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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harrison County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Harrison 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> Harrison County, OH (42) Belmont County, OH (72) Carroll County, OH (25) Guernsey County, OH (51) Jefferson County, OH (97) Tuscarawas County, OH (84)  HarrisonCounty(42) Harrison County (42)  BelmontCounty(72) Belmont County (72)  CarrollCounty(25) Carroll County (25)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  JeffersonCounty(97) Jefferson County (97)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)
Cadiz is the county seat for Harrison County
Adjacent to Harrison County, Ohio
      Belmont County (72)  
      Carroll County (25)  
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Jefferson County (97)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
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1 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Bingham At Philadelphia
"No more slave states no more slave territories; the maintenance of freedom where freedom is, and the protection of American industry." - Bingham at Philadelphia. 1848.Map (db m209979) HM
2 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Bishop Matthew Simpson
Matthew Simpson, an eminent Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, was born on June 21, 1811, in a log house which then stood on the north corner of Market and Main Streets in Cadiz. Simpson spent most of his youth in Cadiz where he gained a . . . Map (db m36232) HM
3 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz G.A.R. Memorial
Erected by Comrades and Friends To the Union Soldiers of 1861 to 1865. J.S. McReady Post No. 456 G.A.R.Map (db m36307) HM
4 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz Public Library — Established 1880
Mrs. Chauncey Dewey Founder Ella Rife Drake • Martha Shotwell • James PorterMap (db m209983) HM
5 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz, Ohio — The Proudest Small Town in America
By producing many men of national prominence, more than any other community of similar size, Cadiz stands as a testament to the value of small town life to America.   Bob Burns, deeply grateful for his small town youth in Van Buren, Arkansas, . . . Map (db m36267) HM
6 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Cadiz, Ohio
On the 21st Meridian. Named after Cadiz, Spain Incorporated May 29, 1818 Population 2,816 With Suburbs 8,800Map (db m209984) HM
7 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Clark Gable — The King of Hollywood
William Clarke Gable, stage and motion picture actor, was born at Cadiz, Ohio, on February 1, 1901, in a house that once stood on this site. He was reared in nearby Hopedale. During his film career of 36 years, Gable made 67 talking pictures . . . Map (db m36264) HM
8 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — 45 — Georgetown — Fight Or Ride On? — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Georgetown was usually a quiet place, but as Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 500 raiders approached shortly before 4 am on July 25, 1863, it was alive with activity, Morgan's advance brought out a body of more than . . . Map (db m173471) HM
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9 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County
Named after William Henry Harrison ninth President Of The United States addressed a big Whig rally here in 1840Map (db m209981) HM
10 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County Congressional Medal of Honorees
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio Harrison County Civil War *Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Namozine Church, Virginia 1865 • *Custer, Thomas Ward Lt. Col. Sailor's Creek, Virginia 1865 • . . . Map (db m208742) HM
11 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County Courthouse — Built by E.M. Long
Cornerstone laid May 17, 1894 Building completed October 1895 Restored 1993 through 1998 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m163046) HM
12 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County Veterans Memorial
Army • Navy • Air Forces • Marines • Coast GuardMap (db m209971) WM
13 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison County World War I Memorial
Harrison County Boys Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In The World War 1917-1918 Robert Clayton Bigger - Archer • Ross Boor - Monroe • Harry Busby - Rumley • Clayton M. Dickerson - Athens • Elliott Dickerson - Moorefield • George N. . . . Map (db m209978) WM
14 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Harrison National Bank
. . . Map (db m209987) HM
15 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — McFadden Building
Built 1862 by Henry S. McFadden as a residence and store, George W. Bryan contractor. Purchased from the McFadden family in 1917 by J. Lyle Clark, undertaker, who remodeled the building that year as a funeral home, furniture store, and apartment . . . Map (db m209990) HM
16 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Morgan's Raiders
On July 16,1863 passed five miles south of Cadiz avoiding 1,000 Militiamen assembled hereMap (db m209985) HM
17 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — Moses Fleetwood Walker
"Fleet" Walker played professional baseball for the Toledo Blue Stockings. In 1884 his team joined the American Association, making him the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Walker ran an opera house and movie theater in . . . Map (db m209988) HM
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18 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — The Bullock House
Built 1824 by John Olmstead, Cadiz brickmaker. Later home of Civil War General Thomas M. Vincent. Longest home of the Bullock Family. Headquarters of the Harrison County Historical Society since 1985.Map (db m209989) HM
19 Ohio, Harrison County, Cadiz — The Cadiz Republican — Established 1815
The oldest established business in Harrison CountyMap (db m209980) HM
20 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Deersville
Side A Deersville was platted by John Cramblett on Nov. 25, 1815. The community reached its peak in the years before the Civil War when it was a stop on the stagecoach route between Wheeling and Wooster. Alexander Auld, a songwriter, lived . . . Map (db m79827) HM
21 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Hazel's House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m79824) HM
22 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Laceyville
Side one: Laceyville was once a small community with an inn, a post office, general store, a school, black smith shop, a shoemaker, and a tailor. It also had its own baseball team and orchestra. The Laceyville House, built of brick and . . . Map (db m36229) HM
23 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — 4-34 — Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett
Side A Mary L. Jobe Akeley Mary Leonore Jobe was born on January 29, 1878, near Tappan, Harrison County, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from Scio College and master's degree from Columbia University. While studying, she began a . . . Map (db m79822) HM
24 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Moravian House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m79825) HM
25 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — Tappan
Tappan was platted by John Marshall on March 4, 1837, on the main highway between Cadiz and New Philadelphia. One of the town's best-known residents was Mary Jobe Ackley (sic), who gained international fame as an explorer, author, lecturer, and . . . Map (db m36525) HM
26 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — 1 — The Moravian Trail
This ridge road west from Cadiz through Deersville to the Tuscarawas Valley is known locally as the Moravian Trail. Originally an Indian path, it became an important trail for the frontiersmen. The men who participated in the Gnadenhutten Massacre, . . . Map (db m79828) HM
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27 Ohio, Harrison County, Deersville — 2 — The Seven Ranges
This marker stands in the westernmost of the Seven Ranges of Townships, Northwest Territory, surveyed by the National Government in 1785-87. These Ranges constitute the first employment of the rectangular system in the surveying of national lands. A . . . Map (db m36523) HM
28 Ohio, Harrison County, Harrisville — 46 — Harrisville — Tired But Safe for Now — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Confederate Brigadier John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining raiders had narrowly escaped pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford and had survived their artillery barrage near Georgetown. The Union troops and horses . . . Map (db m79818) HM
29 Ohio, Harrison County, Hopedale — Abraham Lincoln at Cadiz Junction
Here, February 14, 1861, Abraham Lincoln alighted from a train en route from his home in Illinois to the nations’s capital, where on March 4th he would become our sixteenth President. Cadiz Junction, a breakfast stop for the President Elect, saw him . . . Map (db m40966) HM
30 Ohio, Harrison County, Hopedale — 2-34 — Historic Hopedale / Clark Gable, "The King of Hollywood"
Side one: Platted by educator and abolitionist Cyrus NcNeely in 1849, Hopedale was the site of McNeely Normal School, later Hopedale Normal College, the first coeducational college for teachers in eastern Ohio. It operated from 1849 to . . . Map (db m36528) HM
31 Ohio, Harrison County, Hopedale — M101A1 105mm Towed Howitzers — Serial Numbers 317 & 3622 — Dedicated on July 16, 2000 —
The 105 howitzer was first put into full production in 1934. They were used for the support of the infantry soldier. Each artillery battery consisted of 5 guns, each with the capability of firing shells a distance of 8 miles. The 105 howitzer was . . . Map (db m36530) WM
32 Ohio, Harrison County, Moorefield — 44 — Moorefield — Avoiding Another Fight — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On July 24, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan ordered his 500 remaining Confederate raiders to burn the Cambridge Road bridges to the west. This delayed pursuing Union forces long enough to allow four hours for a much-needed stop at . . . Map (db m208741) HM
33 Ohio, Harrison County, Mount Pleasant — Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial
Erected by the Grateful People of Mt. Pleasant in Honor of Those who Served and Died for their Country in World Wars I and II Died during Time of War Ezra Cattell • Dalio Brandy • Walter Dietrich • Donald Francy • Lloyd . . . Map (db m36347) HM
34 Ohio, Harrison County, New Athens — 3-34 — Franklin College / Cornerstone of Civil Rights
Franklin College Alma Academy One of Ohio's earliest colleges, Alma College (earlier known as Alma Academy) was founded in 1818 and became Franklin College in 1825. Its founders were primarily of Scots-Irish descent who had settled . . . Map (db m79819) HM
35 Ohio, Harrison County, New Athens — New Athens
Site of Franklin College, 1825-1927, now part of Muskingum CollegeMap (db m209991) HM
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36 Ohio, Harrison County, New Athens — 6 — New Athens, Ohio — Platted 1817 by John Walker and John McConnell
As its name implies, this village was conceived as a cultural and educational center. Here, 1818, Rev. John Walker founded classical Alma Academy. The academy became a college in 1825; it was renamed "Franklin" the following year. Old Franklin was . . . Map (db m79820) HM
37 Ohio, Harrison County, New Rumley — Custer Monument Historic Site
Historic SiteMap (db m79821) HM
38 Ohio, Harrison County, New Rumley — New Rumley — Corporation Limit Marker
The birthplace of General George Armstrong CusterMap (db m159653) HM
39 Ohio, Harrison County, New Rumley — New Rumley — Corporation Limit Marker
The Birthplace of General George Armstrong CusterMap (db m176555) HM
40 Ohio, Harrison County, Piedmont — 43 — Piedmont — The Ride Gets Harder — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
After leaving Old Washington, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 500 remaining cavalrymen were soon slowed down by several skirmishes, including one at Hanna's Mill. Morgan's men were by now relegated to using farm . . . Map (db m208740) HM
41 Ohio, Harrison County, Piedmont — Piedmont Dam
Located on Stillwater Creek. Constructed and operated by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. This earth dam is one of a series designed for flood control, navigation improvement and water conservation in the Muskingum Valley.
Length . . . Map (db m209964) HM
42 Ohio, Harrison County, Scio — 5 — Scio, Ohio
This village, platted as New Market in 1836 but renamed Scio to correspond with its postal designation, became the site of a noteworthy college in 1867. This college, founded by A. D. Lee, was widely known for its unusual "one-study" curriculum; . . . Map (db m36231) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023