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Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S.S. Maine

In Memoriam

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
1. U.S.S. Maine Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Main
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the USS Maine

 
Erected 1913 by Stanton Monument Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 40° 21.596′ N, 80° 36.842′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Ohio Route 822) and North Third Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Market Street, Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin McMasters Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Steuben (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Land Office (about 500 feet away); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben
U.S.S. Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
2. U.S.S. Maine Marker
Tablet is seen just to the left of the Market Street entrance.
(about 700 feet away); This Old Federal Land Office (about 700 feet away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Steubenville.
 
Additional comments.
1. The presentation of the tablet...
A Three Wars Celebration was held in Steubenville to honor Revolutionary War, Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers. The Stanton Monument Association, originally formed to erect a statue of Lincoln War Secretary and Steubenville native Edwin Stanton (completed in 1911), organized the three-day 1913 extravaganza. The metal from the tablet was formed from the metal of the bronze and brass cannon aboard the U.S.S. Main. An electric helm indicator, bronze port covers and ornamental tripod were also presented to the city museum.
    — Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Jefferson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
3. Jefferson County Courthouse
U.S.S. Maine Marker is visible to the left of the entrance door on Market Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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