History & Tourism

Here’s Johnny! Appleseed, That Is: Updated

25 Jul , 2019  

UPDATE - It turns out that there will be more than one opportunity in the coming days to interface with one of Richland County's most iconic historic characters; information follows below. As interesting as legend paints the life of John Chapman, known by local pioneer settlers as Johnny Appleseed, his actual life was by many measures even more unique. He is soon to make a return appearance. Read More

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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. Read 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. Read More

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