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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Belmont County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Belmont County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Belmont County, OH (72) Guernsey County, OH (51) Harrison County, OH (42) Jefferson County, OH (97) Monroe County, OH (25) Noble County, OH (18) Marshall County, WV (48) Ohio County, WV (157)  BelmontCounty(72) Belmont County (72)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  HarrisonCounty(42) Harrison County (42)  JeffersonCounty(97) Jefferson County (97)  MonroeCounty(25) Monroe County (25)  NobleCounty(18) Noble County (18)  MarshallCountyWest Virginia(48) Marshall County (48)  OhioCounty(157) Ohio County (157)
St. Clairsville is the county seat for Belmont County
Adjacent to Belmont County, Ohio
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Harrison County (42)  
      Jefferson County (97)  
      Monroe County (25)  
      Noble County (18)  
      Marshall County, West Virginia (48)  
      Ohio County, West Virginia (157)  
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1Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — American Legion Post 168 Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All American Veterans Lest We ForgetMap (db m26745) HM
2Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — B&O Railroad Tunnel
You are standing over a 423 foot man-made sandstone tunnel built by the railroad between 1864 and 1870. Located on the Pittsburgh-Columbus main line, up to 37 trains a day passed under East Main Street during the railroad’s heyday. The station, . . . Map (db m21012) HM
3Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — Barnesville
Home of "Gay 90's Mansion" the Belmont County MuseumMap (db m209540) HM
4Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — Barnesville Veterans Memorial
To honor those who have served to preserve this nationMap (db m26752) HM
5Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — Barnesville War Memorial
Lest We Forget Those Who Gave Their All For Our Country Our Honored W.W. I K.I.A. Wm. S. Bowen • Mansel E. Kaiser • George R. Higgins Our Honored W.W. II K.I.A. Edmund Bradfield • Wayne A. Thomas Wm. O. Cordner • Lewis Wade Paul . . . Map (db m26864) WM
6Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — Belmont County World War I & II Memorial
Dedicated to those of our community who served our country in World War I and World War IIMap (db m209544) WM
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7Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — 8-7 — Captina African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
This cemetery stands as evidence of a once thriving African American farming community established in the 1820s. With the aid of community leader, Alexander "Sandy" Harper (c.1804-1889), Captina, originally called Guinea, became a stop on the . . . Map (db m79263) HM
8Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — 7-7 — Governor Wilson Shannon 1802-1877 / Barnesville’s Shannon Family
Governor Wilson Shannon (1802–1877), Ohio, first native-born governor, Wilson Shannon was born in February 1802 in the Mt. Olivet area near Barnesville. After attending Ohio University and studying law in Kentucky, he returned to Belmont . . . Map (db m21055) HM
9Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — Roby Cigar Museum
This small, backyard cigar company operated from 1900 to 1943. Mr. Roby's hand-made stogies or cigars were made here in this building by family members, with the help of 2 or 3 employees daily. It was located in Belmont, Ohio. This shop has . . . Map (db m79272) HM
10Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — S.S. Thomas Stone
Built For U.S. Maritime Commission Hull No.27 by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc. Baltimore-Md. Presented in memory of Capt. Clifford Howelle BarnesvilleMap (db m209545) HM
11Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — September 11, 2001
We will never forget the tragic events of September 11, 2001 nor the lives that were lost Dedicated May 30, 2005Map (db m26862) WM
12Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — The Belmont County Museum
The Belmont County Museum has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1984Map (db m209542) HM
13Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — The Village Bell
Dedicated to all veterans with appreciation for your service and sacrifice 2 August 2008 Home of the Free Because of the BraveMap (db m26860) HM
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14Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — VFW Post 2792 Veterans Memorial
For God and Country in honor of those who served in all wars Lest We Forget Memorial Day 1979Map (db m26749) HM
15Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — 19-9 — Watt Car and Wheel Company
Joseph Watt and son James H. started a small foundry in 1862 making plow points, window sash weights, and heating stoves. Later, brothers Stewart, Ross, and John W. joined and the name became J.H. Watt and Brothers. Securing a patent for a . . . Map (db m26750) HM
16Ohio, Belmont County, Barnesville — Wilson Shannon — 1802-1877
Ohio's first native born Governor, lawyer, Minister to Mexico, member of Congress and territorial Governor of Kansas, Governor Shannon was born on or near this site.Map (db m209543) HM
17Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — 16-7 — Bellaire High School Clock Tower / Central School Clock Tower and Bell
Side 1 Bellaire High School Clock Tower The Bellaire High School Clock Tower was erected in 1925 as the second town clock to be mounted on Bellaire’s public schools. C.W. Bates of Wheeling designed this tower, built by C.D. Keyser & . . . Map (db m78492) HM
18Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — Civil War Memorial — Our Fallen Heroes
. . . Map (db m82483) WM
19Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — Colonel John H. Sullivan — Dedicated to the Life and Memory of
The Father of Bellaire, Ohio who "could hear more distinctly than other men, the footsteps of coming generations" In November 1854, Colonel Sullivan platted the Harris Farm for a community incorporated in 1860 as Bellaire City, and in . . . Map (db m78495) HM
20Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — 18-7 — Cornelius D. Battelle, Methodist Circuit Rider / The First United Methodist Church, Bellaire
Side 1 Cornelius D. Battelle, Methodist Circuit Rider Cornelius D. Battelle was born July 13, 1807 in Washington County, Ohio. He entered the Methodist Episcopal Church on October 30, 1825 and the Pittsburgh Methodist Conference in . . . Map (db m78493) HM
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21Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — 9-7 — Imperial Glass — Gem of "The Glass City"
With ready access to raw materials, fuel, skilled labor, and transportation, the Ohio Valley became the center of the American glass industry during the late 1800s. Among dozens of local manufacturers, the Imperial Glass Company, founded in 1901 by . . . Map (db m28439) HM
22Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — Schramm's Corner
Schramm's Corner site of Wienies football field 1916Map (db m163017) HM
23Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — 14-7 — The Great Stone Viaduct
Construction of this Great Stone Viaduct began in 1870 at Union Street as an Ohio approach to the railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. It was completed to Rose Hill in April 1871, and the entire bridge span connecting Ohio to West Virginia, of . . . Map (db m28436) HM
24Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — 15-7 — Union Square and its Uses / The Question of Ownership
Side 1 Union Square and Its Uses Labeled "Union Square" on the first village maps, block 12 of the City of Bellaire was formed by joining portions of the Harris and Rodefer Farms in 1857. Used for tent shows, circuses, political . . . Map (db m78494) HM
25Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — War Memorial — And These Our Dead In Honored Glory Rest
Dedicated in grateful tribute to the honor and sacrifice of those Citizens of the Bellaire Area who gave their lives in service to their country Korea June 1950 - July 1953 Thomas G. Ault • James A. Beveridge • Donald L. Bonar . . . Map (db m82482) WM
26Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — West Washington Street World War II Honor Roll — Lest We Forget
In Memoriam Armand Fana who made the supreme sacrifice Bill Respole Prisoner of Japan's Bataan Death March [Honor Roll of Veterans]Map (db m82513) WM
27Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — Willow Grove Mine
Hanna Coal Company's #10 Mine March 16, 1940 An explosion ripped through the Willow Grove Mine resulting in the death of 72 Ohio Valley menMap (db m78503) HM
28Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — World War I Memorial — Honor Roll
Faun Blaknee • Ernest Boue • Joseph E. Bricker • James F. Brown • Amedo Cappelletti • Leo J. Carey • Clarence E. Day • John De Paul • Sabitini Domiana • Robert H. Engelhardt • Harry E. Fabry • Adrian Genevriere • Louis Genevriere • Harry Haught • . . . Map (db m82511) WM
29Ohio, Belmont County, Bellaire — World War II Memorial — In Memoriam — 1941 - 1945 —
To our brave men who sacrificed their lives to preserve our nation They Served That Liberty Shall Not Perish Andrews Bernard W. ∙ Angus Daniel ∙ Apicella Anthony ∙ Balch Lloyd R. ∙ Bass Clarence R. Jr. . . . Map (db m83222) WM
30Ohio, Belmont County, Belmont — 5-7 — Harley E. Warrick — (1924–2000)
The last barn painter for the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, Harley Warrick painted thousands of barns with the familiar Mail Pouch Tobacco logo over his 48-year career. Mail Pouch transcended advertising to become a . . . Map (db m205139) HM
31Ohio, Belmont County, Belmont — 2-7 — Mile Marker
The earliest highway signs along the National Road (Route 40) in Ohio were milestones located at one-mile intervals along the north side of the roadway. Each stone indicated the distance to Cumberland, Maryland, the eastern terminus of the National . . . Map (db m78496) HM
32Ohio, Belmont County, Belmont — The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway — "Father of the Interstate Highway System"
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance the . . . Map (db m166034) HM
33Ohio, Belmont County, Belmont — Welcome to the National Road — The Historic National Road in Ohio
The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the Allegheny Mountains to connect the Eastern . . . Map (db m132703) HM
34Ohio, Belmont County, Blaine — 11-7 — Blaine Hill "S" Bridge / Blaine Hill Viaduct
Blaine Hill "S" Bridge The first Blaine Hill Bridge was constructed in 1828 as part of the National Road, the nation's first federally funded highway. This three-arch S-shaped structure, 345 feet in length, spans Wheeling Creek (a tributary of . . . Map (db m12618) HM
35Ohio, Belmont County, Bridgeport — 4-7 — Historic Bridgeport
Colonel Ebenezer Zane, one of the founders of Wheeling, laid out the village that became Bridgeport in 1806 on the site of Fort Kirkwood (1789). Originally named Canton, it acquired its present name after the bridge to Wheeling Island was built. The . . . Map (db m515) HM
36Ohio, Belmont County, Bridgeport — The National Historic Road in Ohio — The Road That Helped Build The Nation — An All-American Road - National Scenic Highway —
Welcome to the National Road The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the . . . Map (db m78502) HM
37Ohio, Belmont County, Bridgeport — Veterans Memorial
1917 - 1919 Erected to honor those of Bridgeport, Ohio who answered their country's call and gave their services for the great cause of liberty. Viet Nam Conflict August 5, 1964 - August 15, . . . Map (db m196348) WM
38Ohio, Belmont County, Colerain — Concord Hicksite Friends Meeting House
Colerain Township was the location of the earliest Quaker settlement and the first organized Friends Meeting in Ohio. The first meeting house was built in 1800. The log structure burned and was replaced with this brick building in 1815. . . . Map (db m89234) HM
39Ohio, Belmont County, Colerain — Josiah Fox — 1763 - 1847
A Quaker, he wielded great influence in ship design during the early years of our country 1794 clerk, United States War Department 1795- 1798 assistant Navy Constructor 1798- 1801 Navy Constructor and Superintendent of Buildings, Gosport, . . . Map (db m89226) HM
40Ohio, Belmont County, Elizabethtown — 1-7 — Mile Marker
The earliest highway signs along the National Road (Route 40) in Ohio were milestones located at one-mile intervals along the north side of the roadway. Each stone indicated the distance to Cumberland, Maryland, the eastern terminus of the National . . . Map (db m21058) HM
41Ohio, Belmont County, Elizabethtown — State of Ohio — Department of Transportation Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Ohio Department of Transportation who gave their lives to provide a safe and transportation system for Ohio travelers.Map (db m70343) HM
42Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — City of Martins Ferry Fountain
City of Martins Ferry Fountain built 1935 by Jerome BaldoMap (db m196338) HM
43Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Civil War Cannon
This Civil War cannon is a Confederate twelve pound Napoleon. Also known as a twelve pounder, twelve refers to the weight of the ammunition used by the cannon. Twelve pound smoothbore cannons were frequently used by Confederate and Union armies. . . . Map (db m196286) HM
44Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Confederate Cannon and Historic Cemetery
This Confederate cannon and historic cemetery was restored by the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable. Dedicated to those brave and heroic sons and daughters of the North and South, whose deeds of valor and memory we shall not forget.Map (db m196289) WM
45Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark
In memory of Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark July 19, 1765 (ca) - August 23, 1823 Forever Our Heroine Battle of Fort Henry, Wheeling, W VA September 13, 1782Map (db m196293) WM
46Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Elizabeth Zane
In memory of Elizabeth Zane whose heroic deed saved Fort Henry in 1782 Erected May 30, 1928Map (db m28446) HM
47Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Isaac G. Vickers
This tree planted in memory of Isaac G. Vickers who died Oct. 15, 1918 — for God and Country —Map (db m196337) WM
48Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Martins Ferry Pioneers
. . . Map (db m28447) HM
49Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — The Veterans Wall
Thank you veterans A salute to those who serve past and presentMap (db m196344) WM
50Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Martins Ferry who served during Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, and Desert Storm, especially to those who gave their lives in time of war that we might live in peace. Korea Bennett, Harry N. • . . . Map (db m196343) WM
51Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated tho those who served that world peace may be everlastingly preservedMap (db m196345) WM
52Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — 3-7 — Walnut Grove Cemetery
The Walnut Grove Cemetery is the burial place of members of the Zane and Martin families. Their graves lie within the brick enclosure. The cemetery is also the resting-place of many early Martins Ferry residents, including veterans of the . . . Map (db m28444) HM
53Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — 12-7 — William Dean Howells / James Arlington Wright
Side A: William Dean Howells "The Dean of American Letters" Author, editor, and social critic William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was born in Martins Ferry, the son of an itinerant printer and publisher. Self-educated, Howells learned the . . . Map (db m28477) HM
54Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — World War I Memorial — 1917 - 1919
In commemoration of the patriotism of our boys and girls who went forth at the call of their country to serve in the World War and in memory of those who died that liberty might live
"Take up our quarrel with the foe. To . . . Map (db m196336) WM
55Ohio, Belmont County, Martins Ferry — World War II Memorial — 1941 - 1945 — ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ —
Dedicated to the men and women of Martins Ferry who served in World War II In lasting memory of our brave sons who gave their lives in World War II Edwin V. Anthony • Andrew Bender • John T. Black • Anthony C. Bumbico • Frank . . . Map (db m196342) WM
56Ohio, Belmont County, Morristown — 10-7 — Morristown
Platted in 1802 by John Zane and William Chapline along the old Wheeling Road. Morristown was named for Duncan Morrison, an early settler, innkeeper, and Justice of the Peace. Older than the state itself. Morristown prospered into the mid-1800s, . . . Map (db m287) HM
57Ohio, Belmont County, Powhatan Point — George Washington
On his journey down the Ohio River, Wednesday, October 24, 1770 noted in his diary "at the mouth of it (Captina Creek) we came abt 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and finding nobody there, we agreed to camp." Camped on return trip November 14 just above . . . Map (db m78500) HM
58Ohio, Belmont County, Powhatan Point — 13-7 — Powhatan Point
First surveyed in 1849, Powhatan Point was laid out by Franklin Knox. The "point" is the confluence of Captina Creek and the Ohio River. The small but thriving river and farming community served York Township and the rich Captina Valley as a . . . Map (db m78499) HM
59Ohio, Belmont County, Powhatan Point — 6-7 — The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944
Side 1 The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point The Pittsburgh No. 8 coal seam, located 100 feet below river level at Powhatan Point, extends across much of eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia. The Cleveland and . . . Map (db m78501) HM
60Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — Belmont County Revolutionary War Veterans
This memorial plaque was placed by the Zane's Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in grateful memory of those buried in the soil of Belmont County who loved country more than life and served in the American Revolution - 1775 - . . . Map (db m214487) HM
61Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — Belmont County Veterans Memorial
This memorial erected by the people of Belmont County dedicated to the veterans of all warsMap (db m214488) WM
62Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — Benjamin Lundy Champion of Freedom
On January 4, 1816, the date of his 27th birthday, Benjamin Lundy invited several friends to his home in St. Clairsville to lay the groundwork for a national anti-slavery society. St. Clairsville served as an Underground Railroad headquarters, . . . Map (db m214489) HM
63Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — 17-7 — Governor Arthur St. Clair 1734-1818
Born in Scotland. From 1787-1802, was first governor of the Northwest Territory, which included Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. St. Clair established territorial court system and Ohio’s first nine counties . . . Map (db m214491) HM
64Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — Home of Benjamin Lundy
. . . Map (db m214492) HM
65Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — In Honor of Sgt. Sylvester Antolak US Army — Medal of Honor Recipient
In Honor of Sgt. Sylvester Antolak US Army Medal of Honor in action taken near Cisterna Di Littoria Italy May 24, 1944 resident of Richmond Township Sylvester Antolak Sergeant US Army Company B 15th Infantry 3rd Infantry Division near . . . Map (db m214493) HM WM
66Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — Medal of Honor Recipients of Belmont County
Gen. Henry Capehart, Civil War • Capt. Nathan H. Edgerton, Civil War • Capt. Samuel McConnel, Civil War • Sgt. Sylvester Antolak, W.W. II • Sgt. Emile DeLeau Jr., W.W. . . . Map (db m214494) WM
67Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — Milestone Marks where Extension of National Road… — Reported permanently removed
Milestone marks where extension of National Road west of Ohio River was started July 4, 1825. Stone relocated 1964Map (db m214495) HM
68Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — St. Clairsville — The Historic National Road in Ohio
Ground was broken for the National Road in Ohio in front of the Belmont County Courthouse in St. Clairsville on July 4, 1825. St. Clairsville was originally platted as Newellstown in 1803, the same year Ohio became a state. As the seat of Belmont . . . Map (db m209538) HM
69Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — St. Clairsville
Home Of Benjamin Lundy, Quaker Antislavery LeaderMap (db m209539) HM
70Ohio, Belmont County, Saint Clairsville — The Historic National Road in Ohio
Welcome to the National Road The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St. Louis, Illinois. The Road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the . . . Map (db m209537) HM
71Ohio, Belmont County, St. Clairsville — 20-7 — Belmont County / Groundbreaking Site of the National Road in Ohio
Belmont County. On September 7, 1801, Belmont County became the ninth county in what became the State of Ohio. On April 1, 1803, the state’s first General Assembly appointed a commission to determine if it was necessary to move the county . . . Map (db m167319) HM
72Ohio, Belmont County, St. Clairsville — 19-7 — Captain Thomas Drummond
Here lies Thomas Drummond (1832-1865) - legislator, abolitionist and soldier. Raised in eastern Ohio, he moved to Iowa where he served in the General Assembly and secured the location of the State Asylum for the Blind at Vinton. As editor of the . . . Map (db m167385) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023