Captain John Lucas (1788-1825) Founded Lucasville August 7, 1819
Ohio Historical Marker inscription: John Lucas (1788 - 1825), son of William and Susannah Barnes Lucas, came to present-day Scioto County from Virginia circa 1802. His brother, Robert Lucas, was a War of 1812 hero, two-term governor of Ohio (1832-1836), and the first territorial governor of Iowa. John volunteered for service and commanded a regiment during the War of 1812. Upon the death of his father in 1814, John inherited much of his family's property in Scioto County, and it was on a portion of this land that he would establish the town of Lucasville on August 7, 1819. He and his wife, Mary Lucas, ran a tavern in Lucasville until his death in 1825. He is interred in Lucasville Cemetery. Lucasville Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society 2003 Historical Marker, Scioto County, 6-73 Further family history can be found on Find A Grave. Click here for link
The pictures below are of markers located in the Lucasville Cemetery
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The general purposes shall be the promotion and appreciation of historical studies. Such purposes include, but are not limited to: original research; authentication, preservation, and dissemination of historical information pertaining to the Lucasville area; collection restoration, and preservation of documents, publications, pictures, artifacts, and other articles of historical significance; the purchase, preservation, and/or restoration of real estate of historical importance; maintaining a local historical museum and library; encouraging and fostering historical education through the publication of pamphlets, articles, and other documents relevant to the purposes of the organization; and by placement of historical markers upon historical sites. The society is organized expressly for educational and charitable purposes as set forth in the Articles. " Adopted - March 11, 1985 Revised – February 16, 2017 Revised – October 17, 2019"