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Gateway to the Northwest Historical Marker


Location of sign - Located at the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line on Ohio 39-Pennsylvania 68.


Photo taken -  September 2007


Gateway to the Northwest Historical Marker, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Gateway to the Northwest 


Near this site on Sept. 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, drove a stake: This was the "Point of 

Beginning" of the Geographer's Line for the survey of the first "Seven Ranges" of six-mile square townships in compliance with the 

Federal Land Ordinance of 1785. This survey served as a prototype for most of the western United States (except Texas) and 

many countries of the world.


Sept. 1985 Columbiana County Historical Association, East Liverpool Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society 9-15


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