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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Highland County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Highland 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> Highland County, OH (37) Adams County, OH (46) Brown County, OH (56) Clinton County, OH (46) Fayette County, OH (32) Pike County, OH (19) Ross County, OH (75)  HighlandCounty(37) Highland County (37)  AdamsCounty(46) Adams County (46)  BrownCounty(56) Brown County (56)  ClintonCounty(46) Clinton County (46)  FayetteCounty(32) Fayette County (32)  PikeCounty(19) Pike County (19)  RossCounty(75) Ross County (75)
Hillsboro is the county seat for Highland County
Adjacent to Highland County, Ohio
      Adams County (46)  
      Brown County (56)  
      Clinton County (46)  
      Fayette County (32)  
      Pike County (19)  
      Ross County (75)  
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1 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — B&O and DT&I Railroad Depots
B&O Depot circa 1854-1985 DTI Depot circa 1870-1973Map (db m60863) HM
2 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — Corner Pharmacy — "Moving Forward" — Greenfield, Ohio —
Circa 1899 "Daniels Cigars" Circa 1939 Heidingsfeld Clothes Store Harper Hotel Circa 1948 W. E. Seilkop Corner Rexall "Grand Opening"Map (db m60929) HM
3 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — 2-36 — Edward Lee McClain High School — "What is in Greenfield? Well, principally there is the school."
A focal point of community pride for generations, McClain High School was the gift of textile manufacturer Edward Lee McClain to his hometown, "as promising the greatest good to the greatest number for the longest time." Designed by nationally . . . Map (db m60866) HM
4 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — Greenfield Civil War Monument — James H. Freshour
Erected by James H. Freshour of Co. I. 81st Regt. O.V.V.I. to the memory of the Union soldiers of Greenfield and vicinity of the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865Map (db m122544) WM
5 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — Greenfield, Ohio, Timeline
1796 Duncan McArthur leads surveying party to Greenfield. Washington elected president 1799 McArthur lays out town of Greenfield. First road to town completed. 1801 First inn and first Justice of Peace. Ferry . . . Map (db m60893) HM
6 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — 1-36 — Smith Tannery
The Smith Tannery is the oldest original structure remaining in Greenfield. Built in 1821 by Revolutionary War veteran William Smith and his son Samuel, the tannery became a noted station on the fabled "Underground Railroad." The structure, . . . Map (db m60862) HM
7 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — 7-36 — The C.R. Patterson & Sons Company
Side A The factory of the C. R. Patterson & Sons Company once stood near here at 138 N. Washington Street. Established in the mid-nineteenth century by the black businessman Charles Richard (C. R.) Patterson and his white partner, J. P. . . . Map (db m122482) HM
8 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — Travellers Rest Inn
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ——————— Honoring Rotarian Frank Raymond Harris 1880 - . . . Map (db m60857) HM
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9 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — War Memorial — Greenfield knew them...Don't forget them.
This memorial dedicated to all that served: WWII • Korea Vietnam • Desert Storm World War II 1941 - 1945 [Roll of Honored Dead] Korean War 1950 - 1953 [Roll of Honored Dead] Vietnam 1965 - 1973 [Roll of . . . Map (db m60931) WM
10 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — 3-24 — West Settlement and Abolition Lane
Side A: Augustus West, an African American, was born in Madison County, Virginia on March 20, 1814, and moved to Ohio in 1837. Legend has it that West was a runaway slave and worked as a farm laborer before designing a scheme to purchase his . . . Map (db m28631) HM
11 Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield — World War I Memorial — 1917 - 18 — They Gave Their All —
Our Honored [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m60865) WM
12 Ohio, Highland County, Highland — Highland World War II Veterans Memorial
To honor the memory of these who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II William H. Burton • Luther R. Cordell • Walter Howsman • Frederick Linn • William Linkhart • Edward T. Morrow • Robert B. Tolle • Charles E. Wright . . . Map (db m160301) WM
13 Ohio, Highland County, Highland — B — Kenton and Tecumseh Directional Marker — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
$50 Fine or 10 days imprison- ment or both for defacing this marker Ohio State General Code Section 12489Map (db m137352) HM
14 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Bell's Opera House
. . . Map (db m202772) HM
15 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — C. S. Bell Foundry and Showroom
C. S. Bell Foundry and Showroom 1866 Expanded 1892 National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1882Map (db m202690) HM
16 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Early Civil Rights protest to desegregate Hillsboro, Ohio schools
Early Civil Rights protest to desegregate Hillsboro, Ohio schools and legal victory in the first test case of Brown v. Board of Education in the North Marching Mothers Zella Cumberland • Elsie Steward Young • Sallie Williams • Zora . . . Map (db m202700) HM
17 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Highland County Civil War Memorial
To the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Highland County, Ohio who served in the Union Army during the War of the RebellionMap (db m166055) WM
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18 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Highland County Revolution War Memorial
In honor of the Revolutionary soldiers buried in Highland County, Ohio. Samuel Adkins • James Anderson • Benjamin Arthur • Azor Bagley • John Beard • Andrew Beatty • William Bell • Thomas Bernard • William Boatman • Thomas Brady • Daniel . . . Map (db m235377) WM
19 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Highland County Unknown Dead Memorial
In memory of the Unknown Dead 1861—1865Map (db m166054) WM
20 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Highland County Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory of all veterans of Highland County who served our country in times of peace and war, and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice so that we might enjoy freedom. Their spirit, devotion and love of country will be forever . . . Map (db m235375) WM
21 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Highland House
. . . Map (db m202707) HM
22 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Hillsboro Center of Population 1870 — 1870-1970
In the year 1870 Hillsboro was the center of population of the United States. The exact center was located 3/4 of a mile east in front of the Marshall Pike (S.R. 124) in a lane on the Lilley Farm in front of the Dr. Robert D. Lilley Home, a . . . Map (db m202709) HM
23 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — J.D.W. Spargur House
. . . Map (db m202770) HM
24 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — John A. Smith Building — Hillsboro, Ohio — Where pride rings true —
John A. Smith Building c. 1880 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of InteriorMap (db m221616) HM
25 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — John Baker House
. . . Map (db m202712) HM
26 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — 4-36 — Milton Caniff — “The Rembrandt of Comics”
Creator of some of America's favorite cartoon characters, Milton Caniff was born in Hillsboro in 1907 and graduated from Ohio State University in 1930. He created his first comic strip in 1932 for the Associated Press Syndicate, and in 1934 . . . Map (db m121939) HM
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27 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — 3-36 — New Market /Oliver Harris
New Market In 1798, Henry Massie, brother of General Nathaniel Massie, platted a town, the earliest permanent settlement in Highland County, covering 400 acres and named it New Market after a town in his native Virginia. New Market served as . . . Map (db m121938) HM
28 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Ohio's Oldest Pharmacy — Est. 1808
1808 Jasper Hand 1828 • 1823 Jacob Kirby 1873 • 1849 Wm. R. Smith 1900 • 1863 Kirby Smith 1920 • 1865 Walter G. Smith 1925 • 1904 Ed. B. Ayres, Jr. 1964Map (db m202703) HM
29 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — Stagler's 5 & 10’ Store
. . . Map (db m202773) HM
30 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — 6-36 — The Lincoln School
Side A The Lincoln School, which stood on this site from 1869 to 1956, was a segregated elementary school intended for the city's African American students, grades one through eight. Hillsboro was the site of the first Northern desegregation suit . . . Map (db m121940) HM
31 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — W. R. Smith & Co.
. . . Map (db m202706) HM
32 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — War Savings Stamps
In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Highland County who oversubscribed their war savings quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings CommitteeMap (db m221617) HM
33 Ohio, Highland County, Hillsboro — William Fenher House
. . . Map (db m202713) HM
34 Ohio, Highland County, Lincolnville — People of the Forest, 2000 B.P.
Architects of Monumental Earthworks. Fort Hill Earthwork was built 2000 years ago by indigenous people who flourished in the temperate deciduous forest of Eastern North America. The exact ancestral lineages and languages that united the . . . Map (db m214661) HM
35 Ohio, Highland County, New Vienna — 5-36 — Gist Settlement
Side A Through the terms of his will, British absentee landowner Samuel Gist (c.1723-1815) freed his 350 Virginia slaves and provided funds for their relocation, the purchase of land and homes, and the establishment of schools and churches. . . . Map (db m122475) HM
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36 Ohio, Highland County, Sinking Spring — Governor Charles Willing Byrd
Governor Charles Willing Byrd was the son of Colonel William Byrd of Virginia. In 1792 President John Adams appointed him secretary of the Northwest Territory and in 1802 he became acting governor of the territory. He was a delegate to the . . . Map (db m121877) HM
37 Ohio, Highland County, Sinking Spring — Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial dedicated to the men and women from our community who honorably served the armed forces of our countryMap (db m121973) WM
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Apr. 14, 2024