Evelyn True Button House

Evelyn True Button House (HM8O7)

Location: McConnelsville, OH 43756 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.923', W 81° 51.107'

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This brick, Federal-style house was built in 1836. Helen Moore, the grand daughter of General Robert McConnel, officer during the War of 1812 and founder of McConnelsville, married Dr. Hiram L. True and made their home here. Dr. True practiced medicine in the area and was widely known for his interest in science, serving as president of the local Scientific Society. Their daughter Evelyn True Button was born in the house in 1875. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Evelyn traveled to the Philippines in 1898 on a missionary trip to train teachers. A teacher, principal, community leader, and ardent worker for women's rights, she died in the place of her birth in 1975. She bequeathed the house to the Morgan County Historical Society to serve as a depository of furnishings and artifacts of Morgan County heritage.
HM NumberHM8O7
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number14-58
Year Placed2003
Placed ByMorgan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426920 N 4389116
Decimal Degrees39.64871667, -81.85178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.923', W 81° 51.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 55.38" N, 81° 51' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 E Main St, McConnelsville OH 43756, US
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