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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hardin County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Hardin 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> Hardin County, OH (61) Allen County, OH (152) Auglaize County, OH (101) Hancock County, OH (113) Logan County, OH (181) Marion County, OH (41) Union County, OH (65) Wyandot County, OH (71)  HardinCounty(61) Hardin County (61)  AllenCounty(152) Allen County (152)  AuglaizeCounty(101) Auglaize County (101)  HancockCounty(113) Hancock County (113)  LoganCounty(181) Logan County (181)  MarionCounty(41) Marion County (41)  UnionCounty(65) Union County (65)  WyandotCounty(71) Wyandot County (71)
Kenton is the county seat for Hardin County
Adjacent to Hardin County, Ohio
      Allen County (152)  
      Auglaize County (101)  
      Hancock County (113)  
      Logan County (181)  
      Marion County (41)  
      Union County (65)  
      Wyandot County (71)  
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1 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — Ada Civil War Memorial
In Memory of Our Soldiers 1861-1865 “Lest We Forget”Map (db m29021) HM
2 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — 16-33 — Ada Passenger Depot, 1887Pennsylvania Railroad, Southwest Division
Ada grew alongside the tracks of the Ohio & Indiana Railroad, completed in 1854 between Crestline, Crawford County, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. This line became part of the Southwest Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1869. Ada's rapid growth as . . . Map (db m29014) HM
3 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — Dedicated To All Veterans
Dedicated to all veterans who served in the United States armed forces with devotion, loyalty, honor and their determination to preserve freedom "Freedom Is Not Free"Map (db m229135) WM
4 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — Memorial Park
Dedicated to perpetuate the memory of our valiant defenders of freedom who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I and World War II World War I Walter Agin • Stanley Foss • Leo Hawk • James McElroy • Roggeill Meyer World War . . . Map (db m229138) WM
5 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association
Association organized 1874 Ada, Ohio Founded to promote the safety and welfare of volunteer firemen's organizationsMap (db m229136) HM
6 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — 14-33 — Ohio Northern University
Henry Solomon Lehr founded Ohio Northern University in 1871 as the Northwestern Ohio Normal School. Its purpose was to train teachers and to provide higher education to the people in Northwest Ohio. In 1885, the school became Ohio Normal . . . Map (db m29025) HM
7 Ohio, Hardin County, Ada — The Liberty National Bank Of Ada
. . . Map (db m229133) HM
8 Ohio, Hardin County, Alger — Alger Marion Township Veterans Memorial
Alger Marion Township Veterans Memorial dedicated to those who served our nation with pride and dignity at home and afar; preserving the freedom we have today. “God Bless America” “All gave some, Some gave all”Map (db m118726) WM
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9 Ohio, Hardin County, Alger — Jacob ParrottFirst Congressional Medal of Honor — Great Locomotive Chase —
Jacob Parrott (Civil War) First Recipient Congressional Medal of Honor Resident of Hardin County Husband of Sarah (Lawrence) Parrott of AlgerMap (db m118842) HM WM
10 Ohio, Hardin County, Blanchard — 12-33 — Hull’s Trail
Hull’s Trail was a rough passageway through Ohio to the Canadian border, used by General William Hull’s army during the War of 1812 on its way to attack the English at Detroit. Woodsmen cleared the trail to permit the Ohio Army Militia with its . . . Map (db m198037) HM
11 Ohio, Hardin County, Blanchard — Hull's Trail, 1812
Hull's Trail, 1812 Erected By Fort McArthur Chapter, D.A.R. 1912Map (db m198036) HM
12 Ohio, Hardin County, Dola — 1-33 — Hog-Creek Marsh1868
Comprising 8,000 acres of Brookston-Crosby soils, the marsh is named for Hog Creek which drains it. Once a shallow lake, cranberries, wild flags and grasses flourished here. Reclamation (1868) cost $13.00 per acre. Dredging was done by steam scow; . . . Map (db m29032) HM
13 Ohio, Hardin County, Dunkirk — Dunkirk Veterans Memorial
To all those who come after let it be known that this place is dedicated to those men and women who served their country in all wars ..past, present and future Dunkirk V.F.W. Post 3816 by MS 2003Map (db m94001) WM
14 Ohio, Hardin County, Dunkirk — Hull’s Trail 1812Fort Necessity
Hull’s Trail 1812 ——•—— Fort Necessity, 400 Ft. N., 150 Ft. E. Old Spring, 700 Ft. N. Map (db m18489) HM
15 Ohio, Hardin County, Dunkirk — Hull's Trail, 1812
Hull's Trail 1812 Erected By Fort McArthur Chapter, D.A.R. 1912Map (db m22261) HM
16 Ohio, Hardin County, Dunkirk — To Remember Veterans Of All WarsSherman M4
Crew of 5 Speed - 23 M.P.H. Weight 32 ton Range 80 mi. Armament One 75 M.M. Gun One 50 cal. machine gun Two 30 cal. machine gunsMap (db m198665) WM
17 Ohio, Hardin County, Dunkirk — To Remember Veterans Of All WarsSherman M4
Crew of 5 Speed - 23 M.P.H. Weight 32 ton Range 80 mi. Armament One 75 M.M. Gun One 50 cal. machine gun Two 30 cal. machine gunsMap (db m198666) HM WM
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18 Ohio, Hardin County, Forest — Forest Veterans Memorial
Dowling Baker Pvt. - Civil War June 2, 1864 Battlefield, GA • Lieu Edward Baker S. Sgt. - Marines Sept 26, 1944 Pelilieu Is. • L. John Buess Sgt. Air Corps Oct. 15, 1943 Blythe, Ca. • Robert C. Everhart T. Sgt. - Army Nov. 30, . . . Map (db m193081) WM
19 Ohio, Hardin County, Forest — Historic Freight House
Built at the site of the crossing of the Pennsylvania and Big Four Railroads, which is believed to be the first intersection in Ohio, this freight house served both railroads from 1890 until its closing in 1961. This building is much larger . . . Map (db m166284) HM
20 Ohio, Hardin County, Hepburn — 4-33 — Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford
County Road 265 follows an old Indian trail which connected the Wyandot villages at Upper Sandusky with the Shawnee Mac-o-chee towns to the southwest. Many wigwams were pitched near this Scioto River ford during the late 18th and early 19th . . . Map (db m22266) HM
21 Ohio, Hardin County, Hepburn — 9-33 — Wheeler Tavern
Wheeler Tavern was built by Portius Wheeler, an early pioneer of Hardin County, around 1835 near the Shawnee Ford of the Scioto River. According to local historians this was the first brick residence constructed in Hardin County. Tradition . . . Map (db m22962) HM
22 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — "The Liberty Garden"
Dedicated to the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, those who lost their lives preserving our freedom and the pioneer families who settled Hardin County "God bless America and the freedom we . . . Map (db m22919) HM WM
23 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 6-33 — Devil’s Backbone
The knolls and ridges found in this vicinity were formed by deposits of gravel left by the retreating glacier which covered much of Ohio during the Pleistocene Era 10,000 years ago. Popularly known as "Devil's Backbones," these ridges can be several . . . Map (db m140507) HM
24 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — C35 — Fort McArthurOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m18383) HM
25 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 8-33 — Fort McArthur Cemetery
Approximately 1000 feet east of this marker lies the graves of sixteen American soldiers from Fort McArthur who gave their lives during the War of 1812. The fort, a one-half acre timber stockade containing huts, was built in the summer of 1812 to . . . Map (db m22250) HM
26 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Frank Bondi
In memory of Frank Bondi 10-31-1920 - 6-26-2007 For patriotic dedication to our community Map (db m198658) WM
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27 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Gene AutryKenton, Ohio Aug. 8, 1938
Home of the Gene Autry Repeating Cap PistolMap (db m198655) HM
28 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hardin County Korean War Memorial
Lest We Forget in memory of the Korean Conflict June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 54,236 Dead 103,000 Wounded 7,000 P.O.W.'s 3,450 Returned Alive 51% Died Prison Camps 389 P.O.W.'s Unaccounted ForMap (db m105031) WM
29 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hardin County New Veterans MemorialNew Memorial in New Section of Cemetery
In honor of those who have served Lest we forgetMap (db m105040) WM
30 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hardin County Ohio Civil War Soldier MonumentGAR and WRC
In memory of our comrades. 1861—1865Map (db m105027) WM
31 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park
Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated to all who have faithfully served in the U.S. Armed ForcesMap (db m105042) WM
32 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hardin County Viet Nam MemorialPart of the Complex in Soldiers Field
Front In honor of those who served in Viet NamBack Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life for his countryMap (db m105038) WM
33 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hardin County War Memorial
. . . Map (db m105036) WM
34 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Hull's Trail, 1812
Hull's Trail, 1812 Erected By Fort McArthur Chapter, DAR 1912Map (db m22438) HM
35 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 2-33 — Jacob Parrott
In Memory of Jacob Parrott buried here. Born July 17, 1843 in Fairfield County, Ohio. Died December 22, 1908. At 18 he enlisted in Company K, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was the youngest member of the famous Andrews Raid. The . . . Map (db m2022) HM
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36 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — KentonHome of Lt. Jacob Parrot
Kenton Home of Lt. Jacob Parrot First Congressional Medal of Honor winnerMap (db m155196) HM
37 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 10-33 — Kenton Hardware Company
First organized as the Kenton Lock Manufacturing Company in 1890, the Kenton Hardware Company became one of the world's largest cast iron toy factories. Under the management of L. S. Bixler, toy stoves, banks, fire company outfits, horse drawn . . . Map (db m22902) HM
38 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — C — Knight's EscapeOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Reported missing
. . . Map (db m136822) HM
39 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 5-33 — Mad River Railroad
In 1832 a charter was granted by the State of Ohio for construction of a railroad between Sandusky City and Dayton. The right-of-way privileges included Hardin County. The first train, of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, arrived in Kenton from . . . Map (db m22920) HM
40 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Pioneer Cemetery
Deeded to Hardin County Commissioners 1835 Deeded to City of Kenton 1939 First public burial ground in KentonMap (db m114263) HM
41 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Private Jacob ParrottFirst Recipient Medal of Honor
Private Jacob Parrott Company 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry First Recipient Medal of HonorMap (db m126218) WM
42 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Six Points, Goshen TownshipOld Sandusky Trail (Co. Rd. 265) — Site of McGuiggin School —
In memory of John R. and Stella E. Hastings for their community service and their generous and caring support of the youth of Hardin County. Oh, blest are they who walk in love. They also walk with God above. John R. Hastings / / / . . . Map (db m78261) HM
43 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 11-33 — The Black and White Schoolhouse
Built in 1886 by direct descendants of slaves, the Black and White schoolhouse provided education for local youths until 1928. Denied admission to white schools in the area, African-American families first built a log schoolhouse across the road in . . . Map (db m156893) HM
44 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — 13-33 — The Hardin County Courthouse
One of Ohio's larger courthouses, this structure, completed in 1915 at a cost of $275,000, is the third courthouse to be built in this vicinity. The building, designed by the architectural firm, Richards, McCarty, and Bulford, is an excellent . . . Map (db m22901) HM
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45 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — This Tablet Marks Hull’s Trail; 1812
This Tablet marks Hull’s Trail; 1812. One-half mile south of this is the site of Old Fort McArthur. Built in 1812 on yonder hillside, Gen. Tupper and 1,000 men camped the entire winter of 1812-13. At the foot of the hill is their “Spring of . . . Map (db m18416) HM
46 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Veterans Memorial
In memory of all who servedMap (db m198641) WM
47 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — We The People Mural
This Flag's in honor of those brave men and women who sacrifice to protect our country. May God Bless those who put their lives in harms way to keep our country free, our children sale, and maintain our way of life.Map (db m198661) WM
48 Ohio, Hardin County, Kenton — Welcome To Kenton
Home of Jacob Parrott First recipient of the Medal of Honor 1863Map (db m198662) WM
49 Ohio, Hardin County, McGuffey — 7-33 — Scioto Marsh Reported missing
The Scioto Marsh, the largest of three extensive marsh areas in western Hardin County, was formed in the low basins left by the last retreating glacier 10,000 years ago. It covered more than 16,000 acres and was thought to be a source of malaria by . . . Map (db m173935) HM
50 Ohio, Hardin County, McGuffey — 15-33 — Village of McGuffey / Great 1934 Onion Strike
Side A: Village of McGuffey The Village of McGuffey was named for John McGuffey, who in the 1860s first attempted to drain the Scioto Marsh. A larger and more effective drainage effort, made by others who entered Hardin County in the 1880s, . . . Map (db m29062) HM
51 Ohio, Hardin County, Mount Victory — Hale Township Veterans Memorial
In memory of Veterans of all warsMap (db m88095) WM
52 Ohio, Hardin County, Mount Victory — Mount Victory
Established 1851 founded by Ezra Dille and part of Ohio's Underground RailroadMap (db m178703) HM
53 Ohio, Hardin County, Mount Victory — Mount Victory Reported permanently removed
Established 1851. Founded by Ezra Dille and part of Ohio's Underground Railroad.Map (db m178705) HM
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54 Ohio, Hardin County, Mount Victory — Mount Victory United Methodist Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m198638) HM
55 Ohio, Hardin County, Mount Victory — Mount Victory Veterans Memorial
All gave some, some gave all In honor of those who servedMap (db m198639) WM
56 Ohio, Hardin County, Roundhead — 3-33 — Chief Roundhead's VillageOhio Historical Marker
Upon this site, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, stood Chief Roundhead's Wyandot Indian village. This flourishing agricultural community later gave way to white settlement and Hardin County's first town was laid out here in 1832. . . . Map (db m21566) HM
57 Ohio, Hardin County, Roundhead — Roundhead
Oldest community in Hardin County Founded in 1832 on the site of the Indian village led by Chili Stiahia better known as Roundhead an ally of the British in the War of 1812 Roundhead Township was organized 1832 Until March 1833 . . . Map (db m22939) HM
58 Ohio, Hardin County, Roundhead — Roundhead School1937 - 2002
This memorial erected in 2005 is dedicated to the educators, support staff, community, parents, and all students who attended here.Map (db m22937) HM
59 Ohio, Hardin County, Roundhead — Roundhead Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all who have servedMap (db m22938) HM
60 Ohio, Hardin County, Yelverton — Hull's Trail 1812
Hull's Trail 1812 Erected By Fort McArthur Chapter, D.A.R. 1912Map (db m34547) HM
61 Ohio, Hardin County, Yelverton — Hull's Trail 1812
Hull's Trail 1812 Erected By Fort McArthur Chapter, D.A.R. 1912Map (db m34550) HM
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Sep. 27, 2023