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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harrison County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Harrison 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 Harrison County, OH (42) Belmont County, OH (72) Carroll County, OH (25) Guernsey County, OH (51) Jefferson County, OH (97) Tuscarawas County, OH (84)  HarrisonCounty(42) Harrison County (42)  BelmontCounty(72) Belmont County (72)  CarrollCounty(25) Carroll County (25)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  JeffersonCounty(97) Jefferson County (97)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)
Cadiz is the county seat for Harrison County
Adjacent to Harrison County, Ohio
      Belmont County (72)  
      Carroll County (25)  
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Jefferson County (97)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
 
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1Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Bingham At Philadelphia
On West Market Street (U.S. 250) at South Main Street, on the left when traveling west on West Market Street.
"No more slave states no more slave territories; the maintenance of freedom where freedom is, and the protection of American industry." - Bingham at Philadelphia. 1848.Map (db m209979) HM
2Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Bishop Matthew Simpson
On U.S. 250 at Ohio Route 9, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 250.
Matthew Simpson, an eminent Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, was born on June 21, 1811, in a log house which then stood on the north corner of Market and Main Streets in Cadiz. Simpson spent most of his youth in Cadiz where he gained a . . . Map (db m36232) HM
3Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz G.A.R. Memorial
Near Charleston Street, 0.3 miles east of U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east.
Erected by Comrades and Friends To the Union Soliders of 1861 to 1865. J.S. McReady Post No. 456 G.A.R.Map (db m36307) HM
4Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz Public Library — Established 1880
On West Market Street (U.S. 250) at Court Street, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street.
Mrs. Chauncey Dewey Founder Ella Rife Drake • Martha Shotwell • James PorterMap (db m209983) HM
5Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz, Ohio — The Proudest Small Town in America
On U.S. 250, 0 miles west of Ohio Route 9, on the right when traveling east.
By producing many men of national prominence, more than any other community of similar size, Cadiz stands as a testament to the value of small town life to America.   Bob Burns, deeply grateful for his small town youth in Van Buren, Arkansas, . . . Map (db m36267) HM
6Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz, Ohio
On West Market Street (U.S. 250) at Court Street, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street.
On the 21st Meridian. Named after Cadiz, Spain Incorporated May 29, 1818 Population 2,816 With Suburbs 8,800Map (db m209984) HM
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7Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Clark Gable — The King of Hollywood
On Charleston Street, 0.1 miles east of U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east.
William Clarke Gable, stage and motion picture actor, was born at Cadiz, Ohio, on February 1, 1901, in a house that once stood on this site. He was reared in nearby Hopedale. During his film career of 36 years, Gable made 67 talking pictures . . . Map (db m36264) HM
8Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — 45 — Georgetown — Fight Or Ride On? — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On Cadiz-Harrisville Road (U.S. 250) at Branson Road, on the right when traveling south on Cadiz-Harrisville Road.
Georgetown was usually a quiet place, but as Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 500 raiders approached shortly before 4 am on July 25, 1863, it was alive with activity, Morgan's advance brought out a body of more than . . . Map (db m173471) HM
9Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County
On West Market Street (U.S. 250) at Court Street, on the left when traveling west on West Market Street.
Named after William Henry Harrison ninth President Of The United States addressed a big Whig rally here in 1840Map (db m209981) HM
10Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County Congressional Medal of Honorees
On South Main Street (U.S. 250) at Ohio Route 9, on the left on South Main Street.
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio Harrison County Civil War *Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Namozine Church, Virginia 1865 • *Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Sailor's Creek, Virginia 1865 • . . . Map (db m208742) HM
11Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County Courthouse — Built by E.M. Long
Near South Main Street at Court Street.
Cornerstone laid May 17, 1894 Building completed October 1895 Restored 1993 through 1998 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m163046) HM
12Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County Veterans Memorial
On South Main Street at West Market Street (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
Army • Navy • Air Forces • Marines • Coast GuardMap (db m209971) WM
13Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County World War I Memorial
On South Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Harrison County Boys Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In The World War 1917-1918 Robert Clayton Bigger - Archer • Ross Boor - Monroe • Harry Busby - Rumley • Clayton M. Dickerson - Athens • Elliott Dickerson - Moorefield • George N. . . . Map (db m209978) WM
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14Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison National Bank
On West Market Street (U.S. 250) at North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street.
. . . Map (db m209987) HM
15Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — McFadden Building
On South Main Street (Ohio Route 9) at East Warren Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Built 1862 by Henry S. McFadden as a residence and store, George W. Bryan contractor. Purchased from the McFadden family in 1917 by J. Lyle Clark, undertaker, who remodeled the building that year as a funeral home, furniture store, and apartment . . . Map (db m209990) HM
16Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Morgan's Raiders
On West Market Street at Court Street, on the left when traveling west on West Market Street.
On July 16,1863 passed five miles south of Cadiz avoiding 1,000 Militiamen assembled hereMap (db m209985) HM
17Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Moses Fleetwood Walker
On West Market Street (U.S. 250) at Court Street, on the right when traveling west on West Market Street.
"Fleet" Walker played professional baseball for the Toledo Blue Stockings. In 1884 his team joined the American Association, making him the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Walker ran an opera house and movie theater in . . . Map (db m209988) HM
18Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — The Bullock House
On East Market Street at South Ohio Street, on the right when traveling east on East Market Street.
Built 1824 by John Olmstead, Cadiz brickmaker. Later home of Civil War General Thomas M. Vincent. Longest home of the Bullock Family. Headquarters of the Harrison County Historical Society since 1985.Map (db m209989) HM
19Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — The Cadiz Republican — Established 1815
On West Market Street (Route 250) at Court Street, on the left when traveling west on West Market Street.
The oldest established business in Harrison CountyMap (db m209980) HM
20Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Deersville
On Main Street, 0.1 miles east of Rock Street, on the right when traveling east.
Side A Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived . . . Map (db m79827) HM
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21Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Hazel's House
On Main Street at Wood Street on Main Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m79824) HM
22Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Laceyville
On U.S. 250, 0.2 miles east of County Highway 55, on the right.
Side one: Laceyville was once a small community with an inn, a post office, general store, a school, black smith shop, a shoemaker, and a tailor. It also had its own baseball team and orchestra. The Laceyville House, built of brick and . . . Map (db m36229) HM
23Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — 4-34 — Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett
On Main Street, 0.1 miles west of Wood Street, on the right when traveling east.
Side A Mary L. Jobe Akeley Mary Leonore Jobe was born on January 29, 1878, near Tappan, Harrison County, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from Scio College and master's degree from Columbia University. While studying, she began a . . . Map (db m79822) HM
24Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Moravian House
Near Main Street at Wood Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m79825) HM
25Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Tappan
On U.S. 250, 0.2 miles east of Local Highway 215, on the right when traveling east.
Tappan was platted by John Marshall on March 4, 1837, on the main highway between Cadiz and New Philadelphia. One of the town's best-known residents was Mary Jobe Ackley (sic), who gained international fame as an explorer, author, lecturer, and . . . Map (db m36525) HM
26Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — 1 — The Moravian Trail
On Main Street at Mallarnee Road, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
This ridge road west from Cadiz through Deersville to the Tuscarawas Valley is known locally as the Moravian Trail. Originally an Indian path, it became an important trail for the frontiersmen. The men who participated in the Gnadenhutten Massacre, . . . Map (db m79828) HM
27Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — 2 — The Seven Ranges
On U.S. 250, 0.4 miles west of Local Highway 215, on the right.
This marker stands in the westernmost of the Seven Ranges of Townships, Northwest Territory, surveyed by the National Government in 1785-87. These Ranges constitute the first employment of the rectangular system in the surveying of national lands. A . . . Map (db m36523) HM
28Ohio, Harrison County, Harrisville — 46 — Harrisville — Tired But Safe for Now — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Near East Main Street at Maynard Hollow Road (Road 82), on the right when traveling east.
Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown. The Union troops and horses . . . Map (db m79818) HM
29Ohio, Harrison County, Hopedale — Abraham Lincoln at Cadiz Junction
On Cadiz Junction Road (County Route 46) east of Tipton Road (County Route 175), on the right when traveling east.
Here, February 14, 1861, Abraham Lincoln alighted from a train en route from his home in Illinois to the nations’s capital, where on March 4th he would become our sixteenth President. Cadiz Junction, a breakfast stop for the President Elect, saw him . . . Map (db m40966) HM
30Ohio, Harrison County, Hopedale — 2-34 — Historic Hopedale / Clark Gable, "The King of Hollywood"
On County Highway 4 at U.S. 22, on the right when traveling south on County Highway 4.
Side one: Platted by educator and abolitionist Cyrus NcNeely in 1849, Hopedale was the site of McNeely Normal School, later Hopedale Normal College, the first coeducational college for teachers in eastern Ohio. It operated from 1849 to . . . Map (db m36528) HM
31Ohio, Harrison County, Hopedale — M101A1 105mm Towed Howitzers — Serial Numbers 317 & 3622 — Dedicated on July 16, 2000 —
Near Ohio Route 151 west of Local Highway 62, on the right when traveling west.
The 105 howitzer was first put into full production in 1934. They were used for the support of the infantry soldier. Each artillery battery consisted of 5 guns, each with the capability of firing shells a distance of 8 miles. The 105 howitzer was . . . Map (db m36530) WM
32Ohio, Harrison County, Moorefield — 44 — Moorefield — Avoiding Another Fight — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On Cadiz-Piedmont Road (U.S. 22) at Ramsey Road (County Route 249), on the right when traveling east on Cadiz-Piedmont Road.
On July 24, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan ordered his 500 remaining Confederate raiders to burn the Cambridge Road bridges to the west. This delayed pursuing Union forces long enough to allow four hours for a much-needed stop at . . . Map (db m208741) HM
33Ohio, Harrison County, Mount Pleasant — Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial
On Concord Street at Ohio Route 647, in the median on Concord Street.
Erected by the Grateful People of Mt. Pleasant in Honor of Those who Served and Died for their Country in World Wars I and II Died during Time of War Ezra Cattell • Dalio Brandy • Walter Dietrich • Donald Francy • Lloyd . . . Map (db m36347) HM
34Ohio, Harrison County, New Athens — 3-34 — Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights
On North Main Street (Ohio Route 9) 0.1 miles Wheeling Street (Ohio Route 519), on the right when traveling south.
Franklin College Alma Academy One of Ohio's earliest colleges, Alma College (earlier known as Alma Academy) was founded in 1818 and became Franklin College in 1825. Its founders were primarily of Scots-Irish descent who had settled . . . Map (db m79819) HM
35Ohio, Harrison County, New Athens — New Athens
On North Main Street (Ohio Route 9) just south of Groves Road (County Road 1083), on the left when traveling north.
Site of Franklin College, 1825-1927, now part of Muskingum CollegeMap (db m209991) HM
36Ohio, Harrison County, New Athens — 6 — New Athens, Ohio — Platted 1817 by John Walker and John McConnell
On North Main Street (Ohio Route 9) 0.1 miles Wheeling Street (Route 519), on the right when traveling south.
As its name implies, this village was conceived as a cultural and educational center. Here, 1818, Rev. John Walker founded classical Alma Academy. The academy became a college in 1825; it was renamed "Franklin" the following year. Old Franklin was . . . Map (db m79820) HM
37Ohio, Harrison County, New Rumley — Custer Monument Historic Site
Near Rumley Road (Ohio Route 646) at County Route 137, on the right when traveling west.
Historic SiteMap (db m79821) HM
38Ohio, Harrison County, New Rumley — New Rumley — Corporation Limit Marker
On Scio-New Rumley Road (Ohio Route 646) 0.2 miles west of Chrisman Road (County Road 137), on the right when traveling north.
The birthplace of General George Armstrong CusterMap (db m159653) HM
39Ohio, Harrison County, New Rumley — New Rumley — Corporation Limit Marker
On Rumley Road East (Ohio Route 646) 0.4 miles east of Lockman Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Birthplace of General George Armstrong CusterMap (db m176555) HM
40Ohio, Harrison County, Piedmont — 43 — Piedmont — The Ride Gets Harder — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On Cadiz-Piedmont Road (U.S. 22), on the right when traveling east.
After leaving Old Washington, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining cavalrymen were soon slowed down by several skirmishes, including one at Hanna's Mill. Morgan's men were by now relegated to using farm . . . Map (db m208740) HM
41Ohio, Harrison County, Piedmont — Piedmont Dam
On Cadiz-Piedmont Road (Route 22) west of Belmont Ridge Road (County Road 10), on the right when traveling east.
Located on Stillwater Creek. Constructed and operated by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. This earth dam is one of a series designed for flood control, navigation improvement and water conservation in the Muskingum Valley.
Length . . . Map (db m209964) HM
42Ohio, Harrison County, Scio — 5 — Scio, Ohio
On Ohio Route 646, 0.1 miles south of Ohio Route 151, on the right when traveling south.
This village, platted as New Market in 1836 but renamed Scio to correspond with its postal designation, became the site of a noteworthy college in 1867. This college, founded by A. D. Lee, was widely known for its unusual "one-study" curriculum; . . . Map (db m36231) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023