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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crawford County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Crawford 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> Crawford County, OH (36) Huron County, OH (90) Marion County, OH (41) Morrow County, OH (15) Richland County, OH (42) Seneca County, OH (122) Wyandot County, OH (71)  CrawfordCounty(36) Crawford County (36)  HuronCounty(90) Huron County (90)  MarionCounty(41) Marion County (41)  MorrowCounty(15) Morrow County (15)  RichlandCounty(42) Richland County (42)  SenecaCounty(122) Seneca County (122)  WyandotCounty(71) Wyandot County (71)
Bucyrus is the county seat for Crawford County
Adjacent to Crawford County, Ohio
      Huron County (90)  
      Marion County (41)  
      Morrow County (15)  
      Richland County (42)  
      Seneca County (122)  
      Wyandot County (71)  
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1 Ohio, Crawford County, Brokensword — Brokensword Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of those who have servedMap (db m195132) WM
2 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — 57 MM Gun
Erected by Crawford County Commissioners as a memorial to all veterans Erected by Charles J. Thoman Camp No. 33 United Spanish War VeteransMap (db m195136) WM
3 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Baumoel's — 116 S. Sandusky Ave., 1886-1976 — Downtown Folklore —
For women's clothing, jewelry, gloves, and shoes Baumoel's was the place. Complete with its own glove fitting station, Baumoel's was equipped to satisfy women and young folk. Baumoel's had a change conveyor to transport payments and bills of sale in . . . Map (db m195152) HM
4 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Bucyrus Historic Site — Memorial to Thomas James Casey
Samuel Norton, Albijence Bucklin, their families & Seth Holmes arrived at this historic site October 17, 1819. The first log residence was built 130 feet southwest of this monument. The Abel Carey Tannery was built on this site in the summer of . . . Map (db m155298) HM
5 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Col. William Crawford
Col. William Crawford 1732-1782Map (db m195135) WM
6 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Crawford County — 1826 - 1976
Legend 1. Col. Crawford's Retreat 2. Col. Crawford's March 3. Native Plains Area 4. Seccaium Indian Village 5. Indian Village 6. Knisley Springs Resort 7. Courthouse Yard Map (db m21178) HM
7 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Crawford County Honor Roll
Revolutionary War Col. William Crawford • Capt. Biggs • Lt. Ashley • 31 others who served with them Civil War Akers, Alex • Akers, Elbanen • Albright, Jacob • Ames, James • Andrews, Frank P. • Ashley, Franklin • . . . Map (db m195150) WM
8 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Crawford County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in honor of all veterans of Crawford County who served their country in all warsMap (db m195134) WM
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9 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Crawford County Women's Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the women who served and those who kept the home fires burning Remembering with honor the women of the Scheerer and Foreman families WAVES WACMap (db m195146) WM
10 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Crawford County's Veterans Hall Of Fame
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream it must be fought for protected and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan The cost of freedom is . . . Map (db m195381) WM
11 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — First Lieutenant Harry L. Martin
. . . Map (db m21193) HM
12 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Great American Crossroads Mural
1. The Window at the Far Left represents the present looking down on the park below, cell phone in hand, the persons portrayed stand ready to keep a watchful eye on the park. 2. The Agricultural Panel salutes Crawford County's largest . . . Map (db m155300) HM
13 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — John Edward Hopley
This monument, erected by lodge members and friends, is affectionately dedicated to the memory of John Edward Hopley, 1850 - 1927, pioneer in Lincoln Highway development. First state consul for Ohio of the Lincoln Highway Association. In 1887 he . . . Map (db m135375) HM
14 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Linn Block — 315 S. Sanduuskyve - Built 1908 — Downtown Folklore —
In the early 20th century, the Linn Block building housed the Shaw Furniture Carpet Co., which sold household items in the late 193Os, the building housed Russell L. Rossman's Grocery Store, providing people with good foods until it became . . . Map (db m195155) HM
15 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — McGraw House — National Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m155299) HM
16 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Olentangy Battle
Fought in this locality against the Indians. By Crawford's retreating army June 6, 1782.Map (db m21153) HM
17 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Our Unknown Dead — Bucyrus WW I Monument
Dedicated to the memory of Our Unknown Dead November 11th 1921Map (db m107130) WM
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18 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Perennial Cafe — 240 S. Sandusky Ave. — Downtown Folklore —
1830 - Cornelius Gilmore home built Mid 1800s - Land registrar Thomas Gillespie 1914 - Fred Petersilge's Cafe and Saloon 1923 - New York Restaurant 1937-1957 - York Cafe-Bros. Gus & Harty Vallas 1957 - Ed Koch's . . . Map (db m195154) HM
19 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Picking Block — 209/213 S. Sandusky Ave. — Downtown Folklore —
In the early 20 century, the Picking Block housed merchant tailor Frank D. Thomas. Later throughout the 1920s, the building housed the Tri-County Real Estate Agency, Swain's Dry Cleaning, and Burns Studio photographers. In 1945, Henry's Studio moved . . . Map (db m195153) HM
20 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Sandusky Avenue Bridge
In Memory of Lt. Harry L Martin, USMC Congressional Medal Of Honor Killed In Action March 26, 1945 at Iwo Jima Map (db m195133) WM
21 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — 4-17 — Seccaium
On the banks on the Olentangy River, at the bend where the stream turns southwest, is the legendary site of Seccaium. This 17th century village was located on the portage to the Sandusky River, and was recognized by Indians as a neutral . . . Map (db m80440) HM
22 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — Sens Block — 122/124 S. Sandusky Ave., Built 1910 — Downtown Folklore —
In the early 1900s, this building hosted a candy shop that catered to the city's sweet tooth, aptly named the Bucyrus Candy Kitchen. While the Candy Kitchen provided delicious sweets to the community, the Loyal Order of Moose established their . . . Map (db m195151) HM
23 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — 5- 17 — The Sandusky Plains
The Plains lay south and west of the Sandusky River, bounded by the Olentangy River on the east and Tymochtee Creek on the west. The local black prairie soils mark the extent of the grasslands, which were uncommon in the dense eastern . . . Map (db m94535) HM
24 Ohio, Crawford County, Bucyrus — The Underground Railroad in Crawford County — The Underground Railroad
Side A Runaway slaves used a web of routes through Crawford County, most going through the city of Bucyrus. Present-day State Route 98 to State Route 4, laid out in 1822 from Norton in northern Delaware County through Bucyrus to Sandusky in . . . Map (db m107079) HM
25 Ohio, Crawford County, Chatfield — 1-17 — Village of Chatfield
For centuries this area was used by Indian tribes as a hunting ground. Vast swamp forests of elm, ash, beech, pin oak, and maple lay on all sides. To the east, a large cranberry bog was covered by water most of the year. Indian hunting camps . . . Map (db m119771) HM
26 Ohio, Crawford County, Crestline — 10-17 — Crestline Community Service Center — 1942–1946
From 1942 until 1946, members of local churches and two railroad auxiliaries operated a community-based free canteen for passing troops on the platform of the Pennsylvania Railroad station. A grateful region honored approximately 1.2 million of . . . Map (db m119779) HM
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27 Ohio, Crawford County, Crestline — Crestline War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in honor and memory of the men and women whose service and sacrifice in both war and peace helped preserve the freedoms of humanity World War I 1914 ★ 1918 • World War II 1941 . . . Map (db m206776) WM
28 Ohio, Crawford County, Galion — 9-17 — Big Four Depot
This Depot, dedicated on December 27, 1900, served as division headquarters for the Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis railroad, commonly called the Big Four. Peak passenger usage occurred during and after World War I when 32 trains . . . Map (db m20370) HM
29 Ohio, Crawford County, Galion — Galion Veterans Memorial / Flag Plaza — 1776 - 1976
Dedicated in this bicentennial year to the men and women who served their country with honor in all conflicts for freedom Re-dedicated as “Flag Plaza” this 11th day of November 2006 by the Galion Veterans Memorial Commission . . . Map (db m20374) HM
30 Ohio, Crawford County, Galion — Lincoln Highway Marker
Replica marker commemorating the Lincoln Highway which passed through Galion from 1913 to 1921. Known here at that time as Lincoln Way West and East. The Galion Area Betterment CommissionMap (db m181450) HM
31 Ohio, Crawford County, Galion — U.S.S. Constitution Cannon — Reported missing
This cannon, formerly mounted on the U.S.S. Constitution “Old Ironsides” was obtained by the City of Galion from the Boston Navy Yards in 1934. The Constitution, build in 1797, saw action in the Barbary Coast War and the War of 1812. After many . . . Map (db m194245) HM
32 Ohio, Crawford County, Leesville — To the Memory of Colonel Wm. Crawford
. . . Map (db m23559) HM
33 Ohio, Crawford County, New Washington — New Washington
Birthplace of the commercial poultry hatchery industryMap (db m159646) HM
34 Ohio, Crawford County, New Washington — 8-17 — The Village of New Washington / The New Washington Band
The Village of New Washington. Nicknamed "Dutchtown" for the many German families that settled in this area, New Washington was platted in 1833 by George Washington Meyers, who arrived in Cranberry Township in 1826. Prominent Austrian romantic . . . Map (db m179446) HM
35 Ohio, Crawford County, Sulphur Springs — Remembering Our Veterans of Early Wars
In every war, the nation has used men from this community. This significant mound, once covered with flowers, and now flags, is dedicated to the Nations dead, which insures that no soldier is forgotten on Memorial Day. Adam Link, one of the . . . Map (db m94790) WM
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36 Ohio, Crawford County, Tiro — 6- 17 — Knisley Springs Farm
Long known to the Indians for the mineral spring water, this land was purchased in 1819 by Samuel Knisley. After 1880 it was developed as a resort area by Dr. Jerome Bland, who also established a cattle and horse breeding farm. In 1930 the land . . . Map (db m94709) HM
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May. 31, 2023