Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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11-1 Manchester Marker

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Side A: Manchester, Ohio First Settlement Virginia Military District. In 1784, the state of Virginia ceded all of its Northwest Territory to the federal government except for this tract to satisfy the land bounties owed to its Revolutionary War soldiers. The Virginia Military District extended from the Scioto River in the east to the Little Miami River in the west, and from the Ohio River on the south to the town of Kenton in the north. The District contained over 4 million acres of land. Nathaniel Massie founded Manchester, which is the fourth oldest settlement in Ohio, as a base for his surveying operations. Manchester, sometimes called Massie's Station, was founded in 1791, populated largely by settlers coming from Kentucky and Virginia. Side B: Same. Same