The Chillicothe Gazette

The Chillicothe Gazette (HM9IJ)

Location: Chillicothe, OH 45601 Ross County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.966', W 82° 59.034'

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The oldest commercial enterprise in Ohio, the Chillicothe Gazette began publication on April 25, 1800, as Freeman's Journal and Chillicothe Advertiser. That October it became the Scioto Gazette, and Chillicothe has had a Gazette ever since. It is the oldest newspaper in continuous operation west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the second oldest in the United States. Its first publisher and editor, Nathaniel Willis, was a Revolution-era Boston printer who reputedly apprenticed under Benjamin Franklin. Under his leadership the Gazette became one of the most influential papers in the expanding West. It first reported news transmitted by telegraph in 1847 and began daily publication in 1849. The Gazette moved into this building, a replica of Ohio's first statehouse, in 1941.
HM NumberHM9IJ
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-71
Year Placed2001
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Chillicothe and Ross County 2003 Commission, The Ross County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329011 N 4355581
Decimal Degrees39.33276667, -82.98390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.966', W 82° 59.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 57.96" N, 82° 59' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-84 W Main St, Chillicothe OH 45601, US
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