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  • 10-31 ITS AT A BUSY INTERSECTION 10-31 ITS AT A BUSY INTERSECTION
  • 10-31 THE MARKER IS AT READING ROAD AND COLUMBIA AVE, NOT COLUMBUS, AS LISTED IN LOCATION TAB 10-31 THE MARKER IS AT READING ROAD AND COLUMBIA AVE, NOT COLUMBUS, AS LISTED IN LOCATION TAB
  • 10-31 John Cleeve Symmes Tomb 10-31 John Cleeve Symmes Tomb
Title, side A
Vorhees Town
Title, side B
Plan of the Town of Reading
Text, side A
In 1794 Abraham Voorhees, a Revolutionary War veteran, brought his family from New Jersey to the Northwest Territory to settle on 640 acres of land, part of the Miami Purchase, for which he paid John Cleves Symmes "533 dollars 30/90ths" in United States Treasury Certificates. By 1798 the town was platted and lots were being sold. Official registration of the plat was completed in 1804, the town's name being changed to Reading at the suggestion of Henry Redinbo, who had moved his family to the area from Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1795.
Text, side B
Plan of the Town of Reading [map of Reading]
Location
SW corner of intersection of Reading Rd. and Columbus Ave.
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.227380, Longitude: -84.438370.
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