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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Putnam County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Putnam 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> Putnam County, OH (62) Allen County, OH (148) Defiance County, OH (126) Hancock County, OH (76) Henry County, OH (103) Paulding County, OH (38) Van Wert County, OH (70) Wood County, OH (213)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  AllenCounty(148) Allen County (148)  DefianceCounty(126) Defiance County (126)  HancockCounty(76) Hancock County (76)  HenryCounty(103) Henry County (103)  PauldingCounty(38) Paulding County (38)  VanWertCounty(70) Van Wert County (70)  WoodCounty(213) Wood County (213)
Ottawa is the county seat for Putnam County
Adjacent to Putnam County, Ohio
      Allen County (148)  
      Defiance County (126)  
      Hancock County (76)  
      Henry County (103)  
      Paulding County (38)  
      Van Wert County (70)  
      Wood County (213)  
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1 Ohio, Putnam County, Cloverdale — Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870
Home in the wilderness 1821-1870. Built in 1821 downstream a quarter mile on the Auglaize west bank by Sebastian Sroufe, War of 1812 veteran, and wife Mary, this home was postal stop Sugar Grove on the Ft. Recovery-Ft. Defiance route and in 1828, . . . Map (db m79533) HM
2 Ohio, Putnam County, Cloverdale — The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860
The Samuel Myers, Sr. Grist Mill 1834-1860 After Christmas Day 1833, Samuel Myers, Sr., a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Margaret (Hardin), first couple wed in Putnam County, moved ito their log home on the Auglaize River west bank. Because . . . Map (db m79559) HM
3 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — B-26B Bomber Crash
On September 26, 1942, a B-26B bomber aircraft, A.C. No. 41-17767, with crew below aboard, departed Baer Field, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The sky was overcast, and light rain was falling. Their destination was Presque Isle, Maine, then to an active . . . Map (db m180164) HM
4 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — 1-69 — Columbus Grove Municipal Pool
The construction of Putnam County's first public swimming pool helped Columbus Grove weather the Great Depression of the 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Village of Columbus Grove planned the pool . . . Map (db m28616) HM
5 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Columbus Grove Veterans Memorial
We enshrine forever the glorious memory of the living and the dead, who through their valiant efforts and bitter sacrifice, have kept us a free people.Map (db m169412) WM
6 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Columbus Grove Veterans Memorial Flagpole
Dedicated to All Veterans of all Wars by The Veterans of Foreign Wars & The American Legion November 8, 1986Map (db m29930) HM
7 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — First Presbyterian Church Bell
Founded in 1836, the First Presbyterian Church was part of the Columbus Grove community for 175 years. Originally called Truro Church, it was located on land donated by the William and Adam Turner families where Truro Cemetery is now located. . . . Map (db m185947) HM
8 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Oglevie Post 64 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
. . . Map (db m29929) HM
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9 Ohio, Putnam County, Columbus Grove — Truro CemeteryPleasant Township Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served (five service logos) Back side- POW MIA logo, You are not forgottenMap (db m94570) WM
10 Ohio, Putnam County, Continental — Continental Veterans Memorial
In Honor And Memory Of Those Who Have ServedMap (db m169141) WM
11 Ohio, Putnam County, Continental — Veterans MemorialAmerican Legion Post 541
In memory of all who servedMap (db m160673) WM
12 Ohio, Putnam County, Fort Jennings — Fort JenningsAnthony Wayne Parkway
[Text on Front Side]: Fort Jennings On Sept. 21, 1812, Col. William Jennings, with his regiment of Kentucky riflemen, was ordered by Gen. W. H. Harrison to cut a road from Fort Barbee at St. Marys to a point . . . Map (db m18782) HM
13 Ohio, Putnam County, Fort Jennings — Fort Jennings
[Text on Front Side]; Site Of Fort Jennings War of 1812 [Text on Right Side]; Fort Erected Sept. and Oct. 1812 By Second Regiment Of Kentucky Militia Commanded By . . . Map (db m62433) WM
14 Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Blanchard Township Civil War Memorial
Civil War Francis Lindsay • Jacob Lindsay • John C. Lindsay • William Lindsay • Samuel Ferrell • John Ferrell • Joseph Ferrell • William Ferrell • Gilbert Radabaught • Nehemiah Hoskinsont • Robert S. Dilwortht • William . . . Map (db m196208) WM
15 Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Blanchard Township Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Memorial
Revolutionary War John Morehead War of 1812 Matthew Chambers Thomas Conn William Patrick Andrew McClureMap (db m196152) WM
16 Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Blanchard Township Veterans Memorial
This memorial is in tribute to the men and women from Blanchard Township who served their country We honor your service We will remember you In memory of Roy & Zella (Hall) BakerMap (db m196147) WM
17 Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Captain Sheldon O. Hall
Dedicated to Captain Sheldon O. Hall 8/17/1919 - 12/4/2012 Putnam County, Ohio's Only World War II Flying Ace Pilot Capt. Sheldon O. Hall, U.S. Marine Air Corps, Fighter Squadron VMF 213, Guadalcanal, South Pacific, Plane . . . Map (db m196146) WM
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18 Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — Crawfis College1889 - 1940
John Crawfis, Fairfield County native and son of Otho Crawfis, first white settler in 1831 in Blanchard Township, Putnam County, bequeathed two grants of $25,000 and five acres for schools in Fairfield and Putnam counties. Crawfis . . . Map (db m195893) HM
19 Ohio, Putnam County, Gilboa — CVE Anchor
Weight 32,394 Ibs. Chain Weight 118 Ibs. per link Manufactured 1943
CVEs were escort carriers. There were 78 built between 1941 and 1945.Map (db m196163) HM
20 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Glandorf
Founded in 1834 by Rev. W. Horstmann and settlers from Glandorf GermanyMap (db m195908) HM
21 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Glandorf
founded in 1834 by Rev. W. Horstmann and settlers from Glandorf GermanyMap (db m196081) HM
22 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Mini Golf Course Story
Glandorf Mini Golf Course Designed by Chris Gerding, Courtnee Dremer and Devan VonSoss on April 9, 2005 Mini Golf Course Story: This project was in the works for five years before gaining approval from the Glandorf City Council . . . Map (db m196135) HM
23 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — On this site in 1838
Fr. Francis De Sales Brunner founder of the American Province 1795-1859 On this site in 1848 Fr. Brunner founded the Glandorf Mission House of the Missionaries of the Most Precious BloodMap (db m195915) HM
24 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Saint John's Pioneer CemeteryNational Historic Site
Glandorf. ”Little Germany", was founded in America in 1834 by settlers from the area of Glandorf, Niedersachen, Germany, under the leadership of the Rev. Johann Wilhelm Horstmann, they were part of the largest ethic immigration to America . . . Map (db m196808) HM
25 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Sesquincentennial Memorial 1834-1984
The reverend Johann Wilhelm Horstmann of Glandorf, Niedersachsen, Germany, founded Glandorf and St. John the Baptist Parish in 1834. The first settlers included J. Kahle, W. Gulker, C. Strope, M. Bockrath, F. Wischmann, F. Bockrath, and F. . . . Map (db m195909) HM
26 Ohio, Putnam County, Glandorf — Silent Witness
Eisenhower Green Ash Tree In honor of World War II Veterans Donated by ? V.F.W. Post #9142, OhioMap (db m196067) WM
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27 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — 2-69 — Artist Emerson Burkhart
Side A: Described as a Columbus "institution" when he died in 1969, Emerson C. Burkhart was born on a farm in Union Township, Putnam County in 1905. The son of Albert and Nora Burkhart, Emerson graduated from Kalida High School in 1924 and . . . Map (db m28597) HM
28 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — First Putnam County Government Seat / Court Houses
Side A: First Putnam County Government Seat February 19, 1829, an appointed Ohio Legislative Commission granted 160 acres of the southwest quarter of Section 5, Town 1 south, range 6 east for a government seat to Commissioners Thomas Gray, . . . Map (db m29937) HM
29 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Kalida
Hometown of Brigadier General Edward Settle Godfrey, Congressional Medal of Honor winnerMap (db m188568) HM
30 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Kalida
First Putnam County Seat, 1834-1866. Home of Putnam County's Pioneer Days CelebrationMap (db m188665) HM
31 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Kalida Veterans Memorial
In Honor Of All Who Have ServedMap (db m169619) WM
32 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Pioneer Days Mural
In 2013, Oscar Velasquez, Putnam County native and well known national artist, was commissioned to paint this mural. Pioneer Days, Ohio's oldest festival, dates back to the establishment of the Putnam County Pioneer Association in 1873. History . . . Map (db m188570) HM
33 Ohio, Putnam County, Kalida — Welcome To Pioneer ParkIn Memory of "Tarder" Mark Unverferth — June 15, 1957 - August 20, 2008 —
Mark was an active member of the Kalida Community, St. Michael Catholic Church and founding member of the Kalida Area Chamber of Commerce. Two of Mark's passions were the beautification of the Kalida Community and maintaining its history. . . . Map (db m188569) HM
34 Ohio, Putnam County, Leipsic — Putnam County Veterans Memorial
In Honor Of All Our Veterans Who ServedMap (db m169620) WM
35 Ohio, Putnam County, Miller City — 5-69 — The “Cinderella Kids” of 1950 / The Miller City Wildcats1950 Class B Boys State Basketball Champions — 29 Wins, 0 Losses —
The 1949-1950 season of the Miller City Wildcats boys’ basketball team is one of Ohio’s great sports stories. First year coach C. Norris Simpson assembled an undersized group of farm boys and led them to 29 straight victories, including 11 . . . Map (db m100736) HM
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36 Ohio, Putnam County, North Creek — Saint Joseph Catholic Church
We place this memorial in remembrance and tribute to the St. Joseph Catholic Parish who worshiped on this site beginning in 1887 until it's closure in 2005. Though our celebration here as one is broken, our oneness through Christ remains.Map (db m169450) HM
37 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — American Legion Post 63 Veterans MemorialOttawa Ohio
Dedicated to all that have served and honor our country within the military service. I am an American "That flag of stars and stripes is yours; It is the emblem of the promised land, It means, my son, the hope of humanity. Live for it-Die . . . Map (db m200274) WM
38 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Crawfis College1889-1940
John Crawfis, Fairfield County, Ohio native, and wife Sarah (Moorehead) bequeathed two grants of $25,000 and five acres for schools in Fairfield and Putnam counties in Ohio in 1880. Constructed in 1889, Crawfis College, Putnam County, a . . . Map (db m195892) HM
39 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — 4-69 — Frances Rappaport Horwich
Frances Rappaport Horwich was born in Ottawa on July 16, 1907, the daughter of Sam Rappaport, an Austrian immigrant who operated a general store, and Rosa Gratz Rappaport, a Russian immigrant. The youngest of six children, she attended the Ottawa . . . Map (db m28618) HM
40 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Honor Our Veterans
American Legion Honor Our VeteransMap (db m196089) WM
41 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Honor Their Sacrifice
Never ForgetMap (db m196090) WM
42 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Larry E. Cox1947 - 1990
1965 Ottawa-Glandorf High School Graduate where he earned a berth as an All-State Catcher. He spent 17 years as a player in the minor and major leagues and five years as a manager in the Chicago Cub's organization. His last position was bullpen . . . Map (db m200271) HM
43 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — 3-69 — Native Americans in OttawaOhio Historical Marker
[Front Side]: The Ottawa, or "Tawa" Indians had inhabited the Maumee Valley since the middle of the 1700s. By the 1790s, Ottawa settlements included villages along the Blanchard River at the present-day Village of Ottawa. During the War . . . Map (db m21570) HM
44 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Ottawa, Ohio
Founded in 1834 on the site of the last Ottawa Indian Reservation in OhioMap (db m185946) HM
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45 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Putnam County Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m28710) HM
46 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — Putnam County World War Memorial Clock
To Those That Served Lest We Forget In memory of all veterans who servedMap (db m28711) HM
47 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — The History of Night Baseball and Parks in Ottawa
May 29, 1929- The first night game in Putnam County took place at Beutler Field, on Ottawa's Northwest end near the St. Rt. 224 bridge crossing. American Athletic Girls baseball team set up their $20,000 light plan of 50,000 candle power and . . . Map (db m200272) HM
48 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — This Plaque
In memory of our departed comrades and sisters Donated by the AuxiliaryMap (db m196084) HM
49 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottawa — V.F.W. Post No. 9142 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to veterans in served in all warsMap (db m196083) WM
50 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — 09.11.2001
Somerset County, PA • New York, NY • Washington, DC 09.11.2001 A Day Not To Be Forgotten In honor of all first responders that answered their final call. Map (db m191029) WM
51 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — C — Fort JenningsOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Reported missing
3 miles east – site of Fort Jennings Built by Colonel William Jennings in 1812, as one of the posts along General Harrison’s march to the confluence of the Auglaize and the Maumee.Map (db m136591) HM
52 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — Honor RollGone but not forgotten
Dedicated to those who died in the service of God and Country World War I Jacob P. Smith • Peter Bendele • Elmer Kalt • John Pavel World War II Joseph Giesken • Robert Fortener Jr. • Robert Keljer Jr. • Carl . . . Map (db m196172) WM
53 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — Ottoville
Founded 1845 named for Rev. John Otto Bredeick originally known as SixteenMap (db m196098) HM
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54 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — Robert "Bob" L. Brinkman
In memory of Robert "Bob" L. Brinkman 7-1-1965 - 5-19-2008 Son of Ralph "Sparky” & Doris Brinkman Husband of Tracy "Spencer” Brinkman Father of Luke, Scott, Troy Brother of Bonnie, Jay, Mary Kay, Kelly. Graduate of Ottoville High . . . Map (db m196099) HM
55 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — The Miami and Erie Canal
Construction began July 1825, opening navigation between Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio in 1845 and encouraging settlement in the Black Swamp.      Built in segments, the Canal extended 248.8 miles, joining the Ohio River and Lake Erie. The segment . . . Map (db m69005) HM
56 Ohio, Putnam County, Ottoville — V.F.W. Post 3740 Veterans Memorial
In honor of all those who servedMap (db m196171) WM
57 Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — American Revolution Bicentennial
American Revolution Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 Donated By Pandora Legion Post 616 Pandora, OhioMap (db m169410) WM
58 Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — 6-69 — Bridenbaugh District #3 School
One room schools were commonly named for people who furnished land for the building. Michael Bridenbaugh (1820- 1895), who settled in Riley Township in 1835, and wife Jemima (1834- 1903) sold a half-acre of land to the Riley Township school . . . Map (db m187192) HM
59 Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — Ohio Historical Flood MarkerMarch 1913
Historical Flood Mark March 1913 Provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources under ORC 1821.14Map (db m169411) HM
60 Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — Pandora Veterans Memorial
Memorial dedicated to those who served who are serving and who will serve for God and country Pandora American Legion Post 616 May 30, 1967Map (db m94564) WM
61 Ohio, Putnam County, Pandora — Site of the First Swiss Mennonite ChurchThe Old White Church — Mother of Four Local Congregations —
(log church artwork) Site of the First Swiss Mennonite Church erected in Putnam Co, Ohio 1840Map (db m94550) HM
62 Ohio, Putnam County, West Leipsic — West Leipsic Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served our countryMap (db m198181) WM
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Jun. 10, 2023