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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Guernsey County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Guernsey County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Guernsey County, OH (51) Belmont County, OH (72) Coshocton County, OH (73) Harrison County, OH (42) Muskingum County, OH (78) Noble County, OH (18) Tuscarawas County, OH (84)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  BelmontCounty(72) Belmont County (72)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  HarrisonCounty(42) Harrison County (42)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  NobleCounty(18) Noble County (18)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)
Cambridge is the county seat for Guernsey County
Adjacent to Guernsey County, Ohio
      Belmont County (72)  
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Harrison County (42)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Noble County (18)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
 
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1Ohio, Guernsey County, Byesville — 1-30 — Wreck of the Shenandoah
On Interstate 77, on the right when traveling north.
“Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to....” These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. Fourteen of its crew . . . Map (db m70422) HM
2Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — “S” Bridge
On Glenn Highway (U.S. 40) at Peters Creek Road (County Route 416), on the left on Glenn Highway.
Old National Road Built about 1828 Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel . . . Map (db m284) HM
3Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Cambridge — The Historic National Road in Ohio
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east.
Cambridge was platted in 1806 and became Guernsey County seat just four years later. The town flourished with the construction of the National Road, and by 1834 Cambridge was served daily by four stagecoach lines. Manufacturing boomed after the . . . Map (db m98595) HM
4Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Cambridge
On Southgate Parkway (Ohio Route 209) 0.1 miles north of Hermon Road.
Birthplace of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. First American to orbit Earth Born July 18, 1921Map (db m139837) HM
5Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Cambridge
On Turner Avenue just west of Southgate Parkway (Ohio Route 208), on the right when traveling west.
Boyhood home of William Boyd "Hopalong Cassidy"Map (db m209877) HM
6Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Capt. Thomas B. Cook
On Southgate Parkway.
8th Pa. Rgt. Served Under Generals Green And Marion Battle Camden N.J. Revolutionary War Born Sept. 4, 1749 Died Nov. 5, 1831Map (db m209853) WM
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7Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Carl Ross Harbin, Jr. — August 13, 1943 - August 25, 1966
On Highland Avenue (Route 22) at Wheeling Avenue (Alternate Interstate 70), on the right when traveling east on Highland Avenue.
. . . Map (db m209879) WM
8Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Coach House Manor
On North 7th Street just south of Wall Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
Coach House Manor formerly the "A.J. Bennett" Estate, founder of world famous Cambridge Glass. Built in 1907. Dedicated by Robert P. Scott, Mayor. Guernsey Co. 175th AnniversaryMap (db m161366) HM
9Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients — State of Ohio, Guernsey County
On Wheeing Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Guernsey County Civil War Cox, Robert M. - Corporal - Mississippi - 1863 Power, Albert - Private - Arkansas - 1862 Richardson, William R. - Private - . . . Map (db m15982) HM
10Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Dr. Charles E. Jefferson
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40) east of 9th Street, on the right when traveling east.
On the site of this building Dr. Charles E. Jefferson, internationally known preacher, lecturer & author was born August 26, 1860. An advocate of world peace.Map (db m1046) HM
11Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — 7-30 — Fletcher General Hospital & WWII POW Camp
On Old Twenty-One Road (County Route 35) at Toland Drive and Eckleberry Road (County Route 633), on the left when traveling north on Old Twenty-One Road.
During the Second World War, the U.S. Army constructed a 131-building hospital on level farmland a quarter mile northwest of this marker. The army built the facility as a 1,520-bed hospital in the winter and spring of 1942-43. It was later . . . Map (db m170995) HM
12Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Founders Cemetery Pioneer Families — Cambridge, Ohio
On Southgate Parkway (Ohio Route 209) at Turner Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Southgate Parkway.
Allison, Family • Alter, John, Family • Atkinson, John • Allison, Robert, Family • Beatty, Capt. G.P. • Beatty, "Fobe" • Brown, John • Bellage, Robert, Sr. • Bellage, Robert, Jr. • Beatty, Col. Z.A. • Beatty, Margery Lou • . . . Map (db m209876) HM
13Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — George R. Tingle — 1775 - 1830
On Bloomfield Road (Ohio Route 209) near Turner Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Built the first tavern in Cambridge proper which acted as Guernsey County's first courthouse prior to 1813.Map (db m18011) HM
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14Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey Civil War Memorial
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40) at South 8th Street a.k.a. Southgate Parkway (Ohio Route 209), on the right when traveling west on Wheeling Avenue.
Dedicated to the memory of the men from Guernsey County who served in the defense of their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861–1865. Gettysburg, Atlanta, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Wilderness, Chickanauga.Map (db m285) HM
15Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County 9-11 Memorial
On Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
This artifact from the World Trade Center & Memorial dedicated to those lives lost on 9-11-01Map (db m209881) WM
16Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
In honor of those who served in Operation Desert Storm “I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is . . . Map (db m15981) WM
17Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Revolutionary Heros Memorial
On Turner Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
In Memory Of The Revolutionary Heroes Who Rest In Guernsey County, Ohio. 1776 - 1929Map (db m209851) WM
18Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Veterans Memorial
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to those men and women of Guernsey County who served their country in times of peace and warMap (db m15983) HM
19Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Vietnam Conflict Memorial — 1962 - 1975
On Wheeling Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of persons from Guernsey County, Ohio, who gave their lives in Southeast Asia during the period of the Vietnam Conflict. Robert A. Ausmus • Clifford E. Bench • James S. Brister • Donald E. Chambers • James Davis • David . . . Map (db m209841) WM
20Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west. Reported permanently removed.
In memory of persons from Guernsey County, Ohio, who gave their lives in Southeast Asia during the period of the Vietnam Conflict. Robert A. Ausmus • Clifford E. Bench • James S. Brister • Donald E. Chambers • James Davis • David Lee . . . Map (db m208739) WM
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21Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Old Covered Bridge
Near This Spot The Old Covered Bridge Spanned Wills Creek On the Old National Road 1828 – 1913 Near It Was the Ferry Cabin The First House Built in Cambridge 1798 – 1800 This Marker is Erected By Anna Asbury Stone . . . Map (db m81828) HM
22Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Peacock Road — The Historic National Road in Ohio
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Peacock Road (County Route 650), in the median on Old National Road.
Named for the peacocks that once lived on a neighboring farm, this narrow brick road was on the National Roads original alignment when it was built through Guernsey County in 1828. Peacock road is typical of the steep grades and sharp curves that . . . Map (db m98596) HM
23Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Peters Creek Mile Marker — One of Several Identical Markers
On Old National Road (U.S. 40 at milepost 186) at Peters Creek Road (County Route 416), on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
The Act of Congress in 1806 which authorized the construction of the National Road required that mile markers be placed at regular intervals. These reference points reassured travelers that they were following the correct route. They also indicated . . . Map (db m98507) HM
24Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Peters Creek S-Bridge — The Historic National Road in Ohio
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Peters Creek Road (County Route 416), on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
The history of this bridge is tied to Zane’s Trace, the original road through the region. In 1803, the trace crossed Peters Creek, a few hundred yards to the north, using logs to bridge the stream. In 1828, when the National Road was built . . . Map (db m98505) HM
25Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. 1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind . . . Map (db m15980) HM
26Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Representatives in the United States Congress who Were Residents of Guernsey County
On East 8th Street (Alternate Interstate 70) just west of East 8th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Representatives in the United States Congress who were residents of Guernsey County James M. Bell 1833 - 1835 • Issac Parrish 1839 - 1841 • Nathan Evans 1847 - 1851 • Charley Albright - 1851 - 1857 • William Lawrence 1857 - 1859 • . . . Map (db m209846) HM
27Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Robert T. Secrest — Congressman and Senator
On Wheeling Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
50 years of public service to our great country and all its citizens. This tribute is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries of District Five of Ohio, August 5, 1978Map (db m18010) HM
28Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — S Bridge Renovation — Built 1828
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at 4698 Peters Creek Road (County Route 416) on Old National Road.
Thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Ohio State Historical Office, and the Guernsey County Engineer for restoration of this “S” Bridge damaged by 2005 floods. This bridge possesses . . . Map (db m98509) HM
29Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Signing of Declaration of Independence Memorial — 1776 - 1976
On Wheeling Avenue (Alternate Interstate 70) west of North 10th Street, on the right when traveling west.
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Indepenedence Spes mea in Deo estMap (db m209878) WM
30Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The First Methodist Church
On Wheeling Avenue at 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on Wheeling Avenue.
Here the first Methodist Church was organized, 1808, in the home of Thomas Sarchet, leader of the original settlers from the Island of Guersey.Map (db m1047) HM
31Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The Founders of Cambridge
On Southgate Parkway (Ohio Route 209) at Turner Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Southgate Parkway.
In memory of The Founders Of Cambridge June Second 1806 and of the pioneers of this region. Northwest Territory 1787 • Washington County 1788 • Survey of Military Lands 1796 • This 4000 acre tract patented 1801 • State of . . . Map (db m209849) HM
32Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The McCracken Scott House
On Steubenville Avenue just east of North 8th Street, on the right when traveling west.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m209847) HM
33Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — 4-30 — The Scottish Rite in Ohio
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40) east of 9th Street, on the left when traveling east.
The first Scottish Rite body of Free-Masonry west of the Alleghenies was formed in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1852 by Killian H. Van Rensselaer, an honorary 33rd Degree Mason. He lived in this city from 1851 to 1867. Van Rensselaer was superintendent of . . . Map (db m1045) HM
34Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The Tingle Tavern
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40) east of 6th Street, on the left when traveling west.
Here the Tingle Tavern “Sign of the Crossed Keys” (first tavern in Cambridge) was built in 1808. In this tavern the first government of Guernsey County was organized 1810.Map (db m1040) HM
35Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — William Lawrence Boyd — "Hopalong Cassidy" — 1895 - 1972 —
On Highland Avenue (U.S. 22) at Wheeling Avenue (Alternate Interstate 70), on the right when traveling east on Highland Avenue.
Loved and remembered by faithful fans as America's favorite cowboy He was an outstanding scholar while attending east side school from 1902 - 1909. Gained national recognition as a silent film star and international prominence as Hopalong . . . Map (db m209880) HM
36Ohio, Guernsey County, Cumberland — 39 — Cumberland — Horse Dealing and Stealing — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On North Cambridge Street (Ohio Route 146) 0.1 miles north of Main Street (Ohio Route 340), on the right when traveling south.
Around 3 pm on the afternoon of July 23, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 600 Confederate raiders entered Cumberland. Morgan and a handful of his officers found respite at the Globe House. Others entered the home of a Dr. Stone. . . . Map (db m171901) HM
37Ohio, Guernsey County, Derwent — Eisenhower Interstate System
On Interstate 77, on the right when traveling north.
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the . . . Map (db m166449) HM
38Ohio, Guernsey County, Derwent — Eisenhower Interstate System
On Interstate 77, on the right when traveling north.
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the mobility . . . Map (db m166450) HM
39Ohio, Guernsey County, Lore City — 41 — Lore City — A Destructive Spree — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On Main Street at Great Guernsey Rail-Trail, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his remaining raiders arrived at Campbell’s Station (now Lore City) near dawn on the morning of July 24, 1863. The raiders entered the home and warehouse of John Fordyce at this former . . . Map (db m171079) HM
40Ohio, Guernsey County, Lore City — Lore City Honor Roll — World War II
On Main Street (Ohio Route 285) at Great Guernsey Rail-Trail, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
Carl Mirkovich • Joe Mirkovich • Mike Miziker • Haven Osler • Bill Pachuta • Mike Pachuta • Jack D. Knapp • Charles W. Stevens • John D. Kopec • Charles D. Dearth • Leonard Corwin • Wayne E. Redd • Ronald McVicker • George Peros . . . Map (db m171009) WM
41Ohio, Guernsey County, Moorefield — 4 — Moorefield, Ohio — Platted 1815 by Michael Moore and Gabriel Cane
On Cadiz-Piedmont Road (U.S. 22) at Local Road 249, on the right when traveling east on Cadiz-Piedmont Road.
In the late afternoon of Friday, July 24, 1863, this village was occupied by Confederate Cavalry commanded by Gen. John Hunt Morgan. While Morgan rested on the parlor bed of a local hotel, apparently undisturbed by the nearness of pursuing Union . . . Map (db m35797) HM
42Ohio, Guernsey County, Old Washington — Eisenhower Interstate System
On Interstate 70, on the right when traveling east.
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the . . . Map (db m166451) HM
43Ohio, Guernsey County, Old Washington — 4-30 — Morgan’s Raid in Old Washington
On Morgan Way (U.S. 40) near Exit 186 North (Interstate 70), on the left when traveling east.
On July 23, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan entered Guernsey County with 600 Confederate cavalrymen, the remnant of a 2,000-man diversionary raiding force that had traversed Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio. Morgan’s forces halted in Old . . . Map (db m1036) HM
44Ohio, Guernsey County, Old Washington — Morgan’s Raiders
On Old National Road.
Morgan's Raiders were here overtaken and defeated by Union cavalry under Gen. Shackelford, July 24, 1863. A memorial to the fortitude and patriotism of our fathers and mothers.Map (db m4956) HM
45Ohio, Guernsey County, Old Washington — Old Washington — Historic District — The Historic National Road in Ohio —
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Maple Lane, on the left when traveling east on Old National Road.
Old Washington was platted along Zane’s Trace in 1805 by the brothers George and Henry Beymer. Within two years twelve log dwellings had been built, making it the oldest settlement in Guernsey County. Originally known as New Washington, the official . . . Map (db m99047) HM
46Ohio, Guernsey County, Old Washington — 42 — Old Washington — Rebel Respite Cut Short — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On Old Mill Road at Morgan Way (Highway 40), on the right when traveling west on Old Mill Road.
At mid-morning on Friday, July 24, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and fewer than 600 Confederate raiders approached Washington (now Old Washington) from the south. The billowing smoke rising from nearby Campbell's Station had alerted . . . Map (db m92539) HM
47Ohio, Guernsey County, Old Washington — The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen
Near Morgan Way (U.S. 40) near Exit 186 North (Interstate 70), on the right when traveling east.
Here was laid to rest by the citizens of Washington under public authority the bodies of three Confederate cavalrymen killed during the Battle of Washington July 24, 1863, when a force in command of Confederate General John Morgan was overtaken and . . . Map (db m1037) HM
48Ohio, Guernsey County, Pleasant City — 1-30 — Wreck of the Shenandoah
On Interstate 77, on the right when traveling south.
“Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to....” These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. . . . Map (db m42238) HM
49Ohio, Guernsey County, Quaker City — 6-30 — Richland Friends Meeting House
On Shannon Run Road (County Route 949) 0.3 miles north of Leatherwood Road (Ohio Route 265), on the left when traveling north.
Congregations of the Religous Society of Friends (Quakers), called “meetings,” worshipped in plain meeting houses. On this site stood the last Richland Friends Meeting House, built in 1872. Ninety-four Friends established the meeting in 1826 . . . Map (db m205417) HM
50Ohio, Guernsey County, Salesville — “S” Bridge — Old National Road — Built about 1828 —
On Bridgewater Road (County Route 690) at Rhinehart Road (Local Route 75), on the left on Bridgewater Road.
Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel across the bridge and back onto the road . . . Map (db m286) HM
51Ohio, Guernsey County, Senecaville — 40 — Senecaville — Divine Intervention — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On South High Street / Wintergreen Road (Ohio Route 285) at Clay Pike Road (Ohio Route 313), on the left when traveling south on South High Street / Wintergreen Road.
In July 1963, intelligence on the position of Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders as they rode across southern Ohio was in constant flux. Conflicting reports initially ordered Union Colonel William Wallace of the 15th Ohio . . . Map (db m171149) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023