Athens in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Athens National Guard Armory
When the National Guard entered federal service in 1917, Company L and the Machine Gun Company became part of the 37th “Buckeye” Division. Although the Guardsmen were training and fighting overseas, Athens’ armory remained in use. The military inducted National Army draftees into service at the Armory and the Ladies Aid Society held benefits for the soldiers in the building. After World War I, the Ohio National Guard restructured its formations and the Armory became home to Battery C, 134th Field Artillery. Throughout the building’s history, civilians used it for community events such
Erected 2018 by City of Athens and the Ohio History Connection, on May 19th. (Marker Number 10-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 19.941′ N, 82° 6.047′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of Carpenter Street and North Court Street, on the left when traveling east on Carpenter Street. Touch for map. It is at the armory. Marker is in this post office area: Athens OH 45701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Berry” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Athens First Settlement - 1797 (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Settlers in Athens County (approx. ¼ mile away); Athens County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Athens County Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio University (approx. 0.3 Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Athens County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . . 2017 Video Walkthrough of the Athens Ohio Armory. 5¼ minutes.
Categories. • Architecture • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.