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Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

East Liverpool, Ohio
County of Columbiana.
On the Ohio-Pennsylvania boundary
National Register Number: 66000606
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: OH-17 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Marker.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 23, 1965):
This is the point from which a rectangular-grid land survey system was established under the Ordinance of 1785, which provided for administration and subdivision of land in the Old Northwest Territory. The Ordinance stipulated that all public lands were to be divided into townships six miles square.

The location of the marker for the site is located besides a four-lane busy road with heavy traffic. The areas on either side of the monument are used as turn-offs, parking, and turn around. Recent placement of large rocks should help to protect the area somewhat. Landscaping that was put in place in place at the rededication in 2003 has been stolen. Roadside trash tends to accumulate around the spot. The site was improved substantially in 2003 with concrete work, landscaping and replacement of a bronze plaque attached to the monument.

The East Liverpool Historical Society and others a part of the Ohio Bicentennial celebration installed a concrete pad and landscaping with large rock barriers to make up the “Point of Beginning Park.” The local community and a few interested individual take great pride in the significant part of our nation’s history.

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