Utopia Historical

Utopia Historical (HM1VXU)

Location: Georgetown, OH 45121 Clermont County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 46.575', W 84° 3.391'

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Utopia was founded in 1844 by followers of French philosopher Charles Fourier (1772-1837). Fourierism, based on utopian socialism and the idea of equal sharing of investments in money and labor, reached peak popularity in the United States about 1824 until 1846. The experimental community of Utopia dissolved in 1846 due to lack of financial success and disenchantment with Fourierism. John O. Wattles, leader of a society of spiritualists, purchased the land and brought his followers to Utopia in 1847. The spiritualists, who sought secluded areas to practice their religion, built a two-story brick house on the shore of the Ohio River. A flash flood on December 13, 1847, killed most of Wattles' people. The majority of the few survivors left the area. Thus, the idea of the perfect society, or utopia, died. Henry Jernegan of Amelia, laid out the present village in 1847.
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HM NumberHM1VXU
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 5:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 755706 N 4296062
Decimal Degrees38.77625000, -84.05651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.575', W 84° 3.391'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 34.5" N, 84° 3' 23.46" W
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Area Code(s)937, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3818 US-52, Georgetown OH 45121, US
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