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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greene County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Greene 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> Greene County, OH (105) Clark County, OH (101) Clinton County, OH (46) Fayette County, OH (32) Madison County, OH (27) Montgomery County, OH (717) Warren County, OH (210)  GreeneCounty(105) Greene County (105)  ClarkCounty(101) Clark County (101)  ClintonCounty(46) Clinton County (46)  FayetteCounty(32) Fayette County (32)  MadisonCounty(27) Madison County (27)  MontgomeryCounty(717) Montgomery County (717)  WarrenCounty(210) Warren County (210)
Xenia is the county seat for Greene County
Adjacent to Greene County, Ohio
      Clark County (101)  
      Clinton County (46)  
      Fayette County (32)  
      Madison County (27)  
      Montgomery County (717)  
      Warren County (210)  
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1 Ohio, Greene County, Alpha — 21-29 — First Courthouse of Greene County
Front Side: First Courthouse of Greene County In the late 1790s General Benjamin Whiteman built near this site one of the first log cabins in Alpha, the first settlement in what would become Beavercreek Township of Greene County. . . . Map (db m67642) HM
2 Ohio, Greene County, Beavercreek — Beaver Cemetery/Church Veterans Memorial
In remembrance of all veterans who lie here V.F.W. Post 8312 1982Map (db m91442) WM
3 Ohio, Greene County, Beavercreek — Beavercreek Veterans Memorial #1Walk of History — American Revolutionary War —
Walk of History This walkway is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who have devoted their lives to the principles of justice and freedom since the War for Independence, they have served in . . . Map (db m113180) WM
4 Ohio, Greene County, Beavercreek — Beavercreek Veterans Memorial #2Walk of History — American Civil War —
American Civil War 1861 – 1865 Union and Confederate served 3,263,000 killed 529,330 wounded 418,206 The American Civil War was a military conflict between the United States of America, (Union or Federals) and the Confederate States of . . . Map (db m113181) WM
5 Ohio, Greene County, Beavercreek — Beavercreek Veterans Memorial #3Walk of History — World War I —
World War I 1914 – 1918 U S 1917 – 1918 served 4,734,991 killed 116,516 wounded 294,902 World War I is also called “The Great War”. The war was primarily fought in Europe and the Middle East. The two military opponents . . . Map (db m113188) WM
6 Ohio, Greene County, Beavercreek — Beavercreek Veterans Memorial #4Walk of History — World War II —
World War II 1941 – 1945 served 16,112,566 killed 405,400 wounded 671,846 The United States joined the Allies (Britain, France , Russia, China) to fight the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan ) after the U. S. Military was attacked by the . . . Map (db m113183) WM
7 Ohio, Greene County, Cedarville — Cedarville
Birthplace of U.S. Senator James H. Kyle,“Father” of Labor DayMap (db m133229) HM
8 Ohio, Greene County, Cedarville — CedarvilleCorporation Limit Marker
Birthplace of U.S. Senator James H. Kyle "Father" Of Labor DayMap (db m159713) HM
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9 Ohio, Greene County, Cedarville — Cedarville Civil War MonumentThe Harper Memorial
. . . Map (db m118382) WM
10 Ohio, Greene County, Cedarville — Cedarville North CemeteryNational Historic Landmark
Cedarville North Cemetery Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America February 11, 1988 George W. Harper . . . Map (db m161219) HM
11 Ohio, Greene County, Cedarville — In Grateful RemembranceWilliamson Mound
In Grateful Remembrance this public state park has been created through the generosity of public- spirited citizens of Greene county who donated the land. The prehistoric Indian-mound known as the “Williamson Mound” thus will . . . Map (db m118376) HM
12 Ohio, Greene County, Cedarville — Martin Robison Delany
Martin Robison Delany May 6, 1812 – Jan. 24, 1885 Catherine A. (Richards) Delany Oct. 10, 1822 – July 11, 1894 Placido Rameses Delany 1862 – 1910 Faustin Soulouque Delany 1859 – 1912 Ethiopia Hallie Amelia . . . Map (db m119014) HM
13 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — 7-29 — Clifton GorgeA Feature of Ohio's Glacial Past
Clifton Gorge is a classic example of a canyon cut into dolomite and shale bedrock that dates to the Silurian Period 400 million years ago. Created by meltwater released from the retreating continental glacier some 15,000 years ago, the cool, moist . . . Map (db m12475) HM
14 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — Clifton Gorge MarkerThe Old Trail Head — The Obscure Marker —
Clifton Gorge has been designed a Registered Natural Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of the United States U. S. Department . . . Map (db m77111) HM
15 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve
History- To the Shawnee Indians, Clifton Gorge was a refuge in time of trouble. To the pioneers, it was a barrier to travel. The nineteenth century industrialists valued its water power and filled it with mills. Today, as part of Ohio's . . . Map (db m214656) HM
16 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — Clifton MillSince 1802
A continuous mill on this site last operating mill in the Little Miami Watershed one of the largest remaining water powered grist millsMap (db m188241) HM
17 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — 5-29 — Historical Clifton
This historic village was a hub for early Ohio industry and travel. The natural geography of the area provided ideal conditions for the establishment of a variety of mills. Col. Robert Patterson, an ancestor of the founder of National Cash Register . . . Map (db m12476) HM
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18 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — Nature's Calendar
Woody growth in temperate climates follows a cycle. Spring growth is rapid, forming light-colored wood Summer growth is slower and forms darwood. The resulting bands are called annual rings. Their number indicates the tree's age. This white . . . Map (db m214655) HM
19 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — Paper Mill
During the last half of the nineteenth century, the Nixon-Hagar Papermill operated on this site. Straw gathered from nearby farms was boiled and beaten into pulp, then rolled and drained to form cardboard and brown butcher paper. A dam . . . Map (db m201696) HM
20 Ohio, Greene County, Clifton — Village Of Clifton
Settled in 1800 by General Benjamin Whiteman and Owen Davis. Known as "Whitemans Settlement" until 1817. Incorporated in 1833. General Whiteman was one of the first associate judges in Greene County serving 1803 - 1806.Map (db m201698) HM
21 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — A Starting DeviceHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
To take off by engine power alone in Dayton’s light winds, the Wright brothers had to lay out as much as 240 feet of wooden rails. If the breeze shifted, the track had to be moved and pegged down again to face the new wind direction. But after . . . Map (db m67618) HM
22 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Birthplace of Flight
The first airplane. The first airport. The first permanent flying school. The Wright brothers started them all - here in Dayton. After their first short flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, Wilbur and Orville returned home to . . . Map (db m172123) HM
23 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Commuter FlyersThe Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville Wright rode a trolley here almost every day - except Sundays - during the 1904 and 1905 flying seasons. It was ten miles from their West Dayton home to this stop in the middle of what was then open farm country. Here, in the . . . Map (db m172122) HM
24 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Flying Field to Air Force BaseHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
The vast base you see all around you started in 1917 as a World War I Army Signal Corps post called Wilbur Wright Field. The installation grew through the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, matching the needs of the United States for aeronautical research, . . . Map (db m67612) HM
25 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Follow the Flight PathHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
The trail you see ahead curving gently to the right retraces the way Wilbur and Orville Wright flew here in 1904-1905. Look for seven tall flag poles that mark the corners of the pasture. The brothers tried their best to fly only inside this field, . . . Map (db m172131) HM
26 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Huffman Prairie Flying FieldAIAA Historic Aerospace Site
On this 84-acre meadow in 1904 and 1905, the Wright Brothers successfully mastered the mechanics of controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. The brothers also built the world's first airport here, and in 1910 the Wright Company School of . . . Map (db m171606) HM
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27 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — In Commemoration of the Courage, Perseverance and Achievement of Wilbur and Orville Wright
Through original research the Wright Brothers acquired scientific Knowledge and developed theories of aerodynamics which with their invention of aileron control enabled them in 1903 to build and fly at Kitty Hawk the first power-driven man-carrying . . . Map (db m132781) HM
28 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Miss that Tree!Huffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
Before tackling the problems of how to fly, Orville and Wilbur had been bicycle enthusiasts. The Wrights knew that a cyclist has to learn into high-speed turns. That same tilting movement in a flying machine is called banking. Here at Huffman . . . Map (db m172130) HM
29 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — 25- 29 — Mormon Migration, Kirkland Camp / Facts About Kirkland Camp
Mormon Migration, Kirkland Camp On July 28, 1838, the first and largest company of Mormon pioneers to migrate west camped along the Mad River near this site. Known as Kirtland Camp, the 515 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day . . . Map (db m97244) HM
30 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — The First AirportHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
If you walk past these trees, you can visit the cradle of aviation—84 acres of ordinary pasture where Wilbur and Orville Wright taught themselves to fly. In 1904, the Wrights knew they had to coax more from their brainchild than their 59-second . . . Map (db m171551) HM
31 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — They Had Done It!Huffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
As spring weather improved in 1905, the Wright brothers were back here at the flying field every day, hard at work. They put up a hanger, and readied their new machine. Steering was the last great riddle. By trying out ideas for balancing the . . . Map (db m172132) HM
32 Ohio, Greene County, Dayton — Trials in an Old SwampHuffman Prairie Flying Field — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —
We are in a large meadow of about 100 acres…skirted on the west and north by trees…Also the ground is an old swamp and is filled with grassy hummocks some six inches high so that it resembles a prairie dog town. This makes tracklaying slow work. . . . Map (db m172133) HM
33 Ohio, Greene County, Fairborn — Huffman Dam — —
Huffman one of five dams built by the Miami Conservancy District for flood control in the Miami Valley completed 1922 height 73 ft. length 3300 ft. width at base 380Map (db m97233) HM
34 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — Col. Daniel Boone
In memory of Col. Daniel Boone and 27 salt makers, taken prisoners at Blue Licks, KY., by the Shawnees, Feb. 7, 1778 and brought to Old Chillicothe. Boone and eleven were adopted by the Shawnees. Ten were taken, over the Bullskin Trail, . . . Map (db m14067) HM
35 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — Kenton's Gantlet [Gauntlet] Reported missing
Here, between the site of the old Shawnee Council House and the hill to the south, Simon Kenton, in 1778, successfully ran an Indian Gantlet, 158 rods - almost one half mile - long.Map (db m14071) HM
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36 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — Old Chillicothe
This stone marks the site of Old Chillicothe, the principal town of the Shawnees Indians, Tecumseh chief. The famous gauntlet run by Simon Kenton in 1778 was from Sextons Hill to the Council House which stood 30 rods west of this site.Map (db m14066) HM
37 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — C1 — Site of Old Chillicothe
The famous Shawnee Village destroyed four times by pioneer forces. It remained Ohio's leading Indian Town until 1807. On the rise to the west stood the bark Council House.Map (db m14065) HM
38 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial
In Memoriam Ten Kentucky soldiers were killed on this site (Old Chillicothe) May 29, 1779, in the first battle with the Shawnees in the Miami Valleys. The force of 261 men was defeated and pursued 30 mi. One Indian was killed. Col. John . . . Map (db m14068) HM
39 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — The Bullskin Trail
North from the Ohio River to Detroit. Here joined the Kenton and Scioto Trails east and Winchester Trail south east.Map (db m14072) HM
40 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — The Sexton Point
Location, from 1768 to 1774, of wigwams of Chief Pucksinwah and Methatosa, parents of Tecumtha. Draper Mss.           Map (db m14073) HM
41 Ohio, Greene County, Oldtown — U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha
U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa Inv msi srwvnowi nrgrni-ilafitv, ugimv macimi pligitiyawi cinvli ini inglast-mrn-ewi svmrkv-nagi, u mvmagoli cinvleli Sir Isaac Brock sifoli ina 1812 lvgitvhfowanagi. Usgi-lanvwawi ina March, 1768 . . . Map (db m14070) HM
42 Ohio, Greene County, Spring Valley — 12-29 — George Barrett Cement HousePoor Man's Home, Rich Man's Palace
After his home was destroyed by fire, George Barrett decided to build a home that would survive another disaster. An article Barrett read by O.S. Fowler in New York described a new building material that used gravel, sand, and lime. Cement was a . . . Map (db m26219) HM
43 Ohio, Greene County, Spring Valley — 1-29 — Historic Little Miami River
Side A: An important route north from the Ohio River for Indians, frontiersmen, soldiers, and settlers. Pre-historic Indian mounds and village sites are throughout the valley. In 1788 the river was a boundary between two major survey districts, . . . Map (db m26223) HM
44 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Albert Baker Football Practice Field
Central State University's Fighting Marauder football practice field is proudly dedicated in honor of Mr. Albert Baker. Mr. Baker served as a teacher and coach at Central State from 1947 until 1977, and his outstanding contributions included the . . . Map (db m52924) HM
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45 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 18-29 — Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.
[Marker Front]: Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (July 1, 1877 - November 26, 1970), the nation's first African American general in the Regular Army, was born in Washington, D.C. Davis first served as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th U.S. . . . Map (db m14054) HM
46 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Carnegie Library (1907)
This neoclassical structure, a combination of Federalism and Great Reunion, was a gift of Andrew Carnegie to Wilberforce University. It was built in 1907 and was remodeled and enlarged in 1938. The building provided general reading, reference, . . . Map (db m14062) HM
47 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 16-29 — Central State University
Central State University originated on March 19, 1887, when the Ohio General Assembly passed an act establishing a Combined Normal and Industrial (CN&I) Department at Wilberforce University. Through various transitional changes, it emerged as an . . . Map (db m14056) HM
48 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 24- 29 — Charles Young
Born enslaved March 12, 1864, Charles Young was the highest-ranking African American line officer most of his career. He became the third Black graduate of West Point in 1889 and the last until 1936. Young served with the 9th and 10th Calvary . . . Map (db m95398) HM
49 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Colonel Charles Young HouseCharles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument — National Historic Landmark —
Colonel Charles Young House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses national significance as the home of Colonel Charles Young (1864-1922). Third black graduated of West Point, Professor of Military Science at . . . Map (db m67643) HM
50 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 9-29 — Galloway Hall
[Marker Front]: At the turn of the twentieth century, increased enrollment in the Combined Normal and Industrial Department at Wilberforce University (which later became Central State University) spurred construction of new teaching and . . . Map (db m14057) HM
51 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 17-29 — Hallie Quinn Brown
[Marker Front]: Hallie Quinn Brown (c.1850) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to former slaves. She and her family moved to Wilberforce, Ohio in 1870, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University in 1873. . . . Map (db m14055) HM
52 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Kezia Emery Hall (1913)
This Colonial style building was originally constructed as a women's dormitory, but was later occupied by men. It was erected largely through the generosity of Andrew Carnegie and Miss E. J. Emery, a Cincinnati native living in England. The building . . . Map (db m14061) HM
53 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 26-29 — Lt. Charles Young at Wilberforce University
At the time of his death in 1922, Colonel Charles Young was the highest ranking African American officer in the United States Army. In 1894, almost five years after graduating West Point, then thirty year-old 2nd Lt. Young was appointed professor . . . Map (db m67647) HM WM
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54 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 20-29 — Martin Robison Delany
The son of an enslaved father and free Black mother, Martin Delany became one of the most prominent Black leaders in 19th Century America. Called the “Father of Black Nationalism,” Delany promoted African American pride and . . . Map (db m120157) HM
55 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 8-29 — Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs
Side A: In the early 1800s, William and Eleanor Kendall owned this land, known for its natural springs, beauty, and farmland. In 1850, Elias Drake, lawyer and former speaker in the Ohio General Assembly, purchased the property and named it . . . Map (db m14058) HM
56 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Paul RobesonSpecial Recognition — Drs. Camille O. and William H. Cosby —
This handsome bronze memorial of the legendary Paul Robeson is the work of artist George Carlson as commissioned by Drs. Camille O. and William H. Cosby. The Cosbys have graciously donated this work to Central State University to be displayed as a . . . Map (db m52923) HM
57 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 23-29 — Payne Theological Seminary
Payne Theological Seminary was originally established as Union Seminary in West Jefferson, Ohio, by the Ohio Conference of the African Methodist Church (AME) on October 18, 1844. The Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church North met . . . Map (db m52891) HM
58 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Stevenson Cemetery GateMassie Creek Scotch Associate Cemetery
Left Post1776   1931 James Stevenson donated the Associate Church   † three acres for church and cemetery purposes in 1804, to be known as Massie’s Creek Church lot and   † cemetery. The   Rev. Robert . . . Map (db m214658) HM WM
59 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Stevenson Cemetery Veterans MemorialMassie Creek Scotch Associate Cemetery
Cedar Cliff Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Dedicated Memorial Day (logo) 1975 (logo) to honor the memory of these men who served their country in the American Revolution William Bull, Sr. • William . . . Map (db m201692) WM
60 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Stevenson Road Bridge
This bridge was built in 1877 and restored in 2015 by the Righter Company, using money from the Federal Covered Bridge Restoration Act and local funds. This is a 96-foot clear span Smith truss bridge. A Smith truss is a diagonal arrangement . . . Map (db m214659) HM
61 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 28- 29 — Stevenson Road Covered Bridge
Built in 1877 and spanning approximately ninety-five feet, the Stevenson Road Covered Bridge carried vehicular traffic until 2003. it is one of a few Smith truss bridges left in the United States. The Smith Bridge Company manufactured the bridge . . . Map (db m214660) HM
62 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Veterans Memorial
1716 - 1931 In memory of the soldiers who rest in this pioneer graveyard.Map (db m201691) WM
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63 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 22-29 — Wilberforce University / Distinguished Wilberforceans
Wilberforce University Wilberforce University, founded at Tawawa Springs in 1856 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, is the first private historically black college or university in America. The inspirations for Wilberforce were an unwavering . . . Map (db m52889) HM
64 Ohio, Greene County, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — Final HonorsDayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Wright brothers were the most memorialized of Americans in the 20th century. Of all their countrymen, only Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln have inspired commemorative zeal to match. Wright biographer Tom . . . Map (db m171970) HM
65 Ohio, Greene County, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — 13-29 — Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, a unit of the Dayton Heritage National Historic Park, is the site where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew and perfected the world's first practical airplane, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, after their first flights in Kitty . . . Map (db m207158) HM
66 Ohio, Greene County, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Bath Township — Biplanes to Rocket Science
Here, on Wright Brothers Hill, on all sides you are surrounded by the vast research complexes and runways of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Problem solving done here since 1917 has taken aviators from Huffman Prairie Flying Field to the moon and . . . Map (db m4645) HM
67 Ohio, Greene County, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Bath Township — Cow Pasture to Flight School
Look two miles beyond this overlook to see a true cradle of aviation. The flags you see far below outline the pasture that became the first airport in history. After their success at Kitty Hawk, the Wright brothers returned to Dayton, looking for a . . . Map (db m4646) HM
68 Ohio, Greene County, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Bath Township — In Case of Floods ...
Huffman Prairie Flying Field lies to the right of Huffman Dam, the long earthen barrier you see below. The dam is one of five 'retarding basins' built by the Miami Conservancy District after the catastrophic 1913 flood. This dam, along with many . . . Map (db m4647) HM
69 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 74th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry
Honor to the Seventy-Fourth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865Map (db m53878) HM
70 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — April 3, 1974 Xenia Tornado Memorial
In memory of those who lost their lives in April 3, 1974 Tornado Richard Adams • Wm. Kent Armstrong • Joyce D. Behnken • Brian K. Blakely • Gloria E. Chambers • Eric Michael Crabtree • Teresa Renee Cross • Prabahakar Dixit • Michael D. . . . Map (db m53867) HM
71 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 30-29 — Ballard Road Covered Bridge
In 1883, James E. Brown built this seven-panel Howe truss bridge over the North Branch of Caesar Creek, near the site of Lyman Ballard’s grist mill and on the property of William C. Dean. At the time it was built, iron, concrete, and steel . . . Map (db m106267) HM
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72 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 3-29 — Birthplace of Tecumseh
[Marker Front]: The great Native American Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, was born on the bank of a large spring at this site in 1768, at the very instant that a great meteor seared across the skies. The birth occurred while his parents, Shawnee . . . Map (db m14064) HM
73 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Civil War Veterans MemorialOhio Soldier’ and Sailor’ Orphans’ Home
Erected and dedicated to the Civil War Veterans of Ohio who founded this home by the Department of Ohio Women’s Relief Corps 1936Map (db m95536) HM
74 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 11-29 — Collins School
In 1854, Samuel and Rebecca McClellan Collins deeded 1.28 acres to Beavercreek Township, Greene County, for the purpose of building a schoolhouse. The first two schoolhouses were constructed of stone with fireplaces for heat. Collins . . . Map (db m14063) HM
75 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Desert Shield - Desert Storm - Persian Gulf Memorial1990 - 1991
Dedicated to the men and women who served in Operation Desert Shield - Desert Storm [Honor Roll of Veterans] Dedicated to those men and women of Greene County who have served in the Persian Gulf, and to those who may serve in the . . . Map (db m53876) WM
76 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 27-29 — Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge
Built in 1877 and spanning 136 feet, the Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge carried vehicular traffic until 2003. The bridge is named after the nearby Levi Engle Mill. It is one of a few dozen Smith Truss bridges in the United States. The Smith Bridge . . . Map (db m106266) HM
77 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Galloway Cabin
Built by James Galloway about 1798 near Old Town. In this house Tecumseh, Chief of the Shawnees, lost a memorable campaign for the hand of Rebecca Galloway.Map (db m52922) HM
78 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 10-29 — Galloway Log House / Xenia Tornado, April 3, 1974
Galloway Log House (Side A) James Sr. and Rebecca (Junkin) Galloway moved with their family to Greene County from Kentucky in 1798, constructing their first home, a small log cabin. Galloway built the present structure around 1799 near the . . . Map (db m52886) HM
79 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Godfrey BrownMiddle Run Baptist Church — The Brown Settlement —
Godfrey Brown 1768 1843 “As to debts, thank God I owe no man anything but love” Godfrey Brown was born a slave in Brunswick County, Virginia in the year of 1768. He yearned for freedom and was freed by his master on March . . . Map (db m95414) HM
80 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Greene County Civil War Memorial
In memory of Greene County Soldiers of the War of the Rebellion 1861 - 1865Map (db m53868) HM
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81 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Greene County Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the Citizens of Greene County who served in the Civil War 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 10th Ohio Battery • 154th Regiment Ohio InfantryMap (db m201685) WM
82 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Greene County War Memorial
In memory of All War Veterans of Greene CountyMap (db m53877) HM
83 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 19-29 — Helen Hooven Santmyer
Helen Hooven Santmyer moved to Xenia at the age of five and graduated from Wellesley College in 1918. She attended Oxford University in England as one of the earliest female Rhodes Scholars. Returning to America with her first book published and a . . . Map (db m207725) HM
84 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — HonorOhio Soldier’ and Sailor’ Orphans’ Home — Ohio Veterans’ Childrens’ Home AXP Museum —
This tablet is erected in honor of our beloved veterans of the 1861 Civil War 1865 The Grand Army of the Republic Dept. of Ohio who organized the “Home” in 1869 and by their patriotic effort, provided for the future protection . . . Map (db m95534) WM
85 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Joseph P. Foody
Co. D. 127th Inf. 32d Div. A.E.F. Killed in action Oct. 5 1918 at Muse Argonne Battle, Gesnes, France. "In dying hath left us rarer gifts than gold"Map (db m201687) WM
86 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Logan’s Memorial Day Order — Ohio Soldier’ and Sailor’ Orphans’ Home —
General Orders No. 11) Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868. I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in . . . Map (db m95531) HM
87 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 4- 29 — McDonald Stone QuarryA Piece of the Washington Monument
In 1849, each state in the Union was invited to furnish a block of native stone for the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Geologists selected stone from this quarry, then owned by Wilford McDonald, as typical of the . . . Map (db m91407) HM
88 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Northwest Ordinance and U.S. Constitution Bicentennials Trees
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89 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Pioneer Achievementsand Historic Events Which Occurred Here
To Commemorate Pioneer Achievements and Historic Events Which Occurred Here Here in 1815 Jacob Brown, born Dec. 7, 1775 and his wife Judith Walters Brown, born Dec. 8, 1781, venerable Quakers, from Louden County, Virginia, purchased . . . Map (db m139682) HM
90 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 2- 29 — Union Meeting House Organized in 1807 / Union Seminary Organized in 1809
Union Meeting House Organized in 1807 On this site in 1809, pious Christians from Virginia and North Carolina erected a Methodist Church, the first in Greene County. The church was officially organized on May 23, 1807 as the Bonner Society. . . . Map (db m91415) HM
91 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — War Savings Stamps
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92 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — William Maxwell1755? - 1809
Front First printer and publisher in the Northwest Territory lived near this point, 1799- 1809. established the first news paper, “The Sentinel of the Northwest Territory”, Cicin nati, November 9, 1793. Published the . . . Map (db m91438) HM
93 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Xenia Station
Xenia City Commission Dr. Lee Esprit, Jr. president Lawrence W. Gordon V. President/ Deputy Mayor John T: Saraga Mayor Everett “Fuzz” Ross - Max H. Sims - Robert Stilwell - Dr. Eric V.A. Winston Patricia . . . Map (db m80019) HM
94 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — 15-29 — Antioch College
Chartered in 1852 by the Christian Church and later a Unitarian institution, Antioch College opened with educational pioneer Horace Mann as its first president. One of the earliest co-educational colleges in the United States, from its inception . . . Map (db m12471) HM
95 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — Antioch College / and Glen Helen
Antioch College Founded 1853. Horace Mann and Arthur Morgan pioneered its co-operative program of “Education for Effective Living”. Glen Helen The living story of Ohio’s countryside. 930 acres for community . . . Map (db m79758) HM
96 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — Camp Birch
(2 Boy Scout Emblems) In Grateful Recognition to the many friends of scouting who contributed greatly through their gifts of money and time and the endless resources of labor and leadership to the establishment of Camp Birch. . . . Map (db m77121) HM
97 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — Erastus Mitchell Birch
In memory of Erastus Mitchell Birch born – Jan. 19, 1801 – died- July 7, 1884 native of Dutchess County New York ** friend and neighbor of Horace Mann * trustee * treasurer and member of the executive committee board of . . . Map (db m79789) HM
98 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — Glen Helen Natural Area — The Legacy of Hugh Taylor Birch —
Glen Helen Natural Area has been designated a registered natural landmark under provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m77164) HM
99 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — Historic Grinnell Mill
Built: 1813 Rebuilt: 1821, 1913 Preserved 2006 With deep appreciation to Jim Hammond the Hammond Family and the people of Miami TownshipMap (db m77180) HM
100 Ohio, Greene County, Yellow Springs — Horace Mann
Horace Mann 1796 – 1859 First President and Founder of Antioch College This memorial is erected to perpetuate the memory of an able lawyer, a great statesman and a pioneer in education. May his life and example ever . . . Map (db m79769) HM

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