Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mansfield's War Of 1812 Blockhouse
1813 -renovated for $48 by Luther Coe to house Mansfied's first courthouse and jail
1816 - sold at auction to James Curren for $56.40 and moved to lot 168 Virgin Alley off of 2nd Street
1909 (February 19) - sledded in two parts to South Park after an ice storm and used as storage for the City of Mansfield for 20 years
1906 - bought by the City of Mansfield for $225 to be reconstructed for Mansfield's Centennial in 1918 and rebuilt on South Courthouse lawn
1938 - much of the lower crib interior was burnt by a fire and was then restored by the Boy Scouts who raised $300 in donations for the restoration
1963 - stabilization began with replacement of several of the lower crib's rotting logs and rebuilding of the foundation
1979 - the foundation was stabilized fora second time
1983 - major repairs were made and remodeling was done for Mansfield's 175th Anniversary
2007 - total restoration was completed for Mansfield's Bicentennial;
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 40° 45.374′ N, 82° 32.487′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is on Brinkerhoff Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield OH 44906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mansfield's War of 1812 Blockhouse (here, next to this marker); Mansfield Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Mansfield's War Of 1812 Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Mansfields 135th Anniversary & Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sultana Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); John Chapman (within shouting distance of this marker); 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.