Wellington in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 41° 10.112′ N, 82° 12.328′ W. Marker is in Wellington, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on East Herrick Avenue (Ohio Route 18) 0.6 miles east of Main Street (Ohio Route 58), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 East Herrick Avenue, Wellington OH 44090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Wellington (within shouting distance of this marker); Herrick Memorial Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wellington Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wells Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Archibald M. Willard Wellington, Ohio Established 1818 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spirit of ’76 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellington.
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Also see . . .
1. Archibald M. Willard.
Willard joined the 86th Ohio Infantry in 1863 and fought in the American Civil War. During this time he painted several scenes from the war and forged a friendship with photographer James F. Ryder. Willard painted The Spirit of '76 in Wellington, Ohio after he saw a parade pass through the town square.(Submitted on January 30, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Marblehead's "The Spirit of 76" Painting.
"The Spirit of 76", located in the Selectmen’s Room of Abbot Hall in Marblehead, MA, was painted by Archibald M. Willard of Ohio. This painting symbolizing the spirit of the American Revolution, was exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia where it "stirred the heart of the nation". It was sent on tour of several major cities and then was purchased by General John H. Devereux and presented to his native town, Marblehead.(Submitted on January 30, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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