Richmond in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1913. (Marker Number 10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morganís Raid - Jefferson County, Ohio marker series.
Location. 40° 25.934′ N, 80° 46.17′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Ohio Route 43) and Ohio Route 152, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Main Street, Richmond OH 43944, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John D. Kilgore (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wintersville (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid Morgan's Raid (approx. 5Ĺ miles away); William Pittenger (approx. 6.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Eastern-Nearing The End (approx. 7.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Located on the corner in front of Huntington National Bank.
1. A little about the marker series:
On July 25-26, 1863, near the end of his Indiana-Ohio Raid, Confederate Gen. John Morgan's cavalry forces crisscrossed Jefferson County, Ohio. On the raidís 50th anniversary, a Three Wars Celebration was held in Steubenville to honor Revolutionary War, Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers. The Stanton Monument Association, originally formed to erect a statue of Lincoln War Secretary and Steubenville native Edwin Stanton (completed in 1911), organized the three-day 1913 extravaganza. Along the route of the Great Raid, 14 granite monuments were installed, each “about 1,800 pounds, being twenty inches square, resting on a concrete foundation, and four feet high, with a front bevel to receive a suitable bronze tablet 16x24 inches.”
— Submitted November 2, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. Photos: 1. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. 3. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.