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Wilkesville in Vinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
1. Henry Duc Marker
Inscription.  

Henry Duc
Founder of Wilkesville
June 10, 1810
Born in France
Departed his life June 21, 1827
Age 64
Came to America an officer
in the French Fleet

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To the Memory
of
Henry Duc
Who departed this life
June 27, 1827 aged 64 years
He was born in France, came
to America, an officer in the
French fleet, was the founder
of this town June 10, 1810.
It is to him that this tablet
is dedicated.
June 10, 1935
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In Memoriam
of
The Defenders
of
Our Country
June 10, 1935

 
Erected 1935.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1923.
 
Location. 39° 4.563′ N, 82° 19.679′ W. Marker is in Wilkesville, Ohio, in Vinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 124) and High Street, on the left when traveling east
Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
2. Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country Memorial
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on Main Street. Memorial is in the town park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkesville OH 45695, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid in Vinton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkesville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ewington Academy (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bridge Loft / Charging House (approx. 6.9 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); Charcoal (approx. 7 miles away); Raw Materials (approx. 7 miles away); Limestone (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Ohio (1929). (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Early History and War Record of Wilkesville and Salem (1874). (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional Henry Duc marker, left image. Click for full size.
By Wilkesville Reporter, January 30, 2015
3. Additional Henry Duc marker, left
Additional Henry Duc marker, right image. Click for full size.
By Wilkesville Reporter, January 30, 2015
4. Additional Henry Duc marker, right
Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
5. Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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