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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 19, 2016
Byhalia School Veterans Memorial Marker
Ohio (Union County), Byhalia — Byhalia School Veterans MemorialOld School Grounds Honor WW II
The Community and Alumni of Byhalia School dedicate this memorial to all the men and women of our surrounding area who served, during World War II, in all branches of Military Service to Defend the United States of America. — Map (db m94758) WM
Ohio (Union County), Essex — Cheney Cemetery Veterans MemorialSecluded Rural Setting
Side A Veterans Henry Bennett Pvt War of 1812 Army Benjamin Carter Pvt War of 1812 Army Jason Chapman War of 1812 Army Militia Benjamin F. Roberts Pvt Co F 31st Reg OVI Allen B. Roberts Co F 31st Reg OVI Abner K. Elliott Co H . . . — Map (db m94729) HM
Ohio (Union County), Magnetic Springs — 1- 80 — Magnetic SpringsFormer Health Spa Resort in Rural Union County
Front Near this site in 1879, J.E. Newhouse discovered a magnetic spring in his park, Green Bend Gardens. It was found that a knife blade dipped in the water could pick up small metal objects like a magnet. The spring became known for . . . — Map (db m88766) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — American Legion Memorial Park
Park dedicated as a memorial to Union County veterans of all wars Dedicated Aug. 24, 1927 This building dedicated in memory of all war veterans of Union County — Map (db m22877) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 22- 80 — American Legion Memorial Park / Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool
American Legion Memorial Park American Legion Union Post No. 79 was organized on August 21, 1919, at the National Guard Armory in Marysville. In 1927, the Legion purchased a 24 acre parcel known as "Clement Woods" to serve as a living . . . — Map (db m93555) HM WM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 2- 80 — Amerine Settlement / Amerine Cemetery
Amerine Settlement The first permanent settlement in the Marysville area, was founded in 1817 by Revolutionary War veteran Abraham Amrine (1761-1849) and his sons. The Amrines emigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s . . . — Map (db m92843) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Amerine Veterans Memorial
(front) U.S. In memoriam War veterans resting here Revolutionary 1812 • Civil (rear) Rev. Amrine, Abraham Amrine, Adrian Hall, Peter Peacock, Thomas Welch, Samuel Westlake, George 1812 Coder, . . . — Map (db m92844) WM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — AMVETS Post 28 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States active and reserve, in peace as in war — Map (db m22855) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Company E, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) DivisionWorld War Memorial
In memoriam Members of Co. E. 166 U.S. Inf. 42nd. Rainbow Division A.E.F. July 15, 1917 to May 16, 1919 — Map (db m22857) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 7- 80 — Cyprian Lee House / Colonel Noah Orr, “Union County Giant”
Cyprian Lee House Cyprian Lee (1792-1854) settled in the Union County wilderness in 1820 and purchased the 118 West Sixth Street lot in 1828 for $6. County treasurer, coroner, shoemaker, and anti-slavery activist, Lee lived here in a log . . . — Map (db m93554) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — DAR Revolutionary Veterans MemorialOne of Many in Oakdale Cemetery
Front (DAR logo) Dedicated to the soldiers of the Revolutionary War who gave us our heritage of freedom

Back Erected by Hannah Emerson Dustin chapter 1962 — Map (db m92830) WM

Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Darby Township Veterans Memorial
in grateful recognition of the Men & Women of Darby Twp who served their country in times of war & peace. Also to their loved ones who supported them from the homefront. Dedicated 2001 — Map (db m87068) WM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 4-80 — Major General Robert Sprague Beightler
Side A: Robert Sprague Beightler was born in 1892 in Marysville. A graduate of Marysville High School, he began his career as a soldier in 1911, when he enlisted as a private in Marysville's guard unit, Company E, Fourth Ohio Infantry . . . — Map (db m20452) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Mitchell Cemetery Stone #1First Female White Child Born in Ohio
Mitchell Cemetery In this cemetery is buried the first female white child born in Ohio Mary Hawn born March 5, 1791 Died June 21, 1861 Born in a blockhouse where Cincinnati now stands, and the first white female child born in . . . — Map (db m93544) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Mitchell Cemetery Stone #2The Robinson Pioneers
Robinson Pioneers Near this rock are the remains of the Robinson Pioneers Samuel 1770- 1848 M Martha Hunter 1785- 1825 James 1774-1823 M Jane Morrison 1773- 1848 Thomas 1777-1860 M Sarah Modderwell 1789- 1825 M Ann Morrison 1779- 1843 . . . — Map (db m93545) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Mitchell Cemetery Stone #3 — Legend, a Transplanted Tombstone from Pa,
Legend This David Mitchell, head of our line of Mitchells in America, born in 1681, probably near Dromore, County Down, N.E. Ireland, settled in SW. Lancaster County, Pa. Drumore Twp. about 1713, and was buried in the Morrison . . . — Map (db m93546) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 8- 80 — New California Church
Side A The New California Church was organized in 1826 at a time when the congregation was called the Associate Congregation of Darby and represented Presbyterians whose ancestors came from the "Seceder" tradition of Scotland. Seceder . . . — Map (db m93379) HM WM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Reuben L. Partridge“The Bridge Builder of Union County”
Mural by Curtis W. M. Goldsein, born 1966, Columbus, Ohio

Reuben L. Partridge (1823- 1900) designed and constructed hundreds of bridges in Central Ohio, many of which are in Union County. Mr. Partridge received a United States Patent for the . . . — Map (db m108854) HM

Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Soldier's Circle
Dedicated to the memory of those who fought and died in the defense of the Union 1861 - 1865 We here highly resolve, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, . . . — Map (db m22863) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Spanish American Veterans Memorial
Erected by S L Hill Camp 1931 United Spanish War Veterans 1898- 1902 — Map (db m92831) WM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 18- 80 — St.John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Side A St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1838 by German Lutheran immigrants, primarily from Bavaria and Hesse-Darmstadt, who located in this vicinity in the 1830s. The congregation, called Neudettelsau, erected a . . . — Map (db m93393) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — The Civil War Cannons
To celebrate the new Courthouse in 1883, Col. W.L. Curry, Curry Cadets, led the Union County Chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic pictured above, in obtaining two cannons used in battle to commemorate the service of our county citizens in the . . . — Map (db m20688) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — The Oldest Brick House in Marysville
Built by Cyprian Lee on land purchased May 10, 1828. — Map (db m20455) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Union County Chapter 55 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served in the United States Armed Forces — Map (db m22856) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Union County Veterans MonumentOur Freedom Is Not Free — They Gave Their Tomorrows So We Might Have Today
Dedicated to the honor of all men and women of Union County who served in the armed forces of the U.S. Honoring all Union County Veterans — Map (db m20689) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 19- 80 — Union County, Ohio / Union County Courthouse
Union County, Ohio Union County, Ohio, was established on April 1, 1820. The county was created from the "union" of portions of Delaware, Franklin, Logan, and Madison Counties, and a section of former Native American territory. The first . . . — Map (db m93552) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States on foreign soil or hostile waters in time of war — Map (db m22871) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial
In memory of our servicemen whose remains were never recovered WWI Cpl Ralph Berger, Army WWII Sgt Donald Claar, Army SOM3 Dudley Lorry, USN Sgt Harold Niebler, AAF 1st Lt Travis Wells, AAF S1C George Miller, USN S1C Jessie . . . — Map (db m22872) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 21- 80 — Virginia Military District
Side A The charters establishing the original thirteen colonies were vague in their descriptions of location. In some cases more than one colony had a legal claim to the same western land. After much controversy and com- promise, . . . — Map (db m93553) HM
Ohio (Union County), Marysville — 15- 80 — War of 1812 BlockhouseA Frontier Outpost in Union County , Ohio
Side one Following the American surrender of Fort Detroit in August 1812 panic spread along the Ohio frontier in fear of possible Indian attacks. The boundary of the Indian territory lay approximately 14 miles to the north at the . . . — Map (db m75187) HM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — 12- 80 — Bigelow Bridge / The Darby Plains
Bigelow Bridge Ax Handle Road Constructed in 1873, the Bigelow Bridge spans approximately 100 feet across Little Darby Creek. Reuben Partridge built the superstructure at a cost of $12.50 per linear foot ($1,500). Bercupile & Snell built the . . . — Map (db m93467) HM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — 16- 80 — Bridgeport / Bridgeport Iron Bridge
Bridgeport In 1840, the first of several bridges was constructed at this location, which became known as "Bridgeport." In the early 1800s, this locality consisted of a group of log houses, a blacksmith shop, and a wagon shop. Several . . . — Map (db m93392) HM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — 14- 80 — Culbertson Covered Bridge / Reuben L. Partridge (1823- 1900) Bridge Builder
Culbertson Covered Bridge Culbertson Covered Bridge was built in 1872-1873 by Reuben L. Partridge at a cost of $1,375, using his "Partridge Block" truss design. This bridge was originally constructed across Treacle's Creek on State Route 4, . . . — Map (db m93429) HM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — Honor Roll 1918In honor of the Boys of Union Township
Honor Roll 1918 In honor of the boys of Union Township who answered the call of their country in the World War

(60 names, not transcribed)Map (db m119978) WM

Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — Milford Center Veterans MemorialThird Monument in Milford Center Cemetery — The VFW Monument
Plaque #1 Compliments of V.F.W. Post 3320

Plaque #2 In honor of those who have served Donated by Bud’s Masonry MAVFW 3320 Dale Phelps VFW 4599 — Map (db m87050) HM

Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — The Village of Milford Center
In 1799, a man named George Reed first came to this spot along the Darby Creek. He settled and erected a grist mill with a mill race nearly a half mile long in 1810 to 1812. In those days, man and animals had to ford the creek, so the crossing . . . — Map (db m119977) HM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — Union County’s First Courthouse
Constructed in 1820-21, the County’s original government seat was the first frame building in Milford Center. At the time it stood at the southwest corner of the Village Square (present Mill & State Streets) just to the south of George Reed’s Mill . . . — Map (db m119916) HM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — 10- 80 — Union Township Civil War MonumentMultiple Markers in a Rural Setting — The Ohio Historical Marker
Front Text: The following notice appeared in the Marysville Tribune newspaper, February 5, 1873: To Arms! To Arms! The Monument Association of Union Township propose holding a Fair and Festival in Milford Centre on Feb 20 and 21...the . . . — Map (db m87021) WM
Ohio (Union County), Milford Center — Union Township Civil War MonumentThe Original Monument
The block base of the obelisk contains the names of 39 local men, killed in the war. Unit identification, and place or battle where the man died, are listed with some of the names. Cities, and battles are inscribed on the obelisk. The monument . . . — Map (db m87023) WM
Ohio (Union County), New California — Jerome Township Civil War Memorial
(Columned Section mid-level on monument) (East Face - front of monument)Our Jerome Township Heroes “In honor of the men who served in the Army of the Union; those who fought and lived and those who fought and died. May this . . . — Map (db m13068) HM
Ohio (Union County), New California — 17- 80 — Jerome Township Soldiers' Monument
(side a) This monument was dedicated on Memorial Day of 1913 to honor the Union soldiers of the Civil War from Jerome Township. Many citizens, school children, and Civil War veterans attended the dedication as Col. W.L. Curry, who fought at . . . — Map (db m93226) HM
Ohio (Union County), North Lewisburg — 5-80 — Pottersburg Bridge
The Pottersburg Bridge, sometimes called the Upper Darby Bridge, was designed and constructed by Reuben Partridge in 1868. Originally located on North Lewisburg Road spanning the Big Darby Creek, the bridge was moved to this North Lewisburg Trail . . . — Map (db m34086) HM
Ohio (Union County), North Lewisburg — 9-80 — Spain Creek Covered Bridge
The Spain Creek Covered Bridge was designed and constructed by Reuben Partridge in the 1870s. Partridge began his bridge building career in 1866. At a length of 64 feet, the bridge is the smallest of Union County's historic covered bridges. Spain . . . — Map (db m34085) HM
Ohio (Union County), Plain City — Jerome Township Veterans MemorialV.J. Day
In Memory Now and Forever Dedicated to those who served and those who gave their lives defending our precious gift of freedom to the nurse who cared for the wounded and held their hands to give hope when there was no hope to family . . . — Map (db m93435) WM
Ohio (Union County), Plain City — 13- 80 — Jerome United Methodist Church/Company E, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(side 1) Jerome United Methodist Church The Methodist church was organized in Jerome in 1835 and has served the village continuously since then. Henry Beach hosted the first Methodist meetings in his home. He had the village of . . . — Map (db m93222) HM
Ohio (Union County), Plain City — Joshua Ewing1765 - 1821
First white settler in Union County, owned and cleared this land. — Map (db m12832) HM
Ohio (Union County), Raymond — Broadway Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All who served their Country In memory of PFC. Dyer J. Bird Co. D, 166th Inft. 1900-1918 First Soldier Killed Rainbow Div. W.W. I Interred in France Meuse-Argonne Cemetery Erected by Broadway . . . — Map (db m89259) WM
Ohio (Union County), Richwood — Bethlehem Claibourne Veterans Memorial
In memorium to the Veterans of all wars — Map (db m89301) WM
Ohio (Union County), Richwood — North Union District Veterans' Memorial Monument
To our veterans who served on land, sea, or air. You stood there ready to defend our country in time of peace. In war, you suffered its horrors, were wounded, were prisoners of war, are missing in action, or perished. We . . . — Map (db m89300) WM
Ohio (Union County), Richwood — 3-80 — Richwood Opera House and Town Hall
Side A: The Richwood Opera House and Town Hall was erected in 1890 as a community center designed to house the town council chambers, fire department, jail and opera house. The Richardsonian Romanesque styled building served Richwood in all . . . — Map (db m26989) HM
Ohio (Union County), Unionville Center — Darby Township Veterans Memorial — In Old Darby Cemetery
In memory of Unknowns from Darby Township who served our country with integrity patriotism and valor Honoring all veterans — Map (db m87069) WM
Ohio (Union County), Unionville Center — Unionville CenterThe Sager Settlement on Darby Creek — Small Village on an Old Road
Dedicated to founders John, Frederick and David Sager who established Unionville on February 8, 1847. Incorporated as the Village of Unionville Center in 1879 Ohio Bicentennial Celebration June 21, 2003 — Map (db m87104) HM
Ohio (Union County), Unionville Center — 6- 80 — Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks / Charles Warren Fairbanks Birthplace
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Charles Warren Fairbanks became a prominent lawyer and nationally known political leader. He was the keynote speaker at the Republican Convention in 1896, United States Senator from 1897 . . . — Map (db m87103) HM
Ohio (Union County), West Mansfield — 11-80 — Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County
[Front Side of Marker]: "Greeneville Treaty Line" The Treaty of Greeneville created the Greeneville Treaty Line. It was the boundary between lands in the original possession of the Indians and those they ceded to the United States, . . . — Map (db m43895) HM
Ohio (Union County), West Mansfield — Greenville Treaty Line / Indian Boundary
[Front Side of Marker]: Entering Logan County over Greenville Treaty Line ——— • ——— Ohio lands east and south of this line were opened for U.S. settlement by Gen. Wayne’s . . . — Map (db m39860) HM
Ohio (Union County), West Mansfield — York Center WW II Veterans MemorialThe Church is Gone, But the Monument Remains
In memory Veterans World War II T/5 Carleton E. Harris • Combat Engineers • 1913- 1944 PFC. Harold W. Dever • Co.B 327th Glider Inf., 101st Airborne Div. • 1911- 1944 Albert C. Jolliff • S 1/c U.S.N.R. • 1925- 1943 T/5 Thomas . . . — Map (db m89312) WM
Ohio (Union County), West Mansfield — York Township Veterans MemorialSecond Monument at this Site
Honor We the people of York Township remember and salute our brave American patriots dead or living who secured our freedom and protect this land Our hearts will eternally endear all those who upheld this one . . . — Map (db m89313) WM

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