Abrams' Big House

Abrams' Big House (HM9HX)

Location: Chillicothe, OH 45601 Ross County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 20.047', W 82° 59.139'

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With the Division Act of 1800, the U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory at a line essentially the present boundary of Indiana and Ohio. The Indiana Territory stood west of the line. The name Northwest Territory was retained for the land east of the line and Chillicothe became its capital. The legislature for the territory convened in Chillicothe in November 1800. Since there were no public buildings in which the legislature could meet, its session was held in a two-story log house that stood on this site called "Abrams' Big House." It was so called for its owner, Basil Abrams. During the War of 1812, the building served as the barracks for the 19th U.S. Regiment of Infantry. Thereafter, it was known as the "old barracks" until it was razed circa 1840.
HM NumberHM9HX
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number10-72
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Chillicothe & Ross County 2003 Commission, The Ross County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 328863 N 4355734
Decimal Degrees39.33411667, -82.98565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 20.047', W 82° 59.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 20' 2.82" N, 82° 59' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64-198 N Walnut St, Chillicothe OH 45601, US
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