Lafayette in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Veterans Monument / Memorial Garden
This Civil War monument was erected in 1903 to honor LaFayette-Jackson Township's Civil War soldiers. Over the course of the twentieth century, it became the focal point of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies and has come to represent all soldiers, living and dead, who bravely left their homes to serve their country. This historic statue stands as a reminder of the sacrifices made on our behalf and as a testament to the thankfulness of our community.
The Memorial Garden was added in 2003. The names of those men and women who set the course of liberty, our veterans, are etched in bricks placed within the original fence. Names of other individuals and families to be remembered and honored are included in the garden area. The 100 year-old statue was restored and rededicated in 2003. A time capsule is buried beneath this marker, to be opened in another 100 years.
Location. 40° 45.635′ N, 83° 56.912′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on North High Street north of East Main Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette OH 45854, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of LaFayette - Jackson Township Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McKee's Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); P-39 Airacobra Crash Site (approx. 2 miles away); The Hog Creek Settlement (approx. 3.4 miles away); Workman's Crew Caboose (approx. 3.8 miles away); 1905 Shay Engine (approx. 3.8 miles away); Harrod Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); USS Texas (CGN 39) (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Regarding Veterans Monument / Memorial Garden. As of 3/5/2018 the statue referenced is not in place, but is out for another repair/refurbish.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.