Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1987 by The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, Doug Byrum, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 38.683′ N, 83° 35.258′ W. Marker is in Kenton, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is on Ohio Route 309 east of Jacob Parrot Rd. (Ohio Route 171), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenton OH 43326, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Liberty Garden" (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hardin County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort McArthur Mad River Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kenton Hardware Company (approx. 1.5 miles away); This Tablet Marks Hull’s Trail; 1812 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fort McArthur Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenton.
More about this marker. Located at the edge of St. Mary’s/Grove Cemetery.
Regarding Jacob Parrott. Jacob Parrott’s grave stone can be found in the cemetery a short distance due north from the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Stealing the General. 2007 book by Russell S. Bonds on Amazon.com. “The true story of the boldest adventure of the Civil War.” “On April 12, 1262—one year to the day after Confederate guns opened on Fort Sumter and started the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union spy named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry volunteers infiltrated North Georgia and stole a steam engine called the General. (Submitted on August 8, 2007.)
2. The General. 1926 feature-length motion picture by Buster Keaton is an Amazon.com “essential video.” “Consistently ranked among the best films ever made, Keaton’s The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marian Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with his cherished locomotive.” (Submitted on August 8, 2007.)
Additional keywords. The Great Locomotive Chase
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2007, by Richard Drabik of Dayton, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,175 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 8, 2007, by Richard Drabik of Dayton, Ohio. 2. submitted on October 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on August 8, 2007, by Richard Drabik of Dayton, Ohio. 4. submitted on October 1, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.