On a trip through portions of Ohio last summer I discovered a love of the State’s Bicentennial barns. Now I have always had a passion for barns, however these beauties take the cake. Ohio Celebrated it’s Bicentennial 1803-2003 and artist Scott Hagan completed his five-year mission of painting the Bicentennial logo on at least one barn in each of the 88 counties in 2002. Pretty impressive accomplishment if you ask me. I have been able to photograph only six of these barns. I do however hope to return over the next several years and record the remaining. As I understand some have been repainted or destroyed.
Location: Coshocton County 54210 Rt. 36, Fresno; just east of intersection SR 93 and U.S. Route 36. Latitude:
N40 17.50 Longitude:
W81 43.44 This was the 20th barn to be painted.
Location: Crawford County 3536 State Route 598, Crestline; SR 598 about 1.5 miles north of U.S. 30 Latitude: N40 50.04
Longitude: W82 47.32
This was the 18th barn to be painted.
Location: Hancock County 20442 US 224 East; SR 224, about 7 miles east of Findlay.
Latitude: N41° 04.23
Longitude: W83° 29.16
This was the 15th barn to be painted.
Location: Holmes County 7260 SR 83, just south of Holmesville
Latitude: N40 37.29
Longitude: W81 55.05
This was the 47th barn to be painted
Location: Summit County At 3742 Hudson Drive. Visible from Rt 8 just north of Silver Lake exit.
Latitude: N41 10.28
Longitude: W81 28.68
This was the 77th barn to be painted.
Location: Fulton County
21157 U.S. 20A in Archbold.
Latitude: N41 34.11
Longitude: W84 16.48
This was the 37th barn to be painted.
May 20, 2012 view from SR 65 of the Putnam County “Ohio Bicentennial” barn, just south of Columbus Grove, OH. Destroyed 40 days later by derecho thunderstorm complex.
Location: Putnam County On Rt 65 south of Rt 12 intersection by .5 mile.
Latitude: N40 54.55
Longitude: W84 04.05
This was the 55th barn to be painted.
“After” photo, July 23, 2012, of ruins of Ohio Bicentennial barn for Putnam County, just south of Columbus Grove, OH. Destroyed by severe derecho storm of June 29.