Marietta, Georgia – Territory’s First Tannery Owner in Mound Cemetery

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2012

When Ichabod Nye and his family arrived from Massachusetts by boat in Marietta in August 1788, most of their fellow passengers opted to spend the night on board.

Not Nye, who disembarked with his wife, Minerva, and two young children, put everyone on horses and traveled a forest path to the Ohio Company’s fort called Campus Martius, about three fourths of a mile from the boat.

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