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Rockford in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hedges Memorial Park

 
 
Hedges Memorial Park Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 25, 2011
1. Hedges Memorial Park Marker (left)
Inscription.  
(left marker)
Erected by Citizens
of this community
as a tribute
to all veterans
Lest we forget

(right marker)
This historic site was:
ages old Indian village,
camp, and river crossing
for armies of Celeron,
Harnar, Wayne & Harrison
Meadore Trading Post 1800
Seedling apple orchard by
Johnny Appleseed 1810
Gov’t. grant to Anty Shane
half breed scout 1817
Shane’s Trading Post 1820
Sold to Col. Wm. B. Hedges
Village named Shane’sville
1820, Shane’s Crossing 1866,
then Rockford 1889
Public cemetery to 1900
Commemorated as park 1960

 
Erected 1960 by Citizens of Rockford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 40° 41.696′ N, 84° 38.906′ W. Marker is in Rockford, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bridge
Hedges Memorial Park Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 25, 2011
2. Hedges Memorial Park Marker (right)
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Street (U.S. 33) and North Jay Street, on the right when traveling west on West Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 W Bridge St, Rockford OH 45882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockford Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Locating, Moving, and Restoration of the Anthony Shane Log House (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Anthony Shane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Automobile Wreck (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Successful Automobile (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ohio City Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Willshire Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Willshire, Ohio (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockford.
 
Regarding Hedges Memorial Park. Names found on the other side of the memorial:

William B. Hedges Jr.
Died October 15, 1861
Aged 80 yrs. 10 mos. & 21 days.;

Thomas Hunder
Born June 16, 1816
Aged 71 years;

Elizabeth wife of W.B. Hedges
Died May 8, 1847;

William B. Hedges
Died Feb. 23, 1879
Aged ? Y. 7 m 26 d.
 
Hedges Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 25, 2011
3. Hedges Memorial Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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