Take a Highland County history drive


As many of us are either working or learning from home, we are all getting better acquainted with the rooms in our homes. However, use this time as a learning opportunity to explore your community and take a drive to see the local historical sites. There are eight different Ohio Historical Markers in Highland County:

* Smith Tannery: 103 Jefferson St., Greenfield.

* Edward Lee McClain High School: 200 N. Fifth Street, Greenfield.

* West Settlement and Abolition Lane: Greenfield Cemetery, North Washington Street, Greenfield. It is located behind the first building at the main entrance, near the Civil War monument.

* New Market/Oliver Harris: U.S. Route 62, New Market. It is located at the New Market Township Community House.

* Milton Caniff: 10 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro.

* Gist Settlement: Gist Settlement Cemetery, Gist Settlement Road, New Vienna. It is located at the intersection of Gist Settlement Road and Rollins Lane.

* The Lincoln School: 537 N. East St., Hillsboro.

* The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company: 134 N. Washington St., Greenfield.

If you want to learn even more about local history, the National Register of Historic Places lists 26 historical locations in Highland County. The Lynchburg Covered Bridge is listed as part of the Clinton County list, but it is partially located in Highland County near High Street and Memory Lane in Lynchburg.

As you are driving, be careful to watch for slow moving vehicles and farm machinery as this is a busy time of year for the agricultural industry.

For more information about OSU Extension programming, contact the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918 or visit our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Brooke Beam, Ph.D., is an agriculture and natural resources/community development educator, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension Highland County.

Brooke Beam Contributing columnist
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/04/web1_Beam-Brooke-mug-1.jpgBrooke Beam Contributing columnist

This is the covered bridge in Lynchburg that sits partly in Highland County and partly in Clinton County.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/04/web1_Covered-bridge-pic.jpgThis is the covered bridge in Lynchburg that sits partly in Highland County and partly in Clinton County.

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