Garrison Corner Community
Descendants of Lemuel Garrison Sr., a Revolutionary War soldier, were among the first Europeans to own and settle land at Garrison Corner (intersection of State Route 123 and Shawnee Trace) . Garrison Cemetery burials took place from ca. 1837 to 1936. The cemetery has 327 lots. Eighty-six burials are documented including veterans John J. Garrsion, Benjamin Garritson, James Knicely, Nicodemus Rude, and William Rude.
The Garrison Corner School, located on State Route 123, 1,042 feet northwest of the Shawnee Trace intersection, was in session from ca. 1842 to 1929. The first directors of the Garrison Corner School, known as School District #1, Marion Township, 1842-1843, were Benjamin (Garritson) Garrison, Peter Keenan, Peter Nicely, and Peter Rude. Over 300 students attended the school, which was razed ca. 1934.
Erected 1997 by Garrison Corner Cemetery Association The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-14.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 16.218′ N, 83° 58.05′ W. Marker is near Blanchester, Ohio, in Clinton County. Marker is on Shawnee Trace
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrison Corner GAR Monument (here, next to this marker); Sgt. Chester H. Wilson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blanchester Veterans' Memorial Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); WWII Killed in Action (approx. 1.2 miles away); Westboro Civil War Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); Fayetteville Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Vera Cruz WW II Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Burial Site of Two Unknown Soldiers (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blanchester.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.