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Guernsey County Markers
Ohio (Guernsey County), Byesville — 30-1 — Wreck of the Shenandoah
“Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to....” These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. Fourteen of its crew were killed. While souvenir hunters stripped the wreckage, a nation questioned the value of huge, rigid dirigibles, the last crashing in 1935. Smaller blimps replaced the dirigible as America's lighter-than-air sentinels of the sky. — Map (db m70422) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — “S” Bridge
Old National Road, Built about 1828. Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel across the bridge and back onto the road line. An arch parallel with the stream flow and in line with the road would have been more difficult and costly to build. — Map (db m284) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Guernsey County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Guernsey County Civil War Cox, Robert M. - Corporal - Mississippi - 1863 Power, Albert - Private - Arkansas - 1862 Richardson, William R. - Private - Virginia - 1865 Waller, Francis A. - Corporal - Pennsylvania - 1863 WWII Christian, Herbert F. - Private - Italy - 1944 — Map (db m15982) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Dr. Charles E. Jefferson
On the site of this building Dr. Charles E. Jefferson, internationally known preacher, lecturer & author was born August 26, 1860. An advocate of world peace. — Map (db m1046) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — George R. Tingle1775 - 1830
Built the first tavern in Cambridge proper which acted as Guernsey County's first courthouse prior to 1813. — Map (db m18011) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men from Guernsey County who served in the defense of their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861–1865. Gettysburg, Atlanta, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Wilderness, Chickanauga. — Map (db m285) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial
In honor of those who served in Operation Desert Storm “I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm.” General Norman Schwartzkopf — Map (db m15981) WM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those men and women of Guernsey County who served their country in times of peace and war — Map (db m15983) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial
In memory of persons from Guernsey County, Ohio, who gave their lives in Southeast Asia during the period of the Vietnam Conflict. Robert A. Ausmus Clifford E. Bench James S. Brister Donald E. Chambers James Davis David Lee Doyle Carle R. Harbin, Jr. Dale R. Hood Jerry Lee Hurley Joseph L. Kane John E. Leasure James E. Milligan Dennis L. Phillips James D. Snyder John R. Stashonsky Garry L. Uplinger Emory D. Voorhies Charles M. Wayt ------ James W. Reed . . . — Map (db m18012) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. 1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. Map (db m15980) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Robert T. SecrestCongressman and Senator
50 years of public service to our great country and all its citizens. This tribute is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries of District Five of Ohio, August 5, 1978 — Map (db m18010) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — The First Methodist Church
Here the first Methodist Church was organized, 1808, in the home of Thomas Sarchet, leader of the original settlers from the Island of Guersey. — Map (db m1047) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — 4-30 — The Scottish Rite in Ohio
The first Scottish Rite body of Free-Masonry west of the Alleghenies was formed in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1852 by Killian H. Van Rensselaer, an honorary 33rd Degree Mason. He lived in this city from 1851 to 1867. Van Rensselaer was superintendent of construction of the present railroad tunnel west of Cambridge. He died in Cincinnati in 1881, at age of 80. — Map (db m1045) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — The Tingle Tavern
Here the Tingle Tavern “Sign of the Crossed Keys” (first tavern in Cambridge) was built in 1808. In this tavern the first government of Guernsey County was organized 1810. — Map (db m1040) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Moorefield — 4 — Moorefield, OhioPlatted 1815 by Michael Moore and Gabriel Cane
In the late afternoon of Friday, July 24, 1863, this village was occupied by Confederate Cavalry commanded by Gen. John Hunt Morgan. While Morgan rested on the parlor bed of a local hotel, apparently undisturbed by the nearness of pursuing Union forces, his troopers stripped the vicinity of horses and edibles. Refreshed, the raiders departed late in the day. Shortly thereafter Moorefield became the more willing host to Gen. James M. Shackleford and Union Cavalry. Early morning, the 25th, found . . . — Map (db m35797) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — 4-30 — Morgan’s Raid in Old Washington
On July 23, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan entered Guernsey County with 600 Confederate cavalrymen, the remnant of a 2,000-man diversionary raiding force that had traversed Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio. Morgan’s forces halted in Old Washington on the morning of July 24 for rest and provisions. Three pursuing Union cavalry units under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford (1st and 3rd Kentucky, 14th Illinois) assembled on Cemetery Hill to the south and began firing on the Confederates . . . — Map (db m1036) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen
Here was laid to rest by the citizens of Washington under public authority the bodies of three Confederate cavalrymen killed during the Battle of Washington July 24, 1863, when a force in command of Confederate General John Morgan was overtaken and defeated by Federal cavalrymen in command of General James M. Shackelford. — Map (db m1037) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Pleasant City — 30-1 — Wreck of the Shenandoah
“Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to....” These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. Fourteen of its crew were killed. While souvenir hunters stripped the wreckage, a nation questioned the value of huge, rigid dirigibles, the last crashing in 1935. Smaller blimps replaced the dirigible as America’s lighter-than-air sentinels of the sky. — Map (db m42238) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Salesville — “S” Bridge
Old National Road, Built about 1828. Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel across the bridge and back onto the road line. An arch parallel with the stream flow and in line with the road would have been more difficult and costly to build. — Map (db m286) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Washington — Morgan’s Raiders
Morgan's Raiders were here overtaken and defeated by Union cavalry under Gen. Shackelford, July 24, 1863. A memorial to the fortitude and patriotism of our fathers and mothers. — Map (db m4956) HM
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