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Muskingum County Ohio – Historical Markers

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By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
Dresden Firefighters Memorial
Ohio (Muskingum County), Dresden — Dresden Firefighters Memorial
Dresden Fire Department Dedicated to all fallen firefighters who have made the supreme sacrifice In memory of Greg Rodgers who passed away in the line of duty 12/13/99 “Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life . . . — Map (db m14722) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Dresden — Dresden War Memorial
“Dedicated to all veterans in all wars” They brought honor to our country & promise to our dreams In memory of our departed veterans of all wars Civil War Killed in Action Jacob Ane Benjamin W. Barton John Cassell . . . — Map (db m14725) WM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Dresden — Father John D. Kempf Veterans Memorial
To all veterans in honor [of] Father John D. Kempf National Chaplain of the American Legion 1982 - 1983 — Map (db m14723) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Duncan Falls — Address at Naming of Winefordner Field, Lemmon, S. D.By John N. Bailey
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: A little more than a month ago we assembled here and dedicated this port to the future use of aerial transportation. For that event and in order to make the ceremony more interesting and impressive, the . . . — Map (db m13391) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), East Fultonham — Safety Follows WisdomPortland Cement Association Safety Trophy
Awarded Columbia Cement Division, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., for a Perfect Safety Record in 1931. Reawarded for a Perfect Safety Record in                               1935       1956       1966       1974                               1947 . . . — Map (db m12016) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Fultonham — 10-60 — Birthplace of Thomas A. Hendricks
Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks was born at this site on September 7, 1819. While still a baby, Thomas' family moved to Indiana and he grew up and rose to prominence in the Hoosier State. Hendricks served consecutively in the Indiana State . . . — Map (db m13097) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — College Drive Presbyterian Church
This congregation of Scotch-Irish pioneers was first gathered at Crooked Creek in 1806, and organized in 1812 as the Crooked Creek Associate Reformed Church. The congregation moved to this site in 1858 and was reorganized as the New Concord United . . . — Map (db m280) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Findley Settlement
Judge David Findley and his sons worked farms which extended from the site of Interstate 70 to the John Glenn High School. Here, on Findley Creek, the Judge erected log houses and built a carding and fulling mill and a tobacco warehouse. Judge . . . — Map (db m279) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Fox Creek Bridge
1828 (DAR logo) 1936 In memory of the pioneers who built this “S” bridge the Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m82441) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Muskingum College
The college was chartered by the Ohio General Assembly in March 1837. It was funded by a group of New Concord area residents, the Friends of Education. The original building burned in March, 1851. The College Hall was rebuilt by public . . . — Map (db m283) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — New Concord War Memorial
For God and Country we dedicate this memorial in loving memory of our veterans of all wars who have served their country so we may continue to enjoy freedom and democracy. — Map (db m13352) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — Robert Francis Harper
This Garden is in Memory of Robert Francis Harper (1864–1906). Robert Francis "Frank" Harper, who was born in this cabin, joined his brother William Rainey in studying ancient languages. He became one of the world experts on the ancient people . . . — Map (db m281) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — 2-60 — S-Bridge
Coaches, Conestoga wagons, herds of livestock, pioneers on foot or horseback, peddlers, soldiers, beggers - these and many others have crossed this bridge on the National Road since 1830. Escaping slaves sought shelter beneath it. Like many others . . . — Map (db m13350) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — William Rainey Harper
Birthplace of William Rainey Harper, 1856–1906. This log house, constructed by blacksmith Joseph McKinney, was the birthplace of William Rainey Harper. The son of Scotch-Irish settlers, Harper graduated from Muskingum College at the age of 14, . . . — Map (db m282) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), New Concord — 12-60 — Zane's Trace
Side A Fulfilling President George Washington's desire to “open wide the gates of the West,” in 1796 Congress authorized the Zane brothers of Fort Henry (at present day Wheeling) to clear a path through the dense woods of Appalachian . . . — Map (db m13351) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Norwich — 15-60 — First Traffic Fatality in Ohio/The National Road
First Traffic Fatality in Ohio As he traveled the National Road on August 20, 1835, the last diary entry by Christopher C. Baldwin, librarian for the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, was, “Start by stage on the . . . — Map (db m13348) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Norwich — 1-60 — Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges
Side A: Salt Creek Bridge This covered bridge, spanning Salt Creek in Perry Township, Muskingum County was erected in the 1870s. It is a splendid example of an Ohio covered bridge built with Warren type trusses. It is being preserved as an . . . — Map (db m13344) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Norwich — The Historic National Roadin Ohio
Welcome to the National Road The National road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the . . . — Map (db m93721) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Norwich — The Historic National Road in OhioMile Markers
The Act of Congress in 1806, which authorized the construction of the National Road, required that mile markers be placed at regular intervals. These reference points reassured travelers that they were following the correct route. They also . . . — Map (db m93724) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Norwich — Zane’s Trace BridgeWarrern Riveted Pony Truss Bridge
(original medallion- The Mt. Vernon Bridge Co, Mt. Vernon Ohio 1909) Warrern Riveted Pony Truss Bridge erected along the Zane Trace over Salt Creek Moved to National Road Zane Grey Museum in 2000 — Map (db m93735) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Philo — Lt. Michael J. Lutz
In memory of Lt. Michael J. Lutz Who lost his life in the line of duty, July 12, 1994 Dedicated for service to the community as a member of the Muskingum County Sheriffs Department and Harrison Township Fire Department. . . . — Map (db m13551) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Philo — 8-60 — The Muskingum River Flows North
Thirty-thousand years ago, the streams and rivers in this area flowed north. A ridge extended across what is today the Muskingum-Morgan County line about seven miles south of the Philo Lock. When the Wisconsin Glacier moved down from Canada 25,000 . . . — Map (db m13334) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — American Legion Post #29 Veterans MemorialZanesville, Ohio
Dedicated this date 8-20-00 to the brave men and women whose sacrifices made this nation free. May they forever be remembered. — Map (db m16901) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 18-60 — Anti-Slavery Tensions in Muskingum County
Side A In the early 1800s, opposing attitudes existed in the separate communities of Putnam and Zanesville. Anti-slavery New Englanders settled Putnam while pro-slavery Virginians and Kentuckians settled Zanesville. The Emancipation Society . . . — Map (db m94534) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 14-60 — Architect Cass Gilbert
One of America's leading architects of the early 20th century, Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), was born in a home that stood at this site. After studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gilbert apprenticed with prominent architectural firm . . . — Map (db m13098) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — G.A.R. Soldiers and Sailors MonumentMuskingum County, Ohio
In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Muskingum County Ohio Erected by Hazlett Post No. 81 Department of Ohio G.A.R. Donated by Robert A. Parsons as a memorial to Hazlett Post No. 81 G.A.R. — Map (db m12445) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Karl Kappes(1861 - 1943) — Artist, Zanesville-native
A graduate of Zanesville High School, Karl Kappes studied art in Cincinnati before moving on to New York, Paris, and Munich. In the 1890's, Karl began working at the nationally known Weller Pottery; advancing to foreman in 1901, and lead designer . . . — Map (db m28920) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 6-60 — Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons
The Lodge of Amity, one of the six founding lodges of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, was chartered on June 24, 1805, and first met in the Benoni Pierce Hotel at the northeast corner of Main and Fifth Streets, Zanesville. This marker was erected in . . . — Map (db m13102) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial
In memory of our fallen comrades from Muskingum County who died during the Iraqi Conflicts “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13 11-6-03  Noah Graham           . . . — Map (db m16903) WM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Muskingum County Medal of Honor Memorial
Alfred Ransbottom Civil War - Army 2-24-1865 Robert B. Brown Civil War - Army 3-27-1890 George A. Lloyd Civil War - Army 4-16-1891 William E. Richey Civil War - Army 11-9-1893 William H. Longshore Civil War - . . . — Map (db m16902) WM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Muskingum County Vietnam War Memorial"Brothers All, They Gave All"
In memory of our fallen comrades - from Muskingum County - who died in the Republic of Vietnam Apr 18-66 Danny A. Bolin - U.S.M.C. Jun-66 Harold E. Boetcher - U.S.M.C. Nov 19-66 Ted Belcher - Army/Medal of Honor Dec 30-66 Guy W. Huey - . . . — Map (db m16912) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Nelson T. Gant House
Front Nelson T. Gant as one of Zanesville’s most prominent African American citizens. Born into slavery on the Woodburn Estate of John Nixon of Loudoun County, Virginia on May 10, 1821, Nelson was given is freedom by the provisions of his . . . — Map (db m43961) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Nelson T. Gant HouseThe Historic National Road in Ohio
Nelson Talbot Gant was freed from slavery by the last will and testament of his owner, John Nixon, September of 1845 in Loudoun County, Virginia. However, Gant’s wife, Maria, was a slave to Jane Russell of Leesburg, Virginia. According to Virginia . . . — Map (db m43963) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 16-60 — Roseville Pottery Company1890 - 1954 — Linden Avenue Plant
Founded in 1890 in Roseville, Ohio, Roseville Pottery Company was incorporated in 1892 with George Young as general manager. At the time, Roseville produced commercial pottery such as stoneware, flowerpots, and cuspidors. The company moved to this . . . — Map (db m13103) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 7-60 — Second Capital of Ohio
In 1809 the citizens of Zanesville erected a building on this site which served as the capitol of Ohio from October 1, 1810, until May 1, 1812. The 9th and 10th sessions of the Ohio General Assembly met here before returning to Chillicothe in May . . . — Map (db m275) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Sixth Street Bridge
The original Sixth Street Bridge, constructed at a cost of $72,960, opened on December 7, 1885. The structure consisted of four wrought-iron trusses which spanned the Muskingum River and one swing truss which spanned the Muskingum Improvement Canal. . . . — Map (db m277) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — The Bicentennial Legacy Monument
1. John McIntire, Founder, son-in-law of Ebenezer Zane. Visionary for the town’s development. His legacy lives on in the McIntire Scholarship Fund. Died in 1815 at age 56. 2. Noah Norris, Patriot. Enlisted in the first black regiment . . . — Map (db m246) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 9-60 — The Muskingum River Locks
The Zanesville lock, canal, and dam were part of a series of eleven such built on the Muskingum River from Marietta to Ellis, north of Zanesville, from 1836 to 1841. The improvements made the shallow river navigable by steamboats. The State of Ohio . . . — Map (db m13349) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 11-66 — The Stone Academy
Constructed of sandstone quarried from nearby Putnam Hill, the Stone Academy dates to 1809. The Springfield School House Company erected the building, it is believed, to lure the statehouse from Chillicothe. However, when Zanesville was chosen as . . . — Map (db m276) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Union Veteran Legion No. 118
Dedicated to the Union Veteran Legion No. 118 Long Service Soldiers of the Civil War — Map (db m13331) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — World War II and Korean War Memorial
Names on the helmets of military men from Muskingum County who gave their lives for freedom in WWII and the Korean War [Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m61850) WM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 5-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902
World famous part of the Old National Road. Maintained by Muskingum County Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Approved by the Ohio Historical Society — Map (db m8518) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 3-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902
World famous part of the Old National Road. Maintained by Muskingum County. Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Approved by the Ohio Historical Society. — Map (db m9555) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 4-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902
World famous part of the Old National Road. Maintained by Muskingum County. Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Approved by the Ohio Historical Society. — Map (db m9559) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — 13-60 — Zane Grey"Father of the Western Novel"
Born Pearl Zane Grey in 1872 at this site and raised in Zanesville, author Zane Grey established the western novel as a twentieth century American literary genre. Trained as a dentist and practicing in New York City, Grey began writing full time . . . — Map (db m13104) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall
This is a “rubbing” wall which depicts the proud history of Zanesville and Muskingum County. Historic images are surrounded by tiles depicting foliage from the Ohio Buckeye tree. The images are in order of their dates . . . — Map (db m28931) HM
Ohio (Muskingum County), Zanesville — Zanesville Underground Railroad
(Front): A tale of two cities. During the time of the Underground Railroad, Zanesville and Putnam were two communities separated by the Muskingum River with two distinct moral views. The people in Zanesville were proslavery, in Putnam . . . — Map (db m5624) HM

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