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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hocking County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Hocking 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 Hocking County, OH (30) Athens County, OH (68) Fairfield County, OH (70) Perry County, OH (32) Pickaway County, OH (45) Ross County, OH (74) Vinton County, OH (18)  HockingCounty(30) Hocking County (30)  AthensCounty(68) Athens County (68)  FairfieldCounty(70) Fairfield County (70)  PerryCounty(32) Perry County (32)  PickawayCounty(45) Pickaway County (45)  RossCounty(74) Ross County (74)  VintonCounty(18) Vinton County (18)
Logan is the county seat for Hocking County
Adjacent to Hocking County, Ohio
      Athens County (68)  
      Fairfield County (70)  
      Perry County (32)  
      Pickaway County (45)  
      Ross County (74)  
      Vinton County (18)  
 
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1Ohio, Hocking County, Haydenville — 4-37 — Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District
On Haydenville Road, 0.1 miles north of Wandling Road, on the left when traveling south.
Side A: Historic Haydenville Originally known as Hocking Furnace, Haydenville was founded by and named for Columbus industrialist Peter Hayden (1806-1888), who energetically developed the coal, iron, sandstone, and fire clay deposits . . . Map (db m20351) HM
2Ohio, Hocking County, Hocking Hills State Park — Devil’s Bathtub — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
As the water works its way down through Old Man’s Cave Gorge, one of the first unusual areas that it encounters here at Devil’s Bathtub. This is an area in the sandstone that has been cemented together more tightly than the other nearby rock layers. . . . Map (db m2431) HM
3Ohio, Hocking County, Hocking Hills State Park — 5-37 — Old Man’s CaveA Feature of Ohio’s Geology
Near Gorge Overlook Trail (Ohio Route 664).
This recess cave was named for the “old man” Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800’s and is a part of the scenic Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word “hockhocking,” . . . Map (db m2513) HM
4Ohio, Hocking County, Laurelville — Laurelville Veterans MemorialPOW - MIA
On North Main Street (Ohio Route 180) at Harrison Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
Dedicated to the honor of all the men and women who have faithfully and honorably served their countryMap (db m173861) WM
5Ohio, Hocking County, Laurelville — Laurelville Veterans Memorial
On Harrison Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Harrison Street.
Dedicated to the honor of all the men and women who have faithfully and honorably served their country.Map (db m195123) WM
6Ohio, Hocking County, Laurelville — Norman Ewing Shaw1876 - 1930
Near Ohio Route 374, 0.1 miles west of Thompson Ridge Road (County Road 36), on the right when traveling west.
Chairman Ohio Conservation Council • State Secretary Agriculture • Editor • Horticulturist • Faithful Public Servant • Wise Counsellor and Friend of MankindMap (db m159837) HM
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7Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Cedar Falls — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
Near Ohio Route 374, 1.9 miles Ohio Route 664.
In terms of sheer amount of water, Cedar Falls is the most abundant waterfall in the entire park. Queer Creek cascades down the face of the rock in a tremendous display of the power of water. In fact, it was the early visitors that gave the falls . . . Map (db m138969) HM
8Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Cedar Falls Bent Bridge — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
Near Ohio Route 374, 1.9 miles south of Ohio Route 664.
In January of 1998 something happened here at Hocking State Park which only occurs roughly every 100 years—a flood of massive proportions! As the water ripped its way through the gorge it destroyed and removed almost all of structures while . . . Map (db m138966) HM
9Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Falls Mill Bridge
On Ohio Route 664 at River Street (County Road 13), on the left when traveling east on State Route 664.
The previous bridge at this location was a 250 foot long, steel Pennsylvania truss. It was originally built in 1914 by the Pennsylvania Bridge Company and located in Hamilton County. In 1956 it was moved for reuse at this location to carry State . . . Map (db m96062) HM
10Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Hocking County Civil War Memorial
On Main Street at Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
In memory of the Boys in Blue of Hocking County 1861 - 1865Map (db m19058) HM
11Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Hocking County Desert Storm Memorial
On Main Street at Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
In honor of the men and women of Hocking County who served in Operation Desert Storm January 16, 1991Map (db m19111) WM
12Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Hocking County Iraqi Freedom Memorial
On Main Street at Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
In honor of all military personnel who have served in or supported Operation Iraqi FreedomMap (db m19114) WM
13Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Hocking County Korean War Memorial
On Main Street at Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
In memory of those that served Jack E Angel Gerald P Keck Lawrence A Smith Kenneth L Strickland You Are Not ForgottenMap (db m19115) WM
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14Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Hocking County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
On Main Street at Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
This memorial stands as a symbol of recognition, honoring those who served the United States in Vietnam.Map (db m19112) WM
15Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Logan City Hall
On South Mulberry Street (Route 93) south of East Main Street (Ohio Route 93), on the right when traveling north.
This building originally erected in 1847, was restored to its former appearance in 1994 and has been the seat of Logan Municipal Government since 1882.Map (db m195119) HM
16Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — McCarthy-Blosser-Dillon Building
On West Main Street west of North Market 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 m195118) HM
17Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — 7-37 — Nils Louis Christian Kachelmacher
On Falls Street (Ohio Route 93) just south of South Mulberry Street (Ohio Route 93), on the right when traveling south.
Known as the Norwegian Count, Nils Louis Christian Kachelmacher was born in Oslo, Norway of wealthy parentage. He immigrated to the United States at age 21 and was responsible for industrial growth in the Hocking Valley and expansion of the town . . . Map (db m119652) HM
18Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Old Man’s Cave — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
Near Ohio Route 664, 10 miles south of U.S. 33.
The recess of Old Man’s Cave is the most famous feature in the park. It is located on a vertical cliff 75 feet above the stream and measures 250 feet long and 50 feet high. The spectacular recessed caves seen throughout the park are examples of . . . Map (db m138973) HM
19Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Our Inspirations
On Ohio Route 374/664, 0.3 miles west of Hocking Hills State Park Cabins, on the right when traveling east.
The greatest thing we can do is inspire young minds… - John Glenn
John Glenn was born in 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. After a career as a pilot for the US Marine Corps, and as a test pilot, he was selected to . . . Map (db m166300) HM
20Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Sphinx Head — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
If you look downstream and up on the north wall you will see the distinctive face known as the “Sphinx Head” protruding and overseeing the plunge down to Lower Falls. The wind and water erosion has worked hard to produce this unique . . . Map (db m138975) HM
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21Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — 6-37 — Tessa Sweazy WebbFounder of Ohio Poetry Day
On East Hunter Street (Route 93) at North Culver Street and Zanesville Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Hunter Street.
Born in 1886 on a farm near Logan, Tessa Sweazy Webb was a teacher at the Hocking County Children’s Home where she began writing poetry. By 1924 she had become well known across the state and nation for her published works. Under Webb’s successful . . . Map (db m11550) HM
22Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — The Scaparrotti Veterans Bridge
On Chieftain Drive (County Road 33A) 0.1 miles west of Enterprise Iles Road (County Road 31), on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to: General Curtis Michael Scaparrotti, First Sergeant Michael C. Scaparrotti and all past, present, and future veterans from Hocking County who served in all branches of the Armed Forces.Map (db m166301) WM
23Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — 1-37 — Thomas WorthingtonFounder of Logan
On Main Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
Worthington (1773–1827), land developer as well as statesman, laid out the village of Logan, beginning on June 27, 1816, while he was Governor of Ohio. This lot was set aside by him to be used as a public market place. Worthington became a . . . Map (db m9624) HM
24Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — U.S.S. Hocking
On South Market Street south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
In Honor of the U.S.S. Hocking APA-121 and all who served on board Commissioned October 22, 1944 Decommissioned May 10, 1946 Received 2 Battle Stars For World War II Iwo Jima Okinawa Dedicated on U.S.S. . . . Map (db m195115) WM
25Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Veterans Memorial
On South Market Street just south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated to all U.S. service men and women past and presentMap (db m195117) WM
26Ohio, Hocking County, Logan — Whispering CaveThe Geology of the Hocking Hills Region — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
Near Lodge Road, 1 mile south of Ohio Route 665.
Here is where hikers can witness the power of water in the Hocking Hills. Looking out from within this cave with its very steep waits and loose boulders, the actual formation of a young sandstone gorge is taking place as the water slowly digs . . . Map (db m139145) HM
27Ohio, Hocking County, Rockbridge — 2-37 — Lock No. 12 The Sheep Pen Lock
On Dupler Road, 0.8 miles east of Mill Road, on the left when traveling east.
Side A: The twelfth lock on the Hocking Canal, the Sheep Pen lock, underscores Southeast Ohioans' efforts to open their region to the world during the mid-nineteenth century. Built as a guard lock, it was intended to permit slackwater . . . Map (db m202657) HM
28Ohio, Hocking County, South Bloomingville — Ash Cave — Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
Near Ohio Route 56, 0.3 miles east of Ohio Route 374, on the right when traveling east.
Ash Cave, Ohio's largest stone recess, stretches 700 feet across and rises 90 feet high. The rock shelter was created when ground water percolating through the sandstone eroded away the formation's weaker middle layer, undercutting the resistant . . . Map (db m130373) HM
29Ohio, Hocking County, South Bloomingville — Ash Cave TrailFor The Physically Challenged — Dedicated to the millions of Americans whose lives are challenged by physical disabilities —
On Ohio Route 56 east of Amerine Road, on the right when traveling west.
This hard-surfaced trail meanders one-quarter mile along a stream which sculpted the sandstone gorge terminating at majestic Ash Cave. Early settlers named this rock shelter for the huge mounds of campfire ashes that blanketed its floor, . . . Map (db m195121) HM
30Ohio, Hocking County, South Bloomingville — 3-37 — Salt and Hunting Trails
On Ohio Route 56, on the left when traveling west.
Modern roads often have their precedents in much older thoroughfares. Two ancient paths once converged near this point. As late as the 1700s, the Salt Trail guided Native Americans from the upper Scioto Valley plains past Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar . . . Map (db m24765) HM
 
 
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Jan. 31, 2023