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Built in 1822 by Postmaster Henry P. Wilcox, the property was acquired in 1837 by Colonel John Mills, a founder of the college. It passed to his sons John and William Webster Mills, graduates of the college and, like their father, longtime trustee…
Muskingum Academy, 1797, Birth of Higher Education in Ohio.
In April 1797, a committee of Marietta citizens, led by General Rufus Putnam, met to establish an academy suitable for preparatory instruction for their youth. Muskingdum Academy, compl…
Built 1899 to serve adjacent locks which replaced those of 1840's on Harmar side. Locks and dam removed 1968. Muskingum was first canalized U.S. river
With a mission to protect citizens at home and abroad, the Ohio National Guard was originally established as the Northwest
Territory Militia in Marietta on July 25, 1788 and has fought
in every war since the War of 1812. Built in 1914, this Ohio…
To record the names of the forty-eight pioneers who landed near this spot, April 7, 1788.
Haffield White ·
Jethro Putnam ·
Ezekiel Cooper ·
Amos Porter ·
Allen Putnam ·
Jervis Cutler ·
Look carefully and you might see the Ohio River's wild side! During the warmer months, great blue herons wade the shallows while osprey fly overhead in search of fish. Bald eagles and waterfowl visit in winter, driven by northern cold to find food…
Directly across from this spot was Picketed Point, a fortification erected for the protection of the early settlers from hostile Indians. Within the stockade were dwellings, the first store and the first tavern in the Northwest Territory. Marquis …
One of the first industries in Marietta was shipbuilding. Due to the abundance of trees and the shipbuilding talent of the New England settlers, twenty-nine ocean-going vessels were built in eight shipyards from 1800 to 1812. In 1845 shipbuilding …
The roadway down to the river from this pint was once the busy route for freight and passengers using the many steamboats that served Marietta. For more than 100 years, boats in a variety of trades on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers made this landin…
Transportation and tourism visionary and owner-manager of the Lafayette Hotel, "put Marietta on the map" by convincing the federal government to locate I-77 near historic Marietta.
The Rotary Club of Marietta gratefully acknowledges …