Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society

Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society (HM14H1)

Location: West Union, OH 45693 Adams County
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N 38° 44.999', W 83° 36.755'

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Originally a vigilante group, the Anti-Horse Thief Society was formed here in March 1853 by area landowners to recover stolen horses and prosecute the thieves. Horse theft was a serious offense in the ante-bellum era. Trustees nominated a captain and riders who received a $10 reward upon the capture of a thief or a stolen horse. As horses lost their importance in society in the early 1900's, the organization evolved into a social club. It's annual banquet, held each April, celebrates the continuity of this Adam's County tradition.
HM NumberHM14H1
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number10-1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Bentonville Anti-horse Thief Society, and the Ohio Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 272960 N 4292273
Decimal Degrees38.74998333, -83.61258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.999', W 83° 36.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 59.94" N, 83° 36' 45.30" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 390 Leedem St, West Union OH 45693, US
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