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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stark County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Stark 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 Stark County, OH (90) Carroll County, OH (25) Columbiana County, OH (110) Holmes County, OH (13) Mahoning County, OH (78) Portage County, OH (35) Summit County, OH (146) Tuscarawas County, OH (84) Wayne County, OH (17)  StarkCounty(90) Stark County (90)  CarrollCounty(25) Carroll County (25)  ColumbianaCounty(110) Columbiana County (110)  HolmesCounty(13) Holmes County (13)  MahoningCounty(78) Mahoning County (78)  PortageCounty(35) Portage County (35)  SummitCounty(146) Summit County (146)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)  WayneCounty(17) Wayne County (17)
Canton is the county seat for Stark County
Adjacent to Stark County, Ohio
      Carroll County (25)  
      Columbiana County (110)  
      Holmes County (13)  
      Mahoning County (78)  
      Portage County (35)  
      Summit County (146)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
      Wayne County (17)  
 
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1Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — Abraham Lincoln
On South Webb Street near Ash Street, on the left when traveling east.
Abraham Lincoln delivered an address here on his way to Washington, D.C. Feb. 15, 1861, from Springfield, Ill. to be inaugurated “With malice toward none”Map (db m124242) HM
2Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 20-76 — Alliance-Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation
On West Main Street, 0.1 miles west of South Union Avenue (Ohio Route 183), on the right when traveling west.
In 1866, Alliance physician, amateur horticulturalist, and politician Dr. Levi Lamborn propagated the scarlet carnation from French seedlings in greenhouses at this site. Opposing William McKinley for the 18th Congressional District in 1876, . . . Map (db m78945) HM
3Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — Christ United Methodist Church
On East Broadway Street at South Freedom Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Broadway Street.
Selected for the National Register of Historic Places May 2, 1985Map (db m214670) HM
4Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — In Commemoration of the Veterans of the Civil War — 1861-1865
On East Main Street at North Freedom Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
Lincoln Statue Committee appointed July 23, 1921 John Grimes, Chairman D. B. Turnipseed, Treasurer J. A. Matticks, Commander W. C. Cary • A. E. Hawkins • Ross Rue • M. M. Southworth ——————— . . . Map (db m214683) WM
5Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — Last Post Meeting in Ohio Held in This Building — Grand Army of the Republic — April 23, 1949 —
On East Market Street just west of South Freedom Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic last post meeting in Ohio held in this building April 23, 1949 John H. Grate, Commander Presented by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War . . . Map (db m214645) HM
6Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 11-76 — Lexington Quaker Cemetery
On Greenbower Street Northeast at Rockhill Avenue Northeast, on the left when traveling west on Greenbower Street Northeast.
The earliest settlers to Lexington Township were members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, many who came from Virginia and New Jersey between 1805 and 1807. They chose this site for its proximity to the Mahoning River, which in early days held . . . Map (db m164469) HM
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7Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 22-76 — Mabel Hartzell
On North Park Avenue at East Vine Street on North Park Avenue.
Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1875, Mabel Hartzell moved to Alliance in 1883. She was adopted by Matthew and Mary Edwards Earley and then lived in this house until her death in 1954. A lifetime educator, she taught in the Alliance schools and served . . . Map (db m67448) HM
8Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 15-76 — Mount Union Stadium
On West Hartshorn Street at McKinley Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Hartshorn Street.
Built with the support of the Mount Union Alumni Athletic Association, the stadium played host to its first football game on November 1, 1913 when Mount Union defeated Case 7-0. It was formally dedicated during the graduation ceremony of 1914. . . . Map (db m169158) HM
9Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — Spanish American War Veterans
On Vine Street (Cemetery entrance).
The above steam pipe is from the Battleship Maine which was sunk in Manila Harbor February 15, 1898. Erected in memory of Spanish American War veterans.Map (db m108289) WM
10Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — Spanish-American War Memorial — 1898-1902
On East Main Street at North Freedom Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
To the memory of our soldiers in the War with Spain the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief ExpeditionMap (db m214681) WM
11Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 26-76 — The Crossing
Near South Webb Street at Ash Street, on the right when traveling east.
The coming of the railroads to Alliance is an important event in Stark County's history. In 1851, the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad (running SE to NW) and the Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad (E to W) intersected at this location. It was known as . . . Map (db m124238) HM
12Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 23-76 — The Deceased of Co. F. 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
On West Vine Street (Cemetery Entrance) east of North Rockhill Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
This marker preserves the names carved in stone on the Civil War memorial adjacent. South elevation; “Erected in Memory of the deceased of Co. F. 115th O.V.I. by the Company and Friends. 1865” North elevation: “Death caused by . . . Map (db m67454) HM WM
13Ohio, Stark County, Alliance — 23-76 — The Sultana Tragedy
On West Vine Street (Cemetery Entrance) east of North Rockhill Avenue.
Soldiers from Company F of the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry died in the explosion of the steamboat Sultana seven miles north of Memphis on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865. The Sultana reportedly carried more than 2,400 . . . Map (db m82713) HM
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14Ohio, Stark County, Canal Fulton — 1-76 — Ohio and Erie Canal
Near Erie Avenue NW, 0.1 miles east of Millfield Road NW.
Sounds of boat horns and brawling packet crews resounded for many years at this lock and 142 others on the Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal was a 308-mile water toll road built between 1825 and 1832 from Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at . . . Map (db m68688) HM
15Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 8-76 — “The Cradle of Professional Football”
On September 17, 1920, representatives from ten professional football teams met in Canton and formed the American Professional Football Association, which in 1922 became the National Football League (NFL). Pro football evolved from club football in . . . Map (db m139954) HM
16Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 100 Central Plaza North — Lot #1 — Canton, Ohio —
On Central Plaza North at Tuscarawas Street E, on the right when traveling north on Central Plaza North.
In 1769 a Delaware Indian bequeathed this land to Frederick Post, a missionary. Post sold the land to Bezaleel Wells, who laid out the original town plat in 1805. Hugh Cunningham purchased Lot #1 from Wells in 1811 for $67.00. Since that time, . . . Map (db m204175) HM
17Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Base of the Conning Tower of the US Battleship Maine
On Harrison Avenue NW at 13th Street NW, on the right when traveling south on Harrison Avenue NW.
This large piece of steel was once a part of the proud USS Battleship Maine. The ship was commissioned in 1895 and was part of the “Great White Fleet.” The Maine sailed into Havana Harbor on January 25, 1898. The ship had been sent . . . Map (db m88563) HM
18Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Birth of the NFL — "I was at the Birthplace of the NFL"
On Cleveland Avenue Southwest at 2nd Street Southwest, on the left when traveling north on Cleveland Avenue Southwest.
Commemorating the founding of the National Football League in Canton, Ohio on September 17, 1920 The pre-rusted steel pedestal celebrates the steel industry of Northeast Ohio and includes the ten charter members laser cut into it. The . . . Map (db m204182) HM
19Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Building the McKinley National Memorial
Near Monument Drive NW north of 7th Street NW.
Built from 1905 to 1907, the McKinley National Memorial is the final resting place for President McKinley, his wife Ida, and their two young daughters. This magnificent tribute to our 25th President was built entirely from private donations, . . . Map (db m88512) HM
20Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Carnegie Library
On 3rd Street at Cleveland Avenue SW, on the right when traveling east on 3rd Street.
Built with funds from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Library was designed in 1904 by Canton architect Guy Tilden and opened to the public in 1905. This magnificent structure served as the Canton Public Library until 1972. Thanks to . . . Map (db m124399) HM
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21Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Christ Presbyterian Church — A Walk with the President
On Tuscarawas Street West west of McKinley Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling east.
Ida Saxton McKinley and her family belonged to First Presbyterian Church, which is now called Christ Presbyterian Church. Ida grew up under its teaching and guidance and later taught a large, popular Sunday School class here. Many of her Sunday . . . Map (db m204187) HM
22Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Church Of The Savior — A Walk with the President
On Tuscarawas Street West east of Cleveland Avenue Southwest, on the right when traveling east.
When William McKinley returned to Canton after serving in the Civil War, he joined the First Methodist Church and became very active. He was a member of the Board of Trustees, served as a Sunday School teacher, and a Sunday School superintendent. . . . Map (db m204185) HM
23Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Eulogy of the Common Soldier
On Harrison Avenue Northwest at 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Harrison Avenue Northwest.
All mortal beings, which God brought forth, die the same Man is not exempt All will inevitably end as the dust from whence we came It matters not of age Do not mourn me if I should fall in a foreign land Think this of my passing In a far . . . Map (db m204191) WM
24Ohio, Stark County, Canton — French Cannon
On Harrison Avenue NW at 13th Street NW, on the right when traveling south on Harrison Avenue NW.
This cannon was taken by forces under the command of Admiral Dewey during the Spanish-American War in August 1898. It was being used for the defense of Santiago Harbor, in the Phillipines. The cannon is made of bronze and was cast in Doury, France . . . Map (db m88535) HM
25Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Geo. D. Harter Bank — A Walk with the President
On Market Avenue North just north of Tuscarawas Street East, on the right when traveling north.
During the McKinley era, the Harter family helped to bring stability to banking in Canton. After the Farmer's Bank, failed in 1844, the town was without any bank until Isaac Harter and three local businessmen formed the Savings Deposit Bank ten . . . Map (db m204179) HM
26Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 12-76 — Inventor Henry Timken
On 19th Street SW east of Deueber Avenue S W.
Born near Bremen, Germany, carriage builder Henry Timken (1831-1909) designed significant improvements in roller bearings-fundamental machine components that minimize friction between moving and stationary parts. His patented (1898) tapered roller . . . Map (db m67412) HM
27Ohio, Stark County, Canton — James Murray Spangler — November 20, 1848 - January 22, 1915
On Market Avenue North at 2nd Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Market Avenue North.
James Murray Spangler moved his family to Canton in the early 1880's. He mostly worked as a salesman to support his family, but his true interest was in inventing. In the late 1890's, Spangler, who suffered with asthma, took a janitorial job . . . Map (db m204178) HM
28Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Johnny Appleseed — John Chapman — 1774-1847 —
On 4th Street Southwest at Court Avenue Southwest, on the left when traveling west on 4th Street Southwest.
John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer gardener and missionary who introduced apple trees to the Midwest States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. In 1809, John Chapman came to Canton, Ohio, and . . . Map (db m214700) HM
29Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Judge Leroy J. Contie, Jr. — April 2, 1920 - May 11, 2001
On Market Avenue South south of Tuscarawas Street West, on the left when traveling south.
Canton City Solicitor (Law Director) 1951-1960 Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Stark County 1969-1971 U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Ohio 1971-1982 U.S. Circuit Judge, Sixth Circuit 1982-2000 Judge Leroy J. . . . Map (db m137911) HM
30Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 27-76 — Martin Luther King Jr. in Canton
"All life is interrelated in today's world. I can't be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be; and you can't be what you ought to be 'till I am what I ought to be." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words before 3,500 . . . Map (db m139959) HM
31Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Mayor Stanley A. Cmich — August 14, 1916 - January 24, 2009 — Canton Safety Director 1952-1957 • Mayor of the City of Canton 1964-1983 —
On Market Avenue South north of 2nd Street SE, on the left when traveling north.
Mayor Stanley A. Cmich was Canton's longest serving mayor, holding office for 20 years. Mayor Cmich served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was awarded two Purple Heart decorations. He began his career in public service in the City of . . . Map (db m137896) HM
32Ohio, Stark County, Canton — McKinley National Memorial
On McKinley Monument Drive NW, on the left when traveling north.
Final resting place of William McKinley Twenty-fifth President of the United States of America A government like ours rests upon the intelligence, morality and patriotism of the people. Speech delivered by President William McKinley . . . Map (db m88523) HM
33Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Merchant Marine Memorial
On Lake Road Boulevard Northwest west of Harrison Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling west.
In honor of US Merchant Marine Veterans of WW IIMap (db m204189) WM
34Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 25-76 — Nimisilla Park
Near The O'Jays Parkway NE south of 12th Street NE (Ohio Route 153), on the right when traveling south.
Nimisilla Park was established in 1894. Prior to its founding, the site was the location of the county fair from 1859 to 1893. Throughout its history, Nimisilla Park hosted horse races, live music, soldier reunions, and a zoo, among other . . . Map (db m142738) HM
35Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Ohio War Memorial
On McKinley Monument Drive NW, on the right when traveling north.
Paving on the overlook and curbing in this motor court are dedicated as a memorial To Our Soldiers of All Wars The Lincoln Highway Memorial Association   1949Map (db m88521) WM
36Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Palace Theatre — 1926
On Market Avenue North at 6th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Market Avenue North.
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m214698) HM
37Ohio, Stark County, Canton — President McKinley
On Tuscarawas Street West east of Cleveland Avenue Southwest, on the right when traveling east.
President McKinley worshipped in this church. You are invited to enter • rest • prayMap (db m204184) HM
38Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Ralph Hay / Jim Thorp
On 2nd Street Southwest west of Cleveland Avenue Southwest, on the left when traveling west.
On this site September 17, 1920, was organized the American Professional Football Association, which was the forerunner of the National Football League. Representatives of 11 teams met in the automobile show room of Ralph Hay at 205 Second Street . . . Map (db m204183) HM
39Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Ralph Hay Way — Founder of the NFL — September 17, 1920 —
On 2nd Street SE at Market Avenue South, on the right when traveling west on 2nd Street SE.
[Photos of Ralph Hay, Hay's Auto Dealership and the Canton Bulldogs (photo appears to show Jim Thorpe, who played for Canton in 1920)]Map (db m137892) HM
40Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Spanish Mortar
On Harrison Avenue NW at 13th Street NW, on the right when traveling south on Harrison Avenue NW.
This mortar was taken by forces acting under the command of Admiral Dewey at Santiago Harbor, Philippines, in August 1898. The mortar was being used by the Spanish in defense of the harbor during the Spanish-American War. The mortar is made of . . . Map (db m88536) HM
41Ohio, Stark County, Canton — St. Edward Hotel — 1891
On Market Avenue North just north of 4th Street Northeast, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m214699) HM
42Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Stark County Courthouse — A Walk with the President
On Central Plaza North at Market Avenue N, on the right when traveling west on Central Plaza North.
The first Stark County Courthouse on this site was a brick structure built in 1817. It was only 44 feet square and as the city grew and prospered, it quickly became too small. In 1870, a larger courthouse was dedicated. This building was of . . . Map (db m204177) HM
43Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Stark County Veterans Memorial
On Lake Road Boulevard Northwest west of Harrison Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to those who have served; those who are serving; and those who will serve.Map (db m204190) WM
44Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Symbolism of the McKinley National Memorial
On Monument Drive NW north of 7th Street NW.
Each detail incorporated into the Monument was designed to symbolically tell the visitor about William McKinley. According to the architect’s writings Harold Van Buren Magonigle’s design considered these factors:     • The Memorial was to be . . . Map (db m88516) HM
45Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 6-76 — The McKinley National Memorial
On McKinley Monument Drive NW north of 7th Street NW.
William McKinley served the nation as president, the people of Ohio as governor, and the citizens of his congressional district as a representative. McKinley was shot by an assassin in Buffalo, New York, in September 1901 and died several days . . . Map (db m67439) HM
46Ohio, Stark County, Canton — The Meneely Bell
On Tuscarawas Street West, on the right when traveling north.
The Meneely Bell was originally commissioned and dedicated in 1883. It was used as the city's first fire bell and was located in the bell tower of the original City Hall. It was moved to Waterworks Park in 1928.. On April 23, 2005, in observance . . . Map (db m204176) HM
47Ohio, Stark County, Canton — The National Football League Was Born Here on September 17, 1920 — "I was at the Birthplace of the NFL"
On Cleveland Avenue Southwest at 2nd Street Southwest, on the left when traveling north on Cleveland Avenue Southwest.
…when representatives of the league's ten charter members crammed into the tiny Hupmobile showroom of Canton Bulldogs owner Ralph Hay to create the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League) In . . . Map (db m204181) HM
48Ohio, Stark County, Canton — The Saxton House — Home of Ida Saxton McKinley — First Ladies National Historic Site —
On Market Avenue S north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south.
This house was built by George Dewalt ca 1840. A substantial section was then added CA 1870 by son-in-law James Saxton, father of Ida Saxton McKinley and son of John Saxton (founder of the Canton Repository). This was the home of Ida prior to her . . . Map (db m67414) HM
49Ohio, Stark County, Canton — The Williams Brick Plant
On Stadium Park Drive NW at Harrison Avenue NW on Stadium Park Drive NW.
From the late 1800's through the 1930's, Canton, Ohio, was considered the world's leading manufacturer of paving brick. In addition to having well-established shipping routes, this area boated large quantities of natural clay and shale. In . . . Map (db m139960) HM
50Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Timken Vocational High School
On Tuscarawas Street West west of McKinley Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling west.
Timken Vocational High School 1939 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m204188) HM
51Ohio, Stark County, Canton — Trinity Lutheran Church
On Tuscarawas Street West west of Dewalt Avenue Northwest, 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 m204186) HM
52Ohio, Stark County, Canton — William McKinley — President of the United States
On McKinley Monument Drive NW north of 7th Street NW.
A statesman singularly gifted to unite the discordant forces of government and mould the diverse purposes of men toward progressive and salutary action. A magistrate whose poise of judgment was tested and vindicated in a succession of national . . . Map (db m67438) HM WM
53Ohio, Stark County, Canton — William McKinley
On McKinley Monument Drive NW, on the left when traveling north.
25th President of the United States Born 1843 • Died 1901 — • — He was an obedient and affectionate son, patriotic and faithful as a soldier, honest and upright as a citizen, tender and devoted as a husband, and truthful, generous, . . . Map (db m86771) HM
54Ohio, Stark County, Canton — 18-76 — William McKinley — Former Site of the Home of President William McKinley
On 8th Street NW west of Market Avenue N.
William McKinley’s house, once located at this site, was the scene of his 1896 “front porch campaign” for President of the United States. During the campaign McKinley addressed about 750,000 people who came to his home in Canton. . . . Map (db m67418) HM
55Ohio, Stark County, East Canton — 7-76 — Clearview Golf Club, 1946
Golfer and World War II veteran William J. Powell, excluded from playing on many American golf courses because of his race, overcame the indignity of discrimination by creating his own course. Hand built in two years and opened in 1948, Clearview . . . Map (db m68693) HM
56Ohio, Stark County, Limaville — 10-76 — Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery
On McCallum Avenue Northeast at German Church Road, on the right when traveling south on McCallum Avenue Northeast.
Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery was established on land donated by Isaac Coates, who brought his family from Chester County, Pennsylvania to settle in Lexington Township in 1820. The name Deer Creek comes from the nearby stream and it signifies the . . . Map (db m78946) HM
57Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — 3-76 — Constitution Day
On East Gorgas Street at South Mill Street, on the right when traveling west on East Gorgas Street.
At this site on September 17, 1952, an assembly of Louisville citizens led by Olga T. Weber joined U.S. Congressman Frank T. Bow in commemorating the completion of U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. With the goal of promoting a wider . . . Map (db m139963) HM
58Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — Fairhope Elementary — 1925-2012
Fairhope Elementary School was built in 1925. Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States at the time. The initial building was just 6,111 sq. ft. and the building had additions added in 1938, 1957 (gym) and 1965. Over its 87 years of service . . . Map (db m78951) HM
59Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — Louisville Armed Forces Monument
On East Gorgas Street at South Mill Street, on the right when traveling west on East Gorgas Street.
Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and in honor of those who served in the Armed Forces of our country in the past warsMap (db m139965) WM
60Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — Louisville Elementary — 1959-2012
Louisville Elementary School was built in 1959. The opening of the original Louisville Elementary Building marked the first time that the City had a separate public school for its elementary-aged students. Prior to the construction of the 1959 LES . . . Map (db m78950) HM
61Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — Louisville World War II / Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial
On East Gorgas Street at South Mill Street, on the right when traveling west on East Gorgas Street.
World War II / Korean War Dedicated to those who gave their lives in the cause of all freedoms - World War II - Korean War see photo for all names Vietnam see photo for all namesMap (db m139966) WM
62Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — North Nimishillen — 1938-Present
North Nimishillen School has proudly stood on Easton Street since 1938. The building was constructed to accommodate the students from Hickory College, Pilot Knob, Philematheon Hall, Linden Hall and Harrisburg Schools. Education at North Nimishillen . . . Map (db m78953) HM
63Ohio, Stark County, Louisville — Pleasant Grove — 1925-2012
Pleasant Grove Elementary School maintained a rich and proud heritage for outstanding education from 1925 to 2012. After eighty-seven years of service to the community, Pleasant Grove School was closed when the consolidated building was opened. The . . . Map (db m78954) HM
64Ohio, Stark County, Magnolia — 4-76 — Magnolia Cemetery — Joe E. Hastings World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
On North Brady Street at Harrison Street on North Brady Street.
Burial site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Private First Class Joe R. Hastings, U.S. Army, World War II. Hastings, the squad leader of a light machinegun section in Company C. 386th Infantry, 97th Infantry Division, displayed conspicuous . . . Map (db m62753) WM
65Ohio, Stark County, Magnolia — Richard Elson Homestead — Historic Underground Railroad Site
On North Main Street (Ohio Route 183) at Canal Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street.
On this site was the home of Richard Elson, co-founder of the village of Magnolia. As a young man he built flat boats, loaded them with merchandise to sell and traveled down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. He did this seven times and walked the . . . Map (db m159661) HM
66Ohio, Stark County, Marlboro — 14-76 — Marlborough Quaker Burying Grounds & Meeting House
On Edison Street Northeast (Ohio Route 619) 0.5 miles east of Marlboro Avenue Northeast.
The Marlborough Society of Friends Meeting was established in 1813 by the Salem Quarterly Meeting at the request of the Springfield (Damascus) Meeting. The Marlborough Friends and Lexington Friends combined to become the Alliance Friends in 1865 and . . . Map (db m78948) HM
67Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — Central Firehouse Fire Alarm Bell
Near 1st Street SE, 0.1 miles north of Tremont Street SE, on the right when traveling north.
Purchased in 1878, this bell was installed at the central engine house on the northeast corner of Charles Avenue and Park Row Southeast. In 1895, it was moved to the tower of the next city's central firehouse at the northeast corner of Charles and . . . Map (db m80722) HM
68Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — 16-76 — Football Pioneer Paul E. Brown
Side A Paul E. Brown, born September 7, 1908 in Norwalk, Ohio, and raised in Massillon, is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and was one of the greatest coaches in the history of football at all levels. From 1932 until . . . Map (db m80725) HM
69Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — 13-76 — Lillian Gish (1893-1993) & Dorothy Gish (1898-1968)
Near 1st Street SE at Diamond Court SE, on the right when traveling north.
Side A Lillian Gish (1893-1993) & Dorothy Gish (1898-1968)" Stars of the silent screen, Lillian and Dorothy Gish enjoyed long and distinguished careers both in film and on stage. They began their careers as child actresses, performing in . . . Map (db m80717) HM
70Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — Ohio Merchants Building
On 1st Street Southeast just south of Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172/241), on the right when traveling south.
Horace Greeley Yocum owned the building (photograph) which previously occupied this site. It housed Massillon Actual Business College, Kirchhofer's Drug Store, Linde's Ladies' Store and Wefler's Cafι. It was replaced in 1918 with the city's first . . . Map (db m214846) HM
71Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — 21-76 — Private William R. Richardson — Burial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
On Erie Street.
As a member of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry that fought at the Battle of Sailor's Creek in Virginia on April 6, 1865, the last major battle of the Civil War, Private William Richardson was personally recommended by General Phillip Sheridan to . . . Map (db m62811) HM
72Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — 17-76 — Robert Pinn
On Erie Street South, on the left when traveling north.
During the Civil War in 1863, twenty-year-old Massillon farmer Robert Pinn enlisted in the 5th Regiment, Company 1, United States Colored Troops (USCT) at his first opportunity, saying "I was very eager to become a soldier, in order to prove by my . . . Map (db m61478) HM
73Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — The Falke Block
On Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172/241) just east of 1st Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east.
The building which originally stood at this site was built by Mr. Minic in 1866. By the 1920s, when it was known as the Falke Block, it housed the Massillon Restaurant and the offices of Dr. L.E. Menuez and Dr. Seth Hattery. The N.O.T. & L. . . . Map (db m214845) HM
74Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — The First Savings & Loan Co.
On Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172/241) at City Hall Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Way East.
First Savings and Loan Co. was organized on March 28, 1888, as the Massillon Loan and Building Company of Massillon with capital stock of $2,000,000. The company was formed with two main objectives: "To provide a safe, convenient and profitable . . . Map (db m214831) HM
75Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — 19-76 — The Little Steel Strike of 1937
Near 1st Street SE at Diamond Court SE, on the right when traveling north.
Side A During the New Deal of the 1930s, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) under the leadership of CIO president John L. Lewis. Following successful CIO strikes in the rubber . . . Map (db m80719) HM
76Ohio, Stark County, Massillon — Young People's Christian Association — Founded by Bertha Martin — 1916 • Massillon, Ohio —
Near 1st Street SE at Diamond Court SE, on the right when traveling north.
Bertha Martin founded the Young People's Christian Association (YPCA) in 1916 and later served as secretary of the YWCA until 1937. The organization operated a restaurant on West Main Street (Lincoln Way West) at Canal Street (First Street . . . Map (db m80721) HM
77Ohio, Stark County, Minerva — Mark's Dairy Bar on Lincoln Way
Near Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) at Radloff Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
From 1947 to 1956 Mark and Betty Lutz owned a diner called Mark's Dairy Bar on this site on historic Lincoln Highway. Mark's Dairy Bar was operated by Betty. She was quite the multi-tasker; preparing food, serving, washing dishes, socializing with . . . Map (db m164101) HM
78Ohio, Stark County, Minerva — Minerva East Lawn Veterans Memorial
On Major Road Northwest just east of Bonnieview Avenue (Local Road 1511), on the left when traveling east.
In grateful tribute to the men and women who have preserved the freedom of this great nation Dedicated to all veterans who have served our countryMap (db m160852) WM
79Ohio, Stark County, Minerva — Minerva Ohio First Gas Station — 1910
On Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) at North Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway.
[title is inscription]Map (db m164102) HM
80Ohio, Stark County, Minerva — Minerva Veterans Memorial — World War II Korea Viet Nam
On East Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) at Preston Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Lincoln Highway.
In memory of those boys of Minerva who died that we might live • World War II [Names not listed] In honor of the men of Minerva who served to defend freedom • Viet Nam [Names not listed] In honor of the men of Minerva . . . Map (db m160485) WM
81Ohio, Stark County, Minerva — Soldiers and Sailors — 1917-1919
On North Market Street (Ohio Route 183) just north of East High Street, on the right when traveling north.
In honor of our Minerva heroes who offered the full measure of their services that the world might be made safe for Democracy Memorial Day May 30, 1920.Map (db m214691) WM
82Ohio, Stark County, Minerva — William Pennock
On Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) at Preston Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Lincoln Highway.
In 1880 William Pennock patented and manufactured the first steel railway car in the United StatesMap (db m160509) HM
83Ohio, Stark County, North Canton — 9-76 — Hoover Historical Center
On East Maple Street west of Market Avenue N.
This house, built in 1853, was the boyhood of vacuum cleaner entrepreneur William Henry “Boss” Hoover (1849-1932), whose grandparents came to Stark County from Pennsylvania in 1827 and established a leather tanning business. “Boss” Hoover began . . . Map (db m67446) HM
84Ohio, Stark County, North Canton — 2-76 — Nobles Pond — (33ST357)
Near Nobles Pond Drive NW at Shady Hollow Road NW, on the right when traveling west.
On this location 11,000 years ago, at the end of the Ice Age, there existed a large encampment of early Paleoindian hunters. They were the first inhabitants of Ohio. The 25-acre Nobles Pond archaeological site is one of the largest Clovis . . . Map (db m80727) HM
85Ohio, Stark County, North Canton — 24-76 — Walsh University
Near East Maple Street.
The Brothers of Christian Instruction founded Walsh University in 1958. It is named for Bishop Emmett M. Walsh, then leader of the Diocese of Youngstown. The order created the institution to provide a college-level education that developed students' . . . Map (db m139962) HM
86Ohio, Stark County, Paris — Veterans Recognition Day — May 29, 1976
On Paris Avenue SE at Lisbon Street NE (SR172) on Paris Avenue SE.
This plaque is placed on this day during Paris bicentennial celebration in recognition of the contribution of all Armed Services Veterans from this Paris Area.Map (db m107518) WM
87Ohio, Stark County, Waynesburg — 5-76 — Sandy Valley Cemetery — Burial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient PFC Joseph Cicchetti, U.S. Army, World War II
On West Lisbon Street (Ohio Route 183).
A soldier in Company A, 148th Infantry, 37th “Buckeye” Infantry Division. Cicchetti was part of the assault on the first important line of Japanese defense at South Manila, Luzon, Philippines on February 9, 1945. He died of wounds . . . Map (db m62686) HM
88Ohio, Stark County, Waynesburg — Waynesburg Korean Memorial
Near West Lisbon Street (Ohio Route 183) at Gerdanville Avenue Southeast (County Road 156).
In memory of those who served KoreaMap (db m160867) WM
89Ohio, Stark County, Waynesburg — Waynesburg World War II Memorial
On West Lisbon Street (Ohio Route 183) at Gerdanville Avenue Southeast (Local Road 185), on the left when traveling south on West Lisbon Street.
In grateful tribute to those men of Waynesburg who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II [Names not listed] In honor of those who served in the Armed Forces of our country in past warsMap (db m160866) WM
90Ohio, Stark County, Wilmot — Wilmot Civil War Memorial
On Sandusky Drive SW (U.S. 250) 0.3 miles west of Winesburg Street (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m166051) WM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023