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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mansfield Block House

 
 
Mansfield Block House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Mansfield Block House Marker
Inscription.
(Within This Park)
Built during War of 1812 in Central Park - a refuge in time of Indian alarms. Rebuilt for Mansfield Centennial in 1908. Now used as a Boy Scout meeting place.
 
Erected 1953 by Mansfield Council of Garden Clubs.
 
Location. 40° 45.533′ N, 82° 32.443′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue West (Ohio Route 430) and Brinkerhoff Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Park Avenue West. Touch for map. Mansfield City Parks Department sign nearby lists area as "South Park". Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield OH 44906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Johnny Appleseed" Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Sultana Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Chapman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sultana Tragedy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Commander Edward Parker Wood
Mansfield Block House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Mansfield Block House Marker
Looking across Park Avenue West.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Madison Township Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  Marking Ohio's History. Information on the Mansfield Block House historical marker. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNative AmericansNotable BuildingsWar of 1812
 
Mansfield Block House (Rebuilt 1908) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. Mansfield Block House (Rebuilt 1908)
Block House is about 1500 feet south of the marker, in the park about 200 feet west of Brinkerhoff Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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