“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Licking County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Licking 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> Licking County, OH (157) Coshocton County, OH (73) Delaware County, OH (136) Fairfield County, OH (75) Franklin County, OH (586) Knox County, OH (64) Muskingum County, OH (78) Perry County, OH (33)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  DelawareCounty(136) Delaware County (136)  FairfieldCounty(75) Fairfield County (75)  FranklinCounty(586) Franklin County (586)  KnoxCounty(64) Knox County (64)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  PerryCounty(33) Perry County (33)
Newark is the county seat for Licking County
Adjacent to Licking County, Ohio
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Delaware County (136)  
      Fairfield County (75)  
      Franklin County (586)  
      Knox County (64)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Perry County (33)  
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1 Ohio, Licking County, Alexandria — Alexander Devilbiss
Erected in memory of Alexander Devilbiss by the Citizens of Alexandria to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the platting of this village April 1830. Alexander Devilbiss was born in Frederick County, Md., January 18th 1780; moved to Licking . . . Map (db m676) HM
2 Ohio, Licking County, Alexandria — William Mears Dawes Gristmill
This grindstone from the farm of William Mears Dawes Gristmill built 1840 on Raccoon Creek one mile west. Stone quarried by Ephraim Cutler on Ohio River, brought here on steamboat and cart by Henry Dawes, grandfather of Beman Gates Dawes, . . . Map (db m16710) HM
3 Ohio, Licking County, Alexandria — 19-45 — Willoughby Dayton Miller
1853–1907. Born in Alexandria in 1853, Willoughby Dayton Miller received his primary education in a nearby one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1875 and then studied in Edinburgh, Scotland. Later, he traveled . . . Map (db m675) HM
4 Ohio, Licking County, Amsterdam — Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All of Our VeteransMap (db m13381) HM
5 Ohio, Licking County, Buckeye Lake — 13-45 — Buckeye Lake
[Marker Front]: Formed by the retreating glacier more than 14,000 years ago, Buckeye Lake first existed as a shallow, swampy pond, named "Buffalo Swamp" by Ohio Company explorer Christopher Gist in 1751. Beginning in 1826 the State . . . Map (db m183075) HM
6 Ohio, Licking County, Buckeye Lake — Buckeye Lake Amusement Park-- the Playground of Ohio Reported permanently removed
How It All Started In 1894, the Ohio General Assembly declared Licking Reservoir a public park by the name of Buckeye Lake. In 1904, the Columbus, Buckeye Lake and Newark Traction Company's Interurban Electric Railway was completed. Joining . . . Map (db m183074) HM
7 Ohio, Licking County, Buckeye Lake — Buckeye Lake DamImprovement Project
Ohio Department of Natural Resources 2015-2018 The historic improvements to Buckeye Lake Dam were made possible by decisive leadership from Governor John R. Kascih and ODNR Director James Zehringer, critical funding from the Ohio . . . Map (db m200085) HM
8 Ohio, Licking County, Buckeye Lake — 12-45 — Buckeye Lake Park“The Playground of Ohio”
[Marker Front]: Using a four-mile long dam, the state of Ohio impounded the Licking Summit Reservoir in the mid-1820s to supply water for the Ohio and Erie Canal. In 1894, the state renamed it Buckeye Lake and developed it for recreational . . . Map (db m12960) HM
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9 Ohio, Licking County, Croton Post Office — Hartford Township Veterans MemorialLicking County Bicentennial Historical Marker — 1808 - 2008 —
Hartford Township Established in 1819 Dedicates this marker to Our Veterans Marker sponsored by The Licking County Veteran’s Service Commission A Licking County Historical Society initiative 2008Map (db m108928) WM
10 Ohio, Licking County, Croton Post Office — Hartford Village Civil War Column — Marble Obelisk on the Village Green —
West side James Wheelock 2nd Lieut. Co. F 113 Regt. O.V.I. killed at Chickamuga Ga. Sept. 1863 Stewart J. Ogilive Corp. Co. F 113 Regt. O.V.I. killed at Chickamauga Ga. Sept. 20, 1863 August McComb, Co. F 113 Regt. O.V.I. killed . . . Map (db m108927) WM
11 Ohio, Licking County, Etna — EtnaThe Historic National Road in Ohio
Etna Township was formed from Harrison and Lima Townships in 1833. The village of Etna lies in the middle of the township from which it derives its name. Etna was laid out by Lyman Turrill, formerly from Vermont, in 1832 with lots selling for $3.00 . . . Map (db m97467) HM
12 Ohio, Licking County, Glenford — Flint Ridge
Flint Ridge is a chain of long, narrow hills extending from a few miles east of Newark almost to Zanesville, a distance of more than twenty miles. The surface of these hills is underlain with an irregular layer of flint, which may be only a few . . . Map (db m12958) HM
13 Ohio, Licking County, Glenford — 16-45 — Flint Ridge
For more than 10,000 years, Flint Ridge was one of the most important flint quarries in eastern North America. The flint formed at the bottom of a shallow ocean 300 million years ago. The softer rocks surrounding the flint have washed away, leaving . . . Map (db m12949) HM
14 Ohio, Licking County, Glenford — The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge
This facility recognizes Gilbert W. Dilley (1902-1996), a life-long student of Ohio history; an avid collector of Ohio Indian artifacts; a long standing trustee, past president, and generous benefactor of the Ohio Historical Society; and a true . . . Map (db m12950) HM
15 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 8-45 — "Alligator" Mound
On this bluff lies one of the two great animal effigy mounds built by Ohio's prehistoric people. Shown here, Alligator Mound is a giant earthen sculpture of some four-footed animal with a long, curving tail. Archaeologists believe the animal is . . . Map (db m17482) HM
16 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 25-45 — An Early Center of Education / Educating Young Women
Side A An Early Center of Education Just three weeks after reaching Granville, pioneer villagers decided on December 9, 1805 to build a log cabin where eighty children would attend school. By 1820, public school classes were being . . . Map (db m94593) HM
17 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 7-45 — Bank of the Alexandrian Society
Built by William Stedman in 1816 of local stone, this building served as the Bank of the Alexandrian Society, which printed its own currency. The bank failed in 1817 and 1837. This building has also been used as a store, post office, and . . . Map (db m125) HM
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18 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Bolen Memorial Park
Dedicated to the memory of Harry David Bolen 1892 - 1976 He loved life.... He loved people.... He gave of himself that others might enjoy life....Map (db m12609) HM
19 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — College Town House1855
Built for Dr. William P. Kerr, principal of the Granville Female College from 1854-1872. Owned by Sigma Chi and used for the fraternity from 1899 to 1929. Purchased by Sigma Chi member and Denison class of 1911 graduate William P. Huffman and gifted . . . Map (db m206540) HM
20 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 23-45 — Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site, "The most eligible part"
Founding of Granville, The Licking Company. In 1804 a group of neighbors in Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut formed The Licking Company for the purpose of moving to "Newlands" in Ohio. Inspired and informed by the settlement . . . Map (db m191075) HM
21 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Granville
A planned village and early center of education founded by New Englanders in 1805Map (db m12602) HM
22 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Granville Opera House
The Granville Opera House stood on this site for one hundred years. Built as a Baptist church in 1849, the building was moved here in 1882. On April 7, 1982, it was destroyed by fire. This bell from the church tower was first rung on Sunday . . . Map (db m191077) HM
23 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Granville's Broadway
Granville has been described as a planned village. As can be seen on the historic marker in Opera House Park, located on the west side of the church next door, the founders of Granville designed the streets, a public square, and individual lots . . . Map (db m206535) HM
24 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Granville's Earliest Residents
Humans have lived in the region of Granville Township for thousands of years. Much of what we know of the Indigenous peoples is inferred from the stone tools and adornments left behind, discovered when land was plowed for farms and homes were . . . Map (db m206521) HM
25 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Granville's Welsh Hills
In 1801, a group of Welsh people living in Pennsylvania decided to move west in search of better farmland. They bought land in the area that now encompasses northeastern Granville Township and parts of the surrounding townships. At the time, they . . . Map (db m206527) HM
26 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 10-45 — Major General Charles Griffin
Located 100 yards southeast of this marker is the boyhood home of Major General Charles Griffin. Born in 1825, he graduated from West Point in 1847 and rose to prominence during the Civil War. Griffin fought in most of the major engagements of the . . . Map (db m206739) HM
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27 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — Old Colony Burying Ground1805
Granville's historic cemetery, the Old Colony Burying Ground, was laid out on the town plat by the Village's settlers before they left New England in 1805. The first burial was in 1806, and by the mid-19th century there had been more than 2000 . . . Map (db m211501) HM
28 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 21-45 — Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805
Granville, Ohio, was settled in 1805 by the Licking Company, a group formed in Granville, Massachusetts, and Granby Connecticut, for the purpose of emigrating west. The Old Colony Burying Ground was defined on the first town plat of Granville in . . . Map (db m757) HM
29 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — St. Luke's Episcopal ChurchAbout this Historic Building — An Ohio Historic Preservation Merit Award Recipient —
In 1823, work was being completed on a parsonage for the Congregational Church. Because impending cold weather would cause the mortar to fail, the pastor gave permission for work to continue on the Sabbath. The congregation..."was horrified, . . . Map (db m163051) HM
30 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 26-45 — The Elias Gilman House / The Wee White House
Side A The Elias Gilman House The original structure, the central portion of the current house, is the oldest frame building in the village. It was built in 1808 by Elias Gilman, a prominent figure from Granville Massachusetts, who . . . Map (db m172134) HM
31 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — The First Presbyterian Church of GranvilleBuilt in 1861
The First Presbyterian Church of Granville has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m206542) HM
32 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 9-45 — The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement
The Granville Academy The Granville Congregational Church erected this building in 1833 for its Female Academy and a church meeting room. The school prospered and, in 1837, moved to make way for the Granville Male Academy. The Welsh . . . Map (db m12604) HM
33 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — 4-45 — The Robbins Hunter Museum Avery-Downer House
Built in 1842 in the Greek Revival Architectural Style for Alfred Avery from designs by Minard Lefever, the house subsequently served as a home for the Spelman (1845-1873), Downer and Cole families (1873-1902). The Phi Gamma Delta (1902-1930) and . . . Map (db m126) HM
34 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — The Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad
The path lies on the rail bed of the Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad, the first railroad constructed through this region in 1877. Primarily a coal hauling line from the mines of the Ohio River valley to northwest Ohio, the T & OC also offered the . . . Map (db m758) HM
35 Ohio, Licking County, Granville — This Fraternity House
This fraternity house, built in 1930, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi. Chartered March 2, 1868.Map (db m301) HM
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36 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — An Eagle at the CenterEarly Excavations reveal a Timber Structure beneath the Eagle Mound — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
In 1928, Emerson Greenman excavated Eagle Mound and discovered traces of a ceremonial longhouse with two walls projecting from the eastern end like wings. These walls may have been screens to hide certain activities from public view. Within the . . . Map (db m206095) HM
37 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Earthen ArchitectureArchaeology Reveals Hidden Aspects of Eartwork Construction — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
The Great Circle Was Built With Different Colored Soils In 1992, Archaeologists excavated a trench through the Great Circle and discovered that it was built using different colored soils. The outer portion of the wall was built with dark . . . Map (db m206081) HM
38 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Flint Ridge
The history of American Indians in Licking County goes back 14,000 years, and countless generations of native people spent full and varied lives in this area. Probably the best known are those whom archaeologists identify as the Hopewell, who left . . . Map (db m199880) HM
39 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Great Circle Earthworks
The Great Circle Earthworks [,] one remnant of the largest complex of geometric earthen enclosures ever built. The Newark Earthworks, situated on a high terrace between the South Fork of the Licking River and Raccoon Creek, once covered more . . . Map (db m155729) HM
40 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Great Circle Earthworks
The Great Circle Earthworks one remnant of the largest complex of geometric earthen enclosures ever built. The Newark Earthworks, situated on a high terrace between the South Fork of the Licking River and Raccoon Creek, once covered more than . . . Map (db m206093) HM
41 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Monumental Works of EarthComplex Hallmarks of Indigenous Knowledge — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
The main axis of Newark’s Octagon Earthworks marks the northernmost rising of the Moon. The earthworks include additional alignments to all other key lunar rise and set points in a cycle that takes 18.6 years to complete. Yet, the Octagon is not an . . . Map (db m206069) HM
42 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — 2-45 — Ohio Canal Ground-Breaking
At this site on July 4, 1825, Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York turned the first shovelful of dirt for the Ohio Canal. The ceremony was attended by area citizens of Master Masons. In the early 1840’s James A. Garfield, who was to become the . . . Map (db m2377) HM
43 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Ohio Canal Was Started
On this spot Saturday July 4th 1825 The Ohio Canal was startedMap (db m199721) HM
44 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Pathway to Ancestors — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
Earthen Avenues Connect the Earthworks to One Another and to the Surrounding Streams This earthen wall is part of a set of converging walls that once channeled the movement of people from the Great Circle into an avenue enclosed by parallel . . . Map (db m206092) HM
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45 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Pathway to PreservationThe Great Circle was Preserved as the Licking County Fairgrounds — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
The Great Circle was preserved as the main attraction of Licking County’s Fairgrounds between 1854 and 1933. In 1861, the site served as Camp John Sherman, the training camp for the 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Seventeen years later, . . . Map (db m206076) HM
46 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — Was this a fort?Not a Fort, not a City, but a Special Place of Ceremony — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
The Great Circle used to be called the “Old Fort,” because people thought the interior ditch served as a moat. For a moat to be useful in defense, however, it should be located outside rather than inside the walls. Cornelius Matthews recognized . . . Map (db m206074) HM
47 Ohio, Licking County, Heath — What's Missing?Water was an Important Part of the Hopewellian Ceremonial Landscape — The Ancient Ohio Trail —
Much of the earth used to build the earthworks was dug from "borrow pits, such as this one in front of you. In some cases borrow pits were transformed into ponds and incorporated into the sacred architecture of the site. This borrow pit was a . . . Map (db m206056) HM
48 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — 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 m166453) HM
49 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — 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 m213661) HM
50 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — HebronThe Historic National Road in Ohio — Transportation Crossroad —
Where the Water Met the Road While the citizens of St. Clairsville, in eastern Ohio, celebrated the groundbreaking for the National Road on July 4, 1825, construction began on the Ohio & Erie Canal on the same day at Licking Summit (now . . . Map (db m97542) HM
51 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — 1-45 — Hebron
Located at the crossing of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the National Road, Hebron was a favored commercial and agricultural center for Licking County in the nineteenth century. Only four miles north of the city Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York . . . Map (db m13878) HM
52 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — Hebron MillThe Historic National Road in Ohio
The village of Hebron lost its first mill to a fire in 1881. By the mid 1880’s, a new mill took its place and continued operation into the 1990’s, making it the longest running business in Hebron. by 1891, the Hebron Mill converted from water power . . . Map (db m97543) HM
53 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — Hebron Milling CompanyHistoric Site
The Hebron Milling Company building was built in 1880 where the National Trail (Route 40) and the Ohio Canal crossed in the village of Hebron. The building sat on the edge of the “turning basin” in the village, where canal boats docked to load or . . . Map (db m13879) HM
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54 Ohio, Licking County, Hebron — Hebron Veterans Memorial
In memory of all of our veteransMap (db m12941) HM
55 Ohio, Licking County, Homer — Homer Veterans Memorial
To Honor those Who served our Country in war and peace. Metal badges representing Veteran's organizations from the various wars are displayed around the marker.Map (db m12722) HM
56 Ohio, Licking County, Homer — 11-45 — Major General William Starke Rosecrans / Bishop Sylvester Horton Rosecrans Reported missing
Major General William Starke Rosecrans. Soldier, engineer, and statesman, W.S. Rosecrans was born in Delaware County in 1819 and grew up in Homer. He graduated from West Point in 1842. During the Civil War, Rosecrans commanded the federal . . . Map (db m206736) HM
57 Ohio, Licking County, Homer — 5-45 — Victoria Claflin-Woodhull-Martin / First Woman Candidate for President of the United States
Victoria Claflin-Woodhull-Martin Born in Homer in 1838, Victoria Claflin proved to be a woman with visions that exceeded her time. Victoria and her sister Tennessee, in 1870, became the first women stockbrokers in the country. Her opinions . . . Map (db m12713) HM
58 Ohio, Licking County, Jacksontown — 3-45 — Beard-Green Cemetery in the Dawes Arboretum
Spring, 1800, Benjamin Green and family become the first legal settlers in Licking County, followed by the Stadden family; Col. John Stadden marries Elizabeth Green on Christmas Day. Spring, 1801, clearings cut for cabins on Hog Run; Johnny . . . Map (db m13132) HM
59 Ohio, Licking County, Jacksontown — Dawes Arboretum Hedge
“Dawes Arboretum” Hedge Lettering, 2,040 ft. planted 1930 & 40; replanted 1990 & 91 The Dawes Arboretum These evergreens forming the word “Dawes” were planted by and dedicated to Volunteers of the Dawes . . . Map (db m13133) HM
60 Ohio, Licking County, Jacksontown — Licking Township Fallen Firemen
In Memory of Fallen FiremenMap (db m12940) HM
61 Ohio, Licking County, Johnstown — 17-45 — Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans
Side A: Johnstown Cemetery In 1810, Dr. Oliver Bigelow from Cayuga County, New York, purchased a 4,000-acre tract of land in Monroe Township from John Brown of Boone County, Kentucky, for the sum of $10,000. President John Adams had . . . Map (db m16711) HM
62 Ohio, Licking County, Johnstown — Johnstown Cemetery Revolutionary War Soldiers
. . . Map (db m25579) HM
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63 Ohio, Licking County, Johnstown — Monroe Township Hall
Monroe Township Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m206545) HM
64 Ohio, Licking County, Johnstown — VFW Post 3097 Veterans Memorial
Remembering all veterans and their unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and . . . Map (db m25529) HM
65 Ohio, Licking County, Kirkersville — KirkersvilleThe Impact of the Interurban — The Historic National Road in Ohio —
As a small “pike” town on the National Road, Kirkersville experienced the evolution of transportation from the days of horse and wagon to the automobile. It was the advent of the interurban that not only brought another mode of transit . . . Map (db m97514) HM
66 Ohio, Licking County, Kirkersville — Mile MarkersKirkersville — One 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 m97516) HM
67 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — "Double Arrow" Wrought Iron Fence
This "Double Arrow" Wrought Iron Fence was installed around the home of Judge Jerome Buckingham at 70 North Third Street in about 1835. It was generously given by Dennis Crowley, a retired Newark fireman, to J. Gilbert Reese and James W. Pyle . . . Map (db m97314) HM
68 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — A community effort comes together
The Works is pleased to be able to exhibit a piece of machinery that was manufactured on our premises over a century ago. This sawmill is a great reminder of Newark's rich industrial heritage and an example of our community's commitment to . . . Map (db m206049) HM
69 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — 18-45 — A. H. Heisey Glass
The A.H. Heisey & Co. produced high quality, hand-wrought glass in Newark, Ohio beginning in 1896. Glass originally produced by pressing was intended to simulate cut glass making elegant glass affordable to more families. Heisey was an innovator in . . . Map (db m12561) HM
70 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Architectural Artifact from The Old Home, 1914
This copper fresh air intake hood was removed from the roof of the downtown Louis Sullivan-designed jewel box bank during its exterior restoration in 2019. Inspired by the iconic structure's leaded art glass windows, the iron base was created . . . Map (db m205991) HM
71 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Attack On America
Dedicated to the police, firemen, EMTs and all of the victims of the tragedy of September 11, 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon Also dedicated to the firemen, policemen, EMTs and all city employees of Newark Dedicated . . . Map (db m205881) WM
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72 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Bigelow Park
Bigelow Park is named for Dr. Oliver Bigelow (1739-1817), a physician who served during the American Revolution. In 1810 he purchased 4,000 acres and laid out the plans for Johnstown. Following his death, Elijah Barton was contracted to build . . . Map (db m205970) HM
73 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
The preserve is rich in natural as well as early Ohio history. The name, Blackhand, originated from a dark hand-shaped Indian petroglyph which was engraved on the face of a massive sandstone cliff along the north side of the river. The engraving was . . . Map (db m205963) HM
74 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Buckeye Lake
Buckeye Lake is the oldest state park in Ohio with 21 islands and over 30 miles of shoreline. Buckeye Lake, once known as the Great Buffalo Swamp by the native Indians, was mapped by explorer Christopher Gist in 1775. Buckeye Lake Amusement Park . . . Map (db m205973) HM
75 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Canal Market District
Passageway: Stories from Newark, Ohio, designed and painted in 2016 by Curtis Goldstein. Along the corridor from the Licking County Courthouse to Pennsylvania Railway station, Passageway combines historic elements from the 1800's to . . . Map (db m205882) HM
76 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Chalmers Pancoast Photo Mural
In winter, folks would ice skate on the frozen canal that stretched through downtown Newark. This scene was created from old photographs by local historians Chalmers Pancoast and James T. HanesMap (db m205883) HM
77 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Licking County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Licking County Civil War Hanna, Milton              Sergeant         Tennessee      1863 Inscho, Leonidas H.     1st Lt             Maryland        1862 . . . Map (db m12876) HM
78 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Davis-Shai House
Built by Jackson Davis in 1861, The Davis-Shaí House originally sat near the Ohio and Erie Canal. With its steep roofs, wide verandas, cluster chimneys, and exterior décor, the Davis-Shai House captures the Gothic Revival architectural style . . . Map (db m205972) HM
79 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Denison University
Denison University, a leading national liberal arts college founded with pioneer spirit on the edge of the American frontier, continues to break new ground in the 21st century. Since its first class in 1831, Denison has nurtured leadership in . . . Map (db m205975) HM
80 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — 22-45 — Early Transportation in Newark
During the 1830s, the Ohio & Erie Canal was built through Newark. The Lockmaster's House was home to the lockmaster of Lock #9. In 1852, the first railroad locomotive steamed into Newark, signaling the beginning of the end for the canal. By 1871, . . . Map (db m12582) HM
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81 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Flint Ridge
Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries, Nature Preserve and Museum give visitors a window into the lives of the pre-contact American Indians who quarried the flint here from 14,000 to around 400 years ago. The name "Flint Ridge” refers to the multi-colored . . . Map (db m205962) HM
82 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Footpaths & Waterways
Paths and trails wave their way through dense forests as the hooves of deer and bison left their mark in the earth in search of food and water. Eventually, these paths gave way to the soft patter of human feet) as they became used by local tribes . . . Map (db m206027) HM
83 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Gilbert Reese Family Foundation
J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese have committed their time, passion and dollars making Licking County a proud place to live and visit. Their philanthropy and dedication to our community has been far reaching. The Canal Market District and . . . Map (db m205956) HM
84 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — History of the Site
Although the Newark Earthworks were an imposing site to the first settlers of this area, major portions were gradually destroyed by farming, the construction of roads, canals, railroads, and the development of the city. In the 1890s, the City of . . . Map (db m200102) HM
85 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Honoring Carl EtheringtonDecember 6, 1892 – July 8, 1910
On July 8, 1910 Deputy Marshal Carl Etherington was killed for enforcing the County Option Law, which prohibited the sale of alcohol in Licking County. The County Option Law was a result of the Rose Law of 1908 and a precursor to the National . . . Map (db m117887) HM
86 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — How it got here - A sawmill comes home
This old Scheidler sawmill was found in the woods of western Delaware County, Ohio on the property of Vaughn DeWitt. The sawmill belonged to Vaughn's uncle, Walter DeWitt, who had been a sawyer for most of his life. Walter began learning the . . . Map (db m206048) HM
87 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — How the sawmill works…
A typical steam engine used to power sawmill. A life-sized example of a steam engine is on display inside the Works! In the past, sawmills were powered either by a steam engine or by water. Today sawmills are generally gasoline-powered and . . . Map (db m206047) HM
88 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — In honor of Jerry McClain
In honor of Jerry McClain for his considerate generosity, influential leadership and commitment to the success of The Midland Theatre and downtown Newark. "The Midland is a keystone for progress as Newark and Licking County embraces its . . . Map (db m205993) HM
89 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — In loving memory of Herbert A. OdleJune 18, 1925 - March 10, 2020
Herbert A. Odle joined The Holophane Company in Newark, Ohio, in 1949 as a graduate of the University of Illinois, and during his career he proceeded to live up to his nickname "The Light Man.” given to him in 1947 in a newsletter of the . . . Map (db m206029) HM
90 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Jewett Interurban Car Company
William S. Wright founded the Jewett Car Company in 1897. Located in Jewett, Ohio, the company manufactured street cars and interurban cars. The Newark Board of Trade enticed the firm to the city by offering a free ten acre site, $8,000 in cash, . . . Map (db m205995) HM
91 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — John L. Clem1851-1937
Considered the youngest ever to serve, Clem ran away from home at the age of 9 yrs. and 10 mos. to join the Union Army. At Snodgrass Hill, as a drummer boy in Co. “C” 22nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, he won the sobriquet "The Drummer . . . Map (db m12579) HM
92 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — John Lincoln Clem"The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" — Born August 13, 1851 in Newark, Ohio —
A ten year old orphan, he enlisted in the Union army, being assigned to the 22nd Michigan Regiment. Decorated for valor at Shiloh (Pittsburgh Landing) and Chickamauga. Commissioned Second Lt. by President Grant. Died May 13, 1937 Major . . . Map (db m205880) HM
93 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — 14-45 — John SparksTrail Blazer and Frontiersman
As a private in the infantry of the 1st United States Regiment, and during the years 1805 to 1807, John Sparks (1758-1846) acted as guide, scout, and hunter for the two expeditions of Zebulon Pike, which helped to open up largely unknown areas in . . . Map (db m206741) HM
94 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Licking County Historic Jail
Designed by J. W. Yost, a renowned Ohio architect, the jail first opened for use in 1889 and closed in 1987. The front three levels were built to house the families of the sheriff and the jail matron. The rear portion of the building was used for . . . Map (db m205988) HM
95 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — 28-45 — Licking County Sheriff’s Residence & Jail
July 8, 1910 was a dark day in local history. Carl Etherington, a detective with the Anti-Saloon League of Ohio, had come to Newark to raid saloons and speakeasies for illegal alcohol. Etherington shot local saloon owner William Howard in . . . Map (db m117853) HM
96 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — 30-45 — Licking County TB Sanatorium / Licking County Health Department
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious disease that was responsible for the deaths of one out of every seven people in the U.S. in the early 20th century. The Licking County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, known as the TB San, was constructed in . . . Map (db m142456) HM
97 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Licking Memorial Hospital
In the 1890s, women in Newark identified the need for a community hospital. Possessing neither property nor money made this vision difficult. Nine beds were donated along with food, supplies, and gifts of $.50 to $50. On December 20, 1898, the . . . Map (db m205958) HM
98 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Louis Sullivan Building
One North Third Street was designed by famous Chicago architect Louis Sullivan and built in 1914. The beautiful structure includes elaborate gray-green terra cotta, colorful mosaics, opalescent glass panels, and a palatial interior banking hall . . . Map (db m205984) HM
99 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — McCune-Stimson House
The present house was built in 1869 by Dixon Brown, a Somerset, Ohio merchant, as a wedding present for his daughter, Ella Brown McCune. The second owner, Melville O. Baker, occupied the house from 1879-1893, when Mr. Baker moved to . . . Map (db m97336) HM
100 Ohio, Licking County, Newark — Newark Native Jerryie Mock
First woman to complete a solo flight around the world flying a Cessna 180, The Spirit of Columbus, March 19 - April 17, 1964.Map (db m206036) HM

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