: Handwritten on reverse: "Johnny Appleseed Monument. Middle Park. Mansfield."
The obelisk is surrounded by an iron fence, and the inscription reads: "In memory of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, Pioneer Apple and Nurseryman of Richland County from 1810 to 1830."
The monument, located in Middle Park (opposite South Park) on West Park Boulevard, between 4th Street (Route 30) and Park Avenue West (Route 430). It was dedicated November 8, 1900, and presented to the city of Mansfield Martin B. Bushnell, the granson of Johnny's best friend Dr. Bushnell. Chapman (1774 - 1845) not only planted the first apple trees in Richland County, but in 1812 saved Mansfield pioneers from an Indian massacre. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B09F10_035_1 Subjects
: Memorials--Ohio; Monuments--Ohio; Obelisks; Appleseed, Johnny, 1774-1845; Chapman, John, 1774-1845 Places
: Mansfield (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio);