Ohio Star Quilt Barn LbNA # 21961 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||May 6 2006|
|Last Update||Mar 1 2007|
Time: 10 minutes once parked.
Distance 10 to 40 yards round trip from parked car, depending on where you park.
Please bring your stamp, a stamp pad, pen and an old rag to wipe off the box/your hands. Maybe bug spray too since I ended up with a tick on me after the placement.
Those who take the back roads winding around the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee might be pleasantly surprised by colorful quilt squares painted on barns and local businesses. The clothesline of quilts is an innovative project that celebrates Appalachian heritage by preserving the region’s cultural assets of quilting and the region’s agricultural landscape, which laid the foundation for the local economy of the area.
Stephanie Rouse, Monroe County Tourism Director started the Monroe County Patchwork Jewels Project and successfully completed 20 quilt squares in Monroe County in approximately eight months. These Barns are located throughout the county and a map, the above verbiage and more information about them can be found on the web at: http://www.monroecountyohio.net/ or by contacting the Monroe County tourism department.
From Woodsfield go south on Ohio 800 to Ohio 26 and take 26 south to Hupps Garage & Chain Saw. Take CR 42 2.3 miles passing the Humane Society until you reach the OHIO STAR QUILT BARN on the right. Pass the barn and then pass the home on the left and about another 1/10 of a mile you will see an electric pole on the right........your getting very close to your quest. Ahead on the right at the last large tree before the dirt road, going down to the creek on the right, you will find your letterbox. If you get to an oil tank storage to the right of the road, you have gone to far. Go back to that tree and look behind it, under rocks and yipee......you found it....The Ohio Star Quilt Barn Letterbox. You can probably go back to your car and stamp in, as you can park practically right beside this tree by just pulling off the road here. Please double bag the log book and reseal the zipper bags securely and replace the box and replace the rocks as you found them. I hope you enjoyed the hunt for this box and barn and will let me know the condition of the box by contacting the placer, on the web site with the clues. I also hope you will find more letterboxes popping up around Monroe county, being placed by new boxers getting into this fun hobby.