Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the USS Maine
Erected 1913 by Stanton Monument Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
Location. 40° 21.596′ N, 80° 36.842′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Ohio Route 822) and North Third Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Market Street, Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin McMasters Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Steuben Federal Land Office (about 500 feet away); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (about 700 feet away); This Old Federal Land Office (about 700 feet away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Steubenville.
1. The presentation of the tablet...
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. The metal from the tablet was formed from the metal of the bronze and brass cannon aboard the U.S.S. Main. An electric helm indicator, bronze port covers and ornamental tripod were also presented to the city museum.
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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