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Ohio (Fairfield County), Amanda — Amanda Veterans Memorial
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Ohio (Fairfield County), Baltimore — Liberty Union VFW Post 3761 Veterans Memorial
In honor and tribute to veterans of all wars Dedicated November 11, 1973 — Map (db m29008) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Baltimore — 4-23 — The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" / The Ohio & Erie Canal and the Dry Dock Lock
The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" On this site the Ohio & Erie Canal flowed south and down-level under the Market Street Bridge. Nearby Pawpaw Creek and the canal culturally divided the Swiss settlers to the west in Basil and the . . . — Map (db m12344) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Bremen — 9-23 — Bremen Oil Boom
The Bremen Oil Boom commenced in 1907-08 and the town became a center in the region’s petroleum industry. The area was a forest of oil derricks. From this point south, it was said that one could go down Broad Street from derrick to derrick and . . . — Map (db m119540) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Bremen — Bremen World Wars Memorial
Erected in grateful appreciation by Citizens of Bremen and Community to our men and women, who answered their countrys [sic] call in World Wars One and Two. These gave their lives World War One George Bigham Emil D. . . . — Map (db m27107) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Bremen — Wesley Chapel
Stone from area of Wesley Chapel • 1806 First edifice of the Bremen United Methodist Church First trustees Zebulon Holliday George Blosser Eli Gardner — Map (db m27106) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Carroll — Carroll
Founded in 1829 at the junction of the Ohio, Erie and Hocking Canal — Map (db m12286) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Carroll — Carroll War Memorials
[World Wars Marker]: To honor those who served in the Armed Forces of their country during World Wars I ad II (1947) [Korean/Vietnam Marker]: To honor those who served in the Armed Forces of their country during the Koean and . . . — Map (db m12288) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Carroll — 7-23 — Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals
Canals were an important means of transportation when Carroll was founded in 1829 by William Tong and his brother Oliver, who chose this site because it was where the proposed intersection of the Lancaster Lateral Canal and Ohio-Erie Canal would be . . . — Map (db m80624) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 166th Infantry 42nd Division World War Memorial
“In Memoriam” This plot dedicated to the Boys of the Rainbow Division 166th Inf. World War 42nd Div. A list of names is included on the memorial. It is unclear whether this list includes all members from the Lancaster . . . — Map (db m13223) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Feb 8, 1820; John Sherman – Statesman, May 10, 1823. — Map (db m9609) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — C & O Depot at Carroll, Ohio
This building, the original C & O Depot at Carroll, Ohio, was presented to the Fairfield County Agricultural Society by Mr. & Mrs. James D. McGill August 1966. It will be preserved for Historical purposes. — Map (db m61848) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 10-23 — Camp Anderson(1861–1865)
Fairfield County quickly mobilized after the attack on Ft. Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861 and the beginning of the Civil War. Parts of the county fairgrounds became Camp Anderson, in honor of Major Robert Anderson who commanded Fort Sumter . . . — Map (db m119493) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Civil War Union Soldiers Memorial1861-1865
In memory of the Union Soldiers who served in the Army from 1861-1865. — Map (db m12918) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Fairfield County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Fairfield County Civil War Davidson, Andrew - Asst. Surgeon - Mississippi 1863 Dorsey, Daniel Allen - 1st Lt. - Georgia 1862 Gregg, Joseph Olds - Captain - . . . — Map (db m12157) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial
A Memorial to Our Fathers [Dedicated] June 19, 1928 — Map (db m35391) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Dumontville General Store
. . . — Map (db m61843) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Fairfield County Veterans Memorial
For God and Country we dedicate this memorial in loving memory of our veterans, friends, and relatives who have served their country so we may continue to enjoy freedom and a democracy. Duty, Honor, Country Dedicated . . . — Map (db m14239) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Veterans Past and Present Who Served in the US Military — Map (db m35428) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 1-23 — Fairfield School for Boys1857 – 1979
As the nation’s first and largest minimum security correctional facility, the Fairfield School for Boys served over 100,000 Ohio juvenile offenders. The school was converted to an adult facility in 1980. (text on supplementary . . . — Map (db m119566) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Floral Hills All American Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All American Veterans These flagpoles are dedicated to the memory of our loved ones who served in the Armed Forces. The American Veteran - Forever a symbol of heroism, sacrifice, loyalty, and freedom [Separate . . . — Map (db m12721) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — General William Tecumseh Sherman1820–1891
Famous Civil War General. His brilliant military strategy was the major force to end the Civil War and preserve the Union. Commanding General of the United States Army, 1869–1883. Birthplace, Lancaster, Ohio. — Map (db m9597) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 12-23 — John Bright #2 Covered Bridge
Built in 1881, John Bright #2 covered bridge originally spanned Poplar Creek on Bish Road near Baltimore, Ohio. It is named after pioneer settler John Bright, whose family farm was located near the original site. August Borneman of . . . — Map (db m119490) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Lancaster Methodist Camp Ground Historic DistrictEstablished 1872
was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Sept. 10, 1987 in recognition of its historical and architectural significance. Originated at Logan 1872; moved to . . . — Map (db m52871) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Lancaster’s Richard Outcault1863–1928
He created the first comic strip ... De Yellow Kid. • “And Buster Brown too!” — Map (db m9601) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Liberty Township No. 6 School
This building, the original Liberty Twp. No. 6 School, was presented to the Fairfield County Agriculture Society by the Arthur Weakley Family of Baltimore, Ohio, August, 1976. The original school house bell was presented by Douglas A. Weakley of . . . — Map (db m61844) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Lieutenants Ross Frazier and Paul Hughes Memorial
These trees are a living memorial to members who made the supreme sacrifice for American Ideals. Lt Ross Frazier Lt Paul Hughes Planted April 23 1939 Dedicated May 30 1947 — Map (db m27108) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Maple Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam of All Veterans — Map (db m31379) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Opal C. [nee Hatlestad] Kistler

First bride married in OSU Stadium to Keith J. Kistler Oct. 19, 2002 — Map (db m96432) HM

Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Pioneer Log House1803 - 1953
This museum is the product of the public spirited cooperation of the citizens of Fairfield County —————— The log house was dismantled and erected by the Fairfield County Commissioners . . . — Map (db m61842) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Rising Park Centennial CelebrationJuly 3, 2009
On this day, July 3, 2009, the City of Lancaster celebrated 100 years of the beginning of Rising Park and the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department. Rising Park was originally dedicated July 5, 1909, following the gift of 73 acres from . . . — Map (db m35429) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — St. Mary's Church Centennial1820 - 1920
Fist Mass, 1817 Lancaster, Ohio. —————— Sancta Maria, Ora Pro Nobis. — Map (db m61841) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — Standing Stone National BankEstablished 1989
Named after Lancaster's most famous landmark, Mt. Pleasant, once called Standing Stone by Native Americans — Map (db m35444) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — The Fairfield County Children's Home

The Former Site of The Fairfield County Children's Home 1743 East Main Street Lancaster, Ohio has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

[Placed] . . . — Map (db m79991) HM

Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 5-23 — The Fifty Star FlagA Symbol of America
The design for the fifty star flag was born here at Lancaster High School in 1958 when student Robert Heft designed it for a history class project. Reasoning that since Alaska was seeking admission as a state and that Hawaii would soon follow, Heft . . . — Map (db m12478) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — The Ohio Military Hall of FameFairfield County Honorees
The purpose of the Ohio Military Hall of Fame is to recognize those Ohio individuals who served in the United State Military and distinguished themselves by displaying extraordinary heroism in action against an enemy of the United States while . . . — Map (db m35426) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — The Original Lancaster Methodist's Bell
...commissioned in 1849 to ring the praise of Almighty God from the steeple of the old M.E. Church on South Jackson (High) Street, this bell was relocated by the congregation to their present church in September 1907. Eventually displaced by . . . — Map (db m97373) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 6-23 — William Tecumseh Sherman
Lancaster’s native son, Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, was a four star military genius. He played a major role in the Union victory during the Civil War as a brilliant commander and grand strategist who revolutionized war . . . — Map (db m9599) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 8-23 — Zane's Trace
Colonel Ebenezer Zane played a major role in the development of Ohio, a role that helped place it on the path to statehood. A veteran of the Revolutionary War and experienced road builder, he received permission from Congress in 1796 to build a . . . — Map (db m35040) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lithopolis — Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men of Bloom Township who entered the service of their country to fight in the World War 1917-1918 Ralph Hickle [Died in Service] [Honor Roll of Veterans] Erected as a lasting tribute to the men and women of this . . . — Map (db m53865) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lockville — Ohio's Canal System
Ohio's 1000-mile network of navigable canals, constructed between 1825 and 1847, provided a system of economical transportation where none had previously existed. The canals opened many markets for its agriculture and industrial products, and . . . — Map (db m17139) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Millersport — 3-23 — Deep Cut at the Licking Summit / Millersport and the Ohio-Erie Canal
Side A: Deep Cut at the Licking Summit Digging of the Ohio-Erie Canal began in 1825, and the first canal boat navigated the Deep Cut at Licking Summit in 1831. The surrounding swamps were drained to create the Licking Reservoir, today known as . . . — Map (db m14461) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Millersport — Millersport World War II Memorial
This memorial dedicated by Citizens of Millersport to perpetuate the memory of our valiant citizens who sacrificed their lives for God and Country and honoring those who served in our armed forces World War II In Memoriam List . . . — Map (db m14462) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), New Strasburg — 2-23 — Pioneer Lutherans
The Israel Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized August 23, 1812. According to available records, in 1813 the first meeting in Ohio of the “Special Conferences” called by the Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania was held at the . . . — Map (db m13353) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Pickerington — Francis H. Game Cemetery
When Ohio and the United States were mostly rural, cemeteries were often located on the family farm. For many of these cemeteries few or no records exist. Available records suggest that this small site is the Francis H. Game Cemetery established . . . — Map (db m66462) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Pickerington — Pickerington Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of the Armed Services of the United States who so valiantly defend our country's honor in times of war and of peace, and at home or on distant shores. Dedicated on Armed Forces Day, May 18, 1991. Special recognition . . . — Map (db m17431) WM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Pickerington — The Carnegie Library
Side A: This Carnegie Library was built in 1916 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation. It was constructed and furnished from a Carnegie Corporation grant of $10,000. Pickerington was one of the smallest of the 1,946 communities in the United . . . — Map (db m17432) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Pickerington — Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument1861 - 1865
In honor U.V.L. of USA G. H. Playford David Davis B. M. O'Boylan Dedicated Sep. 12. 1918 — Map (db m31378) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Thurston — The History of Thurston
Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, Thurston was the railroad town which everybody knew. The town was the only place in southeast Ohio which a train could turn around 360 degrees and choose which track it would want to go on. Thurston had a . . . — Map (db m24813) HM

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