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Burton in Geauga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Civil War Cannon

 
 
Civil War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
1. Civil War Cannon Marker
Inscription.  In 1877, Burton Village merchants purchased this ten-pound Parrott gun from the War Department in Washington, D.C. The cannon is said to have been fired at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, during the Civil War.

The inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, was celebrated by the firing of this cannon in March, 1877.

In 1880, the cannon was fired in celebration of the presidential nomination of James A. Garfield, who became the 20th President of the United States. The cannon was again fired in 1931 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Garfield's birth.

Dedicated on May 25th, 2009, to honor the valor and bravery of all veterans.
 
Erected 2009 by Atwood Mauck American Legion Post 459, Burton, Ohio.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #20 James A. Garfield series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1877.
 
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28.348′ N, 81° 8.725′ W. Marker is in Burton, Ohio, in Geauga County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Park Street and Spring Street. Located in the northwest corner of the Burton Village Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burton OH 44021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burton, Ohio-First Permanent Settlement in Geauga County / The Village Green (here, next to this marker); Burton War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Burton Congregational Church (a few steps from this marker); In Commemoration of Rev. Joseph Badger (within shouting distance of this marker); Erected to the Memory of the Soldiers of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second High School / The Burton Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Century Building (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Burton (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burton.
 
Civil War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
2. Civil War Cannon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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