Johnny "Appleseed" Land Lease and Nursery

Johnny "Appleseed" Land Lease and Nursery (HMV6O)

Location: Perrysville, OH 44864 Ashland County
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N 40° 40.505', W 82° 18.857'

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John "Appleseed" Chapman (b. September 26, 1774—d. March 18, 1845) was the first lessee of this 160 acre tract (NW ?, S 20, T 20, R 16), when he secured it for 99 years from the Virginia Military District School Lands on April 10, 1815. This $320 lease complied with the Ordinance of 1785 which stipulated that proceeds from the sale or lease of a 36th of all new land in the Northwest Territory be used to support public education. Perrysville author, Rosella Rice, knew Appleseed. In a history of Ashland County, she wrote, "One of his nurseries is near us and I often go to the secluded spot on the quiet banks of the (Blackfork)? with sod never broken since the old man did it." Attributed as Green Township's first permanent settler, Abram Baughman's original 160 acres (c. 1807) adjoined this property to the west.
HM NumberHMV6O
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number7-3
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Sprang Family & Greentown Preservation Association and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 388924 N 4503519
Decimal Degrees40.67508333, -82.31428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.505', W 82° 18.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 30.30" N, 82° 18' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2659 St Rte 39, Perrysville OH 44864, US
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