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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ashland County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Ashland County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Ashland County, OH (39) Holmes County, OH (15) Huron County, OH (90) Knox County, OH (64) Lorain County, OH (74) Medina County, OH (44) Richland County, OH (42) Wayne County, OH (17)  AshlandCounty(39) Ashland County (39)  HolmesCounty(15) Holmes County (15)  HuronCounty(90) Huron County (90)  KnoxCounty(64) Knox County (64)  LorainCounty(74) Lorain County (74)  MedinaCounty(44) Medina County (44)  RichlandCounty(42) Richland County (42)  WayneCounty(17) Wayne County (17)
Ashland is the county seat for Ashland County
Adjacent to Ashland County, Ohio
      Holmes County (15)  
      Huron County (90)  
      Knox County (64)  
      Lorain County (74)  
      Medina County (44)  
      Richland County (42)  
      Wayne County (17)  
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1 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Ashland County Courthouse Bell
This bell was hung in the old court house in 1853 and for 75 years served Ashland County truly & well. It's vibrant tones rang out the news of Lee's surrender, tolled the passing of the immortal Lincoln, pealed forth the victory of Admiral Dewey, . . . Map (db m25829) HM
2 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Ashland County Pioneer Memorial
To the heroic pioneers who braved the perils of the pathless wilderness to establish homes for their loved ones, and who laid the foundation of our commonwealth so broad and deep in this their new homeland that their descendants might freely enjoy . . . Map (db m25832) HM
3 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Ashland County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
. . . Map (db m25833) HM
4 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Ashland County Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m25808) HM
5 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Ashland County Veterans Memorial Bridge
To the patriotic men and women of Ashland County who served their country in time of needMap (db m25831) HM
6 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Ashland County World War Memorial
To the World War veterans in memory of their deceased comrades and those who remain to serveMap (db m25834) WM
7 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — 5-3 — Founding of Ashland College / Ashland Eagles Tradition
Founding of Ashland College The dream of establishing a college was born in the hearts of members of the German Brethren Church. In March 1877, a meeting was held at the Maple Grove Brethren Church to discuss the establishment of a college in . . . Map (db m97072) HM
8 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Freer Civil War Memorial
Erected by Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Freer to the memory of Our Dead SoldiersMap (db m25809) HM
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9 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — 2-3 — Frontier Violence During the War of 1812
Tensions between Native Americans and Euro-American settlers remained high on the Ohio frontier during the War of 1812. Grievances mounted rapidly following the removal of the Greentown Delawares to Piqua in the late summer of 1812. On September . . . Map (db m28800) HM
10 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Jones Memorial Terrace
Erected in 1957 by George and Jessie Jones in loving memory of their son, Earl E. Jones, Ashland College student 1920-21, who died in 1921. This terrace is dedicated to the pleasurable growth and development of the young people who attend . . . Map (db m25836) HM
11 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Nankin Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to our soldiers of all our warsMap (db m203922) WM
12 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Nankin Veterans Memorial
Revolutionary War John Tilton Mexican War John Campbell War Of 1812 George Hanger • Patrick Murray • Wesley Richards • Jacob Switzer • James Kilgore Civil War Tobias Spiker • John Bayer • Solom . . . Map (db m231311) WM
13 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — Studebaker
. . . Map (db m37726) HM
14 Ohio, Ashland County, Ashland — This German Cannon
This German cannon captured by American troops on French soil is presented Ashland County by the War Department as concrete evidence of victory November 11, 1918Map (db m203921) HM WM
15 Ohio, Ashland County, Bailey Lake — James Lake
James Lake is a 4 1/2 acre lake that drains an 85 acre area west of the village. The water enters James Lake through 3 private lakes. The lake was a gift to the village from the Don and Mary Ringler family and is called James Lake in honor . . . Map (db m166365) HM
16 Ohio, Ashland County, Bailey Lake — Lemmel Lighthouse
The power for the light was provided from a home on the southwest corner of the lake. In 1958 the home was purchased by Earl and Eleanor Lemmel. The couple assumed responsibility for the electric bill and vowed to maintain it as long as they lived . . . Map (db m166366) HM
17 Ohio, Ashland County, Hayesville — Hayesville
Site of Vermillion Institute, 1843. Attended by Sen. Atlee Pomerene and Sheldon Jackson, explorerMap (db m159593) HM
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18 Ohio, Ashland County, Hayesville — 1-3 — Hayesville Town Hall and Opera House
This building was a center of community life from the time of its construction in 1886 to the late 1930s. Once common, such combinations of governmental offices and commercial and entertainment space are today rare. The second floor opera house . . . Map (db m24286) HM
19 Ohio, Ashland County, Hayesville — PFC Terry L. Schaub
“Remembering a Brother” 18 Nov 47 - 19 Feb 68 CoC 3rd Bn/60th Inf (Riverine) 9th Inf Div. U.S. Army KIA southeast of Can Tho City Phong Dinh Province, Republic of VietnamMap (db m25838) WM
20 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — 3-3 — Charles Franklin Kettering
A pioneer in automotive innovation. Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958) was born three miles north of Loudonville. He attended local schools and graduated from Ohio State University in 1904. He organizaed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories . . . Map (db m157069) HM
21 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — 6-3 — Clear Fork GorgeA Feature of Ohio's Forests
Clear Fork Gorge was formed when glacial meltwater cut through the sandstone bedrock that forms its steep walls fourteen to twenty-four thousand years ago. The gorge is one thousand feet wide and over three hundred feet deep. Its seclusion has . . . Map (db m24285) HM
22 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — Loudonville Korea, Vietnam & Afghanistan War Memorial
Korea Glenn E. Burkhart Vietnam Daniel R. Hively • Jarold A. Veach Afghanistan Damon G. WinklemanMap (db m166362) WM
23 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — Loudonville World War Honor Roll
To commemorate the names of our men who answered their country's call and served for liberty and democracy in the world war ending November 1s, 1918. ★ Floyd Arnholt • ★ Samuel J. Covert • ★ James E. Danner • ★ . . . Map (db m166364) WM
24 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — Loudonville World War II Memorial
George H. Baldner • Glenn E. Black • Russell W. Blakely • William S. Brothers • Merle Britton • Paul E. Crow • Lawrence W. Fockler • Robert L. Frank • Harold E. Kauffman • George J. Minchofer • Stephen G. Nestich Jr. • Dennis . . . Map (db m166361) WM
25 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — Loudonville's September 11, 2001 & Terrorism Memorial
Dedicated to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on America September 11, 2001 and to all victims of terrorism. May we find peace in the strength of the American spirit.Map (db m166358) WM
26 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — The Workman Cabin
Construction Known as the "Workman Cabin,” this log home was built between 1838 and by Morgan Workman. It originally stood 3 miles northeast of Loudonville along what was once the old Wooster-Mt. Vernon Pike & Stage Route which . . . Map (db m166359) HM
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27 Ohio, Ashland County, Loudonville — The Workman Cabin
A New Home In Central Park In 1963 the cabin–by then unoccupied since 1915 and its logs hidden by lap siding-was given by Mr, and Mrs. Gene Lifer, on whose land it stood, to the Mohican Historical Society to use as the . . . Map (db m166360) HM
28 Ohio, Ashland County, Mifflin — 8-3 — Historic Mifflin
Side A Mifflin was founded in 1816. Originally known as Petersburg, the name was changed in 1827 in honor of the settlers that moved here from Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The first village jailhouse and crossroad . . . Map (db m97113) HM
29 Ohio, Ashland County, Perrysville — 4-3 — Greentown Delaware Village
A migration of Indians throughout Ohio began due to unstable conditions created by the American Revolution. The massacre of Christian Indians at the Moravian mission of Gnadenhutten in 1782 and Colonel William Crawford’s expedition against . . . Map (db m168811) HM
30 Ohio, Ashland County, Perrysville — 7-3 — Johnny “Appleseed” Land Lease and Nursery
John “Appleseed” Chapman (b. September 26, 1774—d. March 18, 1845) was the first lessee of this 160 acre tract (NW ¼, S 20, T 20, R 16), when he secured it for 99 years from the Virginia Military District School Lands on April 10, 1815. This $320 . . . Map (db m46337) HM
31 Ohio, Ashland County, Polk — Historical Brick Section Of The Lincoln Highway
Historical Brick Section Of The Lincoln Highway Lincoln Highway 1913 - 1928Map (db m137891) HM
32 Ohio, Ashland County, Polk — Polk Veterans Monument
Front: To honor our veterans who have served POLK Back: To those who served and returned ... To those who served and were lost ... Your contribution and sacrifice for our freedom is not forgotten. We are eternally . . . Map (db m38799) HM
33 Ohio, Ashland County, Polk — RowsburgFounded Apr. 15, 1835
Near this spot in Sept. 1861 James Garfield, who later became 20th President of the Nation, recruited 50 members of Co. C for his regiment, the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for Civil War service.Map (db m137858) HM WM
34 Ohio, Ashland County, Savannah — Fire Triangle
In 1895, this fire triangle was purchased for $12.00 from the city of Mansfield. It was used as a fire alarm and to announce village council meetings. It hung in a belfry over the council chambers. In 1933, it was moved to Academy Park.Map (db m202316) HM
35 Ohio, Ashland County, Savannah — Rev. John Haney
In memory of Rev. John Haney founder of Savannah, Ohio in 1818 and Rev. Alexander Scott founder of Savannah Academy in 1856.Map (db m202311) HM
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36 Ohio, Ashland County, Savannah — Savannah Academy Bell
This bell rang here at Savannah Academy from 1859 thru 1924. It was then moved to the new Savannah-Clear Creek School. In 1970, the bell was taken to Crestview High School. Finally, in 1993, it was returned to its home here in Academy Park.Map (db m202314) HM
37 Ohio, Ashland County, Savannah — The Original Bandstand
The original bandstand was constructed in 1907. It stood over the town cistern at the northeast corner of public square. It was later moved to the back of the park. It was torn down in the late 1940's, this replica was reconstructed in 1992-93 by . . . Map (db m202313) HM
38 Ohio, Ashland County, Sullivan — Sullivan Veterans Monument
Front: Erected 1906. In memory of our dead heroes of Sullivan Township. Back: W.R.C.Map (db m38955) WM
39 Ohio, Ashland County, Sullivan — Sullivan Veterans War Memorial
2nd World War Korean War Vietnam War We dedicate this symbol to the men and women of this community who helped preserve the freedoms of humanity to keep forever living the freedom for which they died. Let us forever remember and . . . Map (db m38953) WM
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Sep. 30, 2023