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Jasper Marker looking east on Jasper Road towards State Highway 104. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
Jasper Marker looking east on Jasper Road towards State Highway 104.
Ohio (Pike County), Jasper — 16 — Jasper — A Union Martyr — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his main column of Confederate raiders entered Jasper on the afternoon of July 16, 1863. They brought with them the prisoners captured at Stoney Ridge, including one Joseph McDougal, who had been . . . — Map (db m108264) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Jasper — 15 — Stoney Ridge — Axes to the Front — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
As Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders crossed southern Ohio, Governor David Tod called out ax brigades to fell trees across the raiders' anticipated route. Downed trees were not a major problem for mounted troops, but . . . — Map (db m108263) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Piketon — Piketon
Named for General Zebulon Pike Killed in storming of York, Upper Canada, 1813 — Map (db m59364) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Piketon — The Underground Railroad in Pike County — Historic Underground Railroad Site
An Elm Grove abolitionist maintained a lonely Underground Railroad station where he provided safety for escaping enslaved persons. These fugitives were attempting to travel the unfriendly route from Houston Hollow in Scioto County to safe places . . . — Map (db m59368) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — 1-66 — Canal Park
The Ohio-Erie Canal, the most important development in the county's early years, was started July 4, 1825 near Newark. The canal passed through Waverly along US 23 and portions of it can still be seen in Waverly today. Only four feet deep and . . . — Map (db m25325) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — 5-66 — German Evangelical Church / Pike Heritage Foundation Museum
Side A: German Evangelical Church Construction of Waverly's third church, built with locally produced brick, began in 1859 and was completed in 1860. The original deed, recorded on October 31, 1859, listed the value of the lot as $180. With . . . — Map (db m25334) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — 6-66 — Ohio and Erie Canal
The Ohio and Erie Canal, built between 1825 and 1832, had a significant influence on Ohio's economy. In the early 19th century Ohio was largely rural and dependent on subsistence agriculture as the primary business. The canal, which cost nearly . . . — Map (db m25371) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — 2-66 — Pike County Courthouse
The Pike County Courthouse was at Piketon from 1815-1861 when county residents voted to move the county seat to Waverly. The Waverly Public Square was donated to the county by the Meschech Downing family in September, 1861. A committee was . . . — Map (db m25346) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — Pike County Revolutionary Soldiers
Charles Barker • Charles Love William Beekman • Thomas McCann Hugh Blackwell • Alexander McMillen Reuben Bristol • Jacob Mowrer Joshua Brooks • George Pennisten John Brumley • John Peril Charles Cissna • William Price William Clark . . . — Map (db m25474) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — Pike County Twentieth-Century War Memorial
Dedicated to the Glory of Almighty God in memory of Pike County men and women who by their unselfish patriotism have advanced the American ideals of liberty and the universal brotherhood of man. World War I 1917-1918 World War II 1941-1945 . . . — Map (db m25472) WM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — Pike County Veterans Memorial
In memory of all veterans from Pike County who served All Gave Some Some Gave All Thanks to those who made this dream reality To Honor Those Who Gave So Much Iraq Justin R. McCoy Daniel T. Morris James M. . . . — Map (db m25468) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — 7-66 — PP African American Settlement / Eden Baptist Church
Side A: PP African American Settlement Thirteen African American families migrated to Pebble Township in Pike County in the early 1820s from Virginia. Some of the families were former slaves while others were freeborn people of color. Their . . . — Map (db m25350) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — 4-66 — The Emmitt House / James Emmitt
Side A: The Emmitt House Built for Waverly industrialist James Emmitt in 1861, The Emmitt House was partly the work of carpenter Madison Hemings, who claimed parentage by President Thomas Jefferson. It served as a tavern and store for . . . — Map (db m25326) HM
Ohio (Pike County), Waverly — War Savings Stamps
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