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Former Greenfield, Ohio, B&O Railroad Depot image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., November 5, 2011
Former Greenfield, Ohio, B&O Railroad Depot
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — B&O and DT&I Railroad Depots
B&O Depot circa 1854-1985 DTI Depot circa 1870-1973 — Map (db m60863) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — Corner Pharmacy — "Moving Forward" — Greenfield, Ohio
Circa 1899 "Daniels Cigars" Circa 1939 Heidingsfeld Clothes Store Harper Hotel Circa 1948 W. E. Seilkop Corner Rexall "Grand Opening" — Map (db m60929) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — 2-36 — Edward Lee McClain High School — "What is in Greenfield? Well, principally there is the school."
A focal point of community pride for generations, McClain High School was the gift of textile manufacturer Edward Lee McClain to his hometown, "as promising the greatest good to the greatest number for the longest time." Designed by nationally . . . — Map (db m60866) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — Greenfield Civil War Monument — James H. Freshour
Erected by James H. Freshour of Co. I. 81st Regt. O.V.V.I. to the memory of the Union soldiers of Greenfield and vicinity of the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 — Map (db m122544) WM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — Greenfield, Ohio, Timeline
1796 Duncan McArthur leads surveying party to Greenfield. Washington elected president 1799 McArthur lays out town of Greenfield. First road to town completed. 1801 First inn and first Justice of Peace. Ferry . . . — Map (db m60893) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — 1-36 — Smith Tannery
The Smith Tannery is the oldest original structure remaining in Greenfield. Built in 1821 by Revolutionary War veteran William Smith and his son Samuel, the tannery became a noted station on the fabled "Underground Railroad." The structure, . . . — Map (db m60862) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — 7-36 — The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company
Side A The factory of the C. R. Patterson & Sons Company once stood near here at 138 N. Washington Street. Established in the mid-nineteenth century by the black businessman Charles Richard (C. R.) Patterson and his white partner, J. P. . . . — Map (db m122482) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — Travellers Rest Inn
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ——————— Honoring Rotarian Frank Raymond Harris 1880 - . . . — Map (db m60857) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — War Memorial — Greenfield knew them...Don't forget them.
This memorial dedicated to all that served: WWII • Korea Vietnam • Desert Storm World War II 1941 - 1945 [Roll of Honored Dead] Korean War 1950 - 1953 [Roll of Honored Dead] Vietnam 1965 - 1973 [Roll of . . . — Map (db m60931) WM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — 3-24 — West Settlement and Abolition Lane
Side A: Augustus West, an African American, was born in Madison County, Virginia on March 20, 1814, and moved to Ohio in 1837. Legend has it that West was a runaway slave and worked as a farm laborer before designing a scheme to purchase his . . . — Map (db m28631) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Greenfield — World War I Memorial — 1917 - 18 — They Gave Their All
Our Honored [Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m60865) WM
Ohio (Highland County), Hillsboro — 4-36 — Milton Caniff — “The Rembrandt of Comics”
Creator of some of America's favorite cartoon characters, Milton Caniff was born in Hillsboro in 1907 and graduated from Ohio State University in 1930. He created his first comic strip in 1932 for the Associated Press Syndicate, and in 1934 . . . — Map (db m121939) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Hillsboro — 3-36 — New Market /Oliver Harris
New Market

In 1798, Henry Massie, brother of General Nathaniel Massie, platted a town, the earliest permanent settlement in Highland County, covering 400 acres and named it New Market after a town in his native Virginia. New Market served . . . — Map (db m121938) HM

Ohio (Highland County), Hillsboro — 6-36 — The Lincoln School
Side A

The Lincoln School, which stood on this site from 1869 to 1956, was a segregated elementary school intended for the city's African American students, grades one through eight. Hillsboro was the site of the first Northern desegregation . . . — Map (db m121940) HM

Ohio (Highland County), New Vienna — 5-36 — Gist Settlement
Side A Through the terms of his will, British absentee landowner Samuel Gist (c.1723-1815) freed his 350 Virginia slaves and provided funds for their relocation, the purchase of land and homes, and the establishment of schools and churches. . . . — Map (db m122475) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Sinking Spring — Governor Charles Willing Byrd
Governor Charles Willing Byrd was the son of Colonel William Byrd of Virginia. In 1792 President John Adams appointed him secretary of the Northwest Territory and in 1802 he became acting governor of the territory. He was a delegate to the . . . — Map (db m121877) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Sinking Spring — Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial dedicated to the men and women from our community who honorably served the armed forces of our country — Map (db m121973) WM

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