Smithfield in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tablet No. 4 Erected July 1913
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 4.)
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 date for this entry is July 25, 2000.
Location. 40° 16.232′ N, 80° 46.879′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 152) ¼ mile south of Ohio Route 151, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1318 Main Street, Smithfield OH 43948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Society of Friends in Early Smithfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deyarmonville Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
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, 14 granite monuments were installed, each “about 1,800 pounds, being twenty inches square, resting on a concrete foundation, and four feet
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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