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Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown. The Union troops and horses…
side A Franklin College Alma Academy One of Ohio's earliest colleges, Alma College (earlier known as Alma Academy) was founded in 1818 and became Franklin College in 1825. Its founders were primarily of Scots-Irish descent who had settled in we…
As its name implies, this village was conceived as a cultural and educational center. Here, 1818, Rev. John Walker founded classical Alma Academy. The academy became a college in 1825; it was renamed "Franklin" the following year. Old Franklin was…
Side A Mary L. Jobe Akeley Mary Leonore Jobe was born on January 29, 1878, near Tappan, Harrison County, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from Scio College and master's degree from Columbia University. While studying, she began a life-long c…
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
Side A Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived near t…
This ridge road west from Cadiz through Deersville to the Tuscarawas Valley is known locally as the Moravian Trail. Originally an Indian path, it became an important trail for the frontiersmen. The men who participated in the Gnadenhutten Massacre…
Here, February 14, 1861, Abraham Lincoln alighted from a train en route from his home in Illinois to the nations's capital, where on March 4th he would become our sixteenth President. Cadiz Junction, a breakfast stop for the President Elect, saw h…