General James Hedges

General James Hedges (HM27TS)

Location: Mansfield, OH 44904 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.472', W 82° 32.409'

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General Hedges was born in Ohio County, Virginia
and taught school ir that state before coming
to Ohio in 1803. As a Deputy Surveyor, he worked
in Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Medina and Wayne Counties,
and purchased 19,000 acres in future Richland
County. Hedges was one of three founders of
Mansfield in 1808. He served in the War of 1812.
This unselfish Mason gave land for the Methodist
Church, and Hedges School and Park. In February,
1818, he obtained the Deposition for Mansfield
Lodge No. 35, Free and Accepted Masons.
HM NumberHM27TS
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Twentieth Masonic District Association and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 369930 N 4509319
Decimal Degrees40.72453333, -82.54015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.472', W 82° 32.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 28.32" N, 82° 32' 24.54" W
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Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1250-1260 Middle Bellville Rd, Mansfield OH 44904, US
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