Wooster in Wayne County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General David Wooster
1710 - 1777
General David Wooster was an American hero, sacrificing everything for the cause of liberty, equality and freedom. Born in Connecticut in 1710, Wooster was a prominent figure of 18th century Connecticut society. A graduate of Yale College, lawyer, merchant, entrepreneur and soldier, he was actively involved in all aspects of Connecticut colonial life. He was a commissioned officer in the War of Jenkins Ear (1739-1742) and the Siege of Louisbourg (1745). He led troops during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). On April 27th, 1777, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Ridgefield while driving an invading British Army from the town. Revolutionary War Veterans from Connecticut, settling in Wayne County in the early 1800s, named the county seat of Wayne County for General David Wooster.
"The honor of a soldier being the first thing he should defend, and his honesty the last he should give up, his character must ever be considered as entitled to the protection of the virtuous and the good."
General Wooster to John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1777.
Location. 40° 47.867′ N, 81° 56.515′ W. Marker is in Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne County. Marker is on West Liberty Street (Ohio Route 302) just west of South Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 W Liberty St, Wooster OH 44691, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Of America • Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Savings Stamps (about 500 feet away); Twenty Pounder Parrott Guns (about 500 feet away); Wayne County Soldier’s Monument (about 500 feet away); Harvey Howard House / Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Reasin Beall Homestead / Wayne County Historical Society (approx. 0.7 miles away); To the Heroes (approx. ¾ mile away); James H. Ross (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wooster.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.