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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Darke County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Darke 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> Darke County, OH (83) Mercer County, OH (95) Miami County, OH (116) Montgomery County, OH (707) Preble County, OH (38) Shelby County, OH (53) Jay County, IN (5) Randolph County, IN (17) Wayne County, IN (49)  DarkeCounty(83) Darke County (83)  MercerCounty(95) Mercer County (95)  MiamiCounty(116) Miami County (116)  MontgomeryCounty(707) Montgomery County (707)  PrebleCounty(38) Preble County (38)  ShelbyCounty(53) Shelby County (53)  JayCountyIndiana(5) Jay County (5)  RandolphCounty(17) Randolph County (17)  WayneCounty(49) Wayne County (49)
Greenville is the county seat for Darke County
Adjacent to Darke County, Ohio
      Mercer County (95)  
      Miami County (116)  
      Montgomery County (707)  
      Preble County (38)  
      Shelby County (53)  
      Jay County, Indiana (5)  
      Randolph County, Indiana (17)  
      Wayne County, Indiana (49)  
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1Ohio (Darke County), Ansonia — Ansonia Veterans Memorial
USA In memory of the people who have served in our warsMap (db m96021) WM
2Ohio (Darke County), Ansonia — Camp Mississinewa
The army of Major General Arthur St. Clair advanced from Camp Sulphur Springs on Wednesday Nov. 2nd, 1791 A.D. using where practical the old trail following the higher ground between the marshes, crossed the Stillwater River about noon and were . . . Map (db m74343) HM
3Ohio (Darke County), Ansonia — Camp Sulphur Springs
The army of Maj. General Arthur St. Clair camped on the ridge to the east from Sunday evening, October 30th, until the morning of November 2nd 1791, awaiting the forwarding of flour, tents and heavy baggage. The troops had advanced . . . Map (db m20250) HM
4Ohio (Darke County), Arcanum — William ByersDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
in memory of Pvt. Williams Byers 1764 Va Militia 1834 Revolutionary War placed by Fort Greeneville NSDAR and VFW Post 7262Map (db m136491) WM
5Ohio (Darke County), Beamsville — Beamsville Veterans Memorial
Soldiers MonumentMap (db m138643) WM
6Ohio (Darke County), Brock — 7-19 — Annie Oakley
Side A Phoebe Ann Mosey, also known as Annie Oakley, was born six miles northeast of here in what was then Woodland, later renamed Willowdell. Born in 1860 she was the sixth daughter born to Jacob and Susan Mosey. After the death of her . . . Map (db m59641) HM
7Ohio (Darke County), Brock — Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial
Erected in Memory of Unknown SoldiersMap (db m28798) HM
8Ohio (Darke County), Brock — Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served and sacrificed for their country in all wars and conflicts.Map (db m28648) WM
9Ohio (Darke County), Castine — Camp Maple Swamp
The army of Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair camped on the southern margin of Maple Swamp at the headwaters of Twin Creek. One and a half miles west of this site at noon on October 11, 1791 A.D. on account of the marshy condition of the ground it was . . . Map (db m119902) HM
10Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Ash PitFort Jefferson
A relic laden ash pit was discovered at this site.Map (db m166330) HM
11Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — ExcavationFort Jefferson
Excavation in 1930 revealed site of blockhouse at this location.Map (db m166325) HM
12Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — FirepitFort Jefferson
A clay firepit, four feet square and two and one half feet deep, was uncovered at this point.Map (db m166326) HM
13Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — For Jefferson Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the heroes of our community who served our country and who sacrificed their lives on the land, sea, and in the sky that freedom might live In Memoriam Alvin H. Young Frank R. Aten Ohmer Stephen Stravser Bill M. . . . Map (db m166331) WM
14Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Fort Jefferson
Built by the Army of General Arthur St. Clair in October 1791 and used as a military post during the campaigns against the North-Western Indian tribes MCMVIIMap (db m19885) HM
15Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Fort Jefferson
Site of frontier post built by Arthur St. Clair 1791.Map (db m178739) HM
16Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — C — Fort JeffersonOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of Fort Jefferson The most advanced post established by General St. Clair on his campaign against the Northwestern Indian Tribes in 1791. Map (db m138773) HM
17Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — 5-19 — Fort Jefferson / St. Clair’s Defeat
Fort Jefferson. During the Indian Wars of 1790-1795, the United States built a chain of forts in the contested area of what is today western Ohio. These forts were built as a result of various tribes of the region attacking the encroaching . . . Map (db m20254) HM
18Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain
Fort Jefferson was just a link in a chain of forts stretching north from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) to Fort Deposit (Waterville). During the Indian War of 1790-1795, the United States felt it necessary to build forts in contested . . . Map (db m165698) HM
19Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — TrenchFort Jefferson
A trench lined with timber posts extended southwest from this point.Map (db m166328) HM
20Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Underground PassageFort Jefferson
Beneath this spot a wooden treaded stairway was discovered leading into a passageway to well or magazine pit 80 feet to southwest, the passageway was six feet deep, three feet wide and lined with posts and puncheons.Map (db m166324) HM
21Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Well or Magazine PitFort Jefferson
A twenty five foot well or magazine pit was excavated at this location. The opening was five feet square and the walls were lined with timbers. Among other things, a wooden windlass was found at the bottom of the well and is now at . . . Map (db m166327) HM
22Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — "Dick and Jane"
In 1890, while on a business trip in France, Mr. Daniel Henne, Jr., a local grain elevator operator, met and fell in love with these two little tykes. Made of Pewter, the two kids were purchased, crated and shipped to Greenville. Mr. Henn decided . . . Map (db m193041) HM
23Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 1793 -1934 Greene VilleHeadquarters United States Army
1793 - 1934 Greene Ville Headquarters United States Army 1793 - 1795 first bridge built here by Maj. General Anthony Wayne in campaign against Indians 1793 Map (db m157112) HM WM
24Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 537 South Broadway Street
This property has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m193045) HM
25Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Annie Oakley“Little Sure Shot”
This marker honors the memory of a beloved native of Darke County, the famous sharp- shooter, Annie Oakley. Within a radius of a few miles of this site Annie- -       Was born at Woodland (Willow Dell)       Spent her early childhood at . . . Map (db m87126) HM
26Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Annie Oakley 1926Last Residence, Place of Death
Annie Oakley 1926 last residence Zemer- Broderick Boarding HouseMap (db m136483) HM
27Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Annie Oakley was a trail blazer
Annie Oakley was a trailblazer whose achievements opened up new opportunities for women. As a sharpshooter with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, she helped people relive the perilous and heroic days of the frontier. She became a role model for females . . . Map (db m193048) HM
28Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 2-19 — Annie Oakley, 1860 - 1926"Little Sure Shot"
One of America's best-known sport shooters and entertainers of the late 1800s, Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey (or Mozee) north of Versailles in Darke County in 1860. She achieved local fame for her shooting ability as a hunter while still in . . . Map (db m39292) HM
29Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Annie took it upon herself to teach women
"I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” Annie took it upon herself to teach women how to shoot for sport and for protection. She estimated teaching 15,000 women throughout her . . . Map (db m193052) HM
30Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Anthony Wayne Flag PoleAt the Peace Council House
This flagpole is dedicated to Major General Anthony Wayne and the American Indian Nations that participated at the 1795 Peace Treaty at Greene Ville Headquarters of the United States Army 1793- 1796 The U.S. Army was here under . . . Map (db m157113) HM
31Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Bear’s Mill Viet Nam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Darke County Viet Nam Veterans Aug. 5, 1964 May 7, 1975 (seal) (map)Map (db m93212) WM
32Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Benjamin WilliamsDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
in memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Benjamin Williams circa 1762 – 1839 marker placed in 2019 by Fort Greeneville Chapter NSDAR and VFW Post 7262Map (db m136572) WM
33Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Boulder
Boulder on which the Indians ground cornMap (db m193029) HM
34Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — buchy'sA "Lot" of History
In 1870, George Buchy fled the Alsace-Lorraine region when it was invaded by Germany and immigrated to the United States with the equivalent of $.85 to his name. He continued his travels from New York to Pittsburgh along the Ohio River then to . . . Map (db m193027) HM
35Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Darke County Civil War Monument
south side Erected & donated A.D. 1903 by Frank McWhinney & wife in honor and memory of the Union soldiers of Darke County, Ohio, living or dead, who served in the War of 1861-1865. Also, of all soldiers of Darke County, . . . Map (db m93156) WM
36Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Darke County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all Darke County veterans, who gave their lives for their countryMap (db m193035) WM
37Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Darke County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served and sacrificed for their countryMap (db m193042) WM
38Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — C15 — Fort Greene-VilleOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of Fort Greene-Ville »»«« The largest pioneer fort in Ohio, built in 1793, by General Anthony Wayne. Here, August 5, 1795, the Treaty was signed by which much of present Ohio was opened to White . . . Map (db m19878) HM
39Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Gold Star Veterans MemorialDarke County War Memorial — WW I, WW II, Korea —
Dedicated to our Veterans of Darke County who served our country and who sacrificed their lives that freedom might live This memorial presented by the Gold Star Mothers and citizens of Darke County in grateful memory of those who . . . Map (db m157114) WM
40Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Greenville Union Cemetery Cannon
This cannon was secured and erected for Jobes Post G.A.R. and the Public by Hon. Harvey C. Garber Member of United States Congress May 29th 1904Map (db m157115) HM WM
41Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — In Memory of Major John Mills
In memory of Major John Mills a soldier of the Revolution and Adjutant General in Wayne’s Legion also the brave officers and soldiers who died during the occupancy of Fort Greeneville from 1793 to 1976Map (db m157116) WM
42Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — In Memory of Tecumseh — The Tecumseh Boulder —
In Memory of Tecumseh the noted Shawnee chief and his brother Tenskwatawa “the Prophet” who lived on this site 1806 – 1808Map (db m88741) HM
43Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — In Memory of the Grand Army of the RepublicA Flag Pole with Drinking Fountain — In Greenville City Park —
Erected in memory of the Grand Army of the Republic by the Daughters of Union Veterans Tent O8Map (db m157135) WM
44Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 8-19 — James & Sophia Clemens & Greenville Settlement in Long, Ohio
James and Sophia Clemens’ lives are part of a story of tens of thousands of people of color who migrated north in search of land to farm and better lives during the first half of the 19th century. In 1818, James Clemens (1781-1870) purchased 387 . . . Map (db m168860) HM
45Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Little Sure Shot Annie Oakley
World famous markswoman born in Darke County 1860-1926Map (db m193046) HM
46Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Never Forget Garden
Tomb of the unknown soldier centennial 1921-2021Map (db m193057) WM
47Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville
Signed near this location on Aug. 3, 1795 Line Drawing of the Principal Figures in the signing of the treaty 1. Anthony Wayne 2. Little Turtle • 3. William Wells 4. William Henry Harrison 5. William Clark • 6. Meriwether Lewis . . . Map (db m28801) HM
48Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Studabaker SchoolFirst Brick School House in Darke County
First brick school house in Darke County 1840Map (db m157118) HM
49Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 6-19 — Tecumseh / Shawnee Prophet's Town
Side A: Tecumseh One of the most influential Native Americans of the 19th century, Tecumseh was born in 1768 in the Pickaway settlements on the Mad River and raised by older siblings at Old Town. A prominent Shawnee war leader who vigorously . . . Map (db m28646) HM
50Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 4-19 — Treaty of Greene Ville 1795
Marker Front: Following General Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers, members of the western tribes assembled at Fort Greene Ville to settle on terms of peace. Representatives of the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Ottawas, Chippewa, . . . Map (db m17497) HM
51Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Treaty of Greene Ville Peace Medals
Presented to the American Indian Nations that signed the Peace Treaty in 1795Map (db m157119) HM
52Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Treaty of GreenevilleAnthony Wayne Treaty Memorial
Placed to Commemorate the Treaty of Greeneville Signed August 3, 1795 by General Anthony Wayne Representing the United States Government and the chiefs and agents of the Allied Indian Tribes of the Territory Northwest of the . . . Map (db m19883) HM
53Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Veterans Memorial
Thank you for your service to our countryMap (db m193026) WM
54Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Veterans Memorial
Erected in honor of he men and women from Darke County who have served in the armed forces of their countryMap (db m193036) WM
55Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — War of 1812Treaty At Greenville, Ohio July 22, 1814
Gen. William Henry Harrison, United States Gov. Lewis Cass, Michigan Territory A Bowery was built to conduct treaty negotiations with eight Native American Indian Nations Wyandot, Delaware, Shawanee, Ottawa, Seneca, Miami, . . . Map (db m193031) HM WM
56Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — War Savings Quota
In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Darke County who oversubscribed their War Savings Quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings CommitteeMap (db m193043) HM WM
57Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Water Street CemeteryReconstruction of Fort Greenville
Water Street Cemetery burial ground for early Greenville pioneers 1816 to 1853 placed by Fort Greeneville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1972Map (db m157120) HM
58Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Zachary Lansdowne
. . . Map (db m193030) HM
59Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Zachary Lansdowne
Zachary Lansdowne 1888-1925 CDR of the USS Shenandoah Born in Greenville, Ohio "America's First Rigid Airship"Map (db m193053) HM
60Ohio (Darke County), Hollansburg — Hollansburg Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all the soldiers living and dead who served the United States in any of its wars erected 1925Map (db m168861) WM
61Ohio (Darke County), Lightsville — Camp Stillwater
The army of Major General Anthony Wayne camped on the rising ground immediately eastward on the night of July 28th, 1794 A.D. After advancing twelve miles from headquarters at Fort Greene Ville on the expedition against the Indian tribes . . . Map (db m20252) HM
62Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Commemorating Passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train1809 Lincoln’s Funeral Car “United States” 1865
On its 13 day journey, carrying the body of Pres. Abraham Lincoln to Springfield, Ill. In New Madison, hundreds of mourners stood in the rain expressing reverent respect as the nine car funeral train slowly passed by on that pre-dawn morning . . . Map (db m107351) HM
63Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Fort Blackon the Ohio Frontier — War of 1812 —
Fort Black a sturdy log outpost was erected immediately southwest of this site in the fall of 1813 under the direction of Lieutenant James Black commanding a detachment of Preble County troops in order to protect the pioneer settlers against bands . . . Map (db m74986) HM
64Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Greenmound Veterans Memorial #1
(front) Dedicated to the Veterans of the World War 1917 — 1918 and in memory of the Veterans of our former wars through the efforts of Laroy Farst Post 245 (rear) Honor Roll (71 names, 7 killed in . . . Map (db m136781) WM
65Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Greenmound Veterans Monument #2World War II — Korean War —
Dedicated to the Veterans of World War II 1941 – 1945 Korean War 1950 – 1953 and in memory of all Veterans of this community who have served in the armed forces through the efforts of Laroy Farst Post 245 I pledge . . . Map (db m136784) WM
66Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Greenmound Veterans Monument #3
Remembering those who defend our freedom all gave some some gave all honoring Veterans past, present, future American Legion Post 245Map (db m136785) WM
67Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — New Madison American Legion Monument
In memory of all past Legion membersMap (db m136568) WM
68Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Samuel McClureDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
Revolutionary War Soldier Samuel McClure 1757 – 1818 Virginia Militia marker placed by Fort Greeneville NSDAR and VFW 7262 October 14, 2017Map (db m136575) WM
69Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Sgt William BrodrickDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
In memory of Sgt. William Brodrick 1760 1835 NJ Militia Revolutionary War placed by Fort Greeneville NSDAR and VFW 7262Map (db m136574) WM
70Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — William GrahamDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
In memory of Revolutionary War Soldier William Graham circa 1764 - 1841 Pvt Va Militia marker placed in 2018 by Fort Greeneville, NSDAR and VFW Post 7262 Map (db m136715) WM
71Ohio (Darke County), New Paris — 3-19 — Site of Fort Nesbit (Nisbet)
Built on this high ridge, Fort Nesbit (Nisbet) offered protection for settlers, travelers, and army supply trains in northern Preble and southern Darke counties during the War of 1812. It was part of a chain of forts that extended from Fort St. . . . Map (db m75106) HM
72Ohio (Darke County), New Weston — New Weston Veterans Memorial
New Weston Dis.No.1 Honor Roll Enlisted overseas (six names) Enlisted at camp (two names) Selective overseas (four names) Selective at camp (three names)Map (db m96985) WM
73Ohio (Darke County), North Star — Annie OakleyAmerica's "Little Sure Shot"
Annie Oakley America's "Little Sure Shot" was born in northeastern Darke County, Ohio, and spent her childhood days in the house on this site. At that time the dense virgin forest surrounded her home and Annie shot and trapped wild game to help pay . . . Map (db m82177) HM
74Ohio (Darke County), North Star — North Star
Near birthplace and early home of Annie Oakley, "Little Sure Shot", born 1860Map (db m192975) HM
75Ohio (Darke County), Palestine — George StephensDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
in memory (illegible) a soldier of 76 (illegible) June 11 1840 (illegible)Map (db m136570) WM
76Ohio (Darke County), Palestine — Palestine Veterans Memorial
In memory of all VeteransMap (db m136533) WM
77Ohio (Darke County), Versailles — Greenlawn Veterans Memorial
dedicated in honor and memory of the Veterans of all warsMap (db m136489) WM
78Ohio (Darke County), Versailles — Richard BrandonDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
Revolutionary War Richard Brandon 1751 1835 placed by Fort Greeneville NSDAR and VFW Post 7262Map (db m136488) WM
79Ohio (Darke County), Versailles — Richard McGriffDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
in memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Richard McGriff Pvt- York Co. Militia, Pa circa 1760 – post 1820 marker placed in 2018 by Fort Greeneville Chapter , NSDAR and VFW Post 7262Map (db m136486) WM
80Ohio (Darke County), Versailles — St. Denis Parish - St. Valbert CemeteryOld St. Valbert Parish
On this site in 1839, on 1 ½ aces, kindly donated by Nickolas Marchal, a log church 32 ft. x 40 ft. x 18 ft. high was built by he and his sons. It was to be called St. Valbert Parish. It was the first Catholic Church in this area and . . . Map (db m120363) HM
81Ohio (Darke County), Versailles — Zachariah HoleDarke County DAR Project — Revolutionary War Veteran —
In memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Zachariah Hole circa 1752 – 1822 served in Ky, Co. Militia, Va Col. George Rogers Clark placed by Fort Greeneville NSDAR and VFW Post 7262Map (db m136487) WM
82Ohio (Darke County), Willowdell — Annie Oakley’s Birthplace
World famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses August 13, 1860 in a log cabin 1028 feet due east of here on land that had been in the Swallow family line for 127 years at the time this memorial was dedicated in June 1981 by . . . Map (db m128360) HM
83Ohio (Darke County), Yorkshire — Annie Oakley Parents' Grave
While at this site, imagine the legendary Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot” Standing and gazing at her family’s graves Father Jacob Mosey (Moses) 1799- 1866 four of her siblings Mary Jane 1851-1867 Elizabeth . . . Map (db m128361) HM
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Aug. 12, 2022