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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pickaway County, Ohio
Adjacent to Pickaway County, Ohio
▶ Fairfield County (68) ▶ Fayette County (28) ▶ Franklin County (389) ▶ Hocking County (23) ▶ Madison County (24) ▶ Ross County (57)
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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|
|Side A: 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 . . . — — Map (db m13642) HM|
|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. . . . — — Map (db m13660) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Friend of the
1750 — — Map (db m59302) HM|
|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|
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|
| (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|
|[Text on top front of marker]:
Height of tree 104 Ft., Spread 154 Ft.,
Circumference of Body 23 Ft.
[Text on bottom front of marker]:
Logan's Speech . . . — — Map (db m59599) HM|
|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|
|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.
Dedicated, June . . . — — Map (db m13657) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m21963) HM|
|In memory of
our dead comrades
1861 - 1865 — — Map (db m14250) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 m13282) HM|
|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|
|In recogntion of
the patriotism of
the people of
who oversubscribed their
War Savings Quota in 1918
this tablet is
gratefully erected by the
Ohio War Savings Committee — — Map (db m21964) WM|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m137606) HM|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
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|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|
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|
| 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, 1968 — — Map (db m21990) WM|
|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|