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Ashtabula County Ohio Historical Markers

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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
Pymatuning Reservoir Marker
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Andover — 8-4 — Pymatuning Wetlands / Pymatuning Reservoir
Pymatuning Wetlands The advancing and retreating mile-high glacial sheet of ice and snow shaped the countryside around this area. As the last of the ice masses melted, a great swamp developed, punctuated by towering white pines, bogs, and . . . — Map (db m107661) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Andover — Township of Andover Veterans Memorial
[counter clockwise from the south: five individual stones]U.S. Air Force U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Marines U.S. Merchant Marine — Map (db m107658) WM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Ashtabula — 12-4 — Ashtabula Harbor Commercial District
Side A When the Pittsburgh, Youngstown and Ashtabula Railroad was finished in 1873, Ashtabula's harbor became a direct route to ship iron ore to the booming steel mills of Youngstown and Pittsburgh. On the west side of the Ashtabula River, . . . — Map (db m121521) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Ashtabula — 10-4 — Ashtabula Train DisasterDecember 29, 1876
Near this site, an iron truss bridge collapsed into the Ashtabula River during a blizzard, plunging a passenger train with 160 on board into the gulf below. Nearly 100 people were killed in this, one of the worst train disasters in American history. . . . — Map (db m121524) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Ashtabula — 14-4 — Hotel Ashtabula
Side A The Hotel Ashtabula was built in 1920 during an economic boom that lasted most of that decade. Architecturally, it represents a combination of Second Renaissance Revival and Georgian Revival styles. The H.L. Stevens and Company of . . . — Map (db m121527) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Ashtabula — 11-4 — Lakeshore Park Main Pavilion
At 440 feet in length, the Lakeshore Park Main Pavilion, now known as the Ashtabula Township Park Lakefront Pavilion, is thought to be the longest and oldest lakefront pavilion in continuous use on the Great Lakes. Built in 1919, the pavilion, with . . . — Map (db m121509) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Ashtabula — 5-4 — The Hubbard House
Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil . . . — Map (db m121522) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Austinburg — 6-4 — Betsey Mix Cowles(1810-1876)
Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840. An advocate of immediate abolition, Cowles . . . — Map (db m121528) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Conneaut — PA-OH Border Monument
Erected in 1881 by a joint commission appointed by the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio to re-survey and re-mark the boundary line as established in 1786. — Map (db m24070) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Conneaut — The Western ReserveNortheast Boundary — One of a Series of Four
The Western Reserve Northeast Boundary Marker of the Connecticut Western Reserve conveyed to the United States, September 11, 1786 erected by the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio July 3, 1966 Early Settlers . . . — Map (db m94754) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Conneaut — 3-4 — Western Reserve
On July 4, 1796, Moses Cleaveland and his survey party landed at the mouth of Conneaut Creek on the southern shore of Lake Erie in what is today Conneaut, Ohio. The Connecticut Land Company, a private land speculation enterprise, had hired General . . . — Map (db m121508) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Geneva — 2-4 — Harpersfield Covered Bridge
Replacing an earlier bridge that was carried away in a spring flood, the Harpersfield Covered Bridge was built in 1868 and spans the Grand River, a state-designated wild, and scenic river. This bridge, which currently carries County Road #154 . . . — Map (db m121531) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Geneva — 4-4 — Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace
Side A Ransom E. Olds was born on this property on June 3, 1864. Olds co-founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, forerunner of the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors in Lansing, Michigan, on August 21, 1897. The curved dash model, built . . . — Map (db m121529) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Jefferson — 13-4 — Joshua R. Giddings Law Office
Side A This building served as the law office to Joshua Reed Giddings, a Whig congressman who advocated for the abolition of slavery and an end to the domestic slave trade. Born in 1795, much of Giddings' young life was occupied by working . . . — Map (db m122053) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Orwell — 9-4 — Adna R. Chaffee
Adna R. Chaffee was born in Orwell on April 14, 1842, and grew up on the family farm. He left home in 1861 to pursue a career in the military, enlisting first in the 6th U.S. Cavalry for service in the Civil War. Distinguishing himself in many . . . — Map (db m7238) HM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Pierpont — In Memory of Those
In Memory of those from Pierpont who served in all our wars — Map (db m107654) WM
Ohio (Ashtabula County), Williamsfield — Upon This Tablet
Upon this tablet are inscribed the names of those who left Wayne to serve this country in the Great World War 1914 1918. Upon this tablet are inscribed the names of those who left Wayne to serve this country in World War II. Upon this tablet . . . — Map (db m107660) WM

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