Saturday, February 21, 2015

Meigs House

Meigs House, Marietta, Ohio

The Meigs House, built for Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.  He was the Governor of Ohio during the War of 1812.


He [Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.] had had some military experience, and was a man of unusually strong executive power.  He lost no time in mobilizing several regiments of state militia, in which citizens of the best families enrolled themselves In his promptness and effectiveness in this respect, he was not equaled by the governor of any other state. [Source]


Dorene from Ohio said...

So interesting! I have been to Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, but I never knew a lot about Jonathan Meigs, Jr.! Great post!

PalmsRV said...

Glad you liked it, Dorene. Marietta, Ohio, is such a nice place to visit. Lots of history.