Johnny Appleseed's Run For Reinforcements

Johnny Appleseed's Run For Reinforcements (HM1XLX)

Location: Mansfield, OH 44902 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.5277', W 82° 30.9236'

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The killing of local shopkeeper, Levi Jones stirred rumors of an impending Indian attack. Mansfiel's settlers needs gekp. On the evening of August 9, 1813, Johnny Appleseed is believed to have embarked from here on a daring overnight journey to the settlements of Clinton and Mount Vernon for reinforcements.
At that time of Appleseed's run this square was the site of two blockhouses erected during the War of 1812. One blockhouse, constructed of round logs by a Captain Schaeffer of Fairfield County, stood at the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue West. Colonel Charles Williams of Coshocton built the other blockhouse of new logs. It was located in the middle of the North side of the square and later served as Mansfield's first Court House.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series, and the series.
Historical PeriodColonial
Historical PlaceCommunity Center, Park
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number03-70
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Co, Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 4:27pm PDT -07:00
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Directions InformationCentral Park near Cornell of Park Avenue East and Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Location DescriptionCentral Park Historic District
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 372087 N 4513086
Decimal Degrees40.75879500, -82.51539400
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.5277', W 82° 30.9236'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 31.6620" N, 82° 30' 55.4184" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419, 567
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-16 OH-13, Mansfield OH 44902, US
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