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Racine in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Captain Joseph C. McElroy

1831-1907

 
 
Captain Joseph C. McElroy Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. Captain Joseph C. McElroy Marker
Inscription. Born at Oak Grove, prospected in the California goldfields in 1849. During the Civil War he raised a militia company at Racine, and was later promoted Captain of Co. K. 18th O.V.I. After the war, he served on the Racine Village council, Sheriff of Meigs County, and was a member of the Ohio General Assembly. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Commission for the Chickamauga Battleground National Park, and served 14 years as Postmaster of the U. S. House of Representatives.
 
Erected 1975 by Myrtle Bridgeman Dunn and Family and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-53.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.616′ N, 81° 54.582′ W. Marker is in Racine, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker can be reached from Greenwood Cemetery Rd (Local Road 217) near Bashan Rd (County Route 28). Touch for map. At Greenwood Cemetery, at the rear on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Racine OH 45771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Racine Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Racine American Legion Post 602 Veterans Memorial
Captain Joseph C. McElroy Gravesite and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. Captain Joseph C. McElroy Gravesite and Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Morganís Raid Route (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bashan (approx. 5.2 miles away); James Edwin Campbell (approx. 6.1 miles away); Virgil A. Lewis (approx. 7.2 miles away in West Virginia); Valentine Baxter Horton (approx. 7.3 miles away); William H. Powell (approx. 7.3 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
McElroy Monument, West and North Faces image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
3. McElroy Monument, West and North Faces
Joseph C. McElroy, Captain, 18th Ohio Infantry, War of the Rebellion; April 23, 1831 – August 21, 1902.

Benjamin L. Bridgeman, October 1, 1882 – July 29, 1965.
McElroy Monument, east and south faces image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
4. McElroy Monument, east and south faces
Sarah A. Ward, wife of Joseph C. McElroy, November 4, 1830 – August 28, 1894.

The small stone on the lower left reads “Sarah”.
Entrance to Greenwood Cemetery, Racine, Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
5. Entrance to Greenwood Cemetery, Racine, Ohio
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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