Old Washington in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morganís Raid in Old Washington
Erected 2002 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, the village of Old Washington, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-30.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 40° 2.217′ N, 81° 26.65′ W. Marker is in Old Washington, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Morgan Way (U.S. 40) near Exit 186 North (Interstate 70), on the left when traveling east. From the interstate, make the first turn right to climb up Cemetery hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lore City OH 43755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morganís Raiders (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peacock Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Scottish Rite in Ohio (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Washington.
More about this marker. Marker is across the road from the cemetery. From this point on the hill Federal troops fired on the Confederates in town. A stone marker in the cemetery marks the graves of the Confederates.
Regarding Morganís Raid in Old Washington. Washington was a prominent town on the National Road, and then on U.S. 40. Bypassed by the interstate highway, it has faded, and no longer has shops or a post office.
Also see . . . Morganís Raid(Submitted on May 20, 2007.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,639 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.