Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tod Barracks, 1863
Tod Barracks’ main administration building faced High Street; an arched entrance opened to a parade ground flanked by six barracks that quartered up to 5,000 enlisted soldiers. In addition, there was a guardhouse, two mess halls, small hospital, sutler’s store, and officers’ quarters and offices. The installation occupied almost nine acres and was surrounded by a twelve-foot high board fence. During the war, adjacent Goodale Park
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Hadler and Peppe Families, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 83-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 58.423′ N, 83° 0.156′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North High Street and Goodale Street, on the right when traveling north on North High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in a small park at the edge of the convention center, across from the Union Station shops. It is difficult to see from High Street when heading north. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Goodale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Father Alexander Cestelli / Chiesta Italiana di San Giovanni Battista (approx. 0.3 miles away); Father Rocco Petrarca (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flytown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbus' First Professional Game (approx. half a mile away); The Columbus Buckeyes (approx. half a mile away); The Western League (approx. half a mile away); The Negro Leagues in Columbus (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Regarding Tod Barracks, 1863. The Convention Center now sits on land that was once Tod Barracks and the original Union Station and parts of its rail yard. Compare the street grid in the map reproduced in Photo No. 4 with the marker's current map.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.