Mt. Blanchard

Mt. Blanchard (HM1RQM)

Location: Mount Blanchard, OH 45867 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 54.114', W 83° 33.471'

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Johnny Appleseed

Side A

This village was founded in 1830 on the banks
of the Blanchard River by Asa M. Lake, son of
Asa Lake, veteran of the Revolution and War
of 1812 and first settler of Delaware Township.
The town and river are named for an early
French pioneer, Jean Jacques Blanchard, who
resided among area Shawnee Indians during the
period 1770 to 1802. The Methodist Episcopal
Church, first religious organization in Hancock
Co., was founded in Delaware Twp. in 1828.

Side B

John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, estab-
lished a nursery on lots 51, 52, and 53, in 1834.
Mt. Blanchard Union School, organized in 1868,
was the first high school in the county
outside Findlay. The large brick home at the
town's south end was built by Maylangton
Hamlin in 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cunningham
donated land for Island Park in 1932, which,
with community cooperation, has been a constant
source of enjoyment and pride.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number6- 32
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMt. Blanchard Historical Society Historic Preservation Guild of Hancock County The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284551 N 4531017
Decimal Degrees40.90190000, -83.55785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 54.114', W 83° 33.471'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 54' 6.84" N, 83° 33' 28.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16759 Co Rd 24, Mount Blanchard OH 45867, US
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