Is this the oldest building in Ohio ?

The Old Stone Fort is rumoured to have built  in 1679 by the French Explorer D'ibenville.  the French were exploring the region and burying Lead plates to mark the territory.  The Native American Tribes in the region had buildings long before this one so the argument for oldest is really moot point in my mind.

For me the firing ports (windows) are neat to see: Since they are on ground level and the interior is accesible you can get a good feel for what fighting was like in the time period. From the inside you have a good field filed of fire but many blind spots.  From the outside you get a very small target and you arent really sure where you could sneak up on it.  All around an interesting site.

Where

Near Newcomerstown on CR 254. South of the intersection of rt 36 and 751.

GPS Coord

Approx - N40.28159 W81.67688    22840 CR-254

Restrooms

None

Food and drink

None

Parking

None

Other

None

Cautions

This is a remote site no staff onsite.

County

Coshocton

Websites other Links

 

http://www.midwesternepigraphic.org/croghan.html


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