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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clinton County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Clinton 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> Clinton County, OH (46) Brown County, OH (56) Clermont County, OH (122) Fayette County, OH (32) Greene County, OH (105) Highland County, OH (37) Warren County, OH (210)  ClintonCounty(46) Clinton County (46)  BrownCounty(56) Brown County (56)  ClermontCounty(122) Clermont County (122)  FayetteCounty(32) Fayette County (32)  GreeneCounty(105) Greene County (105)  HighlandCounty(37) Highland County (37)  WarrenCounty(210) Warren County (210)
Wilmington is the county seat for Clinton County
Adjacent to Clinton County, Ohio
      Brown County (56)  
      Clermont County (122)  
      Fayette County (32)  
      Greene County (105)  
      Highland County (37)  
      Warren County (210)  
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1 Ohio, Clinton County, Blanchester — Blanchester Veterans' Memorial ParkCpl. Richard A. Marsh
Dedicated in memory of the men and women who served their country in both war and peace by Marion Post 179 American Legion 50 years of service to God and Country October 7, 1919 to October 7, 1969 This memorial constructed by . . . Map (db m121164) WM
2 Ohio, Clinton County, Blanchester — 2-14 — Garrison Corner Community
Side A Descendants of Lemuel Garrison Sr., a Revolutionary War soldier, were among the first Europeans to own and settle land at Garrison Corner (intersection of State Route 123 and Shawnee Trace) . Garrison Cemetery burials took place from . . . Map (db m121044) HM WM
3 Ohio, Clinton County, Blanchester — Garrison Corner GAR Monument
In memory of Garrison Corner Civil War soldiers who have served with the Grand Army of the Republic and died in the service of their country. Pvt. Peter Garrison died 8-11-1863 Pvt. Felix Rude died 4-14-1863 Pvt. Lewis Rude died . . . Map (db m121368) WM
4 Ohio, Clinton County, Blanchester — Sgt. Chester H. WilsonBlanchester Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to and honoring Sgt Chester H. Wilson US Army WWII 83rd Infantry Division American Legion Marion Post #179 (60+ yrs) Lifetime VFW, DAV, & Military Order of the Purple Heart- Oak Leaf Cluster Clinton Co. Service . . . Map (db m121166) WM
5 Ohio, Clinton County, Blanchester — WWII Killed in ActionBlanchester Veterans Park
WWII Killed in Action Luther D. Johnson Normandy 1944 Army William Don Brumfield Italy 1944 Army Robert Glen Fox Germany 1945 Army Richard A. Constable Phillipines 1945 Army Andrew Long Bataan Death March 1942 Army Edward . . . Map (db m121170) WM
6 Ohio, Clinton County, Clarksville — Clarksville Veterans Memorial
Memorial that we might live they have diedMap (db m121042) WM
7 Ohio, Clinton County, Lees Creek — Grove-Geff Cemetery
Dedicated to the memory of these early Ohio Pioneer Residents of Clinton County 1841 William Geffs • 1882 William Geffs • 1864 Harrison Geffs • 1844 Harrison Geffs • 1908 Thomas Geffs • 1912 Mary Geffs • 1840 John Geffs • . . . Map (db m213425) HM
8 Ohio, Clinton County, Port William — 3-14 — Gilbert Van Zandt
Port William is the birthplace of Gilbert Van Zandt, quite possibly the youngest enlistee in the Union Army during the Civil War. Born on December 20, 1851, "Little Gib" joined the ranks of Company D, 79th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the age of ten . . . Map (db m27836) HM
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9 Ohio, Clinton County, Port William — Gilbert Van ZantLittle Gib
Port William Home of the the youngest Union Civil War soldierMap (db m106356) HM
10 Ohio, Clinton County, Sabina — 4-14 — Beam Farm Mound
Built by people of the Adena or Hopewell cultures during the Early to Middle Woodland era (circa 800 B.C - 500 A.D), the Beam Farm Mound, 1200 feet northwest, has stood on the uplands overlooking Anderson Fork for two thousand years. Notable among . . . Map (db m121070) HM
11 Ohio, Clinton County, Sabina — Lance Corporal Brett WightmanJan. 11, 1983 - Aug. 3, 2005 — Marine Corps —
To Honor and Remember a True HeroMap (db m27980) WM
12 Ohio, Clinton County, Sabina — Sabina Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. We will never forget the sacrifices they made at home and abroad in times of war and peace to protect all of our freedom. . . . Map (db m27977) HM
13 Ohio, Clinton County, Westboro — Westboro Civil War Memorial
To all soldiers and sailors who fought under our flagMap (db m122186) WM
14 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — "Who Sends Thee?"
“One day while plowing I heard a voice,” whether inside me or outside of me I knew not, but I was awake. It said, ‘Go thou and see the president.’ I answered, ‘Yea, Lord, thy servant heareth.’ and unhitching my plow, I went . . . Map (db m28002) HM
15 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 11-14 — 1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash
Side A On August 9, 1968, a plane carrying 31 military passengers and crew members left the Clinton County Air Force Base for completion of an annual two-week active duty training held at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The transport . . . Map (db m227443) HM
16 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 302 TAW C-119 Accident Memorial
Died in C-119 accident in France [27] Oct 1972 302 TAW CCAFB Maj. Francis R. Durkin Lt. Col. Dale R. Anderson Maj. Marion A. Meckstroth T.Sgt. William L. Champion T.Sgt. William R. BarborMap (db m27968) HM
17 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial
Died in C-123 accident at Ft. Sill, OK [16] Oct 1980 302 TAW RAFB Col, OH. Capt. George Freeland, Jr. Maj. Thomas Brady Lt. Col. Donald Griffith T.Sgt. Michael Snodgrass Sr. Amn. Robert HassMap (db m143964) HM
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18 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 302nd TCW Aircraft Accident Memorial
. . . Map (db m27974) HM
19 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 907 TAG C-119G Accident Memorial
. . . Map (db m27970) HM
20 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — All Gave Some, Some Gave All
In memory of Floyd Leslie Carey US Navy WWIIMap (db m213454) WM
21 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — American Legion Post No. 49 Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Veterans of All WarsMap (db m28001) HM
22 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Chester Township Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those Veterans interred here who sacrificed so much that we might remain free (87 names on front, 88 names on back including “the Unknown Soldier”) This monument is given in memory of our Veterans past and . . . Map (db m106400) WM
23 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Clinton County Civil War Monument
by Morris McMillan Post G.A.R. and Citizens – 1927 1861 - 1865Map (db m121390) WM
24 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 13-14 — Clinton County Courthouse
The Clinton County Courthouse was dedicated October 22, 1919. The Cincinnati firm of Weber, Werner and Adkins designed the edifice and it is a local masterpiece that fuses the Beaux-Arts and Neo-Classical architectural styles. A grand marble . . . Map (db m227483) HM
25 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Clinton County Veterans Memorial"We Owe So Much to So Few"
Dedicated to the men & women of Clinton County who served in the War of 1812, Mexican, Civil, Spanish, WW I, WW II, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm) Afghanistan / IraqMap (db m18727) WM
26 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Clinton County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Clinton County who have faithfully and courageously served their country in times of war and peace Map (db m121369) WM
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27 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Clinton County Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all Clinton County residents who have served. We shall never forget.
I'm Coming Home It is hard work…keeping our country free I'm hungry. I'm hot. I'm tired and covered with sweat. . . . Map (db m214245) WM
28 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Clinton County Veterans Memorial
Revolutionary War Clinton County did not exist when the Revolutionary War was fought, but it was the brave veterans of that war who settled this area of Ohio. Short on cash, our young country paid her soldiers with land grants in the newly . . . Map (db m214753) WM
29 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Clinton Memorial Hospital Veterans Memorial
CMH staff, physicians & volunteers honor the Service & sacrifice made by our veterans. They are not forgotten.Map (db m213455) WM
30 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — David Linton1815-1889
A.B. Miami U. LL. B. Cincinnati Law School Founder- Beta Theta Pi Member of the Society of Friends Prosecuting Attorney of Clinton County Member of Ohio Senate Director of B&O RR Kansas Pioneer Judge Circuit Court-Linn Co. . . . Map (db m133404) HM
31 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 1-14 — Deserted Camp
Near this site in October 1786 General Benjamin Logan with an army of 700 Kentucky volunteers camped on their way to destroy seven Indian towns in the Mad River Valley. During the night a renegade deserted the camp to warn the Indians. The army . . . Map (db m121033) HM WM
32 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Historic Downtown Wilmington Walking Tour
Welcome to Wilmington! The architecture and stories in our historic downtown reflect the changing times and needs of the community since its founding in 1810, and the area remains a center of commerce and government for Clinton County. We . . . Map (db m201529) HM
33 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 6-14 — Indian Trails of Clinton County
Side A: Clinton County was a major center of activity for the Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware Indians. Early traces and trails developed as Indians traveled from village to village; gathered flint, salt and gold; traded furs, mica, and feldspar; . . . Map (db m27827) HM
34 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — J. W. Denver Williams, Jr.
In memory of J W Denver Williams Jr Oct 14 1922 - May 17 1945 Corporal 29th Marines 6th Division Killed in action on OkinawaMap (db m27922) HM
35 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Kenneth W. Faul
In memory of Kenneth W. Faul Vietnam October 1968Map (db m27925) HM
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36 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 7-14 — Marble Hall
After World War II, colleges across the country struggled to house students following surges in enrollments made possible by the G.I. Bill. Wilmington College was no exception. The College's enrollment doubled compared to pre-war levels. On April . . . Map (db m121047) HM WM
37 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 10-14 — Military Air Disaster
Side A On April 18, 1964, reservists from the 302nd Troop Carrier Wing at the Clinton County Air Force Base (CCAFB) and 2nd Special Forces Group (Green Berets) of Fort Hayes, Columbus were to undergo an Operational Readiness Inspection. In . . . Map (db m121127) HM WM
38 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Smith Place School1893 - 1984
Smith Place School was built on this site in 1893 as a high school. It was an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture and the arched stone entrances were quarried locally from Todd's Fork. Many generations attended classes here and it became . . . Map (db m18730) HM
39 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 8-14 — The Thunderstorm Project
Before and during World War II, the aviation industry was vulnerable to adverse weather conditions, particularly thunderstorms. In 1945, Congress mandated the nation’s first large-scale, scientific study of thunderstorms. The Thunderstorm Project . . . Map (db m134868) HM
40 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Unknown Union SoldierSimple Marker in a Secluded Rural Cemetery
Unknown Union Soldier KIA Civil War 1861- 1865 “Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God”Map (db m144519) WM
41 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 5-14 — Wilmington College
The 19th century saw a great migration of Quakers from the Carolinas and from eastern Ohio to southwestern Ohio. Attracted by rich soil and abundance of fresh water and springs, Quakers became the dominant religious group in the region. Clinton . . . Map (db m27837) HM
42 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Wilmington Community Improvement CorporationLytle Creek League of Conservators — Lytle Creek Greenway Trailhead Pavilion —
Lytle Creek Greenway land was given to Wilmington College by the Wilmington Community Improvement Corporation, CIC—organized in 1970 to purchase the Clinton County Airbase from the United States Government for $1,250,000 personally secured . . . Map (db m134876) HM
43 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — 9-14 — Wilmington Library
The Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County, one of 111 Carnegie libraries in Ohio, opened its doors to readers on June 30, 1904. A $12,500 gift from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie financed construction of the original . . . Map (db m225374) HM
44 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — Wilmington War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all veterans of all wars who were killed in action or in the line of dutyMap (db m27923) HM
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45 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington — World War II Glider Pilots Memorial
In memory of World War II Glider Pilots and support personnel at Clinton County Army Air Field 1942-45 who flight tested more than thirty United States, English and German Glider designs using various tugs while conducting hundreds of glider . . . Map (db m213461) HM WM
46 Ohio, Clinton County, Wilmington, Chester Township — 12-14 — Jonah’s Run Baptist Church / Underwood Farms Rural Historic District
Jonah’s Run Baptist Church. The comingling of faiths in an area settled predominantly by Quakers helps explain the origins of Jonah’s Run Baptist Church. Ministered to by a Baptist preacher, the children and neighbors of Daniel Collett . . . Map (db m141498) HM
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Apr. 25, 2024