Athens in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Eliza Davidson Memorial
faithfulness, and heroism of
this memorial is erected by the
school children and citizens of
Athens County, June 14, 1934
Born a slave, emancipated, she became the faithful companion of Mrs. Custer, rendering loyal service to the army of General George A. Custer in the Civil War and western Indian campaign. Her heroism saved the lives of her benefactors, and eight soldiers. Her death occurred at her Athens home, 1912.
Erected 1934 by School children and citizens of Athens County.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian • Women.
Location. 39° 20.011′ N, 82° 6.344′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Memorial can be reached from West State Street 0.1 miles west of North Lancaster Street, on the right when traveling west. Memorial is located in West State Street Cemetery. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susannah Arnold Anthony (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Athens National Guard Armory (approx. ¼ mile away); “The Berry” (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Settlers in Athens County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Athens County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Athens County Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.