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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Putnam County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Putnam 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 Putnam County, OH (62) Allen County, OH (148) Defiance County, OH (118) Hancock County, OH (76) Henry County, OH (103) Paulding County, OH (38) Van Wert County, OH (69) Wood County, OH (213)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  AllenCounty(148) Allen County (148)  DefianceCounty(118) Defiance County (118)  HancockCounty(76) Hancock County (76)  HenryCounty(103) Henry County (103)  PauldingCounty(38) Paulding County (38)  VanWertCounty(69) Van Wert County (69)  WoodCounty(213) Wood County (213)
Ottawa is the county seat for Putnam County
Adjacent to Putnam County, Ohio
      Allen County (148)  
      Defiance County (118)  
      Hancock County (76)  
      Henry County (103)  
      Paulding County (38)  
      Van Wert County (69)  
      Wood County (213)  
 
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1Ohio, Putnam County, Cloverdale — Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870
On Ohio Route 114 at Ohio Route 694, on the right when traveling north on State Route 114.
Home in the wilderness 1821-1870. Built in 1821 downstream a quarter mile on the Auglaize west bank by Sebastian Sroufe, War of 1812 veteran, and wife Mary, this home was postal stop Sugar Grove on the Ft. Recovery-Ft. Defiance route and in 1828, . . . Map (db m79533) HM
2Ohio, Putnam County, Cloverdale — The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860
On Ohio Route 114 near Ohio Route 634, on the right.
The Samuel Myers, Sr. Grist Mill 1834-1860 After Christmas Day 1833, Samuel Myers, Sr., a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Margaret (Hardin), first couple wed in Putnam County, moved ito their log home on the Auglaize River west bank. Because . . . Map (db m79559) HM
3Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — B-26B Bomber Crash
On County Road 19, 0.5 miles County Highway S, on the left when traveling north.
On September 26, 1942, a B-26B bomber aircraft, A.C. No. 41-17767, with crew below aboard, departed Baer Field, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The sky was overcast, and light rain was falling. Their destination was Presque Isle, Maine, then to an active . . . Map (db m180164) HM
4Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — 1-69 — Columbus Grove Municipal Pool
On Local Road 8P, 0.2 miles south of State Route 12, on the right when traveling south.
The construction of Putnam County's first public swimming pool helped Columbus Grove weather the Great Depression of the 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Village of Columbus Grove planned the pool . . . Map (db m28616) HM
5Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Columbus Grove Veterans Memorial
On County Route R, on the left when traveling east.
We enshrine forever the glorious memory of the living and the dead, who through their valiant efforts and bitter sacrifice, have kept us a free people.Map (db m169412) WM
6Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Columbus Grove Veterans Memorial Flagpole
On Liberty Street, on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated to All Veterans of all Wars by The Veterans of Foreign Wars & The American Legion November 8, 1986Map (db m29930) HM
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7Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — First Presbyterian Church Bell
On West Sycamore Street at Souoth High Street (Ohio Route 12), on the left when traveling west on West Sycamore Street.
Founded in 1836, the First Presbyterian Church was part of the Columbus Grove community for 175 years. Originally called Truro Church, it was located on land donated by the William and Adam Turner families where Truro Cemetery is now located. . . . Map (db m185947) HM
8Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Oglevie Post 64 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
On Liberty Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m29929) HM
9Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Truro CemeteryPleasant Township Veterans Memorial
On Delphos Road (Ohio Route 12), on the right when traveling west.
In honor of all who served (five service logos) Back side- POW MIA logo, You are not forgottenMap (db m94570) WM
10Ohio, Putnam County, Continental — Continental Veterans Memorial
On U.S. 634, on the right when traveling north.
In Honor And Memory Of Those Who Have ServedMap (db m169141) WM
11Ohio, Putnam County, Continental — Veterans MemorialAmerican Legion Post 541
On Maple Street east of South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east.
In memory of all who servedMap (db m160673) WM
12Ohio, Putnam County, Fort Jennings — Fort JenningsAnthony Wayne Parkway
On North Water Street (Ohio Route 190) south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
[Text on Front Side]: Fort Jennings On Sept. 21, 1812, Col. William Jennings, with his regiment of Kentucky riflemen, was ordered by Gen. W. H. Harrison to cut a road from Fort Barbee at St. Marys to a point . . . Map (db m18782) HM
13Ohio, Putnam County, Fort Jennings — Fort Jennings
On Ohio Route 189 east of Water Street (Ohio Route 190), on the right when traveling east.
[Text on Front Side]; Site Of Fort Jennings War of 1812 [Text on Right Side]; Fort Erected Sept. and Oct. 1812 By Second Regiment Of Kentucky Militia Commanded By . . . Map (db m62433) WM
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14Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Blanchard Township Civil War Memorial
On Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
Civil War Francis Lindsay • Jacob Lindsay • John C. Lindsay • William Lindsay • Samuel Ferrell • John Ferrell • Joseph Ferrell • William Ferrell • Gilbert Radabaught • Nehemiah Hoskinsont • Robert S. Dilwortht • William . . . Map (db m196208) WM
15Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Blanchard Township Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Memorial
On Main Street east of Franklin Street, on the left when traveling east.
Revolutionary War John Morehead War of 1812 Matthew Chambers Thomas Conn William Patrick Andrew McClureMap (db m196152) WM
16Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Blanchard Township Veterans Memorial
On Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
This memorial is in tribute to the men and women from Blanchard Township who served their country We honor your service We will remember you In memory of Roy & Zella (Hall) BakerMap (db m196147) WM
17Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Captain Sheldon O. Hall
On Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to Captain Sheldon O. Hall 8/17/1919 - 12/4/2012 Putnam County, Ohio's Only World War II Flying Ace Pilot Capt. Sheldon O. Hall, U.S. Marine Air Corps, Fighter Squadron VMF 213, Guadalcanal, South Pacific, Plane . . . Map (db m196146) WM
18Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Crawfis College1889 - 1940
On County Road 5, 0.1 miles north of East Main Street (U.S. 224), on the left when traveling north.
John Crawfis, Fairfield County native and son of Otho Crawfis, first white settler in 1831 in Blanchard Township, Putnam County, bequeathed two grants of $25,000 and five acres for schools in Fairfield and Putnam counties. Crawfis . . . Map (db m195893) HM
19Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — CVE Anchor
On Main Street east of Franklin Street, on the left when traveling east.
Weight 32,394 Ibs. Chain Weight 118 Ibs. per link Manufactured 1943
CVEs were escort carriers. There were 78 built between 1941 and 1945.Map (db m196163) HM
20Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Glandorf
On Western Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Founded in 1834 by Rev. W. Horstmann and settlers from Glandorf GermanyMap (db m195908) HM
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21Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Glandorf
On S. Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
founded in 1834 by Rev. W. Horstmann and settlers from Glandorf GermanyMap (db m196081) HM
22Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Mini Golf Course Story
On Church Street, on the left when traveling east.
Glandorf Mini Golf Course Designed by Chris Gerding, Courtnee Dremer and Devan VonSoss on April 9, 2005 Mini Golf Course Story: This project was in the works for five years before gaining approval from the Glandorf City Council . . . Map (db m196135) HM
23Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — On this site in 1838
On N. Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Fr. Francis De Sales Brunner founder of the American Province 1795-1859 On this site in 1848 Fr. Brunner founded the Glandorf Mission House of the Missionaries of the Most Precious BloodMap (db m195915) HM
24Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Saint John's Pioneer CemeteryNational Historic Site
On North Main Street (Ohio Route 694) just south of Horstmann Street (Ohio Route 694), on the right when traveling south.
Glandorf. ”Little Germany", was founded in America in 1834 by settlers from the area of Glandorf, Niedersachen, Germany, under the leadership of the Rev. Johann Wilhelm Horstmann, they were part of the largest ethic immigration to America . . . Map (db m196808) HM
25Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Sesquincentennial Memorial 1834-1984
On N. Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
The reverend Johann Wilhelm Horstmann of Glandorf, Niedersachsen, Germany, founded Glandorf and St. John the Baptist Parish in 1834. The first settlers included J. Kahle, W. Gulker, C. Strope, M. Bockrath, F. Wischmann, F. Bockrath, and F. . . . Map (db m195909) HM
26Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Silent Witness
On Church Street, on the left when traveling east.
Eisenhower Green Ash Tree In honor of World War II Veterans Donated by ? V.F.W. Post #9142, OhioMap (db m196067) WM
27Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — 2-69 — Artist Emerson Burkhart
On Broad Street (Ohio Route 115) at Napoleon Street (Ohio Route 115), on the left when traveling north on Broad Street.
Side A: Described as a Columbus "institution" when he died in 1969, Emerson C. Burkhart was born on a farm in Union Township, Putnam County in 1905. The son of Albert and Nora Burkhart, Emerson graduated from Kalida High School in 1924 and . . . Map (db m28597) HM
28Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — First Putnam County Government Seat / Court Houses
On 4th Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street.
Side A: First Putnam County Government Seat February 19, 1829, an appointed Ohio Legislative Commission granted 160 acres of the southwest quarter of Section 5, Town 1 south, range 6 east for a government seat to Commissioners Thomas Gray, . . . Map (db m29937) HM
29Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Kalida
On Napoleon Road (Ohio Route 115) 0.2 miles north of County Road M, on the right when traveling south.
Hometown of Brigadier General Edward Settle Godfrey, Congressional Medal of Honor winnerMap (db m188568) HM
30Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Kalida
On Broad Street (U.S. 224) 0.1 miles south of East Water Street, on the right when traveling north.
First Putnam County Seat, 1834-1866. Home of Putnam County's Pioneer Days CelebrationMap (db m188665) HM
31Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Kalida Veterans Memorial
On Ohio Route 114, on the right when traveling south.
In Honor Of All Who Have ServedMap (db m169619) WM
32Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Pioneer Days Mural
On Broad Street just north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 2013, Oscar Velasquez, Putnam County native and well known national artist, was commissioned to paint this mural. Pioneer Days, Ohio's oldest festival, dates back to the establishment of the Putnam County Pioneer Association in 1873. History . . . Map (db m188570) HM
33Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Welcome To Pioneer ParkIn Memory of "Tarder" Mark Unverferth — June 15, 1957 - August 20, 2008 —
On Broad Street (Route 224) just north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Mark was an active member of the Kalida Community, St. Michael Catholic Church and founding member of the Kalida Area Chamber of Commerce. Two of Mark's passions were the beautification of the Kalida Community and maintaining its history. . . . Map (db m188569) HM
34Ohio, Putnam County, Leipsic — Putnam County Veterans Memorial
On E. Main Street (Ohio Route 613), on the right when traveling south.
In Honor Of All Our Veterans Who ServedMap (db m169620) WM
35Ohio, Putnam County, Miller City — 5-69 — The “Cinderella Kids” of 1950 / The Miller City Wildcats1950 Class B Boys State Basketball Champions — 29 Wins, 0 Losses —
Near Main Street.
The 1949-1950 season of the Miller City Wildcats boys’ basketball team is one of Ohio’s great sports stories. First year coach C. Norris Simpson assembled an undersized group of farm boys and led them to 29 straight victories, including 11 . . . Map (db m100736) HM
36Ohio, Putnam County, North Creek — Saint Joseph Catholic Church
On County Road B-13 at County Road 18-A, on the right when traveling east on County Road B-13.
We place this memorial in remembrance and tribute to the St. Joseph Catholic Parish who worshiped on this site beginning in 1887 until it's closure in 2005. Though our celebration here as one is broken, our oneness through Christ remains.Map (db m169450) HM
37Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — American Legion Post 63 Veterans MemorialOttawa Ohio
On Glendale Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Dedicated to all that have served and honor our country within the military service. I am an American "That flag of stars and stripes is yours; It is the emblem of the promised land, It means, my son, the hope of humanity. Live for it-Die . . . Map (db m200274) WM
38Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Crawfis College1889-1940
On County Route 5, on the left when traveling north on County Route 5.
John Crawfis, Fairfield County, Ohio native, and wife Sarah (Moorehead) bequeathed two grants of $25,000 and five acres for schools in Fairfield and Putnam counties in Ohio in 1880. Constructed in 1889, Crawfis College, Putnam County, a . . . Map (db m195892) HM
39Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — 4-69 — Frances Rappaport Horwich
On Pratt Street, on the right when traveling north.
Frances Rappaport Horwich was born in Ottawa on July 16, 1907, the daughter of Sam Rappaport, an Austrian immigrant who operated a general store, and Rosa Gratz Rappaport, a Russian immigrant. The youngest of six children, she attended the Ottawa . . . Map (db m28618) HM
40Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Honor Our Veterans
On W. Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
American Legion Honor Our VeteransMap (db m196089) WM
41Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Honor Their Sacrifice
On W. Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
Never ForgetMap (db m196090) WM
42Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Larry E. Cox1947 - 1990
On N. Locust Street, on the right when traveling north.
1965 Ottawa-Glandorf High School Graduate where he earned a berth as an All-State Catcher. He spent 17 years as a player in the minor and major leagues and five years as a manager in the Chicago Cub's organization. His last position was bullpen . . . Map (db m200271) HM
43Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — 3-69 — Native Americans in OttawaOhio Historical Marker
On West Main Street (U.S. 224) just west of South Walnut Street, on the left when traveling west.
[Front Side]: The Ottawa, or "Tawa" Indians had inhabited the Maumee Valley since the middle of the 1700s. By the 1790s, Ottawa settlements included villages along the Blanchard River at the present-day Village of Ottawa. During the War . . . Map (db m21570) HM
44Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Ottawa, Ohio
On North Elm Street (Ohio Route 15/65) just south of North Perry Street, on the right when traveling south.
Founded in 1834 on the site of the last Ottawa Indian Reservation in OhioMap (db m185946) HM
45Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Putnam County Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (U.S. 224) at Hickory Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
. . . Map (db m28710) HM
46Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Putnam County World War Memorial Clock
On Main Street (U.S. 224) at Hickory Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
To Those That Served Lest We Forget In memory of all veterans who servedMap (db m28711) HM
47Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — The History of Night Baseball and Parks in Ottawa
On N. Locust Street, on the right when traveling north.
May 29, 1929- The first night game in Putnam County took place at Beutler Field, on Ottawa's Northwest end near the St. Rt. 224 bridge crossing. American Athletic Girls baseball team set up their $20,000 light plan of 50,000 candle power and . . . Map (db m200272) HM
48Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — This Plaque
On Victory Lane, on the left when traveling east.
In memory of our departed comrades and sisters Donated by the AuxiliaryMap (db m196084) HM
49Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — V.F.W. Post No. 9142 Veterans Memorial
On Victory Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Dedicated to veterans in served in all warsMap (db m196083) WM
50Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — 09.11.2001
On W. Canal Street, on the right when traveling north.
Somerset County, PA • New York, NY • Washington, DC 09.11.2001 A Day Not To Be Forgotten In honor of all first responders that answered their final call. Map (db m191029) WM
51Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — C — Fort JenningsOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
On 3rd Street (Ohio Route 189) at Wayne Street (Ohio Route 66), on the left when traveling south on 3rd Street. Reported missing.
3 miles east – site of Fort Jennings Built by Colonel William Jennings in 1812, as one of the posts along General Harrison’s march to the confluence of the Auglaize and the Maumee.Map (db m136591) HM
52Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — Honor RollGone but not forgotten
On East 3rd Street (Ohio Route 189) just east of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
Dedicated to those who died in the service of God and Country World War I Jacob P. Smith • Peter Bendele • Elmer Kalt • John Pavel World War II Joseph Giesken • Robert Fortener Jr. • Robert Keljer Jr. • Carl . . . Map (db m196172) WM
53Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — Ottoville
On E. Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
Founded 1845 named for Rev. John Otto Bredeick originally known as SixteenMap (db m196098) HM
54Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — Robert "Bob" L. Brinkman
On Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
In memory of Robert "Bob" L. Brinkman 7-1-1965 - 5-19-2008 Son of Ralph "Sparky” & Doris Brinkman Husband of Tracy "Spencer” Brinkman Father of Luke, Scott, Troy Brother of Bonnie, Jay, Mary Kay, Kelly. Graduate of Ottoville High . . . Map (db m196099) HM
55Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — The Miami and Erie Canal
On E. Main Street east of W. Canal Street, on the left when traveling east.
Construction began July 1825, opening navigation between Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio in 1845 and encouraging settlement in the Black Swamp.      Built in segments, the Canal extended 248.8 miles, joining the Ohio River and Lake Erie. The segment . . . Map (db m69005) HM
56Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — V.F.W. Post 3740 Veterans Memorial
On East 3rd Street (Route 189) just east of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
In honor of all those who servedMap (db m196171) WM
57Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — American Revolution Bicentennial
Near W. Washington Street (Ohio Route 12) near W Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
American Revolution Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 Donated By Pandora Legion Post 616 Pandora, OhioMap (db m169410) WM
58Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — 6-69 — Bridenbaugh District #3 School
On Road 6 (County Route 6) at County Route M6, on the left when traveling north on Road 6.
One room schools were commonly named for people who furnished land for the building. Michael Bridenbaugh (1820- 1895), who settled in Riley Township in 1835, and wife Jemima (1834- 1903) sold a half-acre of land to the Riley Township school . . . Map (db m187192) HM
59Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — Ohio Historical Flood MarkerMarch 1913
On W. Washington Street (Ohio Route 12), on the left when traveling east.
Historical Flood Mark March 1913 Provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources under ORC 1821.14Map (db m169411) HM
60Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — Pandora Veterans Memorial
On West Washington Street (Ohio Route 12) at West Main Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street.
Memorial dedicated to those who served who are serving and who will serve for God and country Pandora American Legion Post 616 May 30, 1967Map (db m94564) WM
61Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — Site of the First Swiss Mennonite ChurchThe Old White Church — Mother of Four Local Congregations —
On Phillips Road (County Route 4), on the left when traveling north.
(log church artwork) Site of the First Swiss Mennonite Church erected in Putnam Co, Ohio 1840Map (db m94550) HM
62Ohio, Putnam County, West Leipsic — West Leipsic Veterans Memorial
On Main Street east of Poplar Street, on the right when traveling east.
In honor of those who served our countryMap (db m198181) WM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023