New California in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jerome Township Soldiers' Monument
This monument was dedicated on Memorial Day of 1913 to honor the Union soldiers of the Civil War from Jerome Township. Many citizens, school children, and Civil War veterans attended the dedication as Col. W.L. Curry, who fought at Chickamauga, spoke to the crowd. The zinc monument contains the names of 400 soldiers of the township. The shaft is just over 21 feet high. Placed inside was a time capsule containing a number of historical documents including 60 photographs of Civil War veterans. Donations from a grateful community and a bequest from R.L. Woodburn, a Civil War veteran and Ohio legislator funded the monument.
Erected 2013 by Jerome Township Trustees and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17- 80.)
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1913.
Location. 40° 9.366′ N, 83° 14.221′ W. Marker is in New California, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Industrial Parkway (County Route 1), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 42. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10011 US-42, Plain City OH 43064, 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. Jerome Township Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); New California Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joshua Ewing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jerome United Methodist Church/Company E, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Jerome Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Indian Trail (approx. 3½ miles away); Jack Nicklaus (approx. 5 miles away); Abraham Depp Freedom Station (approx. 5.2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.