Homer in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Major General William Starke Rosecrans / Bishop Sylvester Horton Rosecrans
Erected 2001 by Licking/Knox Roman Catholic Vicariate, Catholic Record Society, Homer Historical Society, Granville Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Military • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. 40° 15.132′ N, 82° 31.527′ W. Marker is in Homer, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of Homer Road and South Street, on the left when traveling west on Homer Road. Marker is in front of the Homer Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homer OH 43027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, Victoria Claflin-Woodhull-Martin / First Woman Candidate for President of the United States (here, next to this marker); Homer Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hufford House (approx. 4 miles away); Brandon World War II Honor Roll (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ice Harvesting (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Ye Olde Mill" (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Knox County Poor Farm / Knox County Infirmary (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
Also see . . . General Rosecrans. Called by his men "Old Rosy." (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Adena mound in immediate vicinity
To the south and east of this historical marker, on private property, sits a prehistoric earthen mound about 15 feet high, made by the Adena culture. In the early 20th century, William C. Mills of the Ohio Historical Society considered this to be one of the most important conical mounds in the North Fork valley, according the Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley. That it remains in any condition is significant, as so many of these structures were destroyed by agriculture
This mound is known as the the Dixon Mound, but has also been known as the Williamson Mound.
— Submitted March 30, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,888 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on March 30, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.