Maple Grove Farm

Maple Grove Farm (HM2AKW)

Location: Malta, OH 43758 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.126', W 81° 50.377'

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Rufus P. Stone, grandson of General Rufus Putnum, settled on this 1,000
acre farm and built a wooden farmhouse here in 1818. In 1855, John E.
Thomas purchased the original farmhouse and 600 acres from the heirs
of Rufus P. Stone. Thomas enlarged the farmhouse into the present
manor house with a large sandstone addition in 1857. The farm was
known for its extensive orchards and fine livestock, including cattle,
sheep, and high quality saddle horses. Thomas, dressed in silk hat,
frock coat, and all the finery of the day, rode one of his fine saddle
horses around the estate supervising farm laborers. He developed an
enclosed nature preserve on the farm for breeding and raising deer that
were nearly extinct in Ohio in the 1850s. Thomas later acquired 200
more acres of the original acres for a total of 800 acres.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Morgan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 427950 N 4387631
Decimal Degrees39.63543333, -81.83961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.126', W 81° 50.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 7.5599999999999" N, 81° 50' 22.62" 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 2415 Maple Grove Ln, Malta OH 43758, US
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