National Register of Historic Places

Lynn Hunkler Memorial Park

Morristown is named for Duncan Morrison, an early settler

National Pike Car Show

Morristown was platted on April 14, 1802

Pioneer Cemetery 1802

The National Road is the nation’s first federally funded highway

 

TREAT NIGHT SET

Treat Night will be held Sat., October 31, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for children under the ages of 12 who live in Morristown. Parents are encouraged to practice social distancing and all other measures to ensure the health of their children and the residents who choose to participate. Those who wish to give out treats should have their porch lights on.

Check out the Celebrating Halloween link here for more tips on how to keep you and your children safe this Halloween.  >Read more<


 

NEW BANNERS ADORN MAIN STREET

Main Street in Morristown is now adorned with full-color banners depicting the village's place in history "on the road."

Beautiful and educational, the series of banners shows the evolution of transportation corridors through the village - from a wilderness path known as Zane's Trace to the National Road and US Route 40.

The banner project was spearheaded by the Morristown Historic Preservation Association (MHPA) and funded by a grant from the Belmont County Tourism Council.

MHPA came up with the banner concept and worked withTiffany Schmidt of SilverLake Graphics in Barnesville to create the design. Ed Tacosik and the LogoTek Team in Bethesda printed and installed the large, vinyl banners.

The "on the road" theme was chosen because Morristown is an original Pike town and all the highways are still visible in Morristown.

The National Road was the nation's first federally-funded highway, built between 1811 and 1834, and Morristown is one of the best preserved examples of a National Road community. The road became part of US 40 as a coast-to-coast highway in 1926.

MHPA extends its appreciation to Ohio History Connection for use of the Zane's Trace image and to AEP for granting permission for the banners to be placed on its electric poles.

 

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