Rowsburg, Ohio

Rowsburg, (pop: 100)

It is said that Rowsburg had the most volunteers for the Civil War for miles around, and a simple stone memorial stands at the west edge of town to attest to this. Settled in the 1820s, pioneers here operated a boot and shoe company, a carriage works, and a blacksmith shop. This town saw the departure of the Rowsburg Gold-Searching to find El Dorado in 1849!

Rowsburg has an old brick segment of road now serving as a private driveway.

The Lincoln Highway passing through Rowsburg looking east prior to 1928 and today…the road alignment to the east is different today with the upgrading of Route 250, but barely visible here. (Rowsburg pre 1928 Photo by Lincoln Highway Collection, Transportation History Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan.)