Bessie Benson Memorial Park History
Carroll's founder, William Tong,
for a market house, a place where
goods were bought, sold, and traded.
Neighboring Market Street got its
name from the planned structure.
However, Tong died in 1830 and
the market house was never built.
A sawmill stood on this site in
the canal days and after its removal,
this tree-filled area was surrounded
by a picket fence into the early 1900's.
Known as Triangle Park due
to its shape, it was officially named
Bessie Benson Memorial Park
in 1988 for a local civic leader.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 39° 47.908′ N, 82° 42.157′ W. Marker is in Carroll, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Center Street. Marker is in Bessie Benson Memorial Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell From Schoolhouse on High Street (here, next to this marker); Carroll War Memorials (a few steps from this marker); Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carroll (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio's Canal System (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Liberty Union VFW Post 3761 Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lancaster Methodist Camp Ground Historic District (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carroll.
Also see . . .
1. Bessie O. Norris Benson at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carroll OH History. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.