On West Main Street (U.S. 22) just east of North Scioto Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Bicentennial Mural incorporates important heritage aspects of Pickaway County and Circleville. Depicted in the Mural are Native Americans, Agriculture, Early Modes of Transportation, the original Octagonal Courthouse, and Jazz Music Legend and . . . — — Map (db m189650) HM
Near Ohio Route 361, 0.1 miles west of Wolfe Road (County Road 52), on the right when traveling west.
Among those present
on the spot at the
Dunmore Treaty, Oct. 1774
were the following
Gen. Geo. R. Clark - Ky. •
Capt. M. Cresap - Md. •
Gen. John Gibson - Pa. •
Simon Kenton - Va. •
Col. Benj. Wilson - Md. •
Lieut. . . . — — Map (db m200847) HM WM
On Court Street (Ohio Route 188) at Pinckney Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
Born in North Adams, Massachusetts on December 23, 1778, Caleb Atwater graduated from Williams College in 1804. He moved to Circleville in about 1814 where he organized the city's first school board and served as postmaster . . . — — Map (db m13221) HM
On Tarlton Road at Kingston Pike, on the left when traveling east on Tarlton Road.
Side A: 90th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Across the road was the site of Camp Circleville, where members of the 90th and 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) were mustered into service during the Civil War. Pickaway Township farmer Jacob . . . — — Map (db m13642) HM
A Colonial and Revolutionary Hero of Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland, whose military services assisted in gaining the “Dunmore Treaty,” after the Battle of Point Pleasant, in which he fought in the Hampshire County, Virginia, regiment. Captain . . . — — Map (db m13660) HM
On Ohio Route 361 at Wolfe Road on State Route 361.
Side A: Chief Logan
Tah-gah-jute, the Mingo chief named Logan, was a native of Pennsylvania. Logan moved to Ohio in 1770, and settled at the Pickaway Plains. Logan and his father, Shikellimus, had long supported friendships between Native . . . — — Map (db m13658) HM
Two miles northwest of this site, on Scippo Creek, was the town of the Shawnee chief, Cornstalk, celebrated for his leadership of an Indian army against Virginia volunteers under Colonel Andrew Lewis, in the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia, . . . — — Map (db m13669) HM
Grenadier Squaw was chief of the largest Shawnee Indian village, located on the south bank of Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains in 1774. Born about 1720, Non-hel-e-ma, sister of Chief Cornstalk, was named “Grenadier Squaw” by white . . . — — Map (db m13670) HM
On Emerson Road (Ohio Route 48) 0.4 miles east of U.S. 23, on the right when traveling east.
Side A: Grenadier Squaw Village
The Grenadier Squaw Village was located between this area and Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains, the primary Shawnee settlement in Ohio. Non-hel-e-ma, born circa 1722, was the sister of the Shawnee . . . — — Map (db m13652) HM
On High Street at Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on High Street.
to honor the many brave soldiers
who served our country in time of
war and rest here in eternal peace.
To those that made the supreme
sacrifice whereby we can enjoy
freedom in our great country.
Revolutionary War 1775-1783 . . . — — Map (db m14271) HM
On East Main Street (U.S. 22) just east of North Court Street (Ohio Route 188), on the right when traveling west.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show had its beginning in the fall of 1903 when the mayor, George Haswell, conceived the idea of inviting the farmers of the area to display the fruits of their harvest on the streets of Circleville. The event has endured . . . — — Map (db m189651) HM
(West Face) Capt. John Boggs, born in Western Penn. 1738. Married Jane Irwin and raised a large family on the frontier. Near Wheeling W.Va. one son Wm. was taken prisoner by the Indians, in view of his Fathers cabin, which is here represented. . . . — — Map (db m13667) HM
On Main Street (U.S. 22) at Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Dedicated Dec. 29, 1891
We commemorate the 100th anniversary of this lasting monument, erected to honor our dead and living heroes, and perpetuate the memory of every soldier and sailor of Pickaway County.
This building is entered in the . . . — — Map (db m14260) HM
On East Main Street (U.S. 22) just west of South Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east.
The United States Army adopted the 6-pounder field gun in 1841, designated the model 1841. The all brass, 3.6-inch diameter smoothbore barrel measuring approximately 60-inches long with a range of 1,500 yards and lethal at 1,000 yards. The model . . . — — Map (db m189655) HM
On Main Street (U.S. 22) at Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Reported missing.
The US Army adopted the Napoleon in 1857. During the Civil War, it demonstrated it's superiority over all smooth bore field guns. At Gettysburg, it made up 39% of the total field pieces. In overall effectiveness it had no peer. — — Map (db m173290) HM WM
Erected in honor of the men and women who served Vietnam, Vietnam era and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice from Pickaway County.
They answered duty's call when the torch of freedom flickered in the hands of a people who few understood. . . . — — Map (db m14266) HM
On Mill Street at Elm Street, on the right when traveling west on Mill Street.
In 1870, African American men in Circleville attempted to vote in municipal elections. Despite the recent ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, pollsters refused their votes on the basis that state law forbade them from receiving the ballots. The . . . — — Map (db m13641) HM
On Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
Side A: Prehistoric Circular Earthworks
Established as the county seat of Pickaway County in 1810, Circleville derives its name from the circular portion of a large Hopewell-era earthwork upon which it was built. The Circleville . . . — — Map (db m13643) HM
On South Court Street (Route 512) just south of East Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south.
This plaque-mounted on a section of stone column of Pickaway County Court House of 1846 is in tribute of the 1976 bicentennial celebration. Buried underneath is a capsule to be opened in 2076 in commemoration of our country's tricentennial. — — Map (db m189646) HM
This plaque marks the site of the Logan Elm, under which in 1774, according to legend, Logan, Chief of the Mingoes, gave his impassioned speech of vengeance to an interpreter sent from Lord Dunmore, colonial governor of Virginia. Logan had refused . . . — — Map (db m13659) HM
On Picnic Avenue at Rosewood Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Picnic Avenue.
Ted Lewis, 1890-1971
“Is Everybody Happy?”
One of the outstanding American showmen of the twentieth century, Ted Lewis was born Theodore Leopold Friedman in Circleville to a prominent business family. Stagestruck at an early age, . . . — — Map (db m173292) HM
On Court Street at Mound Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Street.
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . — — Map (db m21994) HM
On East Main Street (U.S. 22) at South Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
This fence once stood around the historic M. M. Crites farm house just south of Circleville, it was donated to the Soldiers Monumental Association in June of 2002 by Mary Virginia Crites. the house itself known as the round house was moved to the . . . — — Map (db m189654) HM
On Court Street at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
In recogntion of
the patriotism of
the people of
who oversubscribed their
War Savings Quota in 1918
this tablet is
gratefully erected by the
Ohio War Savings Committee — — Map (db m21964) WM
On High Street at Scioto Street, on the left when traveling west on High Street.
On this site stood the Zieger House, in which the first session of court in Circleville was held on April 26, 1811, the sessions continuing until April, 1814. The first meetings of Pickaway Lodge No. 23 Free and Accepted Masons were held here, . . . — — Map (db m13283) HM
Near Ohio Route 56, 0.5 miles north of Ohio Route 159, on the right when traveling north.
Near this spot the famous treaty was made between Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia and Chief Cornstalk of the Shawnees and Allied Tribes in October 1774.
This camp was named “Charlotte” after the Queen of England. — — Map (db m13500) HM
On Ohio Route 56, 0.5 miles north of Ohio Route 159, on the right when traveling north.
In an effort to maintain peace with Native Americans, the British imposed the Proclamation Line of 1763, which prohibited colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. Some settlers did not recognize British authority and . . . — — Map (db m13499) HM
On Ohio Route 316 at Ohio Route 56, on the right when traveling west on State Route 316.
In memory of our heroes who fought for our flag during the darkest hours of our country's history.
George R. Porter Co. G. 348, M. G. Batn. 1895-1918 •
Walter L. Pollock 25 Co. 7, Tr. Bat. 158 Inf. 1897-1918 •
James H. Dulgar Co. K. 6 . . . — — Map (db m195110) WM
Near Main Street (Ohio Route 159), on the right when traveling east.
Major General William Sooy Smith was born in Tarlton on July 22, 1830. He attended Ohio University and supported himself throughout his college undergraduate career, graduating in 1849. He then entered the United States Military . . . — — Map (db m13495) HM
This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge was dismantled in the 1960's because land surrounding it was to be strip mined.
Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967 and reassembled it on . . . — — Map (db m166064) HM
Near Marcy Road (County Route 89) 0.4 miles west of Winchester Southern Road (Ohio Route 674), on the right when traveling west.
This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork
near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge
was dismantled in the '60s because land surrounding
it was to be strip-mined.
Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967
and reassembled it . . . — — Map (db m166065) HM
On Mill Street (U.S. 22) at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Mill Street.
The Deercreek Frontier
In 1772-73 missionary David Jones visited Blue Jacket's Town, a settlement of 12 cabins downstream on the east bank and Pickaweekee, a Shawnee town, on the west bank. Deercreek Methodist Circuit Deacon, Dr. Edward Tiffin, . . . — — Map (db m21965) HM