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  • 10-8 Marker side 1, courtesy Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection 10-8 Marker side 1, courtesy Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection
  • 10-8 Marker side 2, courtesy Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection 10-8 Marker side 2, courtesy Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection
  • 10-8 Marker side 2 in landscape.  5 Points Animal Hospital across road. 10-8 Marker side 2 in landscape. 5 Points Animal Hospital across road.
  • 10-8 Marker enclosure - where marker meet masonry 10-8 Marker enclosure - where marker meet masonry
  • 10-8 Marker enclosure, full view 10-8 Marker enclosure, full view
  • 10-8 Friends of the Gist Settlement (Eagle Twnshp) marker, after the re-dedication, 7-19-2014 10-8 Friends of the Gist Settlement (Eagle Twnshp) marker, after the re-dedication, 7-19-2014
  • 10-8 Descendents of Gist Settlement pioneers, after marker re-dedication, 7-19-2014 10-8 Descendents of Gist Settlement pioneers, after marker re-dedication, 7-19-2014
  • 10-8 Reverse of Gist Settlement marker 10-8 Reverse of Gist Settlement marker
  • 10-8 Front of Gist Settlement marker 10-8 Front of Gist Settlement marker
  • 10-8 Marker in cemetery 10-8 Marker in cemetery
Title, side A
Gist Settlement
Title, side B
Original Lot Owners in Eagle Township Settlement
Text, side A
Through the terms of his will, British absentee landowner Samuel Gist (c. 1723-1815) freed his 350 Virginia slaves and provided funds for their relocation, the purchase of land, and the establishment of schools and homes. The executors of Gist's will acquired over 2,000 acres of land in Ohio, including two large tracts in Scott and Eagle townships in Brown County in 1819. In 1831 and 1835, an agent of the Gist estate purchased 207 acres in Highland County and divided the acreage into thirty-one lots. This Gist settlement in Eagle Township was the first to be purchased and settled. It was recorded at Brown County on August 4, 1819 as 1197 acres of land divided among "150 Negroes who were emancipated by the will of Samuel Gist". In 2009, descendants of the freed Gist slaves still inhabited part of the original settlement.
Text, side B
The Black people's land from Goochland and Amherst counties situated on the waters of Brush and White Oak creeks, in Eagle Township, Brown County Lot 1. York 2. Mountain Jim 3. George 4. Jacob Cumberland 5. Parson Jim 6. Jacob Johnston 7. Old Dick 8. Sylvia 9. Ben 10. Milley 11. Dolley 12 Glasgow 13. Cato 14. Jack Davis 15. Samuel Hudson 16. Fanny 17. Harry 18. Rose 19. Violet 20. Sam Moss (Mop) 21. Chloe 22. Betty 23. Franky Woodson 24. Mourning 25. Esther Cumberland 26. Dick 27. Hezekiah 28. Solomon Hudson 29. Meredith 30. Pompey 31. Paul Cumberland 32. David Davis
Address
US Rt. 32 & 5 Points-Fincastle Rd.
Sardinia, OH 45171
Location
Just south of intersection of US Rt. 32 & 5 Points-Fincastle Rd. Opposite 5 Points Animal Hospital
Coordinates
Latitude: 38.989530, Longitude: -83.764660.
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