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Christianburg in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marion A. Ross

In Memory of

 
 
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
1. Marion A. Ross Marker
Inscription.  Born here October 9, 1832. Attended Antioch College. Member of Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge. Enlisted in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and volunteered for the famous Andrews Raid. The raiders seized "The General" locomotive at Big Shanty, Georgia, April 12, 1862. Captured and executed, Ross is buried in the National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn. Awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, September 1863.
 
Erected 1986 by The Marion A. Ross Memorial Foundation, Doug Byrum, and The Ohio Historical Society . (Marker Number 2-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1835.
 
Location. 40° 3.327′ N, 84° 1.776′ W. Marker is in Christianburg, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pike Street (Ohio Route 55) and Wilson Street, on the right when traveling east on
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
2. Marion A. Ross Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along West Pike Street.
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West Pike Street. This historical marker is located at the western edge of the town, at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christiansburg OH 45389, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christiansburg Veterans Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); McKendree Chapel Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Brigadier General John Webb (approx. 4.9 miles away); Elizabeth Township (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lena (approx. 5.9 miles away); Brown Township School District #6 (approx. 6 miles away); Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Walborn & Riker Co. (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
3. Marion A. Ross Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Wilson Street.
Marion A. Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
4. Marion A. Ross Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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May. 20, 2022