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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pickaway County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Pickaway 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> Pickaway County, OH (45) Fairfield County, OH (70) Fayette County, OH (32) Franklin County, OH (557) Hocking County, OH (29) Madison County, OH (26) Ross County, OH (74)  PickawayCounty(45) Pickaway County (45)  FairfieldCounty(70) Fairfield County (70)  FayetteCounty(32) Fayette County (32)  FranklinCounty(557) Franklin County (557)  HockingCounty(29) Hocking County (29)  MadisonCounty(26) Madison County (26)  RossCounty(74) Ross County (74)
Circleville is the county seat for Pickaway County
Adjacent to Pickaway County, Ohio
      Fairfield County (70)  
      Fayette County (32)  
      Franklin County (557)  
      Hocking County (29)  
      Madison County (26)  
      Ross County (74)  
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1 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 2010 Bicentennial Mural
The Bicentennial Mural incorporates important heritage aspects of Pickaway County and Circleville. Depicted in the Mural are Native Americans, Agriculture, Early Modes of Transportation, the original Octagonal Courthouse, and Jazz Music Legend and . . . Map (db m189650) HM
2 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Among Those Present
Among those present on the spot at the Dunmore Treaty, Oct. 1774 were the following Gen. Geo. R. Clark - Ky. • Capt. M. Cresap - Md. • Gen. John Gibson - Pa. • Simon Kenton - Va. • Col. Benj. Wilson - Md. • Lieut. . . . Map (db m200847) HM WM
3 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 9-65 — Caleb Atwater
[Marker Front]: Born in North Adams, Massachusetts on December 23, 1778, Caleb Atwater graduated from Williams College in 1804. He moved to Circleville in about 1814 where he organized the city's first school board and served as postmaster . . . Map (db m13221) HM
4 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 5-65 — Camp Circleville
90th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Across the road was the site of Camp Circleville, where members of the 90th and 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) were mustered into service during the Civil War. Pickaway Township farmer Jacob Ludwig . . . Map (db m13642) HM
5 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Capt. Michael CresapIn Memoriam
A Colonial and Revolutionary Hero of Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland, whose military services assisted in gaining the “Dunmore Treaty,” after the Battle of Point Pleasant, in which he fought in the Hampshire County, Virginia, regiment. Captain . . . Map (db m13660) HM
6 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 10-65 — Chief Logan / Logan Elm
Side A: Chief Logan Tah-gah-jute, the Mingo chief named Logan, was a native of Pennsylvania. Logan moved to Ohio in 1770, and settled at the Pickaway Plains. Logan and his father, Shikellimus, had long supported friendships between Native . . . Map (db m13658) HM
7 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Circleville
Founded within a prehistoric circular earthworksMap (db m189643) HM
8 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Cornstalk
Two miles northwest of this site, on Scippo Creek, was the town of the Shawnee chief, Cornstalk, celebrated for his leadership of an Indian army against Virginia volunteers under Colonel Andrew Lewis, in the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia, . . . Map (db m13669) HM
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9 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma)
Grenadier Squaw was chief of the largest Shawnee Indian village, located on the south bank of Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains in 1774. Born about 1720, Non-hel-e-ma, sister of Chief Cornstalk, was named “Grenadier Squaw” by white . . . Map (db m13670) HM
10 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Grenadier Squaw Village Reported permanently removed
Grenadier Squaw Village Non-Hel-E-Ma Shawnee Princess Friend of the White Man 1750Map (db m173291) HM
11 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 7-65 — Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town
Side A: Grenadier Squaw Village The Grenadier Squaw Village was located between this area and Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains, the primary Shawnee settlement in Ohio. Non-hel-e-ma, born circa 1722, was the sister of the Shawnee . . . Map (db m13652) HM
12 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — High Street Cemetery War Memorial
In Memoriam to honor the many brave soldiers who served our country in time of war and rest here in eternal peace. To those that made the supreme sacrifice whereby we can enjoy freedom in our great country. Revolutionary War 1775-1783 . . . Map (db m14271) HM
13 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — History of "The Greatest Free Show On Earth"
The Circleville Pumpkin Show had its beginning in the fall of 1903 when the mayor, George Haswell, conceived the idea of inviting the farmers of the area to display the fruits of their harvest on the streets of Circleville. The event has endured . . . Map (db m221664) HM
14 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — John Boggs Memorial
(West Face) Capt. John Boggs, born in Western Penn. 1738. Married Jane Irwin and raised a large family on the frontier. Near Wheeling W.Va. one son Wm. was taken prisoner by the Indians, in view of his Fathers cabin, which is here represented. . . . Map (db m13667) HM
15 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Memorial Hall
Dedicated Dec. 29, 1891 We commemorate the 100th anniversary of this lasting monument, erected to honor our dead and living heroes, and perpetuate the memory of every soldier and sailor of Pickaway County. This building is entered in the . . . Map (db m14260) HM
16 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
The United States Army adopted the 6-pounder field gun in 1841, designated the model 1841. The all brass, 3.6-inch diameter smoothbore barrel measuring approximately 60-inches long with a range of 1,500 yards and lethal at 1,000 yards. The model . . . Map (db m189655) HM
17 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Napoleon 12-Pounder Reported missing
The US Army adopted the Napoleon in 1857. During the Civil War, it demonstrated it's superiority over all smooth bore field guns. At Gettysburg, it made up 39% of the total field pieces. In overall effectiveness it had no peer.Map (db m173290) HM WM
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18 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Our Safety Forces
. . . Map (db m21963) HM
19 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Peoples Bank
Peoples Bank • Marfield Bank • Sec. Natl. Bank Last building on original circle 1848Map (db m189648) HM
20 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Pickaway County Civil War Memorial
In memory of our dead comrades 1861 - 1865Map (db m14250) HM
21 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Pickaway County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Erected in honor of the men and women who served Vietnam, Vietnam era and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice from Pickaway County. They answered duty's call when the torch of freedom flickered in the hands of a people who few understood. . . . Map (db m14266) HM
22 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 8-65 — Political Meeting at Second Baptist Church
In 1870, African American men in Circleville attempted to vote in municipal elections. Despite the recent ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, pollsters refused their votes on the basis that state law forbade them from receiving the ballots. The . . . Map (db m13641) HM
23 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 3-65 — Prehistoric Circular Earthworks / The Squaring of Circleville
Side A: Prehistoric Circular Earthworks Established as the county seat of Pickaway County in 1810, Circleville derives its name from the circular portion of a large Hopewell-era earthwork upon which it was built. The Circleville . . . Map (db m13643) HM
24 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Red Brick Manor
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195109) HM
25 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Section Of Stone Column Of Pickaway County Court House Of 1846
This plaque-mounted on a section of stone column of Pickaway County Court House of 1846 is in tribute of the 1976 bicentennial celebration. Buried underneath is a capsule to be opened in 2076 in commemoration of our country's tricentennial.Map (db m189646) HM
26 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Site of Logan Elm
This plaque marks the site of the Logan Elm, under which in 1774, according to legend, Logan, Chief of the Mingoes, gave his impassioned speech of vengeance to an interpreter sent from Lord Dunmore, colonial governor of Virginia. Logan had refused . . . Map (db m13659) HM
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27 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 4-65 — Ted Lewis, 1890-1971 / Circleville's Ted Lewis"Is Everybody Happy?"
Ted Lewis, 1890-1971 “Is Everybody Happy?” One of the outstanding American showmen of the twentieth century, Ted Lewis was born Theodore Leopold Friedman in Circleville to a prominent business family. Stagestruck at an early age, . . . Map (db m173292) HM
28 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . Map (db m21994) HM
29 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — This Fence
This fence once stood around the historic M. M. Crites farm house just south of Circleville, it was donated to the Soldiers Monumental Association in June of 2002 by Mary Virginia Crites. the house itself known as the round house was moved to the . . . Map (db m189654) HM
30 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Walk Of Remembrance
Honoring our veterans that served our countryMap (db m221666) WM
31 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — War Savings Quota
In recogntion of the patriotism of the people of Pickaway County who oversubscribed their War Savings Quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings CommitteeMap (db m21964) WM
32 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — Watt-Groce-Fickardt HouseBuilt 1826-1886
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m137606) HM
33 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville — 1-65 — Zieger House
On this site stood the Zieger House, in which the first session of court in Circleville was held on April 26, 1811, the sessions continuing until April, 1814. The first meetings of Pickaway Lodge No. 23 Free and Accepted Masons were held here, . . . Map (db m13283) HM
34 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville, Pickaway Township — Monument to Logan
Logan’s Elm Height of tree 104 Ft., Spread 154 Ft., Circumference of Body 23 Ft. Logan’s Speech “I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Logan’s cabin hungry and he gave him not meat; if ever he came . . . Map (db m59599) HM
35 Ohio, Pickaway County, Circleville, Saltcreek Township — Gill Morris Home
Placed on the National Register Of Historic Places 1986Map (db m221668) HM
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36 Ohio, Pickaway County, Leistville — Camp Charlotte
Near this spot the famous treaty was made between Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia and Chief Cornstalk of the Shawnees and Allied Tribes in October 1774. This camp was named “Charlotte” after the Queen of England.Map (db m13500) HM
37 Ohio, Pickaway County, Leistville — 6-65 — Treaty of Camp Charlotte
Side A: In an effort to maintain peace with Native Americans, the British imposed the Proclamation Line of 1763, which prohibited colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. Some settlers did not recognize British authority and . . . Map (db m13499) HM
38 Ohio, Pickaway County, Mount Sterling — Monroe Township Veterans Memorial
In memory of our heroes who fought for our flag during the darkest hours of our country's history. George R. Porter Co. G. 348, M. G. Batn. 1895-1918 • Walter L. Pollock 25 Co. 7, Tr. Bat. 158 Inf. 1897-1918 • James H. Dulgar Co. K. 6 . . . Map (db m195110) WM
39 Ohio, Pickaway County, New Holland — New Holland
Settled 1818 as Flemingsburgh by Pennsylvania Dutch, Hollanders and GermansMap (db m189637) HM
40 Ohio, Pickaway County, Tarlton — 11-65 — Major General William Sooy Smith
Side A: Major General William Sooy Smith was born in Tarlton on July 22, 1830. He attended Ohio University and supported himself throughout his college undergraduate career, graduating in 1849. He then entered the United States Military . . . Map (db m13495) HM
41 Ohio, Pickaway County, Tarlton — Zane's Trace
. . . Map (db m13496) HM
42 Ohio, Pickaway County, Walnut — Blackburn / Wesner Bridge
This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge was dismantled in the 1960's because land surrounding it was to be strip mined. Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967 and reassembled it on . . . Map (db m166064) HM
43 Ohio, Pickaway County, Walnut — Blackburn / Wesner Bridge
This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge was dismantled in the '60s because land surrounding it was to be strip-mined. Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967 and reassembled it . . . Map (db m166065) HM
44 Ohio, Pickaway County, Williamsport — P.F.C. Franklin E. Sollars
In memory of P.F.C. Franklin E. Sollars Co. B. 3rd Bn 12th Inf. 4th Inf. Div. Born July 9, 1946 in Chillicothe, Ohio Killed in action in Vietnam, Jan. 19, 1968Map (db m21990) WM
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45 Ohio, Pickaway County, Williamsport — 2-65 — The Deercreek Frontier / Williamsport and Deercreek Township
The Deercreek Frontier In 1772-73 missionary David Jones visited Blue Jacket's Town, a settlement of 12 cabins downstream on the east bank and Pickaweekee, a Shawnee town, on the west bank. Deercreek Methodist Circuit Deacon, Dr. Edward Tiffin, . . . Map (db m21965) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023