Sewellsville, Ohio: Murder Spot Plaque

13-year-old Louiza Fox was killed in 1869 by an infatuated man who then became the "first murderer hanged in county." Still a lonely country spot.
Starkey Rd, Sewellsville, OH
From OH-800 just north of Sewellsville, turn east onto Sterens Keyser Rd (a dirt road). Drive for two miles (it becomes Starkey Rd). You'll see a pull-off on the left; the memorial marker is there, set into the ground.
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Louiza Catharine Fox Murder Spot

A memorial for 13-year-old Louiza Catharine Fox marks the spot where she was murdered while walking home from work on January 21, 1869. I thought it was neat because it is in the middle of nowhere on a back country road.

[Brooke Chesson-Riedel, 08/19/2019]

The marker notes that the killer, Thomas Carr, was the "first murderer hanged in county."

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