LaFayette in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
LaFayette - Jackson Township Civil War Memorial
and Veterans Memorial Garden
Citizens of Jackson Tp. and
Dedicated to the
Memory of her soldiers of
1861. - 1865.
[Grand Army of the Republic emblem]
Ah! never shall the land forget.
How flowed the life blood of her brave
Gushed warm with hope and courage yet.
Upon the soil they fought to save.
This Civil War monument was erected in 1903 to honor LaFayette-Jackson Township's Civil War soldiers. Over the course of the twentieth century, it became the focal point of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies and has come to represent all soldiers, living and dead, who bravely left their homes to serve their country. This historic statue stands as a reminder of the sacrifices made on our behalf and as a testament to the thankfulness of our community.
The Memorial Garden was added in 2003. The names of those men and women who set the course of liberty, our veterans, are etched in bricks placed within the original fence. Names of other individuals and families to be remembered and honored are included in the garden area. The 100 year-old statue was restored and rededicated in 2003. A time capsule is buried beneath this marker, to be opened in another 100 years.
Location. 40° 45.621′ N, 83° 56.912′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Main Street, in the median on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette OH 45854, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Monument / Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); McKee's Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); P-39 Airacobra Crash Site (approx. 2 miles away); The Hog Creek Settlement (approx. 3.4 miles away); Workman's Crew Caboose (approx. 3.8 miles away); 1905 Shay Engine (approx. 3.8 miles away); Harrod Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); USS Texas (CGN 39) (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Also see . . . History of Zion Lutheran Church. (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.