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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tuscarawas County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Tuscarawas 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 Tuscarawas County, OH (84) Carroll County, OH (25) Coshocton County, OH (73) Guernsey County, OH (51) Harrison County, OH (42) Holmes County, OH (13) Stark County, OH (87)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)  CarrollCounty(25) Carroll County (25)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  HarrisonCounty(42) Harrison County (42)  HolmesCounty(13) Holmes County (13)  StarkCounty(87) Stark County (87)
New Philadelphia is the county seat for Tuscarawas County
Adjacent to Tuscarawas County, Ohio
      Carroll County (25)  
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Harrison County (42)  
      Holmes County (13)  
      Stark County (87)  
 
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1Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 4 — Barracks — Fort Laurens
The archaeologists uncovered many clues to how the fort was constructed. It had palisaded walls made of unpeeled logs, 10 to 12 inches in diameter, some of which were split in half. They were placed against the inner wall of a trench averaging 36 . . . Map (db m163029) HM
2Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 3 — Blockhouse — Fort Laurens
This open space in the fort wall is the gate, as indicated by the mold of a massive anchoring post found by the archaeologists. Beside the gate was a two-story blockhouse that afforded a view of the surrounding countryside and was used as a safe . . . Map (db m163027) HM
3Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — Bolivar — Corporation Limit Marker
On Poplar Street (Ohio Route 212) at Delaware Avenue Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Poplar Street.
Named for Simon Bolivar, South American liberator. Site of Ohio's only American Revolutionary Fort, 1778Map (db m159671) HM
4Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — Canal — Fort Laurens
On Fort Laurens Road Northwest (County Route 102), on the right when traveling north.
After it was abandoned in 1779, Fort Laurens slowly decayed. When the Ohio & Erie Canal was constructed here in 1828, it destroyed the two eastern bastions of the fort that faced the river's edge. In 1850, when Charles Whittlesey drew this . . . Map (db m166394) HM
5Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 7 — Cemetery — Fort Laurens
Twenty-one men died at Fort Laurens and were buried here, the fort cemetery. Several remains were in single or double burials, but a mass grave of at least 13 individuals is the resting place of an ill-fated wood-gathering party who were ambushed by . . . Map (db m163038) HM
6Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 2 — Excavation — Fort Laurens
The site of Fort Laurens, which had been farmed, became a state memorial in 1917. In 1968, state funds were appropriated to construct a museum, which was completed in 1971. In 1972, archaeologist R. Michael Gramly began to excavate the site. The . . . Map (db m163026) HM
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7Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — Fort Laurens
Near SW Park Avenue (County Route 102).
The first and only fort of the Revolutionary War, established within the limits of what is now Ohio, was built here in December 1778 by General Lachlan McIntosh, as a defense against the British and Indians, and held until early in August 1779 . . . Map (db m3277) HM
8Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 28-79 — Fort Laurens Continental Outpost of the Ohio Frontier / Survival on the Frontier — November 1778-August 1779
Near Fort Laurens Road east of Park Avenue SE.
Fort Laurens Continental Outpost of the Ohio Frontier During the American Revolution, Fort Laurens became the only Continental military fort in what would later be Ohio. Continental army troops and militia, led by General Lachlan McIntosh, . . . Map (db m208573) HM
9Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 6 — Hospital — Fort Laurens
The hospital, a cross-shaped structure, was located here, outside the fort walls to reduce the possibility of spreading disease. Its position was in view of the sentries at the main gate and blockhouse. The hospital was partially excavated in 1973 . . . Map (db m163036) HM
10Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — In Commemoration of Our Patriot Ancestors
Near Fort Laurens Road Northwest (County Route 102) 0.2 miles south of Parkview Drive.
In commemoration of our patriot ancestors who served with the 8th Pennsylvania and the 13th Virginia regiments at Fort Laurens from November 18, 1778 - August 2, 1779. To assure that their sacrifice to the newly founded republic was not in . . . Map (db m81585) HM WM
11Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 10 — Interstate 77 — Fort Laurens
On Fort Laurens Road Northwest (County Route 102), on the right when traveling north.
Interstate 77 was built here in the late 1960s. The highway construction caused the river, always the natural defense of the fort's east side, to be moved, and the road was built in the old river bed. With the increased traffic brought by the . . . Map (db m166396) HM
12Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 1 — Introduction — Fort Laurens
Fort Laurens was constructed in 1778 as part of an ill-fated campaign led by American Gen. Lachlan Mcintosh to neutralize the Indian threat and establish a western supply post for an attack on British Detroit. Twelve hundred men left Fort . . . Map (db m163022) HM
13Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 5 — Northwest Bastion — Fort Laurens
The fort was designed by the French military engineer Col. Louis Cambray-Digny. The first sections constructed were the corners, or bastions, which served as strong points against attack. A firing step, or elevated platform, was built into each, . . . Map (db m163033) HM
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14Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 8 — Tomb — Fort Laurens
The 1976 Bicentennial of the American Revolution was the occasion for the reburial of the remains of the first Fort Laurens soldier excavated in 1973. This fallen defender of the fort was buried with full military honors by the Ohio National Guard . . . Map (db m163041) HM
15Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — 4-79 — Treaty of Greene Ville
On Sherman Church Road (County Route 102) near 12221 Sherman Church Rd NE, on the right when traveling south.
Treaty of Greene Ville With the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, England lost the American Revolution and ceded to the former colonies land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. By this time, pioneer settlers had reached . . . Map (db m77320) HM
16Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — Unknown Soldier — Fort Laurens, Ohio
Near Fort Laurens Road (County Route 102) 0.2 miles south of Parkview Drive, on the right when traveling north.
In this place of honor rests an unknown soldier who gave his life in the struggle for American IndependenceMap (db m109095) WM
17Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Bolivar — Welcome to Ft. Laurens
On Fort Laurens Road Northwest (County Route 102), on the right when traveling north.
Ohio's Only Revolutionary Fort 1778-79 Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Solider Museum - Theater - Information- Gift Shop Picnic Area- Parking Access to the Ohio & Erie Canal Historic Zoar Village and Trail Head Parking area Information . . . Map (db m166390) HM
18Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dennison — 17-79 — Dennison High School
Near North 3rd Street at Sherman Street, on the right when traveling north.
Side A On October 23, 1927, ceremony was held for the laying of the cornerstone for the Dennison High School Building. It opened in the fall of 1928 and was called "Angel's Castle" in honor of school superintendent William Hiram Angel. The . . . Map (db m81550) HM
19Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dennison — 21-79 — Dennison Railway Chapel / The Manse
On Grant Street at North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on Grant Street.
Side A Dennison Railway Chapel From its founding in 1865, Dennison was a railroad town and became the second largest rail center for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Rail presence was so strong that the industry dictated social and economic . . . Map (db m81547) HM
20Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dennison — 8-79 — Dennison Yard and Shops / Dennison Depot
On Center Street at North 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Center Street.
Side A Dennison Yard and Shops Panhandle Division, Pennsylvania Railroad The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railway began construction of the Dennison Railroad Shops here in 1864. This rail line was chartered as the . . . Map (db m81546) HM
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21Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — 23-79 — Camp Meigs
On South Tuscarawas Avenue at Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on South Tuscarawas Avenue.
Camp Meigs was established in 1861 at what later became the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. At this site, two regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the 51st and 80th, were mustered into the Union Army. The 51st OVI was organized in October 1861. Six . . . Map (db m81576) HM
22Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — Christian Deardorff
On Wooster Avenue at 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Wooster Avenue.
In memory of Christian Deardorff Founder of the city of Dover Ohio in 1807Map (db m15189) HM
23Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — Dover Concert Band, 1924 — On the steps of the Ohio Statehouse
On 3rd Street at Wooster Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 3rd Street.
The Dover Concert Band, shown here in new uniforms, was popular and successful for many years. This photo was taken when the band traveled to Columbus to perform at the Ohio State Fair. Front and center are Bandleader Domenic Greco and Governor Vic . . . Map (db m15181) HM
24Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — Dover Dam — Located on the Tuscarawas River — Constructed and operated by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army —
On Ohio Route 800, 1 mile County Road 378, on the right when traveling north.
This concrete dam is one of a series designed for flood control navigation improvement and water conservation in the Muskingum Valley
Length of dam 820 ft. Height of dam 69 ft. Drainage area 1397 sq. mi. Permanent pool . . . Map (db m159853)
25Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — 26-79 — Dover Public Library
The American Sheet and Tin Plate Company founded the first Dover Public Library for the benefit of its employees at the corner of Front Street and Factory Street in 1902. Five years later, the library moved to a residence on Cherry and Fifth . . . Map (db m139952) HM
26Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — 20-79 — Jeremiah E. Reeves / The J.E. Reeves Victorian Home
Side A Jeremiah E. Reeves Jeremiah Reeves was born in England in 1845 and began his career in the mills of Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of ten. In 1867, he immigrated to the United States where he worked in the steel mills of . . . Map (db m81573) HM
27Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — Reeves Steel World War II Memorial
1941 (eagle) 1945 In honor of the former employees of Reeves Steel and Mfg. Co. Who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in World War II Thomas Forbes Ralph Lab George Mikulich Robert Paisley Duane J. Stalder . . . Map (db m81575) WM
28Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — 27-79 — The Cascade and Hardesty Mills / The Ohio-Erie Canal and Industry in Dover
On Tuscarawas Avenue (Ohio Route 211) at West Front Street, on the right when traveling south on Tuscarawas Avenue.
Side A Christian Deardorff (1781-1851) with his brother-in-law Jesse Slingluff (1775-1836) platted and founded Dover and built the area's first gristmill on Sugar Creek. With the coming of the Ohio and Erie Canalto Dover, Deardorff lobbied . . . Map (db m139951) HM
29Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — 29-79 — The Dover Light Plant / Northern Ohio Traction & Light
Near Canal Road south of East Front Street (Ohio Route 800).
The Dover Light Plant Electric lighting became practical after Thomas Edison patented his light bulb in 1880. In Dover, a privately-owned company provided power to the downtown's electric streetlamps. Community leaders believed that they were . . . Map (db m208515) HM
30Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — 6-79 — The Ohio and Erie Canal / Canal Dover Toll House — 1825 - 1913
On Front Street, on the left when traveling west.
The Ohio-Erie Canal 1825-1913 Seeking an alternate transportation route to distant markets, many farmers and manufacturers in Ohio wanted to connect the Ohio River to Lake Erie with a canal. Beginning in Cleveland the Ohio-Erie Canal ran south, . . . Map (db m15190) HM
31Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dover — W. W. Scott, 1891 — Editor of the Iron Valley Reporter
On Wooster Avenue at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Wooster Avenue.
W. W. Scott, shown at the right in the photo, was a very colorful character from Dover's past; opinionated and outspoken, he had a personality ideally suited for his role as the Editor of a small town newspaper. Mr. Scott has a wide range of . . . Map (db m15216) HM
32Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Dundee — 7-79 — The Bouquet Expedition - Camp 14 / Henry Bouquet 1719-1765
On Winklepleck Road (County Route 73) at Ohio Route 516, on the right when traveling east on Winklepleck Road.
Side A The Bouquet Expedition - Camp 14 Desperately trying to protect their homeland, the Delaware Indian Nation who lived here in the Tuscarawas Valley, joined the French against the English during the French and Indian War, . . . Map (db m81571) HM
33Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Gnadenhutten — 15-79 — Gnadenhutten / The Gnadenhutten Massacre, "A Day of Shame"
Near South Cherry Street, 0.2 miles south of West Indian Street.
Side A Gnadenhutten The Moravian Church in America began missionary work among the Delaware and Mohican tribes of North America in the mid-18th century. David Zeisberger, one of the best-known Moravian missionaries, came to the Ohio . . . Map (db m81569) HM
34Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Al Maloney — August 15, 1928 - March 15, 1999
On Tuscora Avenue at Lake Street, on the right when traveling west on Tuscora Avenue.
For 17 years Chairman of “First Town Days Festival” “Al Maloney Midway” Dedicated: July 1, 1999 For any organization to survive and prosper, there must be a strong driving force within the organization. That . . . Map (db m15252) HM
35Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — C. William "Bill" Kidd — November 2, 1909 - November 8, 1978 — Head Football Coach, New Philadelphia High School, 1947 - 1960 —
On Broadway Street (Ohio Route 416), on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated in the memory of C. William “Bill” Kidd 14 Years New Philadelphia Football Record - 82 wins - 48 loses [sic] - 8 ties Bill Kidd was one of the finest high school coaches in America. The players who played for him . . . Map (db m15250) HM
36Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients — State of Ohio, Tuscarawas County
On High Avenue near Broadway Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Tuscarawas County Civil War Archinal, William J.        Corporal    Mississippi 1863 Blickensderfer, Milton A.    Sergeant     Virginia 1865 Campbell, William . . . Map (db m15246) HM
37Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Dogwood Tree
On Ashwood Lane Northeast, on the right when traveling north.
"Dogwood tree planted August 6. 1985 in memory of Hiroshima. May it never happen again."Map (db m209534) WM
38Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Look above the awning for the Landmarks of Tuscarawas County
On East High Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
1 Westchester General Store ca 1870 Westchester 2 Barnhill School ca 1880 Barnhill 3 S.S. Urfer Store 1895 New Philadelphia 4 World's largest cuckoo clock 1975 Sugar Creek 5 Schoenbrunn School 1772/1927 New Philadelphia 6 West Union Chuch . . . Map (db m209536) HM
39Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Revolutionary War Memorial
In Memoriam This monument is dedicated to all who fought for freedom during the Revolutionary WarMap (db m15238) HM
40Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — 16-79 — Schoenbrunn Schoolhouse 1772 / Schoenbrunn Church 1772
On East High Avenue (County Route 259), on the right when traveling south.
Schoenbrunn Schoolhouse 1772 In December 1772, Brother David Zeisberger and his followers began the construction of Schoenbrunn schoolhouse. The school was built in the Tuscarawas Valley on land given to Zeisberger in the spring of 1771 by . . . Map (db m73218) HM
41Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — 3-79 — The History of Tuscarawas County Courthouses
On East High Avenue (Ohio Route 39) at North Broadway Street (Ohio Route 800), on the right when traveling west on East High Avenue.
When David Knisely, the founder of New Philadelphia, first arrived in the Tuscarawas Valley on August 27, 1803, he found a sparsely populated, pristine wilderness. Five years later the state legislature approved a bill organizing Tuscarawas County . . . Map (db m292) HM
42Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — 1-79 — The New Schoenbrunn Mission / David Zeisberger, 1721–1808
On Commercial Avenue SE (Ohio Route 416) south of Cookson Avenue SE, on the left when traveling south.
Here, on April 10, 1779 during the Revolutionary War, David Zeisberger founded one of the five Delaware Christian missions to occupy the Tuscarawas Valley between May 3, 1772 and September 8, 1781. Living at the Lichtenau mission near the Delaware . . . Map (db m295) HM
43Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — 5-79 — The Ohio-Erie Canal In Tuscarawas County / The Ohio-Erie Canal 1825-1913
On Commercial Avenue SE (Ohio Route 416) at Canal Avenue SE, on the left when traveling south on Commercial Avenue SE.
1825–1913. Seeking an alternative transportation route to distant markets, many farmers and manufacturers in Ohio wanted to connect the Ohio River to Lake Erie with a canal. Beginning in Cleveland the Ohio-Erie Canal ran south, the length of the . . . Map (db m293) HM
44Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — The Watch Shop
On North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling south.
1902 The Watch Shop A store of fine diamonds and gems for 65 years. The name changed to.. 1967 Diamond Shop Jewelers Still at the same location giving the same old-time services with fine diamonds and gems. 1993 New Philadelphia . . . Map (db m209533) HM
45Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Tuscarawas County Civil War Memorial
On Broadway Street (Ohio Route 416) at High Avenue (Ohio Route 39), on the right when traveling north on Broadway Street.
Erected to my brave and gallant comrades of Tuscarawas County who fell in defence of our glorious Union, by a member of the 51st Ohio Vols. 1861 - 1865. Erected May 19, 1887Map (db m15247) HM
46Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Tuscarawas County Operation Desert Storm Memorial
On High Avenue (Ohio Route 39), on the left when traveling east.
We believe in God, our country, liberty and the American way. The citizens of Tuscarawas County pay tribute to all the brave men and women of our armed forces who served our country in times of peace and war. We take pride in your devotion and it . . . Map (db m15239) WM
47Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Tuscarawas County Viet-nam Veterans Memorial — 1959 - 1975
On High Avenue (Ohio Route 39), on the left when traveling east.
“To those who survived, we are grateful and welcome you home.” “To those who still suffer, either in mind or body, we acknowledge it and appreciate what you've done for us and we will not forget.” “For those who . . . Map (db m15243) WM
48Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Tuscarawas County World War I Memorial — Spirit of the American Doughboy
On Broadway Street (Ohio Route 416), on the right when traveling north.
In memory of the men and women of Tuscarawas County who served their country in the World WarMap (db m15263) WM
49Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — Tuscarawas County World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial
On Broadway Street (Ohio Route 416), on the right when traveling north.
A tribute to the living and dead of Tuscarawas County who served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.Map (db m15240) WM
50Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — War Saving Stamps
On Broadway Street (Ohio Route 416) at High Avenue (Ohio Route 39), on the right when traveling north on Broadway Street.
In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Tuscarawas County who so generously purchased War Saving Stamps in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings CommitteeMap (db m15241) WM
51Ohio, Tuscarawas County, New Philadelphia — You Are Not Forgotten
On East High Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made int serving this country. God Bless You. God Bless . . . Map (db m209535) WM
52Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — Captain Freeman Davis
On West Canal Street just east of Rear West Canal, on the right when traveling east.
While serving with the 80th OVI Co. B at Lookout Mountain, TN, Nov. 25, 1863, during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, this soldier, while his regiment was falling back during the ferocious hand to hand battle, and seeing the two color bearers and . . . Map (db m211352) HM
53Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — 19-79 — Cy Young
Near U.S. 36 at North College Street.
Baseball's most successful pitcher, Denton True “Cy” Young (1867-1955) won 511 games during his 22-year career, and compiled a record of sixteen 20-win seasons, including five seasons where he topped 30 wins. Young displayed remarkable . . . Map (db m16388) HM
54Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — Denton "Cy" Young — Baseball's Immortal Pitcher — Member of Baseball's Hall of Fame —
Near U.S. 36 at North College Street.
In honored memory Denton “Cy” Young Mar. 29, 1867 Nov. 4, 1955 Baseball's Immortal Pitcher In his youth on a nearby farm, “Cy” played baseball for love of the game, a quality that remained with him . . . Map (db m16389) HM
55Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — Newcomerstown Desert Storm Memorial
Near U.S. 36 at North College Street.
Let us always remember “OUR’S” who served in Desert Storm Jan 16 - Feb 27, 1991 Gary Abbuhl Jr • Lawrence Beaber • Michael Berger • William T Bradford • Terry Buchanan • David Cleveland • C W Colvin • Steve Dietrich . . . Map (db m16390) WM
56Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — Newcomerstown Korean War Memorial
On Canal Street at Bridge Street, on the left when traveling east on Canal Street.
Korea “The Forgotten War” June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 Dedicated to the men and women of the Newcomerstown area who servedMap (db m15264) WM
57Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — The Old Delaware Indian Town GEKELEMUKPECHUNK — Stood here until after 1775
On West Canal Street just east of Rear West Canal, on the right when traveling east.
Leni Lenape Capital under Chief Netawatwes, also called King Newcomer, of the Turtle Tribe.Map (db m211365) HM
58Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Newcomerstown — Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes — February 14, 1913 — March 12, 1987
Near West Canal Street just east of Rear West Canal, on the right when traveling east.
Born on Valentine’s Day 1913 in Clifton, Ohio, Woody Hayes grew up in Newcomerstown, starring as a captain of the Newcomerstown High School football team as a senior. He went on to play tackle at Denison University, graduating in 1935. Three years . . . Map (db m211319) HM
59Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Port Washington — Eckfield Square
On Saint Clairsville Road just east of East Main Street (U.S. 36), on the left when traveling east.
In recognition of Patriotism far beyond the ordinary, in support of the World War II effort, Margaret and Frank Eckfield of Port Washington, Ohio gave seven sons, one daughter and one grandson to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of . . . Map (db m211327) HM WM
60Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Port Washington — 2-79 — The Salem Mission
On U.S. 36 at Salem Park Road (Local Route 213), on the left on U.S. 36.
Here, on April 6, 1780 during the American Revolutionary War, a contingent of Delaware Christian Indians, led by John Heckwelder, an assistant to Moravian missionary David Zeisberger, founded the last of five missions to occupy the Tuscarawas Valley . . . Map (db m296) HM
61Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Port Washington — Union Hall — Old Town Hall — 1879 —
On East Main Street (U.S. 36) just north of Compton Lane, 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 m211321) HM
62Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Sandyville — 25-79 — Sandyville: The Town that Moved
On Cross Roads Road NE (County Route 108) at Beckel Avenue and Sandyville Rd (County Route 107), on the right when traveling west on Cross Roads Road NE.
Sandyville was founded in 1815 by future State Senator Henry Laffer. In 1936, the 275 villagers learned that the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District planned to control regional flooding with the construction of 14 dams including nearby Bolivar . . . Map (db m122265) HM
63Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Strasburg — Strasburg Civil War Memorial
Near North Bodmer Avenue south of Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south.
Infantry Service Erected in 1910, in memory of the defenders of our country. Gettysburg Cavalry Service Bunker Hill Artillery Service Santiago Marine Service MontereyMap (db m209493) WM
64Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Strasburg — Strasburg National Crises Memorial
On North Bodmer Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
In recognition of services rendered our country by the men and women of Strasburg community during national crises by grateful citizensMap (db m209456) WM
65Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Strasburg — Strasburg Veterans Memorial
On North Bodmer Avenue at Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south on North Bodmer Avenue.
Civil War Avers T C • Bair Jonas C • Barth George • Bausher John • Baugher W Henry • Bech George • Black A D • Border Jacob • Bose Henry • Butt Samuel • Coffman J R • Coy Laftette • Cunnigham Daniel • Cunnigham . . . Map (db m209457) WM
66Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Sugarcreek — Flame of Freedom
On Main Street (Ohio Route 39) at Mill Street (Ohio Route 93), on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Honoring all those who serve, past, present, and future Thank you for your service. May 17, 2008 [Originally installed May 30, 1969]Map (db m28849) WM
67Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Sugarcreek — 24-79 — Giant Cuckoo Clock
On West Main Street at North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
The Alpine Alpa restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio commissioned clockmaker Karl Schleutermann to build the world's largest cuckoo clock in 1963. Twelve years and $50,000 later, the enormous outdoor clock was finished. It was featured on the cover of the . . . Map (db m139953) HM
68Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Sugarcreek — History of Shanesville
On Main Street (Ohio Route 39) at Mill Street (Ohio Route 93), on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
1814 • 100 lots recorded as laid out by Abraham Shane with “ten perches for a public square and street.” 1820 • Lutheran Church began with Rev. Abraham Snyder 1821 • First Reformed Church of Shanesville organized by Rev. . . . Map (db m28851) HM
69Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Tuscarawas — 12-79 — The Ohio & Erie Canal in Warwick Township
On South Main Street (Ohio Route 416) south of Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south.
The greatest engineering achievement in Ohio during the pre-railroad era, the Ohio & Erie Canal traversed nearly six miles of Warwick Township. Completed in 1830, the canal brought prosperity to the village of Trenton (now Tuscarawas) and to . . . Map (db m294) HM
70Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Uhrichsville — 14-79 — Uhrich's Mill 1806 / Clay Capital 1833-1980s
On Newport Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Trenton Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Side A Uhrich's Mill 1806 Michael Uhrich, Sr. founded Uhrich's Mill on this site in 1806. Uhrich emigrated from Pennsylvania in 1804 and became one of the first County Commissioners upon the formation of Tuscarawas County in February . . . Map (db m81567) HM
71Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Uhrichsville — Uhrichsville — Corporation Limit Marker
On North Water Street, 0.1 miles north of East 12th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Originally named Waterford but called "Uhrich's Mill" after a mill owned by founder Michael UhrichMap (db m159683) HM
72Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — 13-79 — Ohio and Erie Canal
On Dover Zoar Road NE (County Route 82) at Towpath Road NE (County Route 111), on the right when traveling north on Dover Zoar Road NE.
Side A Construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal, beginning in Cleveland and running south to Portsmouth, began in 1825. As a means to pay for debts on the community's 5,500 acres of Tuscarawas County land, members of the Society of . . . Map (db m81577) HM
73Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — Oldest Building in Zoar
Near 4th Street west of Main Street (State Route 212), on the right when traveling west.
Oldest Building in Zoar First home of Joseph Bimeler First Meeting HouseMap (db m164098) HM
74Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — The Cow Barn Foundation — Barn Built 1875
On Park Street Northeast at 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on Park Street Northeast.
Originally 60’ x 210’ and contained 108 stalls. Barn was lost in 1980 during a windstorm. The separatists were noted for their dairy products, selling them by way of the Ohio and Erie Canal.Map (db m164099) HM
75Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — 30-79 — The Zoar Hotel
On Main Street (Ohio Route 212) at 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Map (db m208572) HM
76Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — Trailhead — Canal Lands Park
On Dover Zore Road NE (County Road 82) at Towpath Road Northeast (County Road 111), on the right when traveling north on Dover Zore Road NE.
Welcome to Canal Lands Park. This part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is operated by the Tuscarawas Co. Commissioners. Trail access is down the path in front of this sign. Going north (left on the towpath) you will see the remains of . . . Map (db m166420) HM
77Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — Welcome To Zoar — Founded 1817
On Main Street (Ohio Route 212) 0.1 miles north of Dover Zoar Road Northeast (County Road 82), on the right when traveling north.
Site of America's most successful Communal Settlement, 1819-1898Map (db m159685) HM
78Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — 18-79 — Zoar Cemetery
Near 7th Street.
Side A Here, in what has been described as "God's Acre," is the final resting place of members of the Society of Separatists of Zoar (1817-1898) as well as today's descendants and residents. The early Zoarites' simple religion forbade . . . Map (db m81584) HM
79Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — 19-79 — Zoar Garden
On Main Street (Ohio Route 212) 0.1 miles south of Fourth Street, on the right when traveling south.
Side A The Zoar Garden was the Separatist's most public manifestation of their faith, its religious symbolism masked by its lush beauty. It provided both residents and visitors with a place to relax and reflect. This "lustgarden," or . . . Map (db m81579) HM
80Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — Zoar Historic District — National Historic Landmark
Near Main Street (Ohio Route 212) at East 3rd STreet, on the right when traveling south.
Zoar Historic District Has been designated a National Historic Landmark The community of Zoar possesses national significance as a successful Utopian communal society founded by German religious dissenters, where all shared equally. Zoar's . . . Map (db m208571) HM
81Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — 22-79 — Zoar Meeting House
On Main Street (Ohio Route 212) at 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Designed by their leader, Joseph M. Bimeler, the Meeting House is the second house of worship used by the Society of Separatists of Zoar. Men and women entered through separate front doors: men used the right door and women the left. Bimeler . . . Map (db m142737) HM
82Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — 9-79 — Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal
On Main Street (Ohio Route 212) 0.1 miles north of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
Side A Zoar Town Hall The Society of Separatists of Zoar built the Zoar Town Hall in 1887 when the village was formally incorporated. Established in 1817 by German religious dissidents, Zoar became one of the most successful . . . Map (db m81578) HM
83Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoar — Zoar Village
Near East 3rd Street at Main Street (Ohio Route 212), on the right when traveling east.
Zoar was founded in 1817 by a group of immigrants from Wurttemburg, Germany, who sought religious freedom. The mandatory military service in Germany prompted many pacifist groups, like the Zoarites, to immigrate to the United States. The separatist . . . Map (db m81582) HM
84Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Zoarville — 10-79 — Zoarville Station — Fink Through Truss Bridge
On Ohio Route 800 near Ohio Route 212, on the right when traveling north.
The Zoarville Station Bridge is a rare survivor of the earliest period of iron bridge construction in the United States, an era when unprecedented railroad expansion gave American bridge builders an international reputation for innovation. German . . . Map (db m36759) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023