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Deja Vuville

Paris, Ohio

May 18, 2022

Fiddle sticks. I had deja vu driving into town and when I saw the post office, I realized I had been here on the first leg of my trip. In fact this, I believe, is Paris #2. But back then I did not know the difference between an unincorporated community (Paris) and a township (Paris) so I counted my visit as one Paris. Now I can update my total to include the Paris Township here in Stark County.

I remember distinctly that on my first visit it was an gray overcast day like today. Not a fan of the weather here!

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Have you been to New Paris in Preble County, Ohio yet? It is located 4.9 miles south of the site of Fort Nesbit, built during the War of 1812 and commanded by Captain James Irwin Nesbit (1777-1830), who was a founder of Preble County and was the founder of the town of New Lexington in Preble County. Fort Nesbit was one of a series of small forts in western Ohio and eastern Indian Territory established to protect Ohio settlements from attacks by the Native American tribes allied with the British. It is hard to imagine western Ohio was the frontier in the early 1800's.

No trace of Fort Nesbit remains. Twice historical signs have been placed at Latitude: 39.9231720, Longitude…

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On my list. I’m headed that way -/ might be there tomorrow. I’m trying to decide if I should be near Columbus on Saturday to attend the lacrosse matchup between Maryland and Virginia. I’m leaning toward not because the Terps dominated the Wahoos earlier on the season. Buddy and I will definitely check to see if a new marker is in place!

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