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Hocking County Markers
Ohio (Hocking County), Haydenville — 4-37 — Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District
Side A: Historic Haydenville Originally known as Hocking Furnace, Haydenville was founded by and named for Columbus industrialist Peter Hayden (1806-1888), who energetically developed the coal, iron, sandstone, and fire clay deposits found in abundance in this area. Here he operated an iron furnace, coal mines and sandstone quarries, shipping products on the Hocking Canal and, later, the Hocking Valley Railroad he helped build. The incorporation of the Haydenville Mining and . . . — Map (db m20351) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Hocking Hills State Park — Devil’s Bathtub
As the water works its way down through Old Man’s Cave Gorge, one of the first unusual areas that it encounters here at Devil’s Bathtub. This is an area in the sandstone that has been cemented together more tightly than the other nearby rock layers. Because of this constriction of the stream, it has forced the water to carve in the only direction it can, straight down. Over time the swirling action has carved out the “bathtub” shape in the rock. Legend says the swirling drain . . . — Map (db m2431) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Hocking Hills State Park — 5-37 — Old Man’s CaveA Feature of Ohio’s Geology
This recess cave was named for the “old man” Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800’s and is a part of the scenic Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word “hockhocking,” referring to the Hocking River’s bottle-shaped gorge near Lancaster. Streams and percolating groundwater carved the hollows and caves in this area from layers of sandstone bedrock that vary in hardness. The hollow’s moist, cool climate preserves more . . . — Map (db m2513) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — Hocking County Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Boys in Blue of Hocking County 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m19058) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — Hocking County Desert Storm Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Hocking County who served in Operation Desert Storm January 16, 1991 — Map (db m19111) WM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — Hocking County Iraqi Freedom Memorial
In honor of all military personnel who have served in or supported Operation Iraqi Freedom — Map (db m19114) WM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — Hocking County Korean War Memorial
In memory of those that served Jack E Angel Gerald P Keck Lawrence A Smith Kenneth L Strickland You Are Not Forgotten — Map (db m19115) WM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — Hocking County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This memorial stands as a symbol of recognition, honoring those who served the United States in Vietnam. — Map (db m19112) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — 6-37 — Tessa Sweazy WebbFounder of Ohio Poetry Day
Born in 1886 on a farm near Logan, Tessa Sweazy Webb was a teacher at the Hocking County Children’s Home where she began writing poetry. By 1924 she had become well known across the state and nation for her published works. Under Webb’s successful leadership and effort, the Ohio legislature passed a resolution in 1938 calling for an annual state observance of Ohio Poetry Day. Webb’s work in Ohio was responsible for all fifty states observing Poetry Day. She received the Ohioana Award in 1942 . . . — Map (db m11550) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Logan — 1-37 — Thomas WorthingtonFounder of Logan
Worthington (1773–1827), land developer as well as statesman, laid out the village of Logan, beginning on June 27, 1816, while he was Governor of Ohio. This lot was set aside by him to be used as a public market place. Worthington became a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cincinnati in 1799. He later helped to organize the first Masonic Lodge in Chillicothe. — Map (db m9624) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), Rockbridge — 2-37 — Lock No. 12 The Sheep Pen Lock
Side A: The twelfth lock on the Hocking Canal, the Sheep Pen lock, underscores Southeast Ohioans' efforts to open their region to the world during the mid-nineteenth century. Built as a guard lock, it was intended to permit slackwater navigation of the Hocking River by regulating water depths where river and canal met. Those plans were later abandoned and the mechanism was converted to a lift lock, which raised and lowered boats as required by changes in the canal's elevation. . . . — Map (db m20369) HM
Ohio (Hocking County), South Bloomingville — 3-37 — Salt and Hunting Trails
Modern roads often have their precedents in much older thoroughfares. Two ancient paths once converged near this point. As late as the 1700s, the Salt Trail guided Native Americans from the upper Scioto Valley plains past Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, and Ash Cave to the salt springs in present-day Jackson County to obtain this precious commodity. The alignment of this path parallels State Route 56 from South Bloomingville and then turns southward along Narrows Road through the Salt Creek . . . — Map (db m24765) HM
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