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Mechanicsburg in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

W.W. I Veterans Memorial

 
 
Downtown Mechanicsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 11, 2014
1. Downtown Mechanicsburg Marker
denoting former WWI monument
Inscription.

first plaque-
Center of Intersection
Site of World War I
Veterans Memorial 1919 - 1934
plaque placed by Donald Cannon Post 238 of the American Legion
 
Erected by Donald Cannon Post 238 American Legion.
 
Location. 40° 4.317′ N, 83° 33.361′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandusky Street (Ohio Route 4) and South Main Street (Ohio Route 29), on the right when traveling east on Sandusky Street. Touch for map. 2 plaques are mounted are mounted on the wall of the building at the southwest corner of West Sandusky and South Main. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 West Sandusky Street, Mechanicsburg OH 43044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Addison White (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Roy Hopkins (about 400 feet away); Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Mechanicsburg Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Maple Grove Spanish American War Memorial
Downtown Mechanicsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 11, 2014
2. Downtown Mechanicsburg Marker
reference to Shawnee chief Ohito and his daughter Wawanita, local legend from the War of 1812 and the founding of the village
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Maple Grove World War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Maple Grove Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
More about this marker.
second plaque-

Site of Legendary Chief Ohito’s
wigwam in 1812; first hotel
in Mech., 1816; present hotel
in 1874

plaque placed by Donron Wilson, 1983
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Downtown Mechanicsburg Markers image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 11, 2014
3. Downtown Mechanicsburg Markers
markers can seen on the corner of the building
Downtown Mechanicsburg Markers image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 11, 2014
4. Downtown Mechanicsburg Markers
looking west on Sandusky Street (St Rt 4) markers can be seen on the wall of the building on the corner
Downtown Mechanicsburg image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 11, 2014
5. Downtown Mechanicsburg
flagpole and third small marker, across Main Street from other marker, Note flag is at half staff due to date (9-11-2014)
another Downtown Mechanicsburg marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 11, 2014
6. another Downtown Mechanicsburg marker
small, maybe seldom seen, but important to locals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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