Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Defiance in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William C. Holgate Park

 
 
William C. Holgate Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 16, 2019
1. William C. Holgate Park Marker
Inscription.  William C. Holgate (1814-1888) settled in Defiance in 1836. A lawyer by profession, Holgate rode on horseback to Columbus, Ohio during the winter of 1844-45 with a petition he had drafted, which resulted in the establishment of Defiance County. Holgate was also instrumental in bringing the Baltimore and Ohio and Wabash Railroads to Defiance. In 1864, Holgate contributed to financially troubled Defiance College from his personal savings to secure the college's deed and hence ensure the future of the Defiance College. On this site stood the "West Schoolhouse” where Second Ward Elementary School Children were educated from 1898 to 1941. In 1994, the Defiance City Board of Education gave permission to name the plot William C. Holgate Park in memory of one of Defiance's most prominent early citizens.
 
Erected 1995 by Holgate Avenue Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 41° 17′ 
William C. Holgate Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 16, 2019
2. William C. Holgate Park Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
N, 84° 22.403′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on Holgate Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Henry Seither - Todd Taylor House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Charles C. Hoffman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Charles Krotz House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Curtis Holgate House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Edwin Charles House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The George Briggs House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Alexander Sankey Latty House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Charles Kettenring House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
Holgate Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 16, 2019
3. Holgate Park Sign
Historic Holgate Avenue Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 16, 2019
4. Historic Holgate Avenue Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=173030

Paid Advertisement
Jun. 18, 2021