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Near Ava in Noble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S.S. Shenandoah

 
 
U.S.S. Shenandoah Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
1. U.S.S. Shenandoah Memorial
Inscription.  
Crashed over Noble County
September 3, 1925
Control Car - Site One

 
Erected 1976 by Noble County Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisasters. A significant historical date for this entry is September 3, 1925.
 
Location. 39° 50.351′ N, 81° 32.333′ W. Marker is near Ava, Ohio, in Noble County. Marker is on Shenandoah Road (County Route 112), on the right. Memorial is about two miles ENE of Ava, east of I-77, and about a mile south of intersection with Nicholson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ava OH 43711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wreckage Site Number 1 of the U.S. Navy Airship Shenandoah (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named U.S.S. Shenandoah (approx. 1.9 miles away); Crash of the USS Shenandoah / Lighter-Than-Air Flight (approx. 2 miles away); Claude L. Wilson (approx. 3˝ miles away); Wreck of the Shenandoah (approx. 4.6 miles away); John Gray
Homemade U.S.S. Shenandoah Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
2. Homemade U.S.S. Shenandoah Marker
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Cumberland (approx. 6.4 miles away); VFW Post #4721 Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ava.
 
Regarding U.S.S. Shenandoah. This is the site where the control car plummeted to earth.
 
U.S.S. Shenandoah Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
3. U.S.S. Shenandoah Memorial
Looking west.
Lt Cmdr Zachary Lansdowne in U.S.S. Shenandoah Control Car image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., 1924
4. Lt Cmdr Zachary Lansdowne in U.S.S. Shenandoah Control Car
US Naval History Center Photo #: NH 85128. Photographed at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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