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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fairfield County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Fairfield 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> Fairfield County, OH (70) Franklin County, OH (493) Hocking County, OH (30) Licking County, OH (157) Perry County, OH (33) Pickaway County, OH (45)  FairfieldCounty(70) Fairfield County (70)  FranklinCounty(493) Franklin County (493)  HockingCounty(30) Hocking County (30)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  PerryCounty(33) Perry County (33)  PickawayCounty(45) Pickaway County (45)
Lancaster is the county seat for Fairfield County
Adjacent to Fairfield County, Ohio
      Franklin County (493)  
      Hocking County (30)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Perry County (33)  
      Pickaway County (45)  
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1Ohio, Fairfield County, Amanda — Amanda Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m35422) HM
2Ohio, Fairfield County, Baltimore — Liberty Union VFW Post 3761 Veterans Memorial
In honor and tribute to veterans of all wars Dedicated November 11, 1973Map (db m29008) HM
3Ohio, Fairfield County, Baltimore — 4-23 — The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" / The Ohio & Erie Canal and the Dry Dock Lock
The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" On this site the Ohio & Erie Canal flowed south and down-level under the Market Street Bridge. Nearby Pawpaw Creek and the canal culturally divided the Swiss settlers to the west in Basil and the . . . Map (db m183071) HM
4Ohio, Fairfield County, Bremen — 9-23 — Bremen Oil Boom
The Bremen Oil Boom commenced in 1907-08 and the town became a center in the region’s petroleum industry. The area was a forest of oil derricks. From this point south, it was said that one could go down Broad Street from derrick to . . . Map (db m119540) HM
5Ohio, Fairfield County, Bremen — Bremen World Wars Memorial
Erected in grateful appreciation by Citizens of Bremen and Community to our men and women, who answered their countrys [sic] call in World Wars One and Two. These gave their lives World War One George Bigham Emil D. . . . Map (db m27107) HM
6Ohio, Fairfield County, Bremen — Wesley Chapel
Stone from area of Wesley Chapel • 1806 First edifice of the Bremen United Methodist Church First trustees Zebulon Holliday George Blosser Eli GardnerMap (db m27106) HM
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7Ohio, Fairfield County, Carroll — Bell From Schoolhouse on High Street — 1868 - 1910
Donated by Carl E. and Mildred F. BensonMap (db m137611) HM
8Ohio, Fairfield County, Carroll — Bessie Benson Memorial Park History
This area was set aside in 1829 by Carroll's founder, William Tong, for a market house, a place where goods were bought, sold, and traded. Neighboring Market Street got its name from the planned structure. However, Tong died in . . . Map (db m137620) HM
9Ohio, Fairfield County, Carroll — Carroll
Founded in 1829 at the junction of the Ohio, Erie and Hocking CanalMap (db m12286) HM
10Ohio, Fairfield County, Carroll — Carroll War Memorials
[World Wars Marker]: To honor those who served in the Armed Forces of their country during World Wars I ad II (1947) [Korean/Vietnam Marker]: To honor those who served in the Armed Forces of their country during the Koean and . . . Map (db m12288) WM
11Ohio, Fairfield County, Carroll — 7-23 — Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals
Canals were an important means of transportation when Carroll was founded in 1829 by William Tong and his brother Oliver, who chose this site because it was where the proposed intersection of the Lancaster Lateral Canal and Ohio-Erie Canal would be . . . Map (db m80624) HM
12Ohio, Fairfield County, Carroll — Wall of Remembrance
[Names not listed]Map (db m166037) WM
13Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 140 East Main Street — 1832
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137819) HM
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14Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 166th Infantry 42nd Division World War Memorial
“In Memoriam” This plot dedicated to the Boys of the Rainbow Division 166th Inf. World War 42nd Div. A list of names is included on the memorial. It is unclear whether this list includes all members from the Lancaster . . . Map (db m13223) WM
15Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Feb 8, 1820; John Sherman – Statesman, May 10, 1823.Map (db m9609) HM
16Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — C & O Depot at Carroll, Ohio
This building, the original C & O Depot at Carroll, Ohio, was presented to the Fairfield County Agricultural Society by Mr. & Mrs. James D. McGill August 1966. It will be preserved for Historical purposes.Map (db m61848) HM
17Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 10-23 — Camp Anderson — (1861–1865)
Fairfield County quickly mobilized after the attack on Ft. Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861 and the beginning of the Civil War. Parts of the county fairgrounds became Camp Anderson, in honor of Major Robert Anderson who commanded Fort Sumter . . . Map (db m119493) HM
18Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — City Hall — 1897
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137820) HM
19Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Civil War Union Soldiers Memorial — 1861-1865
In memory of the Union Soldiers who served in the Army from 1861-1865.Map (db m12918) HM
20Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients — State of Ohio, Fairfield County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Fairfield County Civil War Davidson, Andrew - Asst. Surgeon - Mississippi 1863 Dorsey, Daniel Allen - 1st Lt. - Georgia 1862 Gregg, Joseph Olds - Captain - . . . Map (db m12157) HM
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21Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Daniel Sifford House — 1840
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137821) HM
22Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial
A Memorial to Our Fathers [Dedicated] June 19, 1928Map (db m35391) HM
23Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Decorative Arts Center of Ohio — at the Reese-Peters House — (Welcome to the) —
The Reese-Peters House, home of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, is an exceptional example of transitional Greek Revival architecture demonstrating characteristics of both Federal and Greek Revival styles. The house was built in 1835 . . . Map (db m137813) HM
24Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Dumontville General Store
. . . Map (db m61843) HM
25Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Fairfield County Memorial Mural
Esta. 1800 Fairfield County Army • Marine Corps • Navy • Air Force • Space Force • Coast Guard Honor Hometown HeroesMap (db m209387) WM
26Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Fairfield County Veterans Memorial
For God and Country we dedicate this memorial in loving memory of our veterans, friends, and relatives who have served their country so we may continue to enjoy freedom and a democracy. Duty, Honor, Country Dedicated . . . Map (db m14239) HM
27Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Veterans Past and Present Who Served in the US MilitaryMap (db m35428) HM
28Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 1-23 — Fairfield School for Boys — 1857 – 1979
As the nation’s first and largest minimum security correctional facility, the Fairfield School for Boys served over 100,000 Ohio juvenile offenders. The school was converted to an adult facility in 1980. (text on supplementary . . . Map (db m119566) HM
29Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Floral Hills All American Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All American Veterans These flagpoles are dedicated to the memory of our loved ones who served in the Armed Forces. The American Veteran - Forever a symbol of heroism, sacrifice, loyalty, and freedom [Separate . . . Map (db m12721) HM
30Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — General William Tecumseh Sherman — 1820–1891
Famous Civil War General. His brilliant military strategy was the major force to end the Civil War and preserve the Union. Commanding General of the United States Army, 1869–1883. Birthplace, Lancaster, Ohio.Map (db m9597) HM
31Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — George Hutchins Bridge — 1904
Originally crossed Clear Creek at Strickler Road Near Zane's Trace. Rebuilt in the year 2000 by Park Maintenance Staff using 30% original materials.Map (db m161347) HM
32Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Giani-Mumaugh Memorial — 1805
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137773) HM
33Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 12-23 — John Bright #2 Covered Bridge
Built in 1881, John Bright #2 covered bridge originally spanned Poplar Creek on Bish Road near Baltimore, Ohio. It is named after pioneer settler John Bright, whose family farm was located near the original site. August Borneman of . . . Map (db m119490) HM
34Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Joseph E. Beery M.D.
In memory of Father and Mother Brothers and Sisters of Joseph E. Beery M.D. Doctor Beery organized the Mount Tabor Cemetery Association in 1945 and was its first president. His contribution and untiring effort made possible . . . Map (db m137732) HM
35Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Lancaster Methodist Camp Ground Historic District — Established 1872
was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Sept. 10, 1987 in recognition of its historical and architectural significance. Originated at Logan 1872; moved to . . . Map (db m52871) HM
36Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Lancaster’s Richard Outcault — 1863–1928
He created the first comic strip ... De Yellow Kid. • “And Buster Brown too!”Map (db m9601) HM
37Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Liberty Township No. 6 School
This building, the original Liberty Twp. No. 6 School, was presented to the Fairfield County Agriculture Society by the Arthur Weakley Family of Baltimore, Ohio, August, 1976. The original school house bell was presented by Douglas A. Weakley of . . . Map (db m61844) HM
38Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Lieutenants Ross Frazier and Paul Hughes Memorial
These trees are a living memorial to members who made the supreme sacrifice for American Ideals. Lt Ross Frazier Lt Paul Hughes Planted April 23 1939 Dedicated May 30 1947Map (db m27108) HM
39Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Maple Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam of All VeteransMap (db m31379) HM
40Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Maple Street United Evangelical Chapel Cornerstone
This Cornerstone is from the original Maple Street United Evangelical Chapel which stood at the northeast corner of the alley on Maple Street between Main and Wheeling Streets ——— • . . . Map (db m137730) HM
41Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Opal C. [nee Hatlestad] Kistler
First bride married in OSU Stadium to Keith J. Kistler Oct. 19, 2002Map (db m96432) HM
42Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Pioneer Log House — 1803 - 1953
This museum is the product of the public spirited cooperation of the citizens of Fairfield County —————— The log house was dismantled and erected by the Fairfield County Commissioners . . . Map (db m61842) HM
43Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Rising Park Centennial Celebration — July 3, 2009
On this day, July 3, 2009, the City of Lancaster celebrated 100 years of the beginning of Rising Park and the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department. Rising Park was originally dedicated July 5, 1909, following the gift of 73 acres from . . . Map (db m35429) HM
44Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Saint John's Episcopal Church — 1848
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137851) HM
45Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church — 1864
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137744) HM
46Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Saint Peter's Lutheran Church — 1882
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137856) HM
47Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — St. Mary's Church Centennial — 1820 - 1920
Fist Mass, 1817 Lancaster, Ohio. —————— Sancta Maria, Ora Pro Nobis.Map (db m61841) HM
48Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Standing Stone National Bank — Established 1989
Named after Lancaster's most famous landmark, Mt. Pleasant, once called Standing Stone by Native AmericansMap (db m35444) HM
49Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places 1864Map (db m209388) HM
50Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — The Fairfield Building
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m137784) HM
51Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — The Fairfield County Children's Home
The Former Site of The Fairfield County Children's Home 1743 East Main Street Lancaster, Ohio has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Placed] December . . . Map (db m79991) HM
52Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 5-23 — The Fifty Star Flag — A Symbol of America
The design for the fifty star flag was born here at Lancaster High School in 1958 when student Robert Heft designed it for a history class project. Reasoning that since Alaska was seeking admission as a state and that Hawaii would soon follow, Heft . . . Map (db m183072) HM
53Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — The Georgian — (AKA Samuel Maccracken House)
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Building Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress . . . Map (db m137849) HM
54Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — The Ohio Military Hall of Fame — Fairfield County Honorees — Reported missing
The purpose of the Ohio Military Hall of Fame is to recognize those Ohio individuals who served in the United State Military and distinguished themselves by displaying extraordinary heroism in action against an enemy of the United States while . . . Map (db m35426) HM
55Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — The Original Lancaster Methodist's Bell
...commissioned in 1849 to ring the praise of Almighty God from the steeple of the old M.E. Church on South Jackson (High) Street, this bell was relocated by the congregation to their present church in September 1907. Eventually displaced by . . . Map (db m97373) HM
56Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — Thomas Ewing House — 1824
Fairfield Heritage Association Historic Landmark Recognized by the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137780) HM
57Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 6-23 — William Tecumseh Sherman
Lancaster’s native son, Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, was a four star military genius. He played a major role in the Union victory during the Civil War as a brilliant commander and grand strategist who revolutionized war . . . Map (db m9599) HM
58Ohio, Fairfield County, Lancaster — 8-23 — Zane's Trace
Colonel Ebenezer Zane played a major role in the development of Ohio, a role that helped place it on the path to statehood. A veteran of the Revolutionary War and experienced road builder, he received permission from Congress in 1796 to build a . . . Map (db m183073) HM
59Ohio, Fairfield County, Lithopolis — Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men of Bloom Township who entered the service of their country to fight in the World War 1917-1918 Ralph Hickle [Died in Service] [Honor Roll of Veterans] Erected as a lasting tribute to the men and women of this . . . Map (db m53865) HM
60Ohio, Fairfield County, Lockville — Ohio's Canal System
Ohio's 1000-mile network of navigable canals, constructed between 1825 and 1847, provided a system of economical transportation where none had previously existed. The canals opened many markets for its agriculture and industrial products, and . . . Map (db m17139) HM
61Ohio, Fairfield County, Millersport — 3-23 — Deep Cut at the Licking Summit / Millersport and the Ohio-Erie Canal
Side A: Deep Cut at the Licking Summit Digging of the Ohio-Erie Canal began in 1825, and the first canal boat navigated the Deep Cut at Licking Summit in 1831. The surrounding swamps were drained to create the Licking Reservoir, today known as . . . Map (db m14461) HM
62Ohio, Fairfield County, Millersport — Millersport World War II Memorial
This memorial dedicated by Citizens of Millersport to perpetuate the memory of our valiant citizens who sacrificed their lives for God and Country and honoring those who served in our armed forces World War II In Memoriam List . . . Map (db m14462) WM
63Ohio, Fairfield County, New Strasburg — 2-23 — Pioneer Lutherans
The Israel Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized August 23, 1812. According to available records, in 1813 the first meeting in Ohio of the “Special Conferences” called by the Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania was held at the . . . Map (db m13353) HM
64Ohio, Fairfield County, Pickerington — Francis H. Game Cemetery
When Ohio and the United States were mostly rural, cemeteries were often located on the family farm. For many of these cemeteries few or no records exist. Available records suggest that this small site is the Francis H. Game Cemetery established . . . Map (db m66462) HM
65Ohio, Fairfield County, Pickerington — Pickerington Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of the Armed Services of the United States who so valiantly defend our country's honor in times of war and of peace, and at home or on distant shores. Dedicated on Armed Forces Day, May 18, 1991. Special recognition . . . Map (db m17431) WM
66Ohio, Fairfield County, Pickerington — The Carnegie Library
Side A: This Carnegie Library was built in 1916 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation. It was constructed and furnished from a Carnegie Corporation grant of $10,000. Pickerington was one of the smallest of the 1,946 communities in the United . . . Map (db m17432) HM
67Ohio, Fairfield County, Pickerington — Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument — 1861 - 1865
In honor U.V.L. of USA G. H. Playford David Davis B. M. O'Boylan Dedicated Sep. 12. 1918Map (db m31378) HM
68Ohio, Fairfield County, Rushville — Formerly Enslaved People
In this cemetery are the remains of at least 7 enslaved people who died on their quest for freedom. While traveling on the Underground Railroad, they would have been assisted in Rushville by Dr. Simon Hyde and Rev. William . . . Map (db m137582) HM
69Ohio, Fairfield County, Rushville — Joe Selby
Fugitive slave who inspired Ben Hanby to compose the song "Darling Nellie Grey"Map (db m137585) HM
70Ohio, Fairfield County, Thurston — The History of Thurston
Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, Thurston was the railroad town which everybody knew. The town was the only place in southeast Ohio which a train could turn around 360 degrees and choose which track it would want to go on. Thurston had a . . . Map (db m24813) HM
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Mar. 28, 2023