Eisenhower and Cutler Chapel LbNA # 15502
|Placed Date||Apr 25 2005|
|Found By||GSD 1|
|Last Found||Mar 9 2009|
Find the wide spot in the road of Barlow Ohio located west of Marietta, Oh about 13 miles on H.W. 550 or about 5 miles west of Belpre on H.W. 7 and 9 miles north on H.W. 339.
Difficulty: Very easy
Terrain: Drive up then a fairly short walk on flat ground.
Time: Less than 15 minutes after you park.
Distance: Less than 20 yards from car to quest and back again.
Please bring your stamp, a stamp pad, pen and an old rag to wipe off the box/your hands.
Eisenhower: Placed 5/6/08 From the flashing light at Barlow head south on 339 for approximately 4 miles to the hamlet of Veto at County Road 3 (Veto Road). Turn left on Veto Road and go approximately 3 miles, passing the boat launching area on the left and Lake Road where there are 2 other letterboxes, to the small cemetery on the left. Pull ino the drive at the wes end of the cemetery then pull up to the gate of the cemetery. Proceed straight aahead past the gate to the fence at the far end of the cemetery and follow the fence line left to the corner. You should be at the Britton stone. Look behind the Britton Stone behind the post, under a rock for Eisenhower. Please discretely do your stamping and reseal the baggies well to preserve the log book. Please replace the pouch as you found it and then continue proceeding N.E. on Veto Road (CR 3). 3/10 mile after you pass the crooked bridge you are entering stone quarry country where Ephrim Cutler quarried stone and many of the grind stones you see around here were made (like the Cutler Underground Railroad Station Marker). You will see full and partial grind stones on both sides of the road but many of them have been covered up in the past few years from reclamation of the quarries.
After passing the quarry area you will find Cutler Chapel not far down Veto Road on the right. Turn right into the parking lot just past the chapel and park facing N.E., midway at that edge of the gravel parking lot. Go view the grind stone monument just south of the church past the cross. There, you will find out the reason for this Chapels existence since 1871 when it was built. Now go back to the tree line just in front of your car and look for the 4 foot high stump with limbs growing out the top. At the base of this tree/post you will find the "Cutler Chapel letterpouch" under rocks. (Be careful of the barb wire around this area.) Discretely get the pouch and take it to your car and do your stamping. When done, return all items to the baggies, reseal the baggies well and replace them in the pouch. Retie the pouch and return it to its resting place. A short distance ahead on Veto road there is the "Constitution Ohio" letterbox and then on up H.W. 7 there are several more, so check the LBNA clues for more exciting adventures and have a good day.