Johnson's Island in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Johnson's Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance as an important depot for the confinement of Confederate prisoners of war during the Civil War, this Confederate cemetery, a contributing feature, contains the remains of more than 200 soldiers and sailors who died while imprisoned on the island.
Erected 1990 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts and Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 41° 30.046′ N, 82° 43.811′ W. Marker is in Johnson's Island, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Johnson's Island Causeway and Memorial Shoreway Drive, on the left when traveling south on Johnson's Island Causeway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Stockade Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Johnson's Island Prison The Lookout (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Island Monument (about 300 feet away); The Johnson’s Island Committee (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial Bench (about 300 feet away); Johnson's Island Civil War Prison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson's Island (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson's Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.