Caldwell's Origins / Ball-Caldwell Homestead

Caldwell's Origins / Ball-Caldwell Homestead (HM2ABS)

Location: Caldwell, OH 43724 Noble County
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N 39° 44.67', W 81° 30.814'

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Caldwell's Origins. Robert Caldwell and his family, from Chester
County, Pennsylvania, moved to the Northwest
Territory in 1795. In 1809 they bought and
cleared land along Duck Creek in what became
Olive Township, Morgan County (in 1819). In 1832
Robert's son, Samuel and his wife Sarah Brownrigg
Caldwell buflt the "Ball-Caldwell" house. Samuel
Caldwell advocated for the formation of Noble
County, established In 1851. In the contest to
determine the site of the county seat, Caldwell
promised a donation of land if it would be used
for that purpose, which it was in 1857. In
gratitude, the commissioners named the county
seat "Caldwell."

Built in 1832, the house passed from the Caldwells
to Edmund and Elizabeth Ball in 1920. In 1980,
the house was listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. In 1983, Robert and Mary Ann
Ball purchased the house from the Ball heirs. In
their effort to recapture the house's 19th century
ambience, they began to restore the structure and
named it the "Ball-Caldwell House." Also in 1983,
Richard and Twila Ball bought the barn and
adjoining land from the Ball heirs. In 2009, the
Noble County Historical Society purchased the
entire homestead for its museum and events.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Nobel County Historical Society and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 455999 N 4399525
Decimal Degrees39.74450000, -81.51356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.67', W 81° 30.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 40.2" N, 81° 30' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52 East St, Caldwell OH 43724, US
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