Remarkable Ohio


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ALERT (May 2024): Marker temporarily removed for refurbishment and will be re-located to Mansfield's South Park as soon as possible.

2-70 General James Hedges

Side A: General Hedges was born in Ohio County, Virginia and taught school in that state before coming to Ohio in 1803. As a Deputy Surveyor, he worked in Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Medina and Wayne Counties, and purchased 19,000 acres in future Richland County. Hedges was one of three founders of Mansfield in 1808. He served in the War of 1812. This unselfish Mason gave land for the Methodist Church, and Hedges School and Park. In February, 1818, he obtained the Deposition for Mansfield Lodge #35, Free and Accepted Masons. [Masonic Emblem]
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Twentieth Masonic District Association and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 1250 Middle Bellville Road, 
Location: Mansfield Masonic Temple, Lexington Avenue entrance
Latitude: 40.7245470
Longitude: -82.5401600