Virginia Military District

Virginia Military District (HM1RG2)

Location: Marysville, OH 43040 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 14.133', W 83° 22.138'

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Side A
The charters establishing the original thirteen colonies
were vague in their descriptions of location. In some
cases more than one colony had a legal claim to the
same western land. After much controversy and com-
promise, each new state gave up it's claim to the west.
The lands were placed in public domain to benefit all
the states. Virginia, which had given up vast claims as
part of compromise, reserved an area in Ohio called the Virginia
Military District. It was bounded by the Scioto River to the north
and east and the Little Miami River to the west. All of present-day
Union County was within the Virginia Military District.

Side B

Large amounts of land were given to Virginians who had fought in the
Revolutionary War. The amount depended on the rank and length of
service. The locations and shape of the tracts were largely unrestricted.
Claimants arriving first chose the land they deemed most desirable with
latecomers choosing from what remained available. Original surveys of
land in the Virginia Military District were called Virginia Military
Surveys. Although they were rough and prone to error, these original
surveys were the basis for all later surveys and land claims. In 1852,
Virginia turned over all remaining land to the federal government. In
1871, Congress granted the land to the State of Ohio, which used it to
create an endowment for the Ohio State University.
HM NumberHM1RG2
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number21- 80
Year Placed2015
Placed ByUnion County Commissioners Union County Convention and Visitors Bureau The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 298472 N 4456593
Decimal Degrees40.23555000, -83.36896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.133', W 83° 22.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 7.98" N, 83° 22' 8.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)614, 937, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 224-230 W 6th St, Marysville OH 43040, US
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