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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Columbiana County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Columbiana 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> Columbiana County, OH (77) Carroll County, OH (20) Jefferson County, OH (94) Mahoning County, OH (78) Stark County, OH (63) Beaver County, PA (182) Lawrence County, PA (33) Hancock County, WV (28)  ColumbianaCounty(77) Columbiana County (77)  CarrollCounty(20) Carroll County (20)  JeffersonCounty(94) Jefferson County (94)  MahoningCounty(78) Mahoning County (78)  StarkCounty(63) Stark County (63)  BeaverCountyPennsylvania(182) Beaver County (182)  LawrenceCounty(33) Lawrence County (33)  HancockCountyWest Virginia(28) Hancock County (28)
Lisbon is the county seat for Columbiana County
Adjacent to Columbiana County, Ohio
      Carroll County (20)  
      Jefferson County (94)  
      Mahoning County (78)  
      Stark County (63)  
      Beaver County, Pennsylvania (182)  
      Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (33)  
      Hancock County, West Virginia (28)  
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1Ohio (Columbiana County), Calcutta — Dustin Huffman Memorial Overlook
Dustin Marshall Huffman lived his life with a “Pay It Forward” attitude, always there to help out, even if it was for a stranger. He was pure goodness with a touch of orneriness and a smile that could light up a room. On June 30th . . . Map (db m55113) HM
2Ohio (Columbiana County), Clarkson — 10-15 — Death of Pretty Boy Floyd
(front) In these fields, formerly the site of the Ellen Conkle farm, notorious Depression-Era desperado Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd met his death at the hands of federal agents and members of the East Liverpool Police Department on . . . Map (db m39894) HM
3Ohio (Columbiana County), Columbiana — 11-15 — Harvey S. Firestone
Inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, Harvey Samuel Firestone (1868-1938) was born on a nearby farm in 1868 and attended school in Columbiana. He founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1900 and soon after developed a method for . . . Map (db m48139) HM
4Ohio (Columbiana County), Columbiana — 8-15 — Log House Museum
Joshua Dixon selected this site in 1805 as the center for Columbiana. The first local post office, established at this museum location in 1809, pioneered free mail delivery in 1837. The museum, an early log home in the village, was moved here . . . Map (db m268) HM
5Ohio (Columbiana County), Columbiana — Site of Hanna Log Cabin
Built near this spring in 1810 by Benjamin and Rachael Dixon Hanna whose family were first settlers in this community in 1801 and 1802. They were the grandparents of Marcus Alonzo Hanna United States Senator from 1897 to 1904Map (db m48140) HM
6Ohio (Columbiana County), Columbiana — The Supreme Court of the State of Ohio
The Supreme Court of the state of Ohio held one of its first sessions in the House of Matthias Lower, the temporary seat of justice for Columbiana County, at this site on the 14th day of June 1803 Samuel Huntington and William Spriggs presided as . . . Map (db m175124) HM
7Ohio (Columbiana County), Columbiana — Vagabond Village at Firestone Farms — Columbiana, Ohio
Harvey Firestone, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John Burroughs embarked on a series of annual camping trips from 1915 to 1924. Despite their wealth and fame, the group called themselves the four vagabonds. This area of Firestone Farms is dedicated . . . Map (db m203389) HM
8Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Beaver Creek
The history of the earth is written in the rocks. In Ohio, nearly 500 million years of time are recorded in our bedrocks, reflecting the coming of inland seas, the upheaval of mountain ranges and the birth and death of vast swamps. By reading these . . . Map (db m55084) HM
9Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey
West Side:Ohio1112 feet South of this spot was the "Point of beginning" for surveying the public lands of the United States. There, on September 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, began the Geographers . . . Map (db m33685) HM
10Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Bradshaw's Hall
A town hall built in 1850, which served as a community building and home of the first services of the First Methodist Protestant church. The church was organized in 1855 and occupied the building until 1923 when it was purchased and torn down by the . . . Map (db m44149) HM
11Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Carnegie Public Library
At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Andrew Carnegie, who spent time with relatives in East Liverpool during his childhood, donated $50,000 toward the construction of a public library. The building was dedicated on May 8, 1902. In the 1990's . . . Map (db m44150) HM
12Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Central School
Site of schools since 1820's Log House School. Union School in 1869. Central School built in 1894 for $65,000.00 and held 1,000 students. In 1971 following 77 years of service as East Liverpool's High School it was demolished. The ELHS Alumni . . . Map (db m80712) HM
13Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Ceramic Theater
East Liverpool's largest and most elegant theater opened in 1904. A stage theater with seating for 1200, it offered first run plays, star performers, high school graduations and movies. It was razed in 1961.Map (db m44152) HM
14Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Diamond Theater
In 1907, the First United Presyterian Church was converted into retail shops (1st floor) and a theater (2nd floor) called the Bijou, later renamed the Diamond. Vaudeville and 10 minute movies were featured. It closed in 1920.Map (db m44154) HM
15Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 4-15 — First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge
Front Text: First Paper Mill The first paper mill in Ohio and the Northwest Territory was established in the valley below in 1807 by John Coulter of Virginia, Jacob Bowman and John Beaver of Pennsylvania. The mill was in St. Clair . . . Map (db m62960) HM
16Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 9-15 — Gateway To The Northwest
Near this site on September 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, drove a stake: This was the "Point of Beginning" of the Geographer's Line for the survey of the first "Seven Ranges" of six-mile square townships in . . . Map (db m44155) HM
17Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — I.O.O.F. Building
Believed to be the oldest surviving commercial building in the city, this structure was built in 1874 by the Robert Hall Lumber Company. It has served as the headquarters for the Odd Fellows, as a bank and various other professional offices.Map (db m44158) HM
18Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Isaac Knowles - Knowles Block
This corner was once occupied by the ornate Victorian home of Isaac Knowles, the principal founder of the K.T. and K. Pottery Company. The home, built in the 1870's, survived Isaac's death in 1902 but was demolished prior to 1910. The home was . . . Map (db m44160) HM
19Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — J.C. Thompson Building
First opened in September, 1892, the J.C. Thompson building was originally home to the Crosser and Ogilvie store on the first floor and basement and Edmondson Photography on the second floor. Frequently appearing in photographs of the Diamond, the . . . Map (db m44161) HM
20Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Korean War Memorial
Dedicated by the City of East Liverpool to the memory of her sons who gave the Ultimate Measure of Sacrifice in Korea William E. Butler • Marvin L. Gilbert • Richard A. Potts • Richard E. Watson • Norman A. Grimm • James T. Butcher • David . . . Map (db m156071) WM
21Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 18-15 — Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges
Side A:Land Ordinance of 1785In April 1784, the Continental Congress adopted the Report of Government for the Western Territory, a broad plan drafted primarily by Thomas Jefferson for organizing the United States' new western lands . . . Map (db m44156) HM
22Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Little Beaver Creek
Little Beaver Creek Established by the People of Ohio Has been designated A State Wild and Scenic River In the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Under the provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of . . . Map (db m55087) HM
23Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Lock 36
[Text on Canal Lock Stone Marker]: Lock 36 Sandy & Beaver Canal Dedicated in memory of Jack A. Lanam [Text on Display Panel, Page 1]: Gaston's Lock (Lock #36) . . . Map (db m55013) HM
24Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Locke's Building
Believed to be the second oldest surviving commercial structure in the city, this building opened in 1880 as a men's clothing store. The second floor has been the location of several photo studios and at one time was occupied by Gertrude Fryette's . . . Map (db m44164) HM
25Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Mary Patterson Memorial Building
This building was built in 1924 by local industrialist Monroe Patterson as a memorial to his late wife, Mary T. Patterson. The structure was a home for working women and served as such for many years. When the building closed, it was donated to Kent . . . Map (db m44166) HM
26Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Millstones
from WE Golding & Sons Co. (1876-1937), ground flint & feldspar for the West Pottery District. When combined with talk & ball clay, they produced World Famous Rockingham Yelloware. original site 1000' SE on W 4th. St.Map (db m156067) HM
27Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 16-15 — Ohio's Gateway
Fawcettstown, later to become East Liverpool, marked the first Ohio community to be encountered by early river travelers as they headed toward new challenges and new lives in the expanding nation. Indian canoes, flatboats, and steamboats carried . . . Map (db m49713) HM
28Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Potters National Bank Building
In 1881, the newly formed Potters National Bank, organized by local pottery manufacturers, established its new offices in a three-story structure on this corner. A newspaper, the Tribune was published in the basement. By 1901, the building became . . . Map (db m80713) HM
29Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 12-15 — Riverview Cemetery
(front) Envisioned as a rural cemetery with careful attention to landscaping design and symmetrical lots, the Riverview Cemetery was established in 1883 on forty acres of land. The chapel was a gift to Riverview from the Grand Army of the . . . Map (db m49715) HM
30Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Site of The Taylor Mansion
John N. Taylor, an owner of K.T. and K. Pottery Company built a three story Victorian mansion on this site and was once visited here by President William McKinley. The home was demolished to allow construction of the new City Hall.Map (db m44168) HM
31Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — State Theater
This beautiful theater opened in 1914 with the name of The McKinley Vaudeville Theater. The name changed to the Strand with silent films. Renovated in 1928 it became the State Theater. The stage and movie theater closed its doors in 1970.Map (db m44170) HM
32Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Sturgis House
Originally the private home of the Erlanger family, this building became the Sturgis Funeral Home, famous for having displayed the body of Pretty Boy Floyd in October, 1934.Map (db m44171) HM
33Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — The American Theater
Originally built as a Vaudeville house, the American Theater hosted its premier performance on Christmas Day 1909. With the advent of film, the American was converted to a movie theater in 1918. A major fire destroyed the structure on May 24, 1950 . . . Map (db m44148) HM
34Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — The Lincoln Highway
The Lincoln Highway, America's first trans-continental route, was officially opened in June, 1915, amid widespread local celebrations. The highway (US Route 30) originally entered the city's East End, but later alterations caused it to cross into . . . Map (db m44172) HM
35Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 13-15 — The Pottery Capital of America
For nearly a century, East Liverpool dominated the United States pottery industry. Drawn to easily accessible clay deposits and ready river transportation, British-born potter James Bennett established the first commercial pottery here in 1841. His . . . Map (db m49711) HM
36Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — 7-15 — Thomas J. Malone Bridge / Gaston's Mill
"Thomas J. Malone Bridge" This covered bridge stood in the 1870s over Middle Run, on State Route 154, between Lisbon and Elkton, Elkrun Township. It was converted to a storage shed and moved twice by the Elkrun Township Trustees. Mr. . . . Map (db m44754) HM
37Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Traveler's Hotel
The Traveler's is the city's oldest surviving hotel. A portion of the present building was first constructed in the late 1890's as "The Landora". Later additions were constructed in 1910 and 1927. The Traveler's Hotel was a stopping point for those . . . Map (db m44174) HM
38Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who fought valiantly and died courageously that we might live in freedomMap (db m156075) WM
39Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated by the City of East Liverpool to the memory of her sons who gave the Ultimate Measure of Sacrifice in Vietnam. Joseph J. Compa, Jr. • C. Kenneth Skates • Richard F. Roach • Steven M. Haniotes • Stephen E. Seiferth • Arthur W. Smith . . . Map (db m156073) WM
40Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — W.L. Thompson Music Store
Constructed in the 1880's by Will L. Thompson for his rapidly expanding music business, this building was a showcase for band instruments, pianos and organs, as well as sheet music and similar merchandise. Thompson, composer of "Softly and Tenderly . . . Map (db m44175) HM
41Ohio (Columbiana County), East Liverpool — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Columbiana County who answered our country's call during the period of World War I. Their service stands out as a beacon light for all time. We are proud to honor them in this manner.Map (db m156069) WM
42Ohio (Columbiana County), East Palestine — 20-15 — Log House Museum
This circa 1840s log house, which now serves as a museum and home to the East Palestine Historical Society, was originally located at the corner of West Main and Walnut Streets. Some of its most notable and earliest residents were Dr. Robert . . . Map (db m111189) HM
43Ohio (Columbiana County), Elkton — 1-15 — Church Hill Road Bridge / Timber Covered Bridges
This covered bridge, over Middle Run, Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, is the shortest covered bridge in the United States still standing on a once-used public highway, having a clear span of 19 feet and 3 inches. It is an example, rarely found . . . Map (db m370) HM
44Ohio (Columbiana County), Hanoverton — 5-15 — Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio
About a mile south in St. Paul's Cemetery, the Reverend Father Edward J. Fenwick, "Pioneer Apostle of Ohio," organized the first Catholic parish in northern Ohio. The first mass was celebrated in the log house of Daniel McCallister. A century and a . . . Map (db m66536) HM
45Ohio (Columbiana County), Hanoverton — 3-15 — Canal Tunnels
Southeast of this point are the Big and Little tunnels. They were links in the 73-mile Sandy and Beaver Canal which connected the Ohio River with the Ohio and Erie Canal. Shifts of Irish laborers worked night and day with hand drills and blasting . . . Map (db m66538) HM
46Ohio (Columbiana County), Hanoverton — St. Philip Neri — since 1817 — “The Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio” —
St. Philip Neri Parish Est. 1817 Church 1849 Bell Tower 1899 150th Anniversary 1999Map (db m118724) HM
47Ohio (Columbiana County), Hanoverton — The Mansion House Hotel
Erected here 1844 Burned 1918Map (db m163106) HM
48Ohio (Columbiana County), Hanoverton — The Old Town Pump — Hanoverton Pump
. . . Map (db m119582) HM
49Ohio (Columbiana County), Leetonia — 17-15 — Cherry Valley Coke Ovens
Believed to have been constructed in 1866, this facility is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The complex of 200 ovens was erected by the Leetonia Iron and Coal Company, later known as the Cherry Valley Iron Works, to supply fuel for . . . Map (db m66540) HM
50Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — Civil War Naval Cannon
This cannon and its twin at the cemetery were donated to New Lisbon by President Wm. McKinley (1897-1901). Made of carbon steel, it will never rust or need painted; it is capable of firing a 100 lb. projectile 7-8 miles. McKinley’s mother, Nancy . . . Map (db m164135) HM WM
51Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — Firestone Bros. Bankers
In May 1879, S.J. and D.W. Firestone opened a private bank under the name Firestone Bros. Bankers. The bank moved to this location in 1883. In 1911, the bank was incorporated as a state bank and the name was changed to The Firestone Bank. The . . . Map (db m164130) HM
52Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — 55 — Gavers — A Premature Surrender
After a skirmish with Union forces on July 26, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan regrouped the several hundred Confederate raiders who remained with him and turned east. Morgan's route down this valley was aimed toward East Liverpool on the . . . Map (db m173479) HM
53Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — Ohio's Oldest Brick Building — 1803
[north plaque • faces West Lincoln Way]Restored 2007 In the memory of Bettie Lee and Ray Lewis by their loving children Renee • Stevie • Tag [east plaque • faces West Park Avenue]Erected by Jacob Picking for hotel purposes Edwin . . . Map (db m164132) HM
54Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — Rebecca Furnace
Remains of the blast furnace that was built by Gideon Hughes who came to New Lisbon in 1807. A channel diverted from the middle fork of the Little Beaver turned an under- shot waterwheel behind the furnace. This powered a bellows which forced . . . Map (db m166278) HM
55Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — Stone House
. . . Map (db m166279) HM
56Ohio (Columbiana County), Lisbon — 56 — West Point Vicinity — Surrender Site
The sad remnant of Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's Raiders – amounting to fewer than 350 men – was brought to bay at this site on July 26, 1863. Morgan's Raid had taken 25 days of hard riding that covered about 950 . . . Map (db m173481) HM
57Ohio (Columbiana County), Minerva — The Great Trail
Of Colonial Times, passed this way. It was the main route between the French Forts Duquesne and Detroit.It was also called the Tuscarawas Trail, since it crossed the Tuscarawas River at the old Indian town of Tuscarawas, near present day Bolivar. . . . Map (db m159642) HM
58Ohio (Columbiana County), North Georgetown — Stage Coach Inn — Western Inn
. . . Map (db m123247) HM
59Ohio (Columbiana County), Salem — Salem
Founded 1806. Site of Ohio’s first Women’s Rights Convention April 19-20, 1850. Map (db m120918) HM
60Ohio (Columbiana County), Salem — 15-15 — Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden
Side A:Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge The Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge, constructed primarily of white oak is of Multiple King Post design spanning 67 feet. It was built nearly 100 years after the birth of the nation. . . . Map (db m66539) HM
61Ohio (Columbiana County), Salem — 14-15 — Unserheim
Unserheim, meaning "Our Home" in German, is the name of this ante-bellum Queen Anne style home, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. From 1857-1878, it was home to Daniel Howell Hise, a Quaker and ardent . . . Map (db m65429) HM
62Ohio (Columbiana County), Salineville — 52 — Monroeville-In A Trap — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
By July 26, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan was in a race that was rapidly coming to an end. Union pursuers seemed to be everywhere as the Confederates worked their way north from Nebo (near present-day Bergholz). After passing through . . . Map (db m111195) HM
63Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — 9/11 Memorial
We will never forget In Loving Memory of Cathy SalterMap (db m156061) WM
64Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Ascension Church
Ascension Church Circa 1870 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1986 Map (db m156049) HM
65Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Civil War Veterans Memorial
In Memory and Honor of Civil War VeteransMap (db m156054) WM
66Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — In Memoriam — For those who gave their all
World War I Duty Daniel • Heckathorn Harry • Hanlon Thomas • McCauley Raymond • Perkins William • Seese George H. • Welsh Barley World War II Barcus Paul • Brown Fred V. • Cable Stanley R. • Clark Leonard N. • Fife John L. • Fish . . . Map (db m156063) WM
67Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — POW★MIA — You Are Not Forgotten
William Bratt George Donahue William Rall Eddie James Charlie Stoffel Roy J. Ward Rocco Zirrillo Robert Kiddey Donald Talbott John W. Honselman Sr.Map (db m156066) WM
68Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — The Whitacre House Site
Here James A. Garfield, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson spoke. Gen. Lewis Cass, U.S. Sec'y of State, was a guest, and Gen. John H. Morgan, C.S.A., "The Raider", was a prisoner of war.Map (db m156051) HM
69Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives for their country World War I Daniel D. Duty • Raymond McCauley • Thomas Hanlon • William Perkins • Barley Welsh • Harry Heckathorn • George H. Seese World War II Paul Barcus • Fred V. . . . Map (db m156053) WM
70Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Gave In All WarsMap (db m156064) WM
71Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Veterans Memorial Mural
Melvin Earl Newlin Respectfully Dedicated To All Who Serve In loving Memory of Jack Whitaker In Memory of Kenneth J. McCombs "Kenny Mac" In Memory of Victoria M. McCombs "Vickie" Chuck N. Allison Nellie J. Allison In Loving Memory . . . Map (db m156065) WM
72Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Wellsville Honor Roll
For Those Who ServedMap (db m156062) WM
73Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Wellsville Mural
[Mural is on both sides of brick walls on the northern end of town that lie on both sides of the street:] Wellsville Revitalization Committee Picnic "Riverside" Presbyterian Church, USA 525 Riverside Ave. Founded April 5, 1831 . . . Map (db m156060) HM WM
74Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Wellsville Ohio W.W.II P.O.W.
Wellsville Ohio W.W.II P.O.W. William Bratt • George Donahue • William Rall • Eddie James • Charlie Stoffel • Roy J. Ward • Rocco Zirillo • Robert Kiddey • Donald Talbott • John W. Hanselman, Sr.Map (db m156055) WM
75Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Wellsville's Oldest Bell
One of the largest known to exist in the U.S.A. Hidden for decades in the bell tower of this church edifice now representing the beautiful heritage of this masonic lodge and our proud city. Presented by past Master Francis C. Spring and Agnes . . . Map (db m156050) HM
76Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — You Are Not Forgotten
Since World War I, more than 83,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country. God Bless You. God Bless . . . Map (db m156056) WM
77Ohio (Columbiana County), West Point — Morgan's Surrender
This stone marks the spot where the Confederate raider Gen. John H. Morgan surrendered his command to Maj. George W. Rue July 26, 1863 and is the farthest point north ever reached by any body of Confederate troops during the Civil War.Map (db m36094) HM
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