First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge (#4-15) - Calcutta, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 40° 39.014 W 080° 31.308
17T E 540429 N 4500040
Quick Description: Marker placed in 1965 just west of the OH/PA border commemorating the first paper mill established in Ohio & the Northwest Territory, and the earliest known covered bridge in Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2014 9:53:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMM0GQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
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Long Description:
Marker text is as follows:

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The first paper mill in Ohio and the Northwest Territory was established in the valley below in 1807 by John Coulter of Virginia, Jacob Bowman and John Beaver of Pennsylvania. The mill was in St. Clair Township on the East bank of Little Beaver Creek. Called "The Ohio Paper Mill," the firm produced handmade rag paper in a stone building until the early 1830's. The firm's watermark was a spread eagle, the word OHIO and the initials of the proprietors, C B & B.

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Near this place in Liverpool Township where the old road, from New Lisbon to Georgetown, Pennsylvania, now abandoned, crossed Little Beaver Creek, is the site of the earliest known covered bridge in Ohio. The abutment, still standing on the west bank of the creek, is the only physical evidence remaining of this structure built in 1809 by John Bever and Thomas Moore. Erected as a toll bridge, authorized by an act of Legislature, it was donated to Columbiana County about 1832.

Note - there is a small pull-off area on the westbound side of the road in front of the marker.
Marker Number: 4-15

County: Columbiana County

Significance of Location: Place

Bicentenial Mark: no

Website address: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

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