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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Paulding County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Paulding 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> Paulding County, OH (38) Defiance County, OH (118) Putnam County, OH (62) Van Wert County, OH (69) Allen County, IN (123)  PauldingCounty(38) Paulding County (38)  DefianceCounty(118) Defiance County (118)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  VanWertCounty(69) Van Wert County (69)  AllenCountyIndiana(123) Allen County (123)
Paulding is the county seat for Paulding County
Adjacent to Paulding County, Ohio
      Defiance County (118)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Van Wert County (69)  
      Allen County, Indiana (123)  
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1Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — All Gave Some ★ Some Gave All
Let us never forget that we cannot rightfully celebrate the joy of our freedom without remembering the great price paid for that freedom. May we always be humbly grateful to those brave American soldiers who suffered and made the . . . Map (db m208955) WM
2Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp
Home of Otto E. Ehrhart, NaturalistMap (db m198648) HM
3Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — 3-63 — Antwerp and Carryall Township
(Side One) The completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal on July 4, 1843 brought many new settlers into this region. The Wabash and Erie Canal connected with the Miami and Erie Canal at Junction. Antwerp, ideally located on the Maumee . . . Map (db m68957) HM
4Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m167909) WM
5Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's Civil War - Spanish American War Veterans Memorial — 1861 ★ 1865 & 1898 ★ 1899
Civil War 1861 ★ 1865 William I Samson • John R Pugh • William H Shriver • Joel Mallett • Eli Pugh • Barney Simmers • David Reeb • William Henry Thomas • Edward Abraham Snell • John S Rodgers • George S Myers • . . . Map (db m168109) WM
6Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's Civil War Veterans Memorial — 1861 ★ 1865
John S Bryan • Abraham Moore • George Kingary • James Chaney • William C Freece • John S Snook • Frank Long • Edwin Cowell • Oliver E Duvall • Samuel C Goshorn • Newton J Perry • John A Zuber • Thomas McCreary • Uriah H . . . Map (db m208790) WM
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7Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's Korean War Era - Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial — 1950 * 1959 - 1960 * 1980
Korean War Era 1950 * 1959 Edward Duane Hudson • John Alton Fulk • Homer Richard Brooks • Max L Johnston • John Albert Meyer • Richard Charles Smith • David Carlton Hart • Ora R Cross • G Vern Mees • John L Krutsch • Stanley . . . Map (db m168994) WM
8Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's Persian Gulf - Iraq - Afghanistan Veterans Memorial — 1990 -
William J Hounshell • Kenneth Neil Fisher • Michael A McKeever • Tammy Sue Shidler • Andrew Duane Hahn • Jason Alan Stiebling • William Ray Hickock • Cclint Leland Rager • Kelly S (Mabis) Dincler • Eric William Jordan • Nicholas . . . Map (db m167965) WM
9Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's Vietnam Era - Lebanon - Grenada - Panama Veterans Memorial — 1960 - 1980 & 1981 - 1989
Vietnam Era 1960 • 1980 Arnold Begley • Donald Harry Smith • John T Birkhold • Billy Joe Hicks • Dale Lee Dull • Randall Lee Hughes • Dennis W Riggers • Leman Saylor • David Edward Mendez • Arthur R Lohm • Michael David . . . Map (db m168083) WM
10Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial — 1960 ★ 1980
Allen Dean Booger • Ray Edward Delong • Carl Rudolph Kortokrax • Larry Lavon Zuber • J Carlton Snook • Allen David Deemer • George Michael McKeever • Rudie Jay Reeb • Charles Keith West • Melvin L Fillmore • Albert R Miller Jr • . . . Map (db m168759) WM
11Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's War of 1812 - Civil War Veterans Memorial — 1812 • 1815 & 1861 • 1865
War of 1812 1812 • 1815 Thomas Wentworth • Dennison Hughes • James Hall • Robert Allen Rogers Civil War 1861 • 1865 E. Oliver S. Applegate • E. George W. Champion • E. John Erter • Philip Slusser • Rollin M. Bruner . . . Map (db m167921) WM
12Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's World War I Era - World War II Era Veterans Memorial — 1900 * 1938 - 1939 * 1949
World War I Era 1900 * 1938 Joseph Augusta Horn • Raymond E Navin • Paul H Reeb • Guy L Smith • Ralph O Brattain • Fred Hawkins • John Dunderman • William L Stickney • Harold E Knox • Bruno Persyn • Arista Carr • Harry M . . . Map (db m168996) WM
13Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's World War I Era Veterans Memorial — 1900 - 1938
Donald E Hudson • Oliver W Reeb • Edwin D Cottrell • Percy P Smith • John A Hawkins • William M Kerns • Roland L Stevenson • Floyd H Weeks • Carl W Chaney • Reed Essex • Ralph F Schooley • Frank Eugene Miller • Andrew A . . . Map (db m168876) WM
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14Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's World War II Era - Korean War Era Veterans Memorial — 1939 * 1949 - 1950 * 1959
World War II Era 1939 * 1949 John R Ours Jr • Gerald V Seslar • Joseph H Buerkle • Frank L Jones • John Olsen • Francis G Lero • Nl Samaha • Everett R Wann • Joseph Berenyi • William D Smith • Richard M Bauer Sr • Paul E . . . Map (db m169106) WM
15Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — Antwerp's World War II Era Veterans Memorial — 1939 * 1949
Archer M West • Frederick A Bixler • Alfred Joseph Daeger • James R Hazelswart • Edward David McCreery • Gerald D Putman • Julius Beregszazi • Ray H Copsey • Wallace L Geyer • Harold J Nern • Curtis C Swann • John Ben . . . Map (db m169114) WM
16Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — 5-63 — The Reservoir War
Here in 1887, frustrated locals destroyed the Six Mile Reservoir when legal efforts to close it failed. Years after any boat ran on the Wabash & Erie Canal, its water source, the 2,000-acre reservoir, became a stagnant, uncultivable breeding . . . Map (db m177482) HM
17Ohio (Paulding County), Antwerp — V.F.W. Post 5087 Veterans Memorial Flagpost
In memory of all VeteransMap (db m167435) WM
18Ohio (Paulding County), Arthur — Joshua A. Ramsey Memorial
Joshua A Ramsey Operation Iraqi Freedom Feb 1 1985 - Dec 12 2004Map (db m167434) WM
19Ohio (Paulding County), Cecil — Forder Bridge
This historical bridge was built on this site in 1889. The bridge was named after a local landowner, George Forder, who built the stone abutment and pier. The steel truss was built by Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Works. It was 356 feet long and 24 . . . Map (db m174770) HM
20Ohio (Paulding County), Cecil — New Rochester — 1835 - 1935
Paulding County's first county seatMap (db m182960) HM
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21Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — Charloe — Oquanoxa’s Village — On the Auglaize River —
Site of Oquanoxa's Indian Reservation before 1820Map (db m161350) HM
22Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — C — Charloe — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Charloe »»«« From this point, known as the “Upper Delaware Town,” Wayne destroyed the Indians' abundant crops, which skirted the Auglaize all the way to Fort Defiance.Map (db m136582) HM
23Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — Charloe Community Park — Park Closed Dunk Til Dawn
This area was once the site of the Oquanoxa Indian Reservation. Charloe was named after Chief Charloe Peter of the Ottawa Tribe. He was the last chief of the Okonoksee Village which is currently Charloe.Map (db m161416) HM
24Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — C — Fort Brown — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
1000 feet east – site of Fort Brown Erected in the War of 1812 by a contingent of Harrison’s army and commanded by Colonel Brown.Map (db m136590) HM
25Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — Imaginary Likeness Of Chief Charloe Peter
Tribe of the Ottawas The last Chief of Oknoksee Village Oquanoxas Indian reserve prior to 1820 The Indian chieftain and his tribe west westward about 1820. In 1839 a town was formed and platted here, it was named Charloe after the . . . Map (db m161351) HM
26Ohio (Paulding County), Grover Hill — Grover Hill Town Hall Bell
This bell was mounted on the town hall in l899 and was removed when the building was razed in 1959. It was placed here, August 1961, in memory of the members of the Washington Engine Company of Grover Hill, which was organized in 1893. It . . . Map (db m159737) HM
27Ohio (Paulding County), Junction — 4-63 — Miami-Erie and Wabash-Erie Canals — Junction, Ohio
On this site, the Miami and Erie Canal, that came north from Cincinnati and the Ohio River, intersected with the Wabash and Erie Canal that came from Fort Wayne and Evansville, Indiana. From this point, which became the town of Junction, the canals . . . Map (db m27250) HM
28Ohio (Paulding County), Melrose — Fort Brown
Fort Brown was built in 1812 by a "Col. Brown." Together with Fort Jennings and Fort Amanda to the south, and Fort Winchester to the north, it guarded the army supply route into the Maumee Valley. In 1813, Gen. Greene Clay's Kentucky Militia, . . . Map (db m18989) HM
29Ohio (Paulding County), Melrose — Site of Fort Brown
One of a chain of posts built along the Auglaize River by General William Henry Harrison in his campaigns against the British and Indians in the War of 1812. Presented to the State of Ohio in the Sesquicentennial Year of Statehood. . . . Map (db m18954) HM
30Ohio (Paulding County), Melrose — The Indians
The Indians in early times plied the Auglaize River as they traveled between the Ohio and the Great Lakes. The French, the British, and then the Americans came into the valley as they succeeded in conquering the land. In the Indian Wars (1790 - . . . Map (db m19327) HM
31Ohio (Paulding County), Paulding — Herb Monroe and His Wife Millie
Herb Monroe and his wife Millie moved from central Ohio to Paulding in 1941 for him too take the job as manager of Paulding-Putnam Rural Electric Cooperative. Despite their intention then to only stay in northwest Ohio for a few years, Herb . . . Map (db m167433) HM
32Ohio (Paulding County), Paulding — 1-63 — Paulding County
Named for John Paulding, a Revolutionary War soldier whose capture of a British spy implicated Benedict Arnold in treason, Paulding County was formed in 1820 from the last remaining unorganized area of Ohio. Sparsely settled, it remained under the . . . Map (db m69009) HM
33Ohio (Paulding County), Paulding — 2-63 — Paulding County Carnegie Library
In 1912, the president of the Public Library Association in Paulding requested funding from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to building a library in Paulding. At first the Carnegie Corporation of New York refused, stating that it only provided . . . Map (db m69012) HM
34Ohio (Paulding County), Paulding — Paulding County Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served United States Army United States Navy United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard United States Air ForceMap (db m69011) WM
35Ohio (Paulding County), Paulding — The Last Existing Well
This is the last existing well of the original 14 from the sugar beat factory 1909-1948 Depth = 300' - 600'Map (db m185578) HM
36Ohio (Paulding County), Payne — Wiltsie Cemetery World War Memorial
In Memorium 17-18Map (db m167437) WM
37Ohio (Paulding County), Scott — The Soldiers Creed
William C. Cotterman 1911 ~ 1944 Army • Earl E. Yoh 1923 ~ 1944 Air Force • Jackie R. Poling 1947 ~ 1968 Army • Zachary R. Wobler 1980 ~ 2005 Army The Soldiers Creed I am a warrior and a member of a team I serve the people of . . . Map (db m191027) WM
38Ohio (Paulding County), Scott — Veterans Memorial
Leave no man behind in battle or in memory. Our flag does not wave on wind alone but will wave on the last breath of a soldierMap (db m191028) WM
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Dec. 2, 2022