Old Washington in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Morganís Raid in Old Washington
Erected 2002 by The Ohio Bicentenial Commission, The Longaberger Company, the village of Old Washington, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-30.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Ohio, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 2.217′ N, 81° 26.65′ W. Marker is in Old Washington, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Touch for map. From the interstate, make the first turn right to climb up Cemetery hill. Marker is in this post office area: Lore City OH 43755, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morganís Raiders (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peacock Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Scottish Rite in Ohio (approx. 7.6 miles away); Dr. Charles E. Jefferson (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Washington.
More about this marker. Marker is across the road from the cemetery. From this point on the hill Federal troops fired on the Confederates in town. A stone marker in the cemetery marks the graves of the Confederates.
Regarding Morganís Raid in Old Washington. Washington was a prominent town on the National Road, and then on U.S. 40. Bypassed by the interstate highway, it has faded, and no longer has shops or a post office.
Also see . . . Morganís Raid. Summary of the raid from Ohio History Central. (Submitted on May 20, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,502 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 4. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.