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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seneca County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Seneca 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> Seneca County, OH (96) Crawford County, OH (36) Hancock County, OH (76) Huron County, OH (90) Sandusky County, OH (211) Wood County, OH (213) Wyandot County, OH (71)  SenecaCounty(96) Seneca County (96)  CrawfordCounty(36) Crawford County (36)  HancockCounty(76) Hancock County (76)  HuronCounty(90) Huron County (90)  SanduskyCounty(211) Sandusky County (211)  WoodCounty(213) Wood County (213)  WyandotCounty(71) Wyandot County (71)
Tiffin is the county seat for Seneca County
Adjacent to Seneca County, Ohio
      Crawford County (36)  
      Hancock County (76)  
      Huron County (90)  
      Sandusky County (211)  
      Wood County (213)  
      Wyandot County (71)  
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1Ohio (Seneca County), Attica — 13-74 — A Nurse’s Sacrifice in the Great War
The Attica-Venice Joint Cemetery is the final resting place of Clara Edith (Work) Ayres, who died in the line of duty soon after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. Mrs. Ayres was born in Venice Township on September 16, 1880. . . . Map (db m142389) HM
2Ohio (Seneca County), Attica — Omar Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the American soldiers of past wars who lie at rest in Omar Burial Ground. Revolutionary War Aaron Dean War of 1812 James Harrison Benjamin Ennis John Wilkinson Elijah Reed Benjamin Kelly James Thatcher . . . Map (db m135373) WM
3Ohio (Seneca County), Attica — The Underground Railroad — At Omar Inn and Omar Chapel of Seneca County
Side A 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, disguised, and instructed . . . Map (db m135559) HM
4Ohio (Seneca County), Bellevue — Bishop John Seybert / Flat Rock Historic Cluster Shrine — The United Methodist Church — 1992 —
Bishop Seybert was the first bishop of the Evangelical Association. He traveled over 175,000 mi. In the mid-west, including Flat Rock, preaching the word of God. He died in 1860 in the Parker Home near Bellevue and is buried at Flat Rock. . . . Map (db m199201) HM
5Ohio (Seneca County), Bellevue — 230 — Site Of Old Stone Church
Site of Old Stone Church 1841-1949 Bishop John Seybert Flat Rock Historic Cluster ShrineMap (db m199202) HM
6Ohio (Seneca County), Flat Rock — Bishop John Seybert / Flat Rock Historic Cluster Shrine The United Methodist Church — 1992
Bishop Seybert was the first Bishop of the Evangelical Association. He traveled over 175,000 mi. in the Mid-West, including Flat Rock, preaching the Word of God. . . . Map (db m199349) HM
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7Ohio (Seneca County), Flat Rock — 260 — Bishop John Seybert Home
This historic American Home was built in 1836Map (db m199347) HM
8Ohio (Seneca County), Flat Rock — 260 — Bishop Wm. Horn
. . . Map (db m199348) HM
9Ohio (Seneca County), Fort Seneca — 2-74 — Fort Seneca
In the 1820s a general store and a grist mill were established near this site, where the famous Scioto-Sandusky Indian Trail neared the Sandusky River. The settlement was first known as McNutt's, later as Swope's Corners. The village of Fort Seneca . . . Map (db m18126) HM
10Ohio (Seneca County), Fort Seneca — A1340 — to Brady's Island / to Battle Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Shelby Marches —
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison • Shelby Marches • 1813 - - - - - 12 Miles to Brady's Island Text on North Side : Harrison • Shelby Marches . . . Map (db m20577) HM
11Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — Fostoria
Home of Charles Foster Congressman, 35th Ohio Governor and Secretary of the TreasuryMap (db m193141) HM
12Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — 5-74 — Fostoria, Ohio — Home of Fostoria Glass
Fostoria's glass era began when natural gas was discovered in the mid 1880s at “Godsend,” five miles west of town. Aided by former governor Charles Foster, Fostoria attracted more than a dozen companies that manufactured utilitarian and decorative . . . Map (db m192979) HM
13Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — Gingko Tree
This tree was respectfully given to the honorable Charles Foster by Emperor Mutsuhiton in the year 1891. Mr. Foster was then Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.Map (db m193368) HM
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14Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — Glass Heritage Gallery — Fostoria Ohio Glass Association
A museum for the glass made in the twelve glass plants in Fostoria, Ohio during the period 1887 – 1920 There were 13 different glass companies in Fostoria, Ohio during the years 1887-1920. During the boom years of 1887 through about . . . Map (db m193365) HM
15Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — Home Site of the Foster Family
In memory of Charles W. Foster for whom the city of Fostoria was named in 1852 and his son Honorable Charles FosterMap (db m193370) HM
16Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — 1-74 — Risdon Square
This monument marks the square of the village of Risdon founded in 1832. The land was owned by John Gorsuch, who settled here with his family in a clearing along the Portage River in 1831. He had a plat of the area made by David Risdon, Seneca . . . Map (db m100139) HM
17Ohio (Seneca County), Fostoria — St. Wendelin Parish's Cross
This cross rested 35 feet south of here. High atop the St. Wendelin Parish's Second Church building in which Jesus Christ was celebrated as the source and center of living and dying from 1879 to 1995.Map (db m193367) HM
18Ohio (Seneca County), Green Springs — Green Springs Veterans Memorial
In honor of all American War VeteransMap (db m199350) WM
19Ohio (Seneca County), Green Springs — Veterans Memorial
In honor ans memory of the sons and daughters of this community who served their countryMap (db m199351) WM
20Ohio (Seneca County), Kansas — Kansas Civil War Memorial
(front) They gave their lives to Preserve the Union Michael Sprout Co. F, 55 Rec. O.V.I. Killed May 24, 1862 at Chanc'rville Va. William F. Edwards, Co. F. 55 Rec. O.V.I. Killed Aug. 3, 1862 at Bull Run Va. David A. . . . Map (db m199354) WM
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21Ohio (Seneca County), New Riegel — 7-74 — New Riegel Parish and Convent
St. Boniface Catholic Church began in 1834 as a mission of several area churches and in 1836, the parish built its first church. in 1844 Bishop John Purcell commissioned Swiss born Father Francis de Sales Brunner, a Missionary of the Precious . . . Map (db m104848) HM
22Ohio (Seneca County), New Riegel — Sgt. Lawrence W. Theis
In memory of Sgt. Lawrence W. Theis died in the service of his country May 22, 1970Map (db m193373) WM
23Ohio (Seneca County), Old Fort — Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail — 1812 - 1813
This tablet marks the site of Fort Seneca built in July 1813 by Major General William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812 with Great Britain; and also marks the military road known as the "Harrison Trail" blazed through the forest in 1812 by . . . Map (db m21948) HM
24Ohio (Seneca County), Old Fort — Native American Habitation
In earliest recorded history, the Erie tribe inhabited this land. The Iroquois Confederacy, particularly the Senecas, annihilated the Eries between 1650 and 1656. This area then became the "hunting grounds" of the Senecas and Mohawks. In 1730 . . . Map (db m70010) HM
25Ohio (Seneca County), Old Fort — Old Fort Centennial Park
One hundred years by the Nickel Plate Railroad October 1882-1982 Dedicated in 1984Map (db m195234) HM
26Ohio (Seneca County), Old Fort — Old Fort High School World War II Memorial
This flag pole and base dedicated in honor of those who served in World War IIMap (db m195235) WM
27Ohio (Seneca County), Old Fort — Pleasant Township Civil War Memorial
(side 1) 1776 Revolutionary Gettysburg Tribute from Pleasant Township to her loyal Sons. World War I 1917-1918 Persian Gulf 1990 - (side 2) 1898 Spanish Shiloh Erected 1900. World War II . . . Map (db m195236) WM
28Ohio (Seneca County), Republic — Republic Veterans Memorial
"For those who served with honor"Map (db m166050) WM
29Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — …And Dedicated
To the 400 plus "Homekids" who served our country in war And all those unknownMap (db m195288) WM
30Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 2nd Lt. George W. Locke, Jr — American White Pine
. . . Map (db m195250) WM
31Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — All Patriots Memorial
Fallen in the line of duty Marshal August Schultz, Oct. 25, 1895 Patrolman Patrick Sweeney, March 30, 1908Map (db m195301) WM
32Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Archie Rich
KIA World War II 1944Map (db m195279) WM
33Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Bernie Lett
Army KIA France WWIMap (db m195284) WM
34Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 3-74 — Camp Ball
In July 1813 a detachment of soldiers under Lt. Col. James V. Ball built a supply fort here along the military road that ran along the west bank of the Sandusky River. Ball chose this site for its large spring of cold water, which he enclosed within . . . Map (db m17977) HM
35Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 8-74 — Camp Noble — The Buckeye Vanguard
This is the site of Camp Noble, named for Congressman Warren P. Noble, who obtained the officer’s commission for William H. Gibson as the colonel of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Companies of 100 began to arrive here August 12, 1861 from . . . Map (db m141529) HM
36Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Capt. Warren Mason
Army (Armored) KIA 1944 FranceMap (db m195267) WM
37Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Carlous Stalsworth
Air Force Plane Shot Down Jan. 23, 1944, PacificMap (db m195274) WM
38Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Charles Langdale
Marine Corps KIA 1951 KoreaMap (db m195281) WM
39Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Charles Louman
Air Force KIA Aug. 11, 1943 over GermanyMap (db m195262) WM
40Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Claude Fuqua — White Pine
U.A. Army, WWI France July 23, 1918Map (db m195282) WM
41Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Cmdr. Leon Morris, USN — California White Pine
In memory of Cmdr. Leon Morris, USN. Jr. Home Class 1940 Naval Pilot WWII and KoreaMap (db m195258) WM
42Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Donald Pollock
Army KIA France, 1944Map (db m195273) WM
43Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Earl Hogue — Bradford Pear
In loving memory of Earl Hogue Class of 1941 Airforce, WWII, P.O.W. Wife Joan & Children Janice, Rick & DavidMap (db m195246) WM
44Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Earl Powers
Merchant Marines KIA July 13, 1944Map (db m195285) WM
45Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 4-74 — Early Electric Illumination, 1884
When St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated on January 6, 1884, an ornate brass chandelier presented by the Edison Electric Light Company provided illumination for the ceremony. Wired for electric lighting before its . . . Map (db m140953) HM
46Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Edward L. Pollock
S1 US Navy World War II Jul. 19 1925 - Jun. 26 2002Map (db m195243) WM
47Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Everett Riley
Army KIA July 26, 1944 St. Lo, FranceMap (db m195270) WM
48Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Former Federal Post Office Building — Tiffin, Ohio
In 1908, the Federal government announced plans to build a new post office in Tiffin. The Colonial Building and Supply Company of Charlottesville, West Virginia won the post office project with a bid of $68,000. Excavation on the post . . . Map (db m195297) HM
49Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Fort Ball
1813. This Tree Marks The Site of Old Fort Ball Built in 1813 by Order of General Harrison.Map (db m104132) HM
50Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 12-74 — Founding of Tiffin
In 1822 Josiah Hedges purchased the land that would become Tiffin from the Delaware Land Office. By March, this land, situated across the Sandusky River from old Fort Ball (War of 1812) was surveyed and platted by General James Hedges, the brother . . . Map (db m119964) HM
51Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — G/Sgt. Jay C Blakely — Zelcova Tree
Dedicated to G/Sgt. Jay C. Blakely USMC WWII Awarded the Navy Cross Entered Jr. Home 1923 From IndianaMap (db m195260) HM WM
52Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — G/Sgt. Ralph Bowling
U.S. Marine Corps KIA Saipan July 4, 1944 Awarded Navy CrossMap (db m195264) WM
53Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — George Josey
Navy KIA Feb. 2, 1944Map (db m195290) WM
54Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Harry Unger
Army KIA France WWIMap (db m195286) WM
55Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Hugh Johnson
Army WWIIMap (db m195289) WM
56Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — In Memoriam
"We all called him dad" Feb. 3, 1867 June 28, 1947 Jr. Home Superintendent 1901-1944 "…I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters." II Corinthians 6:18 Dr. Charles H. Kernan The National . . . Map (db m195239) HM WM
57Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — John Perry — White Pine
In memory of John Perry, USMC KIA, Okinawa, June 1943 Awarded Navy Cross For GallantryMap (db m195255) WM
58Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Judge John W. Schaufelberger House
Ground broken - 18 July, 1889 Architects - Bacon & Huber Toledo, Ohio Contractor - S. Chamberlain Tiffin, OhioMap (db m195302) HM
59Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Junior Home Alumni War Memorial — Dedicated September 1, 1985
"They gave all that they had and all they might have become." (Lt. Col. William F. Johns, Ret.)
In eternal memory of all Junior Home Boys who died in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
"They gave until . . . Map (db m195238) WM
60Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Korean War — "The Forgotten War" — june 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 —
Dedicated to Seneca County veterans who honorably served and continue to serve their country in time of war and peace. Freedom is not free Korean War MIA and KIA Roger B. Beem • William H. Bolander • Dean D. Chaney • . . . Map (db m195392) WM
61Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Lester Potter
Army KIA 1943 N. AfricaMap (db m195287) WM
62Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Lewis George
Army KIA France WWIMap (db m195283) WM
63Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Louis Jones
In honor of Louis Jones whose foresight and work after the 1913 Tiffin Flood created flood walls on the Sandusky River, that now protect Tiffin residents.Map (db m195298) HM
64Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Lt. John Harris
Air Force KIA 1944 Over GermanyMap (db m195268) WM
65Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — M/Sgt. Lonnie Morgan
Air Force KIA 1944 Burma-IndiaMap (db m195271) WM
66Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 9-74 — Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin
The Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Thomas F. Conlon, met with the newly appointed bishop of the Toledo Diocese, the Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs, to discuss building a charity hospital for the community. Community leaders and physicians promoted . . . Map (db m140838) HM
67Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — ORC 1521.1 — Ohio Historical Flood Marker
Historical Flood Mark March 1913Map (db m195299) HM
68Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Pioneer Milling Co.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195292) HM
69Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Randall Little
Air Force KIA Nov. 3, 1943 Over GermanyMap (db m195272) WM
70Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 11-74 — Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum
The Seneca County Museum is the former home of local businessman Rezin W. Shawhan. Born in 1811, Shawhan arrived in Tiffin in 1832 and opened a store with his brother Lorenzo. The store’s success enabled Rezin to expand his interests into real . . . Map (db m140870) HM
71Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Seneca County Civil War Monument
. . . Map (db m195390) WM
72Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Seneca County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans who served our country and to those who sacrificed all 4/11/1967 Ruehle Medard A • 6/05/1967 Taylor Grant C • 9/12/1967 Sullivan Robert J • 12/13/1967 Lee Gene F • 2/06/1968 Stull Larry W • . . . Map (db m195391) WM
73Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Seneca County World War II Memorial
This World War II Memorial is dedicated to the Men and Women of Seneca County who gave their lives to protect our freedoms "Our Greatest Generation" Walter Adams • Gene F. Ahrens • Richard K. Albert • George W. Alge • . . . Map (db m195902) WM
74Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Sgt. James Bolen
U.S. Army KIA North Africa April 3, 1943Map (db m195265) WM
75Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Sgt. Marion Parker
Army KIA July 11, 1944 St. Lo, FranceMap (db m195275) WM
76Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Sgt. Ravel Hale
U.S. Army KIA World War II Feb. 25, 1945 GermanyMap (db m195263) WM
77Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Sgt. Raymond Thompson
U.S. Army KIA World War II June 25, 1944 NormandyMap (db m195266) WM
78Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Sgt. Thomas Lynn
Army KIA Aug. 1944 In BrittanyMap (db m195280) WM
79Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Sgt. Walter Adams
Air Force KIA Oct. 2, 1944 Over GermanyMap (db m195278) WM
80Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 14-74 — St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church has been located here since the parish's formation in 1845. Tiffin was established by Josiah Hedges in 1822, and shortly after, many German Catholic families began to settle in the area. They formed part of St. Mary's . . . Map (db m166162) HM
81Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Stalsworth Family — White Pine
Stalsworth Family Carlous, Curt, Bobby, Freddie Carlous KIA (WWII), 1944Map (db m195254) WM
82Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 10-74 — State's First Female Lawyers
Side A In 1873, Tiffin's Cronise sisters became the first women admitted to the Ohio Bar. At that time, Ohio did not provide for the admission of women attorneys. On April 4th 1873, Nettie Cronise applied to the district court. Despite . . . Map (db m100140) HM
83Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Stephens Family
This memorial garden dedicated to the Stephens Family Entered Jr. Home June 26, 1926 Harold (Class of 1936), Beatrice Derose (Class of 1937), Homer (Class of 1939), Georgia (Eckert), and Jack. All three brothers served in WWII . . . Map (db m195276) WM
84Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — The Davidson Brothers — White Pine
In memory of The Davidson Brothers Gurney (U.S. Navy), Curtis (U.S. Navy), Dewey (U.S.N.) and Herbert (U.S.A.F.) The four brothers entered the Jr. Home in March 1931 "They all served."Map (db m195248) WM
85Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — The Haines Family — Canadian Hemlock
In loving memory of (Lt.) Merle Crotsley Haines (Sgt.) George "Tiny" Crotsley Haines (Capt.) Karl Haines (All served U.S. Army, WWII) Edith Grotsley Haines Roth Glenn Haines Loved by their sisters Luella Crotsley Haines . . . Map (db m195253) WM
86Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — The Moore Family — White Pine
In memory of The Moore Family Entered Jr. Home March 3, 1934 Left June, 1940 Arthur P. "Art" Moore (U.S. Navy 1941-1961) Robert, Hilda, Myrtle and WilliamMap (db m195252) HM WM
87Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — The Ritz Theater
When The Ritz Theatre first opened on December 20, 1928, downtown Tiffin had three theaters in operation catering to an eager public. Original builders Dan Kerwin and Adam Ritzler (after whom the theater was named) dreamed of a movie . . . Map (db m195293) HM
88Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — This Memorial Bench
Is dedicated to members of the Jr. Home class of 1937 who served their country in WWII Walton Aubrey • Dan Beckner • Joe Bennett • Glen Boyer • Robert Broughton • John Burchett • Frank Cannon • William Clements • Fred . . . Map (db m195261) WM
89Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Thomas Gardener — White Pine
In Memory Of Thomas Gardener US Army, WWII, Died 1944 From his boyhood friend Reynold ElkinsMap (db m195256) WM
90Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Thomas Gardner
Army Died 1943 on active dutyMap (db m195291) WM
91Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 6-74 — Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad
A) In 1858, the Sandusky Dayton Cincinnati Railroad Company took control of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad line and built the Tiffin passenger depot in 1862, which served as one of the six railroad depots in the Tiffin area. As a result of the . . . Map (db m119969) HM
92Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Veterans Memorial Bridge
"Dedicated to the brave men and women who served, and all too often gave their lives in the defense of our freedom."Map (db m195294) WM
93Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Veterans Memorial Bridge
"Dedicated to the brave men and women who served, and all too often gave their lives in the defense of our freedom."Map (db m195295) WM
94Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — William Harvey Gibson
General Gibson believed the two most important things in life were piety and patriotism. In his creed they were linked in indissoluble union. His piety was broad enough to include every creed, his patriotism wide enough to cover . . . Map (db m195296) HM WM
95Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — William Ochs
Army KIA France WW IIMap (db m195269) WM
96Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — World War I — The war to end all wars — Dedicated to those who proudly served our country —
In memory of Seneca County citizens who died while serving in World War I Francis L. Adair • Edith Ayres • Dalton A. Baker • Harry Edward Ballreich Sylvester C. Bordner • Malcolm E. Bozarth • James N. Brewer • Clarence F. . . . Map (db m195407) WM
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