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Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Wood County Jail

1847-1870

 
 
Old Wood County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
1. Old Wood County Jail Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1847, during the Presidency of Polk, when Perrysburg was the County Seat, and used as the Jail and Infirmary until 1870. Continued to serve as the Perrysburg Jail until 1899, sold by the town in 1918. Acquired and restored by Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hoffmann in 1954. Listed in the Historic American Building Survey and National Register of Historical Landmarks, Library of Congress.
 
Erected 1976 by The Charles W. Hoffmann Family-The Wood County Historical Society-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-87.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 41° 33.328′ N, 83° 37.903′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is on West Indiana Avenue east of Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History Happens Here… (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named History Happens Here…
Old Wood County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
2. Old Wood County Jail Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Way We Were… (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named History Happens Here… (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Way We Were… (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Way We Were… (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Way We Were… (approx. 0.3 miles away); Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Old Wood County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
3. Old Wood County Jail Marker
Old Wood County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
4. Old Wood County Jail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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