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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Guernsey County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Guernsey County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Guernsey County, OH (39) Belmont County, OH (64) Coshocton County, OH (59) Harrison County, OH (28) Muskingum County, OH (78) Noble County, OH (16) Tuscarawas County, OH (68)  GuernseyCounty(39) Guernsey County (39)  BelmontCounty(64) Belmont County (64)  CoshoctonCounty(59) Coshocton County (59)  HarrisonCounty(28) Harrison County (28)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  NobleCounty(16) Noble County (16)  TuscarawasCounty(68) Tuscarawas County (68)
Cambridge is the county seat for Guernsey County
Adjacent to Guernsey County, Ohio
      Belmont County (64)  
      Coshocton County (59)  
      Harrison County (28)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Noble County (16)  
      Tuscarawas County (68)  
 
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1Ohio (Guernsey County), Byesville — 1-30 — Wreck of the Shenandoah
“Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to....” These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. Fourteen of its crew . . . Map (db m70422) HM
2Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — “S” Bridge
Old National Road Built about 1828 Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel . . . Map (db m284) HM
3Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — CambridgeThe Historic National Road in Ohio
Cambridge was platted in 1806 and became Guernsey County seat just four years later. The town flourished with the construction of the National Road, and by 1834 Cambridge was served daily by four stagecoach lines. Manufacturing boomed after the . . . Map (db m98595) HM
4Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Cambridge
Birthplace of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. First American to orbit Earth Born July 18, 1921Map (db m139837) HM
5Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Coach House Manor
Coach House Manor formerly the "A.J. Bennett" Estate, founder of world famous Cambridge Glass. Built in 1907. Dedicated by Robert P. Scott, Mayor. Guernsey Co. 175th AnniversaryMap (db m161366) HM
6Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Guernsey County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Guernsey County Civil War Cox, Robert M. - Corporal - Mississippi - 1863 Power, Albert - Private - Arkansas - 1862 Richardson, William R. - Private - . . . Map (db m15982) HM
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7Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Dr. Charles E. Jefferson
On the site of this building Dr. Charles E. Jefferson, internationally known preacher, lecturer & author was born August 26, 1860. An advocate of world peace.Map (db m1046) HM
8Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — 7-30 — Fletcher General Hospital & WWII POW Camp
During the Second World War, the U.S. Army constructed a 131-building hospital on level farmland a quarter mile northwest of this marker. The army built the facility as a 1,520-bed hospital in the winter and spring of 1942-43. It was later . . . Map (db m170995) HM
9Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — George R. Tingle1775 - 1830
Built the first tavern in Cambridge proper which acted as Guernsey County's first courthouse prior to 1813.Map (db m18011) HM
10Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men from Guernsey County who served in the defense of their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861–1865. Gettysburg, Atlanta, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Wilderness, Chickanauga.Map (db m285) HM
11Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial
In honor of those who served in Operation Desert Storm “I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is . . . Map (db m15981) WM
12Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those men and women of Guernsey County who served their country in times of peace and warMap (db m15983) HM
13Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial
In memory of persons from Guernsey County, Ohio, who gave their lives in Southeast Asia during the period of the Vietnam Conflict. Robert A. Ausmus Clifford E. Bench James S. Brister Donald E. Chambers James Davis David Lee Doyle . . . Map (db m18012) WM
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14Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Old Covered Bridge
Near This Spot The Old Covered Bridge Spanned Wills Creek On the Old National Road 1828 – 1913 Near It Was the Ferry Cabin The First House Built in Cambridge 1798 – 1800 This Marker is Erected By Anna Asbury Stone . . . Map (db m81828) HM
15Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Peacock RoadThe Historic National Road in Ohio
Named for the peacocks that once lived on a neighboring farm, this narrow brick road was on the National Roads original alignment when it was built through Guernsey County in 1828. Peacock road is typical of the steep grades and sharp curves that . . . Map (db m98596) HM
16Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Peters Creek Mile MarkerOne of Several Identical Markers
The Act of Congress in 1806 which authorized the construction of the National Road required that mile markers be placed at regular intervals. These reference points reassured travelers that they were following the correct route. They also indicated . . . Map (db m98507) HM
17Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Peters Creek S-BridgeThe Historic National Road in Ohio
The history of this bridge is tied to Zane’s Trace, the original road through the region. In 1803, the trace crossed Peters Creek, a few hundred yards to the north, using logs to bridge the stream. In 1828, when the National Road was built . . . Map (db m98505) HM
18Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. 1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind . . . Map (db m15980) HM
19Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Robert T. SecrestCongressman and Senator
50 years of public service to our great country and all its citizens. This tribute is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries of District Five of Ohio, August 5, 1978Map (db m18010) HM
20Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — S Bridge RenovationBuilt 1828
Thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Ohio State Historical Office, and the Guernsey County Engineer for restoration of this “S” Bridge damaged by 2005 floods. This bridge possesses . . . Map (db m98509) HM
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21Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — The First Methodist Church
Here the first Methodist Church was organized, 1808, in the home of Thomas Sarchet, leader of the original settlers from the Island of Guersey.Map (db m1047) HM
22Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — 4-30 — The Scottish Rite in Ohio
The first Scottish Rite body of Free-Masonry west of the Alleghenies was formed in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1852 by Killian H. Van Rensselaer, an honorary 33rd Degree Mason. He lived in this city from 1851 to 1867. Van Rensselaer was superintendent of . . . Map (db m1045) HM
23Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — The Tingle Tavern
Here the Tingle Tavern “Sign of the Crossed Keys” (first tavern in Cambridge) was built in 1808. In this tavern the first government of Guernsey County was organized 1810.Map (db m1040) HM
24Ohio (Guernsey County), Cumberland — 39 — CumberlandHorse Dealing and Stealing — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Around 3 pm on the afternoon of July 23, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 600 Confederate raiders entered Cumberland. Morgan and a handful of his officers found respite at the Globe House. Others entered the home of a Dr. Stone. . . . Map (db m171901) HM
25Ohio (Guernsey County), Derwent — Eisenhower Interstate System
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the . . . Map (db m166449) HM
26Ohio (Guernsey County), Derwent — Eisenhower Interstate System
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the mobility . . . Map (db m166450) HM
27Ohio (Guernsey County), Lore City — 41 — Lore CityA Destructive Spree — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his remaining raiders arrived at Campbell’s Station (now Lore City) near dawn on the morning of July 24, 1863. The raiders entered the home and warehouse of John Fordyce at this former . . . Map (db m171079) HM
28Ohio (Guernsey County), Lore City — Lore City Honor RollWorld War II
Carl Mirkovich • Joe Mirkovich • Mike Miziker • Haven Osler • Bill Pachuta • Mike Pachuta • Jack D. Knapp • Charles W. Stevens • John D. Kopec • Charles D. Dearth • Leonard Corwin • Wayne E. Redd • Ronald McVicker • George Peros . . . Map (db m171009) WM
29Ohio (Guernsey County), Moorefield — 4 — Moorefield, OhioPlatted 1815 by Michael Moore and Gabriel Cane
In the late afternoon of Friday, July 24, 1863, this village was occupied by Confederate Cavalry commanded by Gen. John Hunt Morgan. While Morgan rested on the parlor bed of a local hotel, apparently undisturbed by the nearness of pursuing Union . . . Map (db m35797) HM
30Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — Eisenhower Interstate System
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the . . . Map (db m166451) HM
31Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — 4-30 — Morgan’s Raid in Old Washington
On July 23, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan entered Guernsey County with 600 Confederate cavalrymen, the remnant of a 2,000-man diversionary raiding force that had traversed Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio. Morgan’s forces halted in Old . . . Map (db m1036) HM
32Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — Morgan’s Raiders
Morgan's Raiders were here overtaken and defeated by Union cavalry under Gen. Shackelford, July 24, 1863. A memorial to the fortitude and patriotism of our fathers and mothers.Map (db m4956) HM
33Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — Old WashingtonHistoric District — The Historic National Road in Ohio —
Old Washington was platted along Zane’s Trace in 1805 by the brothers George and Henry Beymer. Within two years twelve log dwellings had been built, making it the oldest settlement in Guernsey County. Originally known as New Washington, the official . . . Map (db m99047) HM
34Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — 42 — Old WashingtonRebel Respite Cut Short — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
At mid-morning on Friday, July 24, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and fewer than 600 Confederate raiders approached Washington (now Old Washington) from the south. The billowing smoke rising from nearby Campbell's Station had alerted . . . Map (db m92539) HM
35Ohio (Guernsey County), Old Washington — The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen
Here was laid to rest by the citizens of Washington under public authority the bodies of three Confederate cavalrymen killed during the Battle of Washington July 24, 1863, when a force in command of Confederate General John Morgan was overtaken and . . . Map (db m1037) HM
36Ohio (Guernsey County), Pleasant City — 1-30 — Wreck of the Shenandoah
“Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to....” These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. . . . Map (db m42238) HM
37Ohio (Guernsey County), Quaker City — 6-30 — Richland Friends Meeting House
Congregations of the Religous Society of Friends (Quakers), called “meetings,” worshipped in plain meeting houses. On this site stood the last Richland Friends Meeting House, built in 1872. Ninety-four Friends established the meeting in 1826 . . . Map (db m205417) HM
38Ohio (Guernsey County), Salesville — “S” BridgeOld National Road — Built about 1828 —
Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel across the bridge and back onto the road . . . Map (db m286) HM
39Ohio (Guernsey County), Senecaville — 40 — SenecavilleDivine Intervention — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
In July 1963, intelligence on the position of Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders as they rode across southern Ohio was in constant flux. Conflicting reports initially ordered Union Colonel William Wallace of the 15th Ohio . . . Map (db m171149) HM
 
 
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Sep. 28, 2022