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Wellington in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Archibald M. Willard

 
 
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
1. Archibald M. Willard Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet was erected
by Wellington residents
to honor the memory of

Archibald M. Willard
creator of the
“Spirit of ’76”

who conceived the idea for his
famous inspirational painting on
this public square, henceforth to
be known as
Willard Memorial Square
July 4, 1976

 
Erected 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1922.
 
Location. 41° 10.08′ N, 82° 13.04′ W. Marker is in Wellington, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on Ohio Route 58, 0 miles south of Ohio Route 18. Marker appears on the north face of the small brick column on the east side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Ohio 58, Wellington OH 44090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wellington Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirit of ’76 (within shouting
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
2. Archibald M. Willard Marker
The Willard marker stands in front of the impressive 1885 Wellington Town Hall.
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distance of this marker); Wellington, Ohio Established 1818 (within shouting distance of this marker); Herrick Memorial Library (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cheese Industry in Wellington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellington.
 
Regarding Archibald M. Willard. The grave of Archibald M. Willard lies in Wellington's Greenwood Cemetery, the entrance for which can be reached by following Ohio Route 58 (S. Main Street) south for Ύ mile and then Township Road 58 east for about Ό mile.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spirit of '76. AmericanRevolution.org provides some background about Archibald Willard and his famous painting. (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Archibald Willard. Wikipedia article about painter Archibald Willard and the painting also known as "Yankee Doodle." (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

3. Wellington, Ohio - Architecture.
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
3. Archibald M. Willard Marker
Willard family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.
Village website that describes the architecture of the buildings on Willard Memorial Square, including the Town Hall in front of which the marker stands. (Submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
4. Archibald M. Willard Marker
Willard grave can be found by locating the flag pole next to the family plot.
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
5. Archibald M. Willard Marker
Gravestone of Archibald M. Willard.
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
6. Archibald M. Willard Marker
Marker alongside Willard gravestone.
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
7. Archibald M. Willard Marker
Left-hand side of cemetery entrance. Flag pole at Willard family plot can be seen between the wall and the large tree to its right.
Archibald M. Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, November 6, 2010
8. Archibald M. Willard Marker
The marker stands out in front of Wellington Town Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 6, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022