Wintersville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan’s Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1750.
Location. 40° 22.453′ N, 80° 41.916′ W. Marker is in Wintersville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 43) and Fernwood Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located on the corner in front of the Wintersville United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wintersville (approx. 2.1 miles away); John D. Kilgore (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site (approx. 4.4 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue (approx. 4˝ miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wintersville.
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26, 1863, near the end of his Indiana-Ohio Raid, Confederate Gen. John Morgan's cavalry forces crisscrossed Jefferson County, Ohio. On the raid’s 50th anniversary, a Three Wars Celebration was held in Steubenville to honor Revolutionary War, Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers. The Stanton Monument Association, originally formed to erect a statue of Lincoln War Secretary and Steubenville native Edwin Stanton (completed in 1911), organized the three-day 1913 extravaganza. Along the route of the Great Raid,
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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