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Warren G. Harding Boyhood Home and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 19, 2008
Warren G. Harding Boyhood Home and Marker
Ohio (Marion County), Caledonia — 2-51 — Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding — (1872 - 1881) — 29th president of the United States
In a Caledonia printing shop owned by his father, Dr. George T. Harding, Warren learned the fundamentals of the printing trade which inspired his interest in a journalism career. — Map (db m29129) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Caledonia — 4-51 — Claridon Prairie
This grass land, extending one mile east between the road and the railway, is one of the few surviving remnants of the once extensive prairies that were part of pioneer Marion County. This strip, preserved by chance when the railway and road were . . . — Map (db m29127) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Caledonia — Owl Creek Trail
This trail, also know as the Old war trace, connected Upper Sandusky and Mt. Vernon through Caledonia, Mt. Gilead, and Fredericktown. The route continued to Newcomertown by way of Owl Creek (Kokoshing River) and White Woman (Walhoning) River. . . . — Map (db m97069) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Green Camp — Green Camp — 1838....................1941
. . . — Map (db m36747) HM
Ohio (Marion County), LaRue — 7-51 — Home of the Oorang Indians — NFL's Most Colorful Franchise
The Oorang Indian football team was founded by LaRue native Walter Lingo (1890-1966), owner of the Oorang Airedale Dog Kennels. The team, comprised of Native American Indians, played in the National Football League (NFL) in 1922-23. The star . . . — Map (db m27018) HM
Ohio (Marion County), LaRue — LaRue Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of the men of the LaRue area who served their country in World Wars I and II, Korea and Viet Nam — Map (db m105061) WM
Ohio (Marion County), LaRue — LaRue Veterans Memorial Column
Dedicated to the memory of veterans of the Civil War Spanish American and World War — Map (db m105058) WM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 14-51 — Camp Marion, World War II Prisoners of War — 1944 - 1946
Side A: This site was once a twenty-four acre camp for Prisoners of War established on the grounds of the Marion Engineer Depot. The Depot was a major supply and logistics site of the U.S. Army Engineers during World War II. The first . . . — Map (db m29115) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 16- 51 — Cummins Home
Side A Thomas Stinson Cummins, owner of a successful dry goods store, built his home in the early 1870s on the outskirts of the growing village of Marion. The home was purchased in 1889 by Henry M. Barnhart, an inventor, and co-founder . . . — Map (db m97116) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — Harding Memorial
Warren Gamaliel Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was born November 2, 1865, in Blooming Grove, Ohio, to Dr. George Tryon Harding and Phoebe Dickerson Harding. The family moved to the village of Caledonia, and then to Marion. Harding . . . — Map (db m67707) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 1-51 — Home of Warren G. Harding — 29th President of the United States
His residence from 1891 to 1921 Restored by the Harding Memorial Association — Map (db m94800) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 3-51 — Jacob's Well
Jacob Foos, while surveying the Military Road north from Fort Morrow to Fremont during the War of 1812, dug a well at this site. General William H. Harrison and his troops, on their way to Lake Erie, camped here and drank from the well. This area . . . — Map (db m29048) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 6-51 — Marion County Courthouse
This is Marion County's fourth courthouse and the second at this site. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1884. Costing $115,000, it was completed in 1885 by contractors Leffler and Bland. In 1973 the courthouse was placed on the National Register . . . — Map (db m29095) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 11-51 — Marion Mausoleum
The Marion Mausoleum represents a time in early 20th-century America in which burial practices changed because of advances in engineering and construction materials, concerns about hygiene, and a new rise in wealth among the middle class. . . . — Map (db m117821) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 13-51 — Marion Steam Shovel
The Marion Steam Shovel Company built the primary tools for America's civil engineering for more than 100 years. Founded in 1884 by Henry M. Barnhart, George W. King, and Edward Huber, the company's patent steam shovels helped revolutionize railway . . . — Map (db m27021) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 5-51 — Norman Mattoon Thomas
Was born on this site Nov. 20, 1884. He graduated from Marion High School in 1901, Princeton University in 1905, and from Union Theological Seminary. Thomas, a clergyman, and the son of Marion's Presbyterian minister, was a tireless worker for . . . — Map (db m27030) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 17- 51 — Old Marion Cemetery — Also Known as the Quarry Street or Pioneer Cemetery
Marion founder Eber Baker donated this two-acre plot for use as a cemetery shortly after platting the village in 1822. The oldest legible headstone bears an 1812 burial date, indicating that it may have been moved to the site after the opening . . . — Map (db m94914) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 15- 51 — Scioto Ordnance Plant Site
Side A On March 2, 1942, four months after the U.S. entered WWII, farmers living between Marion-Williamsport and Marseilles-Galion Roads and between State Route 98 and the Norfolk & Western Railroad were notified to vacate their farms by . . . — Map (db m94705) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson
Runaways sheltered by friendly abolitionist communities often believed that slave-catchers could not touch them in the heart of Ohio, but they were wrong.

Such was the case in 1838 in Marion County. A black man by the name of “Bill . . . — Map (db m92077) HM

Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 12-51 — The Marion Engineer Depot
Side A: Early in 1942, during World War II, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers acquired 640 acres along two miles of U. S. Route 30 South (now State Route 309) from ten landowners. By June 11 of that year, the farm families were removed and . . . — Map (db m29126) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 8- 51 — The Old Blockhouse Site
The U.S. Army built a two-story blockhouse on a nearby hill during the War of 1812. The blockhouse was one of a series of such structures erected along the Greenville Treaty line to guard against Native Americans who supported the British during . . . — Map (db m94537) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — The Underground Railroad — in Marion County, Ohio
The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and instructed . . . — Map (db m92076) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson — The Second of Two Identical Markers
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . — Map (db m94909) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — 9-51 — World War II Displacement — "The Old Farm Went to War"
Side A: During the early months of World War II, citizens as well as soldiers made enormous sacrifices for the war effort. In March 1942 the War Department announced plans to build a 13,000-acre munitions manufacturing complex northeast of . . . — Map (db m29125) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Prospect — Greenville Treaty Boundary Line
. . . — Map (db m44308) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Prospect — Prospect State Route 47 Bridge — 1913 - 2007
The single-span Parker Through Truss Bridge that previously carried State Route 47 over the Scioto River at this location was constructed by the Standard Engineering Company of Toledo shortly after the Flood of 1913 destroyed the wrought iron . . . — Map (db m26984) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Prospect — Prospect War Memorial
Dedicated in memory of the men of the Prospect area who served their country in World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam. — Map (db m26982) WM
Ohio (Marion County), Waldo — C55 — Fort Morrow — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Fort Morrow »»«« A stockade fort built by Captain Taylor about 1812 and a place of common refuge for the pioneers during many Indian attacks. — Map (db m30073) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Waldo — 10-51 — Harrison Military Road — War of 1812
Side A: The first road through Marion County followed the Scioto Trail of the Native Americans. This 120-foot wide strip through Wyandot territory led from Lower Sandusky (Fremont) to the Greenville Treaty Line. A confederation of Ohio tribes . . . — Map (db m22923) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Waldo — Waldo Township Veterans Memorial
[Honor Roll of township citizens who served in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Gulf War] — Map (db m22965) HM

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