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Rowsburg

Rowsburg, Ohio

Rowsburg, (pop: 100)

It is said that Rowsburg had the most volunteers for the Civil War for miles around, and a simple stone memorial stands at the west edge of town to attest to this. Settled in the 1820s, pioneers here operated a boot and shoe company, a carriage works, and a blacksmith shop. This town saw the departure of the Rowsburg Gold-Searching Company...off to find El Dorado in 1849!

 

 

 

 

Rowsburg has an old brick segment of road now serving as a private driveway.

Rowsburg, pre 1928.  Photo by Lincoln Highway Collection, Transportation History Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan.