Morristown Featured in Old House Journal Magazine

Morristown has been on the National Register of Historic Places for over 30 years and been recognized many times as one of the best preserved examples of a National Road community, yet the latest recognition may bring it to the attention of its largest audience yet.

Morristown is a featured community in the December 2016 issue of Old House Journal, a national publication with an audience of 3.6 million readers that is considered the preeminent restoration source by homeowners and design professionals.

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Valentines for the Black Horse Inn – Best Date Ever

The Black Horse Inn at Morristown was shown some love Saturday when it got “heart bombed” for Valentine’s Day.

Heart bombing is the act of showering an older or historic place with expressions of affection and love. Heart bombs are love letters to historic places nationwide and are attached to places both safe and threatened. It is an activity promoted by the National Trust for Historic Places.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, Black Horse; you’ve been the best date ever” is the theme that a group of friends chose for the heart bombs. Hearts containing a noted date from the Black Horse history or from a community or family event held there were hung on the building Feb. 11, 2017.

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The Times Leader

December 4, 2013

Group receives ONRA Award

MORRISTOWN Efforts to preserve a storied piece of local history have earned recognition on the state level for a local non-profit group.

The Morristown Historic Preservation Association received the 2013 Milestone Historic Preservation Award from the Ohio National Road Association (ONRA) for mounting a successful effort to purchase and restore the Black Horse Inn, one of the last remaining National Road inns and taverns.

The Milestone Award was presented at the ONRA Annual Meeting which was held at the Florentine Restaurant in Columbus on Nov. 22.

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Thanksgiving Morning 5k Turkey Trot

Challenging and Fun Course with Celebrations at the end

Kids Fun Run after the last participant crosses the finish line

Race sign in at 8:00 a.m. at the Black Horse Inn, Main Street, Morristown, OH
Race starts at 8:15 a.m.

T-shirts available for sale (pre-orders only) for $10

Shirt orders must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by November 9th (if you do not receive an email confirmation of your t-shirt order, please follow up).

Sizes: 2T- 4T; S, M, L, XL, XXL available for $11

Race day helpers still needed. Please contact Ashley, if you are interested.

Morristown is located along the Historic National Road. Take I-70 Exit 208 and follow the signs to Morristown.

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