Meigs County Fairgrounds

Meigs County Fairgrounds (HMIYQ)

Location: Pomeroy, OH 45769 Meigs County
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N 39° 3.596', W 82° 0.811'

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Situated in an agriculturally rich area, county fairs have long been a significant tradition and event in Meigs County. The Meigs County Agricultural Society held its first fair on October 22, 1851, in Middleport and its second at the Rock-Spring Hotel on October 31, 1852. Subsequent fairs occurred around the county until March 14, 1868, when the first section of a permanent location was purchased from Leonard and Jane Carleton near Rock Springs and became known as the Meigs County Fairgrounds. A popular place, the nearby natural springs, exemplified by the historic stone-carved springhouse, once supplied water to the grounds and community. Improvements to the fairgrounds included expanding the one-third mile racetrack to a half-mile in 1889, constructing the unique curved grandstand in 1890, and reconstructing the 1829 Foster-Jenkinson log cabin on the grounds in 1987. A single barrack from the Civilian Conservation Corps camp of the 1930s remains in use.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number53-18
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Meigs County Historical Society, Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 412310 N 4323916
Decimal Degrees39.05993333, -82.01351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.596', W 82° 0.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 35.76" N, 82° 0' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 393 Co Rd 51A, Pomeroy OH 45769, US
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