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Perry County Ohio Historical Markers

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By Geraldine M. Winfield, 2014
Historic Underground Railroad Site Marker
Ohio (Perry County), New Straitsville, — Paynes Crossing Historic Underground Railroad Site
Side 1 Payne Cemetery (1852-1945) is the only remnant of a freed African American community known as Paynes Crossing. Research indicates that the area was involved in the Underground Railroad Movement, and may have been established expressly . . . — Map (db m86103) HM
Ohio (Perry County), Somerset — 2-64 — A Seed of Catholic Education in Ohio / The Cradle of Catholicity in Ohio
Side 1 A Seed of Catholic Education in Ohio In April 1830 four Dominican sisters from St. Catherine's, Kentucky, founded St. Mary's Academy, the first Catholic school in Perry County. Bishop Edward Fenwick, first Bishop of Ohio, donated . . . — Map (db m11996) HM
Ohio (Perry County), Somerset — 6-64 — First Lutheran Synod
Lutheran congregations formed in Perry County beginning in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century. The Mother Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, sent missionary pastors to Ohio to preach to the growing number of . . . — Map (db m13094) HM
Ohio (Perry County), Somerset — 7-64 — General Philip Henry Sheridan
(Side A): Philip Sheridan was most likely born in County Cavan, Ireland in 1831, but records do not indicate his actual birthplace. His family moved to Somerset when Philip was a child and lived down the avenue from this site. His family . . . — Map (db m12012) HM
Ohio (Perry County), Somerset — The Sheridan Homestead
The present frame dwelling was built by Gen. Sheridan for his parents in 1859. Under the large oak tree near the house, William Henry Harrison, Corwin, Ewing and Hamer addressed political meetings before the Civil War. In the grove in front of the . . . — Map (db m13095) HM
Ohio (Perry County), Somerset — 1-64 — The Sheridan Monument / 1829 Courthouse
(Side A): The Sheridan Monument The Sheridan monument was erected by and given to the Village of Somerset by the State of Ohio in 1905 to honor the memory of Somerset's General Phillip Henry Sheridan. "Little Phil" was raised in Somerset . . . — Map (db m13096) HM
Ohio (Perry County), Thornville — 8-64 — Zion Reformed Church
Zion (Ribel's) Church was built on this site in 1808. The log structure was located in the Zion Ridge Cemetery, adjacent to the first school in Thorn Township. The congregation of Zion Reformed Church is the oldest in Perry County still in . . . — Map (db m16260) HM

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