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Stryker in Williams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stryker

 
 
Home of William J. Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
1. Home of William J. Knight Marker
Inscription.  
Stryker
Home of
William J. Knight
A captor of the
Confederate
Locomotive
"The General"

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 30.26′ N, 84° 25.536′ W. Marker is in Stryker, Ohio, in Williams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lynn Street (Ohio Route 191) and Horton Street, on the right when traveling east on West Lynn Street. This historical marker is located on the western edge of the town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stryker OH 43557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stryker's Railroad Heritage (approx. half a mile away); Stryker Depot (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Stryker (approx. ¾ mile away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. 4.3 miles away); Richard E. Schreder (approx. 4.9 miles away); Evansport (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Parkersburg (approx. 5.8 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Park (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stryker.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is related to the grave site of William Knight, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is also located in the community of Stryker, in the Oakwood Cemetery. To visit William Knight's grave at the Oakwood Cemetery, go to the intersection of Chase Street and Shawnee Street and you will find the cemetery immediately to the west. William Knight's memorial stones are located at 41.29.854N by 084.25.676W.
 
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Home of William J. Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
2. Home of William J. Knight Marker
View, looking eastward, of this historical marker along with two of the signs indicating that one was entering into Stryker, the home of William J. Knight.

1. Pvt. William J. Knight. This web link was both published and made available by, "The Great Locomotive Chase" web page. (Submitted on July 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The Great Locomotive Chase Links. A collection of links regarding the Andrews Raiders and the Great Locomotive Chase. (Submitted on July 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Grave Stones of William J. Knight image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
3. Grave Stones of William J. Knight
View of the two grave stones that mark the final resting place of William J. Knight. Located at 41.29.854N by 084.25.676W.
Grave Stone of William J. Knight image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
4. Grave Stone of William J. Knight
View of the grave stone of William J. Knight and his wife, Emma. The gravestone notes that he served in Company E of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and that he was an engineer on Andrews Raid in Georgia, on April 12, 1862.
Memorial Stone of William J. Knight image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
5. Memorial Stone of William J. Knight
View of the government provided memorial stone that recognizes not only that William J. Knight served his country with Company E of the 21st Ohio Inf., but also that he was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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