Matthew Simpson, an eminent Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, was born on June 21, 1811, in a log house which then stood on the north corner of Market and Main Streets in Cadiz. Simpson spent most of his youth in Cadiz where he gained a . . . — — Map (db m36232) HM
By producing many men of national prominence, more than any other community of similar size, Cadiz stands as a testament to the value of small town life to America.
Bob Burns, deeply grateful for his small town youth in Van Buren, Arkansas, . . . — — Map (db m36267) HM
William Clarke Gable, stage and motion picture actor, was born at Cadiz, Ohio, on February 1, 1901, in a house that once stood on this site. He was reared in nearby Hopedale. During his film career of 36 years, Gable made 67 talking pictures . . . — — Map (db m36264) HM
Georgetown was usually a quiet place, but as Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt
Morgan and about 500 raiders approached shortly before 4 am on July 25, 1863, it was
alive with activity,
Morgan's advance brought out a body of more than . . . — — Map (db m173471) HM
United States of America
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
State of Ohio Harrison County
*Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Namozine Church, Virginia 1865
*Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Sailor's Creek, Virginia 1865 . . . — — Map (db m208742) HM
Cornerstone laid May 17, 1894
Building completed October 1895
Restored 1993 through 1998
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m163046) HM
Harrison County Boys
Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
In The World War 1917-1918
Robert Clayton Bigger - Archer
Ross Boor - Monroe
Harry Busby - Rumley
Clayton M. Dickerson - Athens
Elliott Dickerson - Moorefield
George N. . . . — — Map (db m209978) WM
Built 1862 by Henry S. McFadden as a residence and store, George W. Bryan contractor. Purchased from the McFadden family in 1917 by J. Lyle Clark, undertaker, who remodeled the building that year as a funeral home, furniture store, and apartment . . . — — Map (db m209990) HM
"Fleet" Walker played professional baseball for the Toledo Blue Stockings. In 1884 his team joined the American Association, making him the first African American to play Major League Baseball.
Walker ran an opera house and movie theater in . . . — — Map (db m209988) HM
Built 1824 by John Olmstead, Cadiz brickmaker.
Later home of Civil War General Thomas M. Vincent.
Longest home of the Bullock Family.
Headquarters of the Harrison County Historical Society since 1985. — — Map (db m209989) HM
Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived . . . — — Map (db m79827) HM
Laceyville was once a small community with an inn, a post office, general store, a school, black smith shop, a shoemaker, and a tailor. It also had its own baseball team and orchestra. The Laceyville House, built of brick and . . . — — Map (db m36229) HM
Mary L. Jobe Akeley
Mary Leonore Jobe was born on January 29, 1878, near Tappan, Harrison County, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from Scio College and master's degree from Columbia University. While studying, she began a . . . — — Map (db m79822) HM
Tappan was platted by John Marshall on March 4, 1837, on the main highway between Cadiz and New Philadelphia. One of the town's best-known residents was Mary Jobe Ackley (sic), who gained international fame as an explorer, author, lecturer, and . . . — — Map (db m36525) HM
This ridge road west from Cadiz through Deersville to the Tuscarawas Valley is known locally as the Moravian Trail. Originally an Indian path, it became an important trail for the frontiersmen. The men who participated in the Gnadenhutten Massacre, . . . — — Map (db m79828) HM
This marker stands in the westernmost of the Seven Ranges of Townships, Northwest Territory, surveyed by the National Government in 1785-87. These Ranges constitute the first employment of the rectangular system in the surveying of national lands. A . . . — — Map (db m36523) HM
Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown.
The Union troops and horses . . . — — Map (db m79818) HM
Here, February 14, 1861, Abraham Lincoln alighted from a train en route from his home in Illinois to the nationss capital, where on March 4th he would become our sixteenth President. Cadiz Junction, a breakfast stop for the President Elect, saw him . . . — — Map (db m40966) HM
Platted by educator and abolitionist Cyrus NcNeely in 1849, Hopedale was the site of McNeely Normal School, later Hopedale Normal College, the first coeducational college for teachers in eastern Ohio. It operated from 1849 to . . . — — Map (db m36528) HM
The 105 howitzer was first put into full production in 1934. They were used for the support of the infantry soldier. Each artillery battery consisted of 5 guns, each with the capability of firing shells a distance of 8 miles. The 105 howitzer was . . . — — Map (db m36530) WM
On July 24, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan ordered his 500 remaining Confederate
raiders to burn the Cambridge Road bridges to the west. This delayed pursuing Union forces
long enough to allow four hours for a much-needed stop at . . . — — Map (db m208741) HM
Erected by the Grateful People of Mt. Pleasant in Honor of Those who Served and Died for their Country in World Wars I and II
Died during Time of War
Lloyd . . . — — Map (db m36347) HM
One of Ohio's earliest colleges, Alma College (earlier known as Alma Academy) was founded in 1818 and became Franklin College in 1825. Its founders were primarily of Scots-Irish descent who had settled . . . — — Map (db m79819) HM
As its name implies, this village was conceived as a cultural and educational center. Here, 1818, Rev. John Walker founded classical Alma Academy. The academy became a college in 1825; it was renamed "Franklin" the following year. Old Franklin was . . . — — Map (db m79820) HM
After leaving Old Washington, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 500
remaining cavalrymen were soon slowed down by several skirmishes, including one at Hanna's Mill.
Morgan's men were by now relegated to using farm . . . — — Map (db m208740) HM
Located on Stillwater Creek. Constructed and operated by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. This earth dam is one of a series designed for flood control, navigation improvement and water conservation in the Muskingum Valley.
This village, platted as New Market in 1836 but renamed Scio to correspond with its postal designation, became the site of a noteworthy college in 1867. This college, founded by A. D. Lee, was widely known for its unusual "one-study" curriculum; . . . — — Map (db m36231) HM