Village of Pomeroy

Village of Pomeroy (HMIYU)

Location: Pomeroy, OH 45769 Meigs County
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N 39° 1.633', W 82° 1.93'

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Since it was formed in 1819, Meigs County was fostered by its location on 57 miles of the Ohio River, named by the Indians"Oyo," meaning beautiful river. Pomeroy, the county seat, was named for Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy, an early landholder. His company, Pomeroy, Sons & Company, and his son-in-law, Valentine B. Horton (1802-1888), were influential in developing the coal, salt, and iron industries of the region. Horton pioneered the transportation of coal by river, building the world's first coal barges and, in 1835, the first coal-fueled towboat, the Condor. Coal, salt, and iron, in addition to other local products, were shipped from Pomeroy's 125' x 40' wharf to ports from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. Excursion, passenger, shanty and showboats also visited Pomeroy's port. Today, the Ohio River continues to be a busy waterway carrying commodities such as coal, petroleum, chemicals, steel, sand, and gravel. It is also a busy haven for recreational crafts as well as stern wheel boats.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number17-53
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., Village of Pomeroy, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 8:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410656 N 4320303
Decimal Degrees39.02721667, -82.03216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.633', W 82° 1.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 37.98" N, 82° 1' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 E Main St, Pomeroy OH 45769, US
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