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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lawrence County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, OH (20) Gallia County, OH (33) Jackson County, OH (41) Scioto County, OH (50) Boyd County, KY (26) Greenup County, KY (29) Cabell County, WV (42) Wayne County, WV (24)  LawrenceCounty(20) Lawrence County (20)  GalliaCounty(33) Gallia County (33)  JacksonCounty(41) Jackson County (41)  SciotoCounty(50) Scioto County (50)  BoydCountyKentucky(26) Boyd County (26)  GreenupCounty(29) Greenup County (29)  CabellCountyWest Virginia(42) Cabell County (42)  WayneCounty(24) Wayne County (24)
Ironton is the county seat for Lawrence County
Adjacent to Lawrence County, Ohio
      Gallia County (33)  
      Jackson County (41)  
      Scioto County (50)  
      Boyd County, Kentucky (26)  
      Greenup County, Kentucky (29)  
      Cabell County, West Virginia (42)  
      Wayne County, West Virginia (24)  
 
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1Ohio (Lawrence County), Chesapeake — Huntington-Chesapeake Bridge Memorial — 1926-1994
Built by Mount Vernon Bridge Company, the bridge was one half mile long, 22 foot roadway and an 8 foot sidewalk. The spire from the bridge was presented to the citizens of Chesapeake, Ohio by Mahan Bridge Company. Citizens, Business and Friends of . . . Map (db m185504) HM
2Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 6-44 — City of Ironton — Founded 1849
In 1849, the city of Ironton was founded by local ironmasters, railroaders, and financiers associated with the Ohio Iron and Coal Company. They saw the city as a manufacturing and shipping point for their products. As a young industrial city, . . . Map (db m60016) HM
3Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 7-44 — Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade
Since 1868, Ironton's annual Memorial Day parade has recognized those in Lawrence County who died while defending our country's freedom. This was the same year in which the Grand Army of the Republic established May 30 as Decoration Day. Originally . . . Map (db m59370) HM
4Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 3-44 — Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium
(Side A) Ironton Tanks Semi-professional football began in Ironton in 1893 with a team known as the Irontonians. The Ironton Tanks, founded in 1919, was a combination of two Ironton cross-town rival football clubs known as the Irish Town . . . Map (db m60017) HM
5Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 5-44 — John Campbell Memorial Home
John Campbell (1818-1891), founder of Ironton, was an ironmaster and president of the Ohio Iron & Coal Company, a Presbyterian, and an abolitionist. This house and barn, which he built in 1850, became a stop on the Underground Railroad for . . . Map (db m59375) HM
6Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Lawrence County Veterans Square
Veterans Square named in honor of all veterans of Lawrence CountyMap (db m166316) WM
7Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Lawrence County Viet-Nam Veterans Memorial
Memorial American Legion Ironton Post 433 Dedicated to perpetuate the memory of those who gave their lives in the Viet-Nam War and to honor those who served with the U. S. Armed Services 1964 - 1973 Killed In Action Sgt. Donald . . . Map (db m166317) WM
8Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m59374) HM
9Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926 — Ironton Tanks 47, Cleveland Indians 0 — When the Tanks Were Tops —
November 30, 1930, was a classic Indian summer day in southern Ohio. Balmy, shirt-sleeve temperatures greeted the 10,000 football fans who flocked into old Redland Field in Cincinnati to watch the upstart, small-town Ironton Tanks battle the . . . Map (db m60019) HM
10Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 1-44 — The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County
The Hanging Rock Iron Region To furnish the needs of the early settlers, then to furnish ordnance for a nation at war, and finally to furnish merchant iron to the steel mills, 100 iron producing blast furnaces were built within these 1,800 . . . Map (db m59371) HM
11Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Unger's Shoes
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m60151) HM
12Ohio (Lawrence County), Mt. Olive — Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace
- Built in 1846 by John Campbell and Others - Produced 16 tons of pig iron per day - A wooden casting house extended from the front of the stack, a charging house sat above the stack and a steam engine house sat to the left of the stack - The . . . Map (db m166322) HM
13Ohio (Lawrence County), Proctorville — Proctorville
The Rome Beauty Apple First Grown Here in 1816Map (db m185469) HM
14Ohio (Lawrence County), Proctorville — Veterans Memorial Square
Dedicated to the Men & Women who gave their life for their country. Jack Shafer Edward Ellis Dibert Houston Larry Fuller Robert Patterson Bill BerryMap (db m185472) WM
15Ohio (Lawrence County), South Point — Burlington Commons — First County Seat — Est. 1817 —
[title is inscription]Map (db m185481) HM
16Ohio (Lawrence County), South Point — Catalpa Tree
This CATALPA Tree was planted around 1837. Burlington was a part of the Old Northwest Territory and was established as the Lawrence County Seat on July 14, 1818. It has been confirmed by the Dept. of Natural Resources that this tree qualifies as a . . . Map (db m185479) HM
17Ohio (Lawrence County), South Point — 4-44 — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
The present structure for the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was built in 1849 on Macedonia Ridge north of Burlington, an abolitionist sanctuary for escaped and freed slaves since 1799. It was built by the existing Baptist congregation and . . . Map (db m126043) HM
18Ohio (Lawrence County), South Point — William Davidson — 1747-1811
. . . Map (db m185495) HM
19Ohio (Lawrence County), South Webster — 8-44 — Olive Furnace
Olive Furnace in Lawrence County was one of the 83 blast furnaces in the Hanging Rock iron-making region of southeastern Ohio and northern Kentucky. John Campbell (1808–1891), the “Father of Ironton,” and others established the . . . Map (db m132563) HM
20Ohio (Lawrence County), Waterloo — 2-44 — The Waterloo Wonders — Waterloo’s Historic Wonder Five 1934 and 1935 Class B State Champions
Waterloo was home to the legendary Waterloo Wonders. Coach Magellan Hairston and his Wonder Five captured consecutive Ohio state high school Class B basketball championships in 1934 & 1935, winning 94 out of 97 games, and defeating many Class A . . . Map (db m132543) HM
 
 
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Jun. 26, 2022