Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway
Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman spent a large portion of his adult life in and throughout north central Ohio. Today, Ohio State Routes 39 and 603 pass many of Johnny Appleseed’s land holdings, apple tree nursery sites, and other significant historical locations associated with The Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway will help to preserve, conserve, and promote the scenic, cultural, historical, natural, architectural, archaeological and recreational integrity and significance of Ashland and Richland counties, Ohio. Focusing on State Route 39 from Loudonville to Mansfield as the primary byway, with spurs utilizing SR 603 north to Mifflin and south to Malabar Farm encompassing a total of 16 miles. Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman was born in Massachusetts on September 26, 1774, and died in Indiana on March 18, 1845. The year 2024, will mark the 250th Anniversary of his birth.
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