Wellington in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Archibald M. Willard
by Wellington residents
to honor the memory of
Archibald M. Willard
creator of the
“Spirit of ’76”
who conceived the idea for his
famous inspirational painting on
this public square, henceforth to
be known as
Willard Memorial Square
July 4, 1976
Location. 41° 10.08′ N, 82° 13.04′ W. Marker is in Wellington, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on Ohio Route 58 0 miles south of Ohio Route 18. Touch for map. Marker appears on the north face of the small brick column on the east side of the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Ohio 58, Wellington OH 44090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirit of ’76 (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Horr Cheese House, 1865 / Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929) (approx. 4.7 miles away); Huntington Civil War Memorial (approx. Great Kipton Train Wreck (approx. 8.2 miles away); Charles M. Hall and Frank M. Jewett (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Burrell-King House (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellington.
Regarding Archibald M. Willard. The grave of Archibald M. Willard lies in Wellington's Greenwood Cemetery, the entrance for which can be reached by following Ohio Route 58 (S. Main Street) south for ¾ mile and then Township Road 58 east for about ¼ mile.
Also see . . .
1. Spirit of '76. AmericanRevolution.org provides some background about Archibald Willard and his famous painting. (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. Archibald Willard. Wikipedia article about painter Archibald Willard and the painting also known as "Yankee Doodle." (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
3. Wellington, Ohio - Architecture. Village website that describes the architecture of the buildings on Willard Memorial Square, including the Town Hall in front of which the marker stands. (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
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