Here Lies Robert Nesbitt / The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio

Here Lies Robert Nesbitt / The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio (HM1B34)

Location: Convoy, OH 45832 Van Wert County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 56.319', W 84° 41.945'

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(Side One)
Here Lies Robert Nesbitt
This is the grave site of Robert Nesbitt, an immigrant from Convoy, Ireland who named Convoy, Ohio after his home town. In 2010, the Convoy Community Foundation, Convoy Lions Club, Convoy Business Association, and Convoy Community Days, Inc. raised the funds to restore Nesbitt's tombstone. A representative from Convoy, Ireland - Ray Bonar - attended the rededication ceremony on July 4, 2010. The Van Wert County Historical Society took over the care of the grave site, which is in the Sugar Ridge Cemetery. The cemetery has been under the care of the Tully Township Trustees since its foundation.

(Side Two)
The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio
Carl Fisher, the builder of the Indianapolis Speedway, provided the inspiration for the first intercontinental road in the USA. The two major supporters of the project were Henry Joy, president of the Packard Car Company and Frank Seiberling, president of the Goodyear Tire Company. On July 1, 1913 the Lincoln Highway Association was founded with Henry Joy as president. The $10 million project began at Times Square in New York City and finished at Lincoln Park in San Francisco. The highway covered 3,389 miles and twelve states. In Ohio it stretches from Van Wert to East Liverpool. In 1928, the Boy Scouts of America installed concrete markers containing a small bust of Lincoln. The markers averaged one per mile and stated "This Highway Dedicated to Abraham Lincoln."
Details
HM NumberHM1B34
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
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Marker Number6-81
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIberdrola Renewables Company's Blue Creek Windmill Farm Project and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 693697 N 4534495
Decimal Degrees40.93865000, -84.69908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.319', W 84° 41.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 19.14" N, 84° 41' 56.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15060-15078 Co Hwy 418, Convoy OH 45832, US
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