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Greenville in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Annie Oakley, 1860 - 1926

“Little Sure Shot”

 
 
Annie Oakley, 1860 - 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
1. Annie Oakley, 1860 - 1926 Marker
Inscription. One of America's best-known sport shooters and entertainers of the late 1800s, Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey (or Mozee) north of Versailles in Darke County in 1860. She achieved local fame for her shooting ability as a hunter while still in her teens. By 1885 Oakley was a star performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West. With husband and manager Frank Butler, she refined a shooting act and image that appealed to late 19th century notions of a romanticized but vanishing West. Throughout her 30-year performing career, Oakley provided honest entertainment in a deception-prone industry while demonstrating widening opportunities for women. She retained her Ohio ties throughout her life and is interred at Brock Cemetery, eleven miles north of Greenville.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Darke County Visitors Bureau, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.356′ N, 84° 38.232′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (Ohio Route 118) and Main Street
Annie Oakley Photograph on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
2. Annie Oakley Photograph on Marker
(Ohio Route 49), on the right when traveling north on Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker and statue are in Annie Oakley Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville OH 45331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Treaty of Greene Ville Peace Medal (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthony Wayne Flag Pole (about 800 feet away); Greenville Union Cemetery Cannon (approx. mile away); Darke County Civil War Monument (approx. mile away); Water Street Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Green-Ville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Treaty of Greeneville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Treaty of Greene Ville 1795 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Categories. EntertainmentNative AmericansNotable PersonsSports
 
Annie Oakley Photograph on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
3. Annie Oakley Photograph on Marker
The marker is two sided with identical text on both sides. The pictures of Annie Oakley, as shown here, are different.
Annie Oakley Memorial Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
4. Annie Oakley Memorial Park and Marker
Annie Oakley Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
5. Annie Oakley Statue
Annie Oakley Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. Annie Oakley Statue
Looking south along Main Street. Steeple of Darke County Courthouse to distant left of statue.
Little Sure Shot<br>Annie Oakley image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
7. Little Sure Shot
Annie Oakley
World famous markswoman
Born in Darke County, Ohio
1860 - 1926
Annie Oakley Statue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
8. Annie Oakley Statue Marker
The Members of the Annie Oakley Memorial park Committee Dedicate this Park and Statue on this the 14th Day of July, 1988.
Annie Oakley Grave Marker In Brock Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
9. Annie Oakley Grave Marker In Brock Cemetery
Annie Oakley and Frank Butler (husband) Grave Sites in Brock Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
10. Annie Oakley and Frank Butler (husband) Grave Sites in Brock Cemetery
In Memory of Brenda Bettler image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
11. In Memory of Brenda Bettler
From her downtown and tourism friends, 2008 "Life is Good" Annie Oakley was a trailblazer whose achievements opened up new opportunities for women. As a sharpshooter with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, she helped people relive the perilous and heroic days of the frontier. She became a role model for females young and old and showed women could succeed in a job usually done by men. She encouraged them to learn to protect themselves and to embrace the adventures that awaited them in the great outdoors.
In Memory of Brenda Bettler image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
12. In Memory of Brenda Bettler
From her downtown and tourism friends, 2008 "Life is Good" "I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies." Annie took it upon herself to teach women how to shoot for sports and for protection. She estimated teaching 15,000 women throughout her lifetime.
Main Street Greenfield Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
13. Main Street Greenfield Mural
On wall next to Annie Oakley Memorial Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 7,504 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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