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McArthur in Vinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maude C. Collins

Law Enforcement Pioneer

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel
1. Maude C. Collins Marker
Inscription.  Ohio's first female county sheriff, Maude Charles Collins (1893-1972) of Vinton County was appointed to finish her husband Fletcher's term after he was killed in the line of duty in October 1925. In 1926, she ran for the office in her own right on the Democratic ticket and handily beat males in both the primary and general elections. "Sheriff Maude” investigated crimes, answered calls, patrolled roads, and performed the duties of her office, all while raising five children. She gained national attention for solving an intriguing double murder case in 1926, later featured in Master Detective and Startling Detective magazines. In 1927 she was the first woman to deliver inmates to the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus. Collins, a pioneering woman in law enforcement, was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 2000. She is buried in Hamden Cemetery.
 
Erected 2019 by Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 4-82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection
Maude C. Collins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Maude C. Collins Marker
marker series.
 
Location. 39° 14.781′ N, 82° 28.739′ W. Marker is in McArthur, Ohio, in Vinton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Market Street (County Road 93) and East Main Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north on South Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Main Street, Mc Arthur OH 45651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vinton County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mc Arthur Well (a few steps from this marker); Vinton County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vinton Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Creola (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lockheed T33 Shooting Star (approx. 6 miles away); The Cox Covered Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); Life in Zaleski (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McArthur.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maude Collins. (Submitted on October 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. The Double Murder Case. (Submitted on October 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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