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Roseville, Ohio

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Date: 1812
Location: Roseville, Ohiomap
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About Roseville, Ohio

Roseville is a village in Muskingum and Perry counties in Ohio. Roseville was laid out in 1812 by Ezekiel Rose. It was initially named New Milford, but the name had been changed to Roseville by the time a post office was applied for in 1830.[1] By 1833, Roseville had a gristmill and saw mill.[2]Roseville was incorporated in 1840, with Dr. James Little elected as the first mayor.
Pottery Center:
In the early twentieth century, Roseville became known for its pottery. The area surrounding Roseville provided a number of companies with the clay necessary to manufacture a wide variety of decorative and functional stoneware. Roseville Pottery was one of the well-known pottery manufacturers in the region. This company was originally founded in Roseville in 1892, but it moved its headquarters to Zanesville in 1898. Roseville Pottery continued to operate a factory in Roseville until 1910, when all manufacturing operations also moved to Zanesville. The company finally ceased production when it was sold in 1954.
Ransbottom Pottery c. 1920
Another famous pottery manufacturer was the Nelson McCoy Sanitary Stoneware Company, founded in Roseville in 1910. Originally, this company produced useful items such as jars, jugs, and crocks, but it eventually began to expand its production into other types of products, such as vases and umbrella stands. One product for which McCoy became famous was its cookie jars. For the most part, McCoy products were marketed to the average consumer.
During the Great Depression, pottery manufacturers in the area struggled to survive. Although companies such as Roseville Pottery and the Nelson McCoy Sanitary Stoneware Company emerged from the depression and World War II, they found it increasingly difficult to compete against imported potter.[3]
Underground Railroad:
The Stokely Homestead was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Lydia Stokely (Lydia Stokely) was the Station Attendant.[4]
Appalachian History Stories, quotes and anecdotes: [[1]]
Confederate Gen John Hunt Morgan Raid:
The Stokely Homestead was visited by men of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan during the Morgan Raid into Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio (June 11–July 26, 1863). Firearms and Tack were taken[5]


  1. Everhart, F.J. (1882). 1794. History of Muskingum County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers. F.J. Everhart & Co. p. 473.
  2. Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 397. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  3. Ohio History Center
  4. Y Bridge City, By Norris F. Schneider, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York
  5. Report of the Commissioners of the Morgan Raid Claims to the Governor of the State of Ohio, Dec 15th, 1864. Page 230. Columbus: Richard Nevins, State Printer 1865

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