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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washington County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, OH (163) Athens County, OH (68) Monroe County, OH (26) Morgan County, OH (43) Noble County, OH (18) Pleasants County, WV (16) Tyler County, WV (14) Wood County, WV (114)  WashingtonCounty(163) Washington County (163)  AthensCounty(68) Athens County (68)  MonroeCounty(26) Monroe County (26)  MorganCounty(43) Morgan County (43)  NobleCounty(18) Noble County (18)  PleasantsCountyWest Virginia(16) Pleasants County (16)  TylerCounty(14) Tyler County (14)  WoodCounty(114) Wood County (114)
Marietta is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Ohio
      Athens County (68)  
      Monroe County (26)  
      Morgan County (43)  
      Noble County (18)  
      Pleasants County, West Virginia (16)  
      Tyler County, West Virginia (14)  
      Wood County, West Virginia (114)  
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1 Ohio, Washington County, Barlow — Mill Branch Covered BridgeWashington County, Ohio
The Mill Branch Covered Bridge spanned the Mill Branch of the Little Hocking River, 0.3 mile East of Ohio 339 in Belpre Twp. This 19th Century "multiple king post" truss bridge consisted of one span of 59', with 5' overhang at each end, 12' of . . . Map (db m149733) HM
2 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — 6-84 — Bathsheba Rouse
Born on September 28, 1769 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Bathsheba Rouse is recognized as the first woman to teach in the Northwest Territory. Rouse arrived in the region along with other pioneers in 1788. The following year, the Belpre community . . . Map (db m20083) HM
3 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — Belpre
Northwest Territory's second organized settlement Home of Ohio's first library, female schoolteacher, and floating millMap (db m190104) HM
4 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — 17-84 — Belpre and the Ohio River
Side A: The history of Belpre and the Ohio River are inextricably linked. Settlers from New England, including farmers and Revolutionary War veterans, arrived via flatboats at “Belle-Prairie” (beautiful prairie) in 1789. Lewis . . . Map (db m20119) HM
5 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — Belpre Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Veterans Who Served Their Country. Presented by the people of the Belpre area. May 30, 1981Map (db m20125) HM
6 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — Cedarville CemeteryRotary Club of Belpre, 1996 - 2008
The Cedarville (name of immediate area - changed to Rockland, later to Belpre) Cemetery contains graves of 14 Revolutionary War soldiers - some of the graves have washed over the Ohio River bank when the level rose and left graves underwater. The . . . Map (db m20123) HM
7 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — 7-84 — Devol's Floating Mill
In 1791, Captain Jonathan Devol, upon a proposal from Griffin Greene, designed and built a floating grain mill, which was erected on two boats and anchored within several yards of the Ohio River shore near this marker. Oak planks fastened the boats . . . Map (db m20176) HM
8 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — 15-84 — Early Ohio Artists
[Side A:] Born in Massachusetts in 1805, Sala Bosworth spent all but nineteen years of his eighty-five years in Washington County. After studying at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, he returned to the county to paint many full size . . . Map (db m20127) HM
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9 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — Farmer's Castle
South on river bank stood Farmer's Castle home of pioneer families during Indian Wars 1791-1794Map (db m190105) HM
10 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — 9-84 — Putnam Family Library / Belpre Farmers' Library
As a shareholder of the United Library Association in Pomfret, Connecticut, General Israel Putnam amassed a large collection of books, which was called the Putnam Family Library. The collection was divided among his heirs after his death in 1790. . . . Map (db m20129) HM
11 Ohio, Washington County, Belpre — 22-84 — Underground Railroad Crossings / Near Border War
Underground Railroad Crossings Underground Railroad crossings, agents, and conductors were common along the Ohio River between Washington County, Ohio and Wood County, Virginia. At Constitution, six miles upriver from Belpre, Judge Ephraim . . . Map (db m20130) HM
12 Ohio, Washington County, Beverly — Fort Frye
About 600 feet south of this site and near the river stood Fort Fry occupied during the Indian War 1791–1795. This fort protected the Waterford settlers during the period of the war. Waterford was founded by the Second Association of . . . Map (db m103732) HM
13 Ohio, Washington County, Beverly — 3-84 — The Buckeye Belle Explosion
On November 12, 1852, the riverboat Buckeye Belle exploded at this site. Twenty-four people died and a dozen were injured in the worst steamboat disaster on the Muskingum River. An eyewitness described the scene: “The bank of the canal . . . Map (db m103735) HM
14 Ohio, Washington County, Beverly — 4-84 — Water Power on the Muskingum River
Luke Chute is the site of an early mill that harnessed river power. About 1815, Luke Emerson and Samuel White built a dam part way across the river. This created a rapid between the shore and the end of the dam, the chute. Here they constructed . . . Map (db m121906) HM
15 Ohio, Washington County, Coal Run — 8-84 — Round Bottom Schoolhouse / Round Bottom Cemetery
Round Bottom Schoolhouse. Settlement came to Round Bottom in early 1795 following the end of the Indians Wars in what would become Ohio (1791-1795). Pioneers Allen Devol, David Wilson, Nathaniel Cushing, Peter Shaw, and Andrew Story came . . . Map (db m121904) HM
16 Ohio, Washington County, Devola — 2-84 — The Devola Lock
The Devola Lock was one of eleven built on the Muskingum River from Marietta to Ellis, north of Zanesville, from 1836 to 1841. The locks are approximately thirty-five feet wide and 160 feet long. The State of Ohio funded the project as part of the . . . Map (db m18015) HM
17 Ohio, Washington County, Fly — George Washington
On his trip to the Ohio River country noted, Oct. 25, 1770 "Incamped in Long Reach abt. 30 miles from our last lodge opposite to the beginning of a large bottom on the east side of the river." This marker near the campsite.Map (db m79269) HM
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18 Ohio, Washington County, Lowell — 5-84 — Covered Bridges
Lowell was the site of one of ten wooden covered bridges, built from 1820 to 1887, that crossed the Muskingum River from Marietta to Coshocton. The Lowell bridge was built in 1881. Bridges were built out of wood because there was plenty of lumber . . . Map (db m18016) HM
19 Ohio, Washington County, Lowell — Fortified Settlement
About 800 feet south of this point, on the south bank of the Muskingum River is the site of the Fortified Settlement Erected in April, 1799, by Nicholas Coburn, Robert Allison, Nathan Kinney, William Davis and their families, and Oliver . . . Map (db m18020) HM
20 Ohio, Washington County, Lowell — Lowell Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all those who have served Dedicated Memorial Day 1995Map (db m18019) HM
21 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Oweva Engine
This non-condensing engine with a 12” diameter cylinder and four-foot stroke is one of two first installed on the sternwheel packet CARRIE BROWN (built at Harmar in 1890), which worked the trade between Huntington and Gallipolis. When this . . . Map (db m20656) HM
22 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 100 Horse Power Steam Engine
1924 100 Horsepower Steam Engine 12” Piston x 24” Stroke Flyball Governor, Steam Slide Valve Weighs 8,000 lbsMap (db m209336) HM
23 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Adventure Starts In Marietta OhioEstablished 1788
Flooded Front Street - January 1937 Ferdinand Kasek, Marietta College Rower - 1933 Front Street - January 1925 Marietta Rowig & Cycling - C. 1900 Celebrating Our Community since 1788 Northwest Territory . . . Map (db m209352) HM
24 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Aftermath of Huricane Ivan
Aftermath of Hurricane Ivan High Water September 19th 2004Map (db m209355) HM
25 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — American Union Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M.
[Main Marker:] One of the six lodges which in 1808 founded the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio. Erected May 10, 1958. [Second Marker:] Harmar Lodge No. 390 Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio . . . Map (db m20185) HM
26 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — B&O Harmar Bridge
Built on the existing piers as a covered bridge in 1856, converted to railroad use in 1873, back to foot traffic in 1962, it was rebuilt after floods four times.Map (db m210090) HM
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27 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Backer & Backer Jewelers
Historical Name Baker & Baker Jewelers Established 1918 Erected Circa 1890Map (db m209243) HM
28 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Barber House
Built 1829 for Levi Barber, surveyor, merchant, and U.S. Congressman. Many generations of Barbers have lived here.Map (db m149724) HM
29 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Betsey Mills Club
By first connecting and enclosing two early homes in brick in 1927, philanthropist W. W. Mills built the Betsey Mills complex as a memorial to his wife, Betsey.Map (db m103473) HM
30 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Bicentennial Plaza
Dedicated on July 13, 1987, to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Ordinance of 1787, and the 200th birthday of Marietta, the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory.Map (db m209368) HM
31 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Boiler Point
Named for this cylinder here on the area once known as Flat Iron Square. The boiler, now largely underground, was ordered by Major John Lawrence Lewis circa 1814, sent by boat from Pittsburgh, PA, in care of Dudley Woodbridge, Jr., whose store stood . . . Map (db m178133) HM
32 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Bosworth-Biszantz House
Built 1868 for M.P. Wells, in the name of D.P. Bosworth in 1870, the house was purchased in 1897 by oilman F.B. Biszantz whose family occupied it for 85 years. Marietta Area C. of C. purchased it in 1983.Map (db m149690) HM
33 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Buckley House
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34 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 6-84 — C. William O'Neill(1916-1978)
Ohio's fifty-ninth governor, Marietta native C. William O'Neill was the only Ohioan to head all three branches of state government. An honor graduate of both Marietta High School and Marietta College, O'Neill won election to the Ohio House of . . . Map (db m143561) HM
35 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Campus Martius
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36 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Campus MartiusThe "Stockade"
S. W. Corner Campus Martius. the “Stockade” occupied by the First Governor of the N.W. Territory and by Pioneers of Ohio, during The Indian War, 1791-95. Erected by the New Century Historical Society Jan. . . . Map (db m169649) HM
37 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 21-84 — Catherine Fay Ewing / Frances Dana Gage
Catherine Fay Ewing. Catherine Fay Ewing is credited with starting the Children’s Home System in Ohio. Born on July 12, 1822, in Westboro, Massachusetts,. her family moved to Marietta in 1835. At age sixteen, Catherine studied to be a teacher . . . Map (db m103673) HM
38 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Celoron de Blainville
[Main Top Plaque] The inscription appearing below Is a replica of the one engraved on a lead plaque Buried on this spot on August 15th, 1749 by CELORON De BLAINVILLE And of which a fragment recovered in 1798 Is preserved by . . . Map (db m189761) HM
39 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Charlie Schob Discovery Garden
Built in 1992 by local businesses. Planted and maintained each year by the Rotary Club of Marietta-Morning. Named in honor of our first president, mentor, friend and caretaker of this garden William Charles Schob.Map (db m172108) HM
40 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Children Of American Revolutionary Soldiers Memoria
Ohio Society Children Of The American Revolution Honors Children Of American Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were First Settlers Of Marietta 1788-1988Map (db m209366) WM
41 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Children’s Home
Washington County Children’s Home, Ohio’s first, and in 1867 the nation’s first supported by taxes, was founded in 1858 by Catherine Fay Ewing at her farm home in Moss Run, Ohio.Map (db m103721) HM
42 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Christ United Methodist Church
Methodism was brought to Marietta by Wesleyan circuit riders Robert Manley (1799) and Peter Cartwright (1806), and by German Methodist Carl Best (1839). Present building was dedicated 1885.Map (db m103671) HM
43 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Cisler Terrace1886
Home of Thomas Cisler, which overlooked the Thomas Cisler and Son brickyard. He and son Thomas H. Cisler were business, civic, and religious leaders. First house in Marietta with indoor plumbing and a bathroom. Occupied by Lillian E. Cisler, . . . Map (db m171991) HM
44 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — City Hall
Completed in time for Marietta's 1938 Sesquicentennial Celebration, this building_replaced the imposing 1872 City Hall with top floor auditorium, destroyed by fire in 1935.Map (db m149705) HM
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45 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Colonel Jesse Hildebrand
Hildebrand was born on May 29, 1800 near Cold Springs, PA and moved tó Washington County, OH in 1814. Here he joined the local militia as drummer boy. In 1828 he was commissioned a Maj. Gen. in the State Militia. At the outbreak of the Civil . . . Map (db m178137) HM
46 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782 - 1932 —
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars My stone is red for the blood they shed, the medal I bear is my country's way to show they care, if I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my . . . Map (db m209324) WM
47 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — David Putnam House
Built as his residence in 1805. David Putnam was the grandson of General Israel Putnam and nephew of General Rufus Putnam. In 1807 the first banking corporation in the Northwest Territory and Ohio was located in the house. David Putnam . . . Map (db m209303) HM
48 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Discovery Garden
Established in 1992 by the Marietta Tourist and Convention Bureau to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. Maintained with care by the Rotary Club of Marietta-Morning.Map (db m172117) HM
49 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Fearing House
Built 1847 for Henry Fearing, prominent businessman and son of Paul Fearing, first lawyer in Northwest Territory.Map (db m149725) HM
50 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — First Baptist ChurchThe Church with the Caring Touch
Organized September 5th, 1818, under name of “First Baptist Church of Marietta Township,” the first record on the church book is “On Saturday, the fifth day of September, 1818 A.D., we, Ephraim Emerson, Wm. Churchill, John . . . Map (db m103479) HM
51 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — First City Power Plant
First City Power Plant Erected Circa 1900 Renovated 69-70 Map (db m209347) HM
52 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church, chartered in 1796, was the N.W. Territory's first organized church. Dedicated 1809 using Rufus Putnam's “Two Horn” plan, the first building burned in 1905. This church built 1906.Map (db m20649) HM
53 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — First Congregational Church(Immanuel Baptist - Affiliated)
Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m. The first church in Marietta, organized Dec. 6, 1796. The present building is patterned after the original church, familiarly known to settlers as the “Two Horned Church.” Visitors are . . . Map (db m20650) HM
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54 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Flatboats
Flatboats were designed to carry cargo downstream, floating with the current. With flat bottoms, they were easily built to any size desired. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they were a major method of transportation for settlers . . . Map (db m20178) HM
55 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Flood Heights
The adjacent poles show the heights of all floods at Marietta above 49.5 feet according to current flood gauge readings.Map (db m20179) HM
56 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Fort HarmarRotary International
Built 1785 by U.S. Major John Doughty's federal troops. Named for General Josiah Harmar. Troops twice battled Indians in western Ohio.Map (db m20726) HM
57 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Fort Harmar
Fort Harmar, a military outpost, was built on the west side of the Muskingum River, in 1785. Pentagonal in shape, it enclosed 3/4 of an acre with 12' to 15' timber walls. Inside were soldier barracks and officer quarters with gardens and orchards . . . Map (db m209280) HM
58 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — General Arthur St. ClairFirst Governor of the North West Territory
Gen. Arthur St. Clair here inaugurated first governor of the North West Territory July 15, 1788Map (db m20670) HM
59 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Harmar 1788
Seceded from Marietta in 1837. Returned as West Side in 1890. Home of many civic leaders.Map (db m209297) HM
60 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Harmar Lodge No. 390Free & Accepted Masons
Was chartered on Oct. 16, 1867 by the Grand Lodge Of Ohio in response to the petition of 13 Freemasons of Harmar, Ohio. The first officers were Elijah Locker, Wor. Master; A. S. Curtis, Sr. Warden: Samuel H. Tidd, Jr. W. Its first home was a . . . Map (db m149716) HM
61 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Harmar Post Office
Lydia Young was postmaster in this, her notary shop, 1864-1885. Harmar postal service and civil government returned to Marietta 1890.Map (db m149720) HM
62 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — High Water Mark
High Water Mark-Flood Of Mar. 20 '36 Elev. 615.55 No. 16 US Engineer Office, Huntington, W.Va. Corps Of Engineers, U.S. ArmyMap (db m209350) HM
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63 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 23-84 — Hippodrome & Colony Theatres
Side A The Peoples Bank Theatre, built in 1919 and called the Hippodrome, marks an age when movies transitioned from silent films and nickelodeons into a major national industry and pastime. Designed by Columbus architect Fred Elliott for . . . Map (db m149686) HM
64 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 1521.14 — Historical Flood Mark
January, 1937Map (db m209373) HM
65 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — House of Seven Porches
Built in 1835 by Marietta College Professor Diarca H. Allen. Was long known as the Buell, then the Kelso House.Map (db m103574) HM
66 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Hurricane Ivan
Marietta and the Mid Ohio Valley area have always known that the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers will at times flow through the streets of our communities. On September 17,2004, we once again prepared ourselves and our belongings to be moved to higher and . . . Map (db m149712) HM
67 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — LafayetteThe Beginning of Tourism in the United States
Lafayette Landed at this point, May 25, 1825 ——— • • • ——— Returning in 1824 to the young Nation he had greatly assisted during the Revolutionary War, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du . . . Map (db m20736) HM
68 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Land Office
Oldest building in Northwest Territory. From 1788 Gen. Rufus Putnam recorded war veteran land grants and sales. Maintained Ohio Company surveys and maps. The Rotary Club of Marietta Marking a Place in History with Service Since . . . Map (db m20183) HM
69 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 14-84 — Lewis and Clark Expedition / Letter to the President
[Marker Front]: The Lewis and Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis arrived in Marietta on September 13, 1803. His descent of the Ohio River aboard a keelboat began his expedition to explore the West. Included among his crew was 18-year . . . Map (db m20741) HM
70 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Life on the River / Boats on the Ohio
(Left Side Panel): Life on the River “Wheel Coal - Sleep - Eat - Wheel Coal: If there was such a thing as a typical day in the life of a deckhand...that would be it.” - W.V. Torner, recalling life as a deckhand. Towboats . . . Map (db m20578) HM
71 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Local Lodge History - The History of the Moose - The Birth of Mooseheart
Local Lodge History The Marietta Moose Lodge was officially chartered on June 1, 1957. The Lodge has been located in four different locations over this time including the basement of Willard School (this building has since been . . . Map (db m209673) HM
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72 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Lockmaster’s House
Built 1899 to serve adjacent locks which replaced those of 1840’s on Harmar side. Locks and dam removed 1968. Muskingum was first canalized U.S. riverMap (db m103279) HM
73 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Lookout Point
This hilltop was included in the tract of land designated as "commons ground” by an act of the Ohio Company of Associates on July 9. 1788. About 1882, the Strecker family began maintenance of the historic site. In March, 1927 it became a . . . Map (db m221028) HM
74 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — MariettaOhio's Oldest City — Looking To The Future —
The Kiwanis Club of Marietta has provided this Lookout Point so that you who visit here might better view, understand, and appreciate the scenic panorama. of this beautiful and historic community. To our guests we extend a most cordial . . . Map (db m209380) HM
75 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Marietta Bank Building
Marietta Bank Building And Residence Erected By The Bank Trustees. In 1833Map (db m209245) HM
76 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Marietta Community Bus Stop
This community bus stop was originally built by Rotarians as a service project. In 2014 this larger and more open building was erected by Rotarians to provide safe shelter for the residents of Marietta and Washington County. The Rotary Club of . . . Map (db m209241) HM
77 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Marietta Floods
The Ohio and Muskingum Rivers have always flooded but floods have usually come slowly and predictably. Flood stage here is 535 feet: that is when the river level is 20 feet above normal. Since 1810, floods have come an average of once every 3 . . . Map (db m209249) HM
78 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Marietta, Ohio, U.S.A.
First Settlement Est. 1788 Confluence of the Ohio & Muskingum Pearl of Appalachia Marietta, Ohio, U.S.A.Map (db m209353) HM
79 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Marietta’s Historic Corner
Directly across from this spot was Picketed Point, a fortification erected for the protection of the early settlers from hostile Indians. Within the stockade were dwellings, the first store and the first tavern in the Northwest Territory. Marquis de . . . Map (db m103236) HM
80 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Meigs House
Built 1802 for Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr., Ohio's first postmaster, fourth governor, U.S. senator and postmaster general.Map (db m20586) HM
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81 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Memorial Garden
The Presbyterian Church was built here in 1865. The new First Presbyterian Church, to the left, was built in 1897. In 2014, the original church was removed for the 2016 creation of the Memorial Garden. Elements of the original church include the . . . Map (db m143560) HM
82 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Memorial to the “Start Westward of the United States”
Sculpted for Marietta's Sesquicentennial by Gutzon Borglum —————————— Dedicated July 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a tribute to those farsighted pioneers who journeyed here . . . Map (db m20674) HM
83 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Memorial to the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Marietta
Erected by the Marietta Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, as a memorial to the revolutionary soldiers buried in Marietta and to honor the heroic men and women who faced the wilderness with courage and hope to create the Great Northwest. . . . Map (db m103515) WM
84 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Memorial To The Start Westward
This group of Revolutionary and Pioneer figures represents the start of American government west of the thirteen original states. Mt. Rushmore's Gutzon Borglum sculptured, from native sandstone, the memorial which was dedicated at the . . . Map (db m209289) HM
85 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Merydith House
Built 1868 for Conrad Biszantz. Owned by Merydith family from 1897 to 1963. Later Thomas and Gammon.Map (db m20602) HM
86 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Mighty River / Learning the River
MIGHTY RIVER Although it remains an unpredictable force of nature, the Ohio River was far more volatile a century ago. Thirty-foot floods could wash away everything along the river's edge, only to be followed by dry spells that would lower the . . . Map (db m21676) HM
87 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Mills House
Built 1822 for H.P. Wilcox. Home of Col. John Mills and sons, William and John, 1836-1936 Marietta College president's home since 1937.Map (db m143589) HM
88 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Mound Square
A work of the Moundbuilders, reserved for the public use by the Founders of Marietta in 1788. Set aside as a cemetery in 1800. First burial was in 1801. “I know many of the Ohio Company personally. Never were men better calculated to . . . Map (db m103642) HM
89 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 13-84 — Muskingum Academy / Marietta College1797 / 1835 — Birth of Higher Education in Ohio —
Muskingum Academy, 1797, Birth of Higher Education in Ohio. In April 1797, a committee of Marietta citizens, led by General Rufus Putnam, met to establish an academy suitable for preparatory instruction for their youth. Muskingdum Academy, . . . Map (db m103363) HM
90 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Muskingum Lock No. 1
In 1878 the Corps of Engineers found that the Muskingum River above Dam No. I could provide shelter from river ice for Ohio River steamboats. This Ice harbor needed access through Dam No. 1 but the old Harmar lock was too small. In 1891 a . . . Map (db m209285) HM
91 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Muskingum Park
President Theodore Roosevelt and W. H. Taft spoke here in 1912. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the “Start Westward” sesquicentennial monument in 1938.Map (db m20603) HM
92 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Muskingum River Heritage
The Muskingum River played a starring role in Northwest Territory history, traveled by native tribesmen, traders, hunters, and missionaries, as well as early settlers and their families. Homes and farms were established, mills built, and the . . . Map (db m209286) HM
93 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 20-84 — Muskingum River Underground Railroad / Marietta Leaders of the Underground Railroad
Muskingtum River Underground Railroad People living in Marietta and along the Muskingum River shared a history of slavery opposition. Manasseh Cutler, from Massachusetts and an Ohio Land Company agent, helped draft the Ordinance of 1787 that . . . Map (db m21653) HM
94 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Natural History
The name "Muskingum" comes from Indian words meaning "elk's eye. In pioneer times, elk. deer, bear, wolves. mountain lions, and small herds of American bison roamed the area. Flocks of passenger pigeons nested in hardwood forests. Dense paw paw . . . Map (db m209251) HM
95 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Northwest Ordinance Sesquicentennial Columns
Here the new United States of America found, through Northwest territory, the first and common offspring of thirteen discordant and disputatious states, her formula to eminence among all the governments of mankind. To those unfamed citizens who . . . Map (db m20654) HM
96 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Offenberger & White, Inc.521 Fort Street
The Douglas P. Pattin Home was built 1896-97 with sandstone from the same Constitution, Ohio quarry as the adjacent David Putnam House. Characterized by the rusticated or facet - cut stone, brick and stone chimneys, and steel columns, the . . . Map (db m209299) HM
97 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — 12-84 — Ohio National Guard Armory
With a mission to protect citizens at home and abroad, the Ohio National Guard was originally established as the Northwest Territory Militia in Marietta on July 25, 1788 and has fought in every war since the War of 1812. Built in 1914, this Ohio . . . Map (db m103267) HM
98 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival was the brainchild of Harry J. Robinson and Captains Gene Fitch and Bob Limle. The first Ohio River Sternwheel Festival took place in 1976, the weekend after Labor Day. This festival was held to . . . Map (db m178134) HM
99 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Old Harmar Lock
The Harmar Lock, located on the west side of the Muskingum River, was constructed in 1841 as Lock No. 1 of the lock and dam system. which was essential to navigation on this river. Its location was of great economic importance to Harmar. The . . . Map (db m209284) HM
100 Ohio, Washington County, Marietta — Oldest Pilothouse
The steamboat TELL CITY was built in 1889 and named for Tell City, Ind. She carried passenger and freight on the Ohio River until she sank following an accident at Little Hocking, Ohio on April 6, 1917. The Pilothouse was removed from the wreck . . . Map (db m20635) HM

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