Older than the State of Ohio itself, Founded 1802
John Zane and William Chapline platted Morristown, Ohio along the old Wheeling Road/National Pike in 1802, naming it after an early settler, justice of the peace and innkeeper, Duncan Morrison. Morristown prospered in the mid-1800s, nurtured by trade along the improved National Road, the first federally funded highway and a major overland route to the West. The Greek Revival, Italianate, and Federal brick and frame structures that remain standing today replaced the original log cabins that first made up the town. Morristown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered one of the best examples of a National Pike town in existence today.