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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coshocton County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Coshocton 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> Coshocton County, OH (73) Guernsey County, OH (51) Holmes County, OH (15) Knox County, OH (64) Licking County, OH (157) Muskingum County, OH (78) Tuscarawas County, OH (84)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  HolmesCounty(15) Holmes County (15)  KnoxCounty(64) Knox County (64)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)
Coshocton is the county seat for Coshocton County
Adjacent to Coshocton County, Ohio
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Holmes County (15)  
      Knox County (64)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
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1 Ohio, Coshocton County, Blissfield — Arlie Dale MulletCoshocton Veterans Memorial Bridge
Korean War - Army AF *KIA - Aug. 24, 1950*Map (db m166036) WM
2 Ohio, Coshocton County, Blissfield — Helmick Covered Bridge
Built 1863 Original Contractor John Shrake Restored 1996 Restoration Contractor W.M. Brode Co. Restoration Design By Richland Engineering, Ltd. Don Timmer The restoration of the last remaining covered bridge in Coshocton County . . . Map (db m166035) HM
3 Ohio, Coshocton County, Chili — Dr. William Edgar Lower Co-Founder of Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Lower was born May 6, 1867 and reared on a farm near Chili, Ohio, Crawford Twp. He attended Chili School and graduated from Western Reserve University Medical School in 1891. Dr. Lower performed the first leg amputation in 1898. In 1900 he . . . Map (db m69144) HM
4 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Bouquet’s Camp
On the hill north of here was made, in 1764. The memorable treaty which brought almost continuous peace between the Indians and the Whites. The expedition of 1500 men, under Col. Henry Bouquet, marched from Fort Pitt reaching the Forks of the . . . Map (db m3289) HM
5 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — 1-16 — Bouquet’s Expedition
1764. Lt.Col. Henry Bouquet with 1500 British regulars and American Militia penetrated the Ohio wilderness to crush Chief Pontiac’s Indian conspiracy. Here at the forks of the Muskingum River during October and November, Bouquet subdued the . . . Map (db m3286) HM
6 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Broadhead Massacre
Around the spring nearby, was perpetrated, on April 20, 1781, the massacre of 20 Indians by Col. Daniel Broadhead's army of 300. This slaying was committed following destruction, the same day, of the two villages, Goschachgunk, (Coshocton) and . . . Map (db m14707) HM
7 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Capt. Bill Smart
Capt. Bill Smart operated one of the last canal boats, "The Stranger", in this area. He lived in Coshocton and died in 1952, at the age of 102.Map (db m206159) HM
8 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Coshocton County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Coshocton County Civil War Elson, James M. Sergeant Mississippi 1863Map (db m14716) HM
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9 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Coal Mining
Coshocton County lies in the great bituminous coal field. In 1820 early pioneers removed layers of soil and removed coal near the surface, chiefly for home use to light and heat their homes. 1833 - Hardscrabble Mine east of town was the . . . Map (db m205929) HM
10 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Coal Mining
Coshocton County lies in the great bituminous coal field. In 1820 early pioneers removed layers of soil and removed coal near the surface, chiefly for home use to light and heat their homes. 1833 - Hardscrabble Mine east of town was the . . . Map (db m205931) HM
11 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Korean War MemorialJune 1950 -July 1953 — The Forgotten War —
In memory of all who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice including the following from Coshocton County         Francis E. Appis                 Charles D. Rubel         George H. Babcock            Hubert W. Shurtz         Ralph R. Carr . . . Map (db m14708) WM
12 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to those who served, those who died, and those still missing. Erected by Coshocton County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 159 with the support of the citizens of Coshocton County Killed in Action Michael S. . . . Map (db m14718) WM
13 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County War Memorial
Courage In lasting tribute to the sons & daughters of Coshocton County who served in the wars of their country Let none forget, they gave their all And faltered not, when came the call To keep forever living the Freedom for which they servedMap (db m14721) HM
14 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Delaware Nation Council House
Goschachgunk (Blackbear Town), now Coshocton, was the capital city of the Delaware Nation. On this parkway stood their Council House. In this House on March 9, 1777, a Great Council of the Delawares, under the leadership of Chief White Eyes, met and . . . Map (db m300) HM
15 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Edgar O. Selby
In a review of the life record of Edgar O. Selby it will be noted that every business enterprise with which he has become connected has been crowned with success, and while he has promoted his individual interests he has contributed in . . . Map (db m209617) HM
16 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Ike & Dickas told by Dan Moore in 2011
1952 - Eisenhower ran for president. Nixon was running for vice-president. His train stopped at Main Street. My dad ran Moore's Store and I worked for him when I was in high school. Everybody closed their stores and walked to hear him . . . Map (db m208266) HM
17 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — In 1838
In 1838 Arnold Medbery was a postmaster of Roscoe Village. He built a large house up Hill Street where he lived with his wife, Phebe. Today it is operated as a B&B, Medbery Manor.Map (db m206160) HM
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18 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — In Rememberance
This memorial is dedicated to honor and remember all of the coal miners, their families, and everyone involved in the coal mining industry of Coshocton County, Ohio In Remembrance of all the coal miners who lost their lives while working in . . . Map (db m205933) HM
19 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — J.J. Newberry
"It was always a real treat when mom took us and we got to sit up on the stools and twirl around." The Lunch County Circa 1969 "I'd stay with my grandmother and we'd walk 'up town' (downtown is towards the river) to have lunch . . . Map (db m209627) HM
20 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Lichtenau
On this area stood Lichtenau, lost mission of the Moravians, the first white settlement in Coshocton County. It was established on April 12, 1776 by the Moravians Missionaries, Rev. David Zeis berger and Rev. John Heckewelder, with eight . . . Map (db m157910) HM
21 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Little Social Histories
Little Social Histories is a collection of stories about 441 Main Street over time. The project spas 34 windows and two buildings. The larger building could be identified as the Selby Building by its stone nameplate above the center 3rd . . . Map (db m209677) HM
22 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Lynching in America / The Lynching of Henry HowardCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America. Following the Civil War, violent resistance to equal rights for African Americans and an ideology of White supremacy flourished not only in the South, but across the United States. Lynching emerged as a notorious form of . . . Map (db m205809) HM
23 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Nicholas Schott
Nicholas Schott immigrated to Coshocton in 1838. He was a miller and assisted Arnold Medbery in building the Empire Mill. He lived in the original building which currently houses Canal Cargo.Map (db m206157) HM
24 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Ohio-Erie Canal and Walhonding Canal
The lock your at is for the Wallooding Canal a 25 mile feeder canal off the Ohio-Erie that runs from Cleveland to Portsmouth 305 miles. The captain and his wife lived on their boat she being the cook there was a "Hoagie" maintained the . . . Map (db m206161) HM
25 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — On This CornerSpanish American War — Soldiers left & left for another war or? crowds coming to the fair —
There were a lot of passenger trains stopping in Coshocton especially if it was fair time, 15-20,000 people came to the Coshocton County Fair by train. Trains came to Coshocton all the way from Wheeling, West Virginia just for the Coshocton County . . . Map (db m208265) HM
26 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Raymond M. Hay1904–1984
Beautification of this courthouse square was provided through funds bequeathed to the Coshocton Rotary Club and the Coshocton Foundation by Raymond M. Hay. Raymond Hay operated Hay Jewelry for many years and was well known and respected for his . . . Map (db m297) HM
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27 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Richard Nixon addressed a crowed of 3,000 at Coshocton
[Coshocton Tribune, Oct. 7, 1952] - Sen. Richard Nixon addressed a crowed of 3,000 at Coshocton from the rear platform of his special campaign train on the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was the biggest audience the Republican candidate for . . . Map (db m208267) HM
28 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Rotary Bicentennial Gazebo
Given to the citizens of Coshocton County by the Coshocton Rotary Club in recognition of the National Bi-Centennial on May 24, 1975Map (db m208667) HM
29 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Saying Goodbye to J.J. Newberry's
1921 - the Newberry brothers opened a store in Coshocton 1923 - their chain was incorporated as the J.J. Newberry Co. 1960 - J.J. Newberry Co. operated 565 stores 1993 - JJ. Newberry closed in Coshocton 2001 . . . Map (db m209675) HM
30 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Candy Department
"I shopped in there for candy when we would walk to the Presbyterian church for weekly choir practice after school." "My friends and I would walk all the way from Adams Street to the store just to buy candy!" "I remember when . . . Map (db m209667) HM
31 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Chair
There was the infamous Dr. Honabarger DDS on the second floor… down a long creaky hallway. A passing train did nothing to ease the trauma of being the chair. as told by anonymous someone who still harbors childhood fears.Map (db m208271) HM
32 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — 5-16 — The Coshocton County Courthouse
In 1764, Colonel Henry Bouquet established the site of what is now Coshocton. In 1811, the county was founded and the town incorporated as the county seat. The Coshocton County Courthouse, the third on this site, was built between 1873 and 1875 by . . . Map (db m298) HM
33 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The New Selby Building
Coshocton was too small to rate a mail train stop. Mid 1860's-non-stop mail trains began service to small towns using canvas bags and mail cranes. The practice declined along with passenger rail travel in the 1940's. Dan Moody was a . . . Map (db m209385) HM
34 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Pet Department
"We got our first parakeet from Newberry's-named him Corki." "My grandmother bought a baby parrot from Mrs. Parr when I was about 12. I ended up with that parrot when my grandfather passed away years ago, that bird was over 42 . . . Map (db m209632) HM
35 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Porteous Mound
This earthen mound was built between 800 B.C. and 500 A.D. by prehistoric people who lived in this valley. The mound was used for ceremonial purposes. Unlike most other mounds in Ohio which were used for burials. The mound was first excavated in . . . Map (db m157909) HM
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36 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Selby Building
Like the Burns Building that stood on the SW corner of Maine & 4th Streets, the Selby Building has Romanesque Revival architectural features though no turrets or arches. The single corner column was in keeping with the asymmetry of the . . . Map (db m209676) HM
37 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — This Building
This building was built in 1846 by John Dredge who sold it the same year to Christopher Miller. After Miller died, James Harrison bought the building and operated it as a tin & sheet iron factory and hardware store.Map (db m206158) HM
38 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Troop Train Accident
Troop Train Accident On the morning of September 11th, 1950, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train collided with the rear of a train carrying troops near West Lafayette, Ohio. The collision killed 73 members of the Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m208270) HM
39 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Veterans Memorial
In memory of our fallen comradesMap (db m205806) WM
40 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — 8-16 — William GreenMarch 3, 1870 – November 21, 1952
William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 until his death, 1852, began his amazing and strenuous climb to the top run of labor's ladder at age 16, in the Morgan Run Coal Mines in Coshocton County. Born in Coshocton . . . Map (db m299) HM
41 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — William’s Tavern
On this site stood the Tavern of Charles "King Charley" Williams, first permanent white settler in Coshocton County. A native of Maryland, and born in 1764, Williams came here in 1801. He died in 1840. The dominant figure of his generation, he was . . . Map (db m344) HM
42 Ohio, Coshocton County, Fresno — 9-16 — North Appalachian Experimental Watershed
Agricultural development and cultivation on steep lands led to severe soil erosion in the nation in the 1920s and 1930s. In response, the United States Department of Agriculture established the Soil Conservation Service SCS) in 1935. The SCS . . . Map (db m225376) HM
43 Ohio, Coshocton County, Plainfield — 3-16 — George W. Crile, M. D.(1864 - 1943)
George Washington Crile was born in 1864 at Chili, in Crawford Township, Coshocton County. Before embarking on his notable medical career, he graduated from Northwestern Ohio Normal School (now Ohio Northern University) at Ada, teaching for two . . . Map (db m15178) HM
44 Ohio, Coshocton County, Plainfield — 4-16 — Plainfield Cemetery
This cemetery, established in 1810, is the final resting place of many of the founders of Plainfield and Linton Township. Besides the early date of its founding, it is notable for the number of armed forces veterans interred here, who represent . . . Map (db m15275) HM
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45 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — 24 Star Flag(1822 - 1836)
This flag was created when Missouri was added to the Union. It was the first flag to be called “Old Glory” and to be recognized by the Army.Map (db m27384) HM
46 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Caldersburgh Pearl -2001 Reported missing
The Caldersburgh Pearl was dedicated in 2001 as a full-sized replica of a three-cabin canal freighter (65' x 14'). The name Caldersburgh Pearl has special significance to Roscoe's past. Caldersburgh was the name of the original community (early . . . Map (db m217365) HM
47 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Daniel Boyd House - c.1825 Reported missing
This house was built c.1825 by Daniel Boyd, a weaver. Some time in the 1830s, and in the face of financial difficulties, Daniel and Jane Boyd deeded the house to the Methodist Episcopal Church to be the church parsonage. Originally located in . . . Map (db m217367) HM
48 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Daniel Carroll House - c.1850
C.1850-1860, this building housed a grocery store operated by Daniel Carroll.Map (db m26406) HM
49 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Dr. Maro Johnson's House - c.1833
From 1833-1841 this property was owned by Joseph Kerr Johnson, father of John and David Johnson of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and no relation to Maro Johnson. Built c.1833-1838, the house and property were purchased by Maro Johnson and John . . . Map (db m27369) HM
50 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Dr. Maro Johnson's Office - 1842
In 1842, Maro Johnson purchased a portion of lot #2. The deed read that Johnson had to have the property paid for and a respectable building erected on it within one year. Those terms were met. The building became Dr. Johnson's office.Map (db m27382) HM
51 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — George LeRetilley House - 1853
George LeRetilley, a Roscoe merchant and a son of James LeRetilley Sr, built this as his home in 1853. It remains a private residence.Map (db m25621) HM
52 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Hay Craft and Learning Center - 1987
This building, dedicated in the spring of 1987, was named in honor of Raymond Hay as a lasting memorial to the late Coshocton businessman for the many contributions he made to the Roscoe Village restoration and to Coschocton County. It is also . . . Map (db m26403) HM
53 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Jacob Welsh House - c.1840
This house, built by 1840, was the home of Jacob Welsh. Welsh is on record as having been a toll collector from 1836-1837. Being a favorite of Mrs. Frances Montgomery, one of the founders of the restoration project, this was the first building . . . Map (db m26404) HM
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54 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — James LeRetilley Building - 1847
James LeRetilley Sr. purchased the building in 1849, a year before his death. In 1825, he moved to Caldersburgh from Muskingum County and opened a general store. He was the first postmaster in Caldersburgh (1826). After the canal opened, LeRetilley . . . Map (db m27381) HM
55 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — James Taylor House (Reconstructed) - 1971
James Taylor, owner of a Coshocton woolen mill, built a house and possibly the fruit cellar on this lot in 1826. Taylor moved to California in 1840. Subsequent owners include David Frew, a miller, farmer, and a postmaster, and Daniel Rose, a . . . Map (db m27383) HM
56 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Old Warehouse400 Whitewoman Street North
Built in 1831, this “Old Warehouse” was used to store large quantities of grain, hides, wool and produce. There was a dry goods store on the upper level. Known as the “Mill Store” in the 1830's, this was the natural place . . . Map (db m27379) HM
57 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Village Smithy - c.1890
Roscoe has a long history with blacksmithing, but not always at this location. Originally consisting of a two-story center section with a one-story south wing, our smithy was constructed c.1890 as a stable. In 1905, the original south wing was . . . Map (db m26405) HM
58 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Visitor Center - 1992
The present Visitor Center opened in 1992, relocating from a smaller building. The Visitor Center houses a fifty-four seat theater, an exhibit hall with canal-related information, visitor services and offices for support staff. The Founders Gallery . . . Map (db m205523) HM
59 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Why Is It Called Whitewoman Street?
Whitewoman Street is named after a woman named Mary Harris, Mary Harris and her family were the first identifiable persons to live in the Coshocton county area, arriving there about 1745. They were Mohawks from Kahnawake, near Montreal, the . . . Map (db m206156) HM
60 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — William Roscoe Building - 1840
Since its construction, this has always been a retail building: at one time a grocery store and once a mortuary. The upper floors contain private apartments. The building is named after William Roscoe, an English poet and abolitionist.Map (db m27380) HM
61 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe — Wilson Jacob House - c.1890
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62 Ohio, Coshocton County, Roscoe Village — 7-16 — Underground Railroad Agents in Coshocton County / Muskingum River Underground Railroad Corridor
Side A: The acknowledged host of the Underground Railroad in Coshocton County was Prior Foster, a well respected African American who lodged fugitive slaves in his shanty at Harbaugh Corner. He fed, sheltered, and clothed them and then . . . Map (db m36227) HM
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63 Ohio, Coshocton County, Warsaw — 2-16 — Colonel William Simmons1757 - 1823
Served in the Continental Army under the command of General Washington. Appointed as Accountant of the War Department by Washington and served under Presidents Adams, Jefferson and Madison. For his services in the Continental Army, received a land . . . Map (db m227846) HM
64 Ohio, Coshocton County, Warsaw — Franklin J. FischerAddition — Opened in September, 1999 —
This fifteen-acre addition to the Valley View Cemetery was purchased in 1998 from Robert Bailey. The addition is named for Franklin J. Fischer because of his dedication, commitment, and service to the Valley View Cemetery for fifty years (from . . . Map (db m14727) HM
65 Ohio, Coshocton County, Warsaw — Scout Headquarters
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66 Ohio, Coshocton County, Warsaw — The Founding of Warsaw, Ohio
In 1800, President John Adams granted 4,000 acres in the Walhonding Valley to William Simmons for his service to the United States of America as a Colonel during the Revolution, and for being one of five men appointed by President George Washington . . . Map (db m157850) HM
67 Ohio, Coshocton County, Warsaw — The Site of White Woman’s Village
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68 Ohio, Coshocton County, Warsaw — The Warsaw Hotel
The Warsaw Hotel built 1906 – 07 has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the InteriorMap (db m157853) HM
69 Ohio, Coshocton County, West Lafayette — 6-16 — KoquechagachtonChief White Eyes
In the early 1770s, Chief White Eyes (Koquechagachton) of the Delaware tribe founded White Eyes Town approximately two miles southeast of this marker on a plain near present day West Lafayette. A friend of the Moravian leader David Zeisberger, White . . . Map (db m15175) HM
70 Ohio, Coshocton County, West Lafayette — Old Stone Fort
Ohio Society National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Old Stone Fort believed to have been built by De’Iberville, LaSalle’s successor, who built French forts in the Mississippi Valley, 1679 to 1689. He located one northeast . . . Map (db m89216) HM
71 Ohio, Coshocton County, West Lafayette — Pennsylvania National Guard Troop Train Accident, September 1950
In the early morning hours of September 11, 1950, Pennsylvania National Guard Troop Train #4, disabled 3/4 mile east of this monument, was struck in the rear by the passenger train, Spirit of St. Louis, resulting in the deaths of 33 soldiers. . . . Map (db m15271) HM
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72 Ohio, Coshocton County, West Lafayette — West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department Centennial
100 Years of Service 1895-1995 1993 Building Addition Chief Gaylord Hill Ass't Chief Glenn Hill Captain Don Lusk • Steve Wilson Lieutenant Ron Lusk • Dallas Hill • Mike Layton Firefighters Jerry Gress • Dave . . . Map (db m14818) HM
73 Ohio, Coshocton County, West Lafayette — West Lafayette War Memorial
Dedicated Sunday May 28, 1972 by the citizens of this community in honor of those who served their country in time of war.Map (db m15452) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023