Scio, Ohio

Scio, Ohio (HMO7K)

Location: Scio, OH 43988 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 23.617', W 81° 5.093'

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This village, platted as New Market in 1836 but renamed Scio to correspond with its postal designation, became the site of a noteworthy college in 1867. This college, founded by A. D. Lee, was widely known for its unusual "one-study" curriculum; likewise for its remarkable School of Pharmacy under Prof. J. H. Beal. Scio College merged with Mt. Union of Alliance in 1911. In June, 1898, persevering H. A. Snyder struck oil near Scio, and the once quiet village experienced a tumultuous "boom" until 1901. In that period some 1000 oil wells were drilled in and near the village. Present-day Scio is known nationally as the home of the Scio Pottery Company, Est. 1933, a testimonial to the fortitude and progressive management of its founder, Lewis P. Reese (1893-1952).
HM NumberHMO7K
Marker Number5
Year Placed1965
Placed ByHarrison County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 492796 N 4471449
Decimal Degrees40.39361667, -81.08488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.617', W 81° 5.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 37.02" N, 81° 5' 5.58" W
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Area Code(s)740, 330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 490-536 Conotton Creek Trail, Scio OH 43988, US
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