Maysville Kentucky Blog

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Founder's Day Celebration - Manchester, Ohio

According to, in 1790 a young surveyor from Virginia crossed the Ohio River hoping to found a colony. His name was Nathaniel Massie. He offered the first 25 persons who would join him in making a settlement one inlot and one outlot in a town he proposed to lay off, and one hundred acres in the vicinity of the new settlement.

Thirty people joined Massie and by March, 1791, the settlement was enclosed in a stockade.

Massie called his settlement Manchester, after his hometown in England. This became the first settlement within the Virginia Military District and the fourth permanent settlement in Ohio.

Manchester, Ohio will be having their Founder's Day Celebration March 12th, a few miles up river. For more information, call 937-549-2149.


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