Wintersville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 9.)
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.
Location. 40° 23.667′ N, 80° 43.753′ W. Marker is in Wintersville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Canton Road (Ohio Route 43) ¼ mile north of U.S. 22, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1085 Canton Road, Steubenville OH 43953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles Wintersville (here, next to this marker); John D. Kilgore (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 6½ miles away); Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wintersville.
More about this marker. Located in front of Two Ridges Presbyterian Church.
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
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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