Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Home of Lt. Jacob Parrot
Lt. Jacob Parrot
Medal of Honor
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 40° 38.882′ N, 83° 36.488′ W. Marker is in Kenton, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Columbus Street (Courthouse Square) (Ohio Route 67) and Main Street (Ohio Route 53), on the right when traveling east on West Columbus Street (Courthouse Square). Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the Hardin County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Courthouse Square, Kenton OH 43326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Liberty Garden" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hardin County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort McArthur (about 400 feet away); Mad River Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles Pioneer Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Kenton Hardware Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardin County Korean War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Hardin County War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenton.
Also see . . .
1. First Medal of Honor Recipient Private Jacob Parrott. Parrott was born in Ohio in 1843. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he joined the US Army with the 33rd Ohio Infantry. He served throughout the war, reaching the rank of first lieutenant. In April of 1862, Parrott was one of 22 men to volunteer for a dangerous raid of a Confederate railway line that has been remembered in history as the Great Locomotive Chase. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Jacob Parrott. One of the youngest of the raiders, 19-year old Parrott was severely beaten after his capture in an interrogation. Despite his severe treatment, he remained silent. After the successful escape of 6 raiders, they became first to receive the Medal of Honor. Parrot was first of those 6, making his award the FIRST presentation in history. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Jacob Parrott (Wikipedia). Parrott returned to Kenton, Ohio after the war and remained a cabinet maker and operated a stone quarry south of Kenton, Ohio. Parrott suffered a heart attack and died while walking home from the county courthouse in Kenton, Ohio. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.