History & Tourism

Updated Johnny Appleseed Byway Story Map Available

18 Jun , 2018  

Note: First published last July, this story has been re-posted as the Byway Story Map has been updated with additional information and photos,.

A new historic byway now has an accompanying map to guide travelers along its route in Ashland and Richland Counties.

In May, we shared the announcement by the Ohio Department of Transportation of the new Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway, a 30 mile route along State Routes 39 and 603 which celebrates the life of John Chapman, the nineteenth century local man who planted apple trees and became an American cultural and historical icon. More…

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History & Tourism

Appleseed Center And Museum Moving And Expanding

15 Mar , 2018  

An announced move 80 miles to the southwest of Richland County is tied to the county by a common history.

One of the key locations that was home to pioneer nurseryman John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was Mansfield and north central Ohio. He lived here, owned land here, and planted apple trees and orchards here through much of his adult life. Mansfield has long claimed Johnny as one of its own. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

The Legacy Of What May Be The Last Johnny Appleseed Planted Tree

4 Feb , 2018  

Today, we are re-posting a popular post from last September for those who may not have seen it.

We live in Johnny Appleseed country. The relationship between the pioneer American nurseryman and the Mansfield area is well documented and commemorated today in many ways – from shopping centers to scenic byways.

Johnny Appleseed’s legacy lives on in other parts of Ohio and the country. Some months ago, we shared a story about one person’s efforts to identify the actual resting place for John Chapman, his legal name. That post can be accessed here. More…

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History & Tourism

Mansfielder Searches For The Grave Of Johnny Appleseed

16 May , 2017  

On Monday, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced creation of the new Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway. The route connects historic, cultural, and scenic attractions in Richland and Ashland Counties.

In a press release, ODOT shared, “The Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway’s routes are State Route 39 from Loudonville, northwest through Perrysville and Lucas, and ending in Mansfield; and State Route 603 from Mifflin to Malabar Farm where it ends at State Route 95. More…

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