Near Versailles in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot”
“Little Sure Shot”
This marker honors the memory of a beloved native of Darke County, the famous sharp- shooter, Annie Oakley. Within a radius of a few miles of this site Annie- -
was born at Woodland (Willow Dell)
Spent her early childhood at North Star,
Lies buried at Brock
There are markers at North Star and Brock and at the Darke County “Garst Museum” in Greenville there may be seen the world’s finest collection of Annie Oakley material.
erected 1954 by her many friends and neighbors
“Little Sure Shot”
Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Anne Moses in 1860. the daughter of Jake and Suzanne Moses. At the age of 15 she shot a match at Cincinnati, Ohio with Frank Butler whom she later married. In 1884, Annie joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and toured 18 years throughout America and Europe. She was ac- claimed on both continents and gave command performances to royalty in England, France, Germany, and Russia. Following her retirement Annie returned to Darke County where she died in 1926. Her husband gave her the stage name of “Annie Oakley;” her close friend, Sitting Bull, gave her the name of “Little Sure Shot.”
Erected 1954 by her many friends and neighbors.
Location. 40° 11.901′ N, 84° 35.054′ W. Marker is near Versailles, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Anthony Wayne Trail (U.S. 127), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. marker is in a small “road side park” in rural Darke County, Ohio. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9846 U.S. 127, Versailles OH 45380, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ansonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); Annie Oakley (approx. 4˝ miles away); Camp Sulphur Springs (approx. 5˝ miles away); Gold Star Veterans Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); In Memory of the Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 6˝ miles away); 1793 -1934 Greene Ville (approx. 6˝ miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 9. submitted on August 14, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.