal Degrees40.82193333, -80.82690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.316', W 80° 49.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 18.96" N, 80° 49' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)330, 234
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35600-35650 Township Hwy 761, Salem OH 44460, US
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