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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wyandot County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Wyandot 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> Wyandot County, OH (25) Crawford County, OH (21) Hancock County, OH (63) Hardin County, OH (45) Marion County, OH (32) Seneca County, OH (21)  WyandotCounty(25) Wyandot County (25)  CrawfordCounty(21) Crawford County (21)  HancockCounty(63) Hancock County (63)  HardinCounty(45) Hardin County (45)  MarionCounty(32) Marion County (32)  SenecaCounty(21) Seneca County (21)
Adjacent to Wyandot County, Ohio
    Crawford County (21)
    Hancock County (63)
    Hardin County (45)
    Marion County (32)
    Seneca County (21)
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1Ohio (Wyandot County), Belle Vernon — Parker Bridge — Built in 1873
Bridge Destroyed by fire 5-17-91 Cross Over The Bridge Committee formed 7-29-91 to raise $150,000 to restore the Parker Bridge & also the Swartz Bridge. Committee's goal was achieved and the bridge was dedicated 10-25-92 Federal & . . . Map (db m166053) HM
2Ohio (Wyandot County), Carey — 4-88 — Sheriden Cave — Ohio Historical Marker —
Indian Trail Caverns, first opened in 1927, is one of many caves that occur on the dolomite ridge traversed by State Route 568 in Wyandot and Hancock counties. Sheriden Cave, a karst sinkhole associated with the caverns, was discovered in 1989. It . . . Map (db m93656) HM
3Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — C52 — Burning of Crawford — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Burning of Crawford »»«« One-half mile northeast, June 11, 1782, the Indians burned Colonel William Crawford at the stake, in revenge for massacre of the Christian Moravian Indians by William- son's earlier . . . Map (db m20362) HM
4Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — Colonel Crawford — In Memory of
In Memory of Col. Crawford Who was Burned by the Indians In this Valley June 11, 1782 Map (db m20379) HM
5Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — 1-88 — Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign — Ohio Historical Markers
[Side A] Colonel William Crawford Colonel William Crawford, a lifelong friend of George Washington, was born in Virginia in 1722. He was married twice, first to Ann Stewart and later to Hannah Vance. In 1755, he served with Colonel . . . Map (db m20359) HM
6Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — Crawford Memorial Park
(center plaque) Dedicated in memory of Col. Wm. Crawford who was born in 1722, in what is now Berkeley County, West Virginia, and was burned at the stake, one half mile northeast of here down in the valley, on June 11, 1782, by the . . . Map (db m70009) HM
7Ohio (Wyandot County), Harpster — 5-88 — Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area — A Feature of Ohio's Prairies
Prairie grasslands were once widely scattered across western Ohio. One of Ohio's best remaining prairies, Killdeer Plains is dominated by tall grasses such as the big bluestem and plays host to some unique species of wildlife such as the eastern . . . Map (db m94525) HM
8Ohio (Wyandot County), Lovell — A140 — to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trailh — Harrison's March —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 2 Mile to Crawford's Burning Text on North Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - . . . Map (db m93691) HM
9Ohio (Wyandot County), Sycamore — Historic Oak in Sycamore, Ohio
The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association jointly recognize this significant tree in this bicentennial year as having lived here during the American Revolutionary period 1776 1976Map (db m104224) HM
10Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 145 — Battle Island
Battle Island Scene Of the Defeat of Col. Wm Crawford June 5. & 6. 1782Map (db m21416) HM
11Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — C — Battle Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m93867) HM
12Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Col. William Crawford
[Front Side] George Washington and Col. Crawford's friendship began while Washington was acting surveyor for Lord Fairfax in the Shenandoah Valley in 1749, and continued until Col. Crawford's death. Col. Crawford's record is as . . . Map (db m21386) HM
13Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 2-88 — Departure of the Wyandot Indians — Ohio Historical Marker
[Front side of marker]: "Departure of the Wyandot Indians" The 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs opened much of northwest Ohio to white settlement. In return, the U.S. Government granted the Wyandot Nation permanent use of the Grand Reserve . . . Map (db m26527) HM
14Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — C481 — Fort Ferree — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m18086) HM
15Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring
Fort Ferree built by Gen. Harrison's Army, 1812. Overland Inn 1814 until 1846, on site Elks Lodge. Indian Spring used by Indians 1730 to 1843. Col. Crawford's Army drank at Spring June 4, 1782. Charles Dickens stopped at Inn and Spring, . . . Map (db m114533) HM
16Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Historic Salem Church — Salem Church of Christ — “Indian Bush”. —
Evangelical Circuit Riders visited this area in the 1830’s bringing the Word of God to German speaking settlers. In 1845 a need was felt for a regular place of worship and a log meeting house was built near this location known as “Indian . . . Map (db m107100) HM
17Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — John Stewart
1816 — 1916 JOHN STEWART —— Apostle to the Wyandot Indians Father of missions of the Methodist Episcopal ChurchMap (db m26759) HM
18Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 7-88 — Stephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop
Stephan Lumber Company. This brick structure, built around 1905, is all that remains of the Stephan Lumber Company following a fire in 1978. Woodshop scenes in the 1994 motion picture “The Shawshank Redemption” were filmed in the . . . Map (db m119665) HM
19Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Tarhe
Distinguished Wyandot chief and loyal American Tarhe Died here in Cranetown 1818Map (db m104222) HM
20Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 3-88 — The Lincoln Highway — Ohio Historical Marker —
Text on Side A of the Marker Conceived by leaders of the automobile industry to encourage the building of "good roads," the Lincoln Highway was established in 1913 as the first transcontinental automobile route in the United States. It . . . Map (db m93866) HM
21Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — A147 — to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree — Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March 1813 —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on North Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 24 Miles to Fort Morrow Text on South Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - . . . Map (db m94531) HM
22Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 6-88 — Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption
Wyandot County’s third and current courthouse was constructed from 1899-1900. Designed by the firm of Yost & Packard, the architects of courthouses in Wood, Harrison, and other counties, the building is a wonderful example of Beaux-Arts . . . Map (db m119711) HM
23Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Wyandot Indian Council House
Brow of hill above was the site of Wyandot Indian Council House 1819 to Jan. 16, 1850. Building was covered with bark. First Wyandot County Teachers Association organized Aug. 25, 1848. First newspaper published in Wyandot County March . . . Map (db m26563) HM
24Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Wyandot Mission Church
Built with Government funds in 1824 Used by the Wyandot Indians till 1843 First American Methodist Mission Designated as a Shrine by the 1960 Methodist General ConferenceMap (db m26604) HM
25Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Wyandott Indian Mission — First Methodist Mission in America
Founded by John Stewart, a black man, in 1816, the Wyandott Indian Mission became the first officially recognized mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America three years later. A stone Mission Church was built on this spot in 1824, under . . . Map (db m26557) HM
May. 18, 2021