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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bowling Green, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Wood County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Wood County, OH (213) Hancock County, OH (76) Henry County, OH (103) Lucas County, OH (360) Ottawa County, OH (142) Putnam County, OH (62) Sandusky County, OH (211) Seneca County, OH (96)  WoodCounty(213) Wood County (213)  HancockCounty(76) Hancock County (76)  HenryCounty(103) Henry County (103)  LucasCounty(360) Lucas County (360)  OttawaCounty(142) Ottawa County (142)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  SanduskyCounty(211) Sandusky County (211)  SenecaCounty(96) Seneca County (96)
Bowling Green is the county seat for Wood County
Bowling Green is in Wood County
      Wood County (213)  
ADJACENT TO WOOD COUNTY
      Hancock County (76)  
      Henry County (103)  
      Lucas County (360)  
      Ottawa County (142)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Sandusky County (211)  
      Seneca County (96)  
 
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1Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Blacksmith Shop / Oil Derrick, 1999
Blacksmith Shop Inside, this functional blacksmith shop periodically provides educational demonstrations using a working forge and early 20th century tools. The building was once owned by the Asmus family as a granary, or storage building . . . Map (db m185795) HM
2Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Boiler House, 1898
The Ohio State Board of Charities educated infirmary superintendents on the dangers of fire and strongly suggested the installation of steam heat instead of wood- burning fireplaces. Initially, the Wood County Infirmary benefitted from the . . . Map (db m185788) HM
3Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Boomtown District
The Oil Derrick and Blacksmith Shop are not original to the Wood County Infirmary site, but represent Wood County's Oil Boom period and are used for educational demonstrations. The derrick is originally from Ryerson, Pennsylvania. The steam . . . Map (db m185794) HM
4Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle
Robert '55, 06 (Hon.) and Ellen Bowen '54, '06 (Hon.) Thompson have made a profound impact on Bowling Green State University. Their commitment to their alma mater has influenced its physical appearance, enhanced the student experience and . . . Map (db m181006) HM
5Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Bowling Green
Founded by Elisha Martindale in 1833. Home of Bowling Green State University since 1910.Map (db m187756) HM
6Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Bowling Green
Founded by Elisha Martindale in 1833. Home of Bowling Green State University since 1910.Map (db m188440) HM
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7Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Brandeberry Wall
Information gleaned from Infirmary Superintendent Frank Brandeberry's journal indicates he began building the iconic wall in May 1919 from stones found in local farm fields. Leonora Smith Friar, infirmary cook (1932-1937), recalled, “Mr. . . . Map (db m185776) HM
8Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Carter Family Home
House was moved on site in the 1940s to replace original house that burned downMap (db m185798) HM
9Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Cattle Barn, 1892
The dispensation of public charity required Ohio counties to manage a large farm in order to establish financial independence from the local taxpayer. On May 3, 1892, Wood County Commissioners recognized the need for a larger barn on infirmary . . . Map (db m185782) HM
10Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Chicken Coop, Wash House, and Wood Shed, 1873
Chicken Coop Originally constructed in 1873, the chicken coop was an essential part of daily life at the infirmary. This chicken coop was one of two poultry buildings, but the smaller coop is no longer standing. German immigrant John . . . Map (db m185786) HM
11Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Cisterns, Ponds, and Privies
Installed in 1879 for $81, the first cistern tank was hooked up to a common drain line that pumped water from a well nearly a mile away. Due to the heavy mineral deposits contained within infirmary land, digging a well closer to the main . . . Map (db m185787) HM
12Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Construction Of Buildings
Superintendents & Matrons of the Wood County Infirmary *1869-1872 Infirmary Directors managed the site 1872-1877 Thomas C. & Margaret Reid 1877-1878 E.M. Jenkins 1878-1904 Edwin & Charlotte Farmer 1904-1949 Frank & . . . Map (db m185777) HM
13Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Corn Crib & Tool Shed, 1872
In October 1867, the Wood County Commissioners purchased 160 acres from Abel T. Norris at a cost of $7,200 to use as the infirmary site. On August 2, 1869, ditches were dug around the perimeter of the property to ensure proper drainage of the . . . Map (db m185781) HM
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14Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — County of WoodCreated February 12, 1820 - Named for — Colonel Eleazer Derby Wood —
Born 1783 New York City. Killed in combat September 1814. West Point Graduate 1806. As Military Engineer Helped build Castle Williams, N.Y. and Ft. Norfolk Va. Honored by naming of Fort Wood in New York Harbor and monument at West Point. He . . . Map (db m120920) HM
15Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Exchange Bank
This property has been placed on the National Registry Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m180769) HM
16Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — 2-87 — First Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Elder Oliver Mears organized on February 8, 1862 in a tent on this spot, then a walnut grove owned by William Lovett, the Lovett's Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, first of this denomination in Ohio. A Frame building erected in 1864 served the . . . Map (db m95491) HM
17Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Frank J. Prout Chapel
Left plaque When Benedict Arnold in the late days of the American Revolution ravaged the state of Connecticut he burned the farm houses along his route. In 1792 these farmers were given land grants in the "Firelands,"- Erie and Huron . . . Map (db m146192) HM
18Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Gas Plant, 1906
Drilling a well for suitable drinking water was perhaps the single most difficult task for the managers of the infirmary. On August 29, 1884, male infirmary workers drilled a 242-foot well looking for water, but instead discovered natural gas. . . . Map (db m185789) HM
19Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — C — General Hull's TrailOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Through the forest to the east may still be seen the original trail of Hull’s army in June 1812, enroute to Detroit. Some of the corduroy timbers are still buried along the route.Map (db m137357) HM
20Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
A Tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives Who sacrificed a loved one for our freedomMap (db m193389) WM
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21Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Grain Barn
Stored grain, housed farm implements, and had small workshop.Map (db m185797) HM
22Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Hog Barn, 1913
On September 24, 1873, the first Wood County Infirmary Superintendent, Thomas C. Reid, was given permission to construct a hog pen. On August 17, 1903, Superintendent Frank Brandeberry replaced the original hog pen with the first brick . . . Map (db m185793) HM
23Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Ice House, 1905
Given the fluctuating number of inmates living in the Wood County Infirmary, it was logical for the Wood County Commissioners to approve the construction of an ice house to store and preserve perishable foods. Cement blocks from the demolition of . . . Map (db m185784) HM
24Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Log Cabin / 1842 Mile Marker
Log Cabin While the log cabin is not original to the site, it pays tribute to the first white settler in Center Township, Benjamin Cox. In 1827-1828, Cox built a cabin on the left bank of the Portage River near the present junction of . . . Map (db m185796) HM
25Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Lunatic Asylum 1885
The language used to describe those considered mentally ill in the 1800s included words like lunatic, idiotic, insane, or epileptic. Modern interpretation of mental illness requires placing labels in historical context or understanding the . . . Map (db m185780) HM
26Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Lunatic House1885
Prior to 1885, a wooden building with rooms overlooking a hog pen had been used to house the insane patients. It was in such poor condition, however, that the infirmary director would not be responsible for anything that might happen to patients . . . Map (db m185710) HM
27Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Pest House
One of two buildings used to isolate residents with infectious diseases from the rest of the infirmary household. The other Pest House no longer stands.Map (db m185792) HM
28Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Pestilence House 1933
Over the course of many years, several contagious diseases infected inmates living in the main infirmary building. Communicable diseases included: influenza, cholera, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Sick individuals were quarantined or isolated . . . Map (db m185791) HM
29Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Ridge School 1886-2013
For 127 years, children from Bowling Green learned, laughed, and played on this site as students of the Ridge Street School. Now dedicated to the outdoor enjoyment of area residents, Ridge Park will continue to be a place where new discoveries . . . Map (db m100137) HM
30Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — The Great Black Swamp
The Great Black Swamp mural is a symbolic narrative of imagery from this region of fertile farmlands that was once a vast swamp the remains of a receding Lake Erie. Under the direction of artist Adrian Tio, ideas suggested by students from the . . . Map (db m180773) HM
31Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — The Main Street Historic District
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1987 Bowling Green was first platted in 1835. The Main Street Historic District represents the commercial buildings constructed around Bowling Green's brief "boom era" in the late 1800's . . . Map (db m116992) HM
32Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — The Wood County Museum
Although the state of Ohio authorized county funds be set aside for the maintenance of the poor in 1816, it was not until June 3, 1863, when the Board of Wood County Commissioners selected a site to build an infirmary farm. Decisions about . . . Map (db m185778) HM
33Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Ties That Bind
Wooster Green's sculpture by Deedee Morrison, a nationally recognized sculptor and installation artist from Greenville, South Carolina, reflects the identity and values of the Bowling Green community. In her view, public art is all about . . . Map (db m180772) HM
34Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Tontogany Mural
Dedicated to the local veterans and volunteers who have given so much to make Tontogany and the United States what they are today. Thank you for all you have done.Map (db m186495) WM
35Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Welcome To Wooster Green
Side 1 City of Bowling Green BG City Schools BG Chamber of Commerce BG Community Foundation BG Convention & Visitors Bureau BG Economic Development Downtown Foundation Side 2 Bowling Green High School occupied this . . . Map (db m180770) HM
36Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wiley Post No. 46
Dedicated to the memory of Wiley Post No. 46 Dept. of Ohio G.A.R. By Wiley Relief Corps No. 85 Tree Planted April 24, 1925Map (db m181005) WM
37Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio Wood County Civil War Bown, Wilson W. 2nd Lt. Georgia 1862 • Buffman, Robert 2nd Lt. Georgia 1862 • Mason, Eilhu H. 2nd Lt. Georgia 1862 • . . . Map (db m170773) WM
38Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Flag Monument
In celebration of our country's 200th birthday this flag monument is dedicated to Wood County by the following Wood County, veterans associations and their auxiliaries in cooperation with the county commissioners: American Legion Forty and . . . Map (db m192999) WM
39Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Home Cemetery
The Ohio State Board of Charities instructed county infirmaries to set aside a portion of land for a pauper cemetery. In 2019, the Wood County Museum dedicated a monument noting 252 confirmed burials in the Wood County Home Cemetery. . . . Map (db m185783) HM
40Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Honor And Rememberance
This memorial commemorates the sacrifice of service members from Wood County, Ohio who died while serving our country outside an active combat zone Robert R. Dimick • Dale Ruswinkle • Mathew A. Schaller • Gordon L. Essinger • John H. . . . Map (db m193390) WM
41Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County In The Civil War
During the American Civil War (1861-1865), a sparsely populated Wood County (18,000 in 1860) furnished nearly 2,000 men for the Union military, and approximately 450 died in service. Wood County soldiers served in seventeen infantry regiments, two . . . Map (db m193393) WM
42Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — 11-87 — Wood County Infirmary1869 - 1971
The Infirmary, also known as the poorhouse or simply "The Home," is one of the last county poorhouse sites in Ohio where nearly all of the original structures still stand. The main building, constructed in 1868 with outbuildings added over the . . . Map (db m29188) HM
43Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Korean War Memorial1950 - 1953
A war they say was forgotten, and will pass with time, this memorial is dedicated, to those brave soldiers, who were left behind. Their dedication to mankind, they fought with no regrets. A tribute to all, So shall never forget. . . . Map (db m170768) WM
44Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Museum
Here is a little bit of information about what you are seeing on the grounds… The 50-acre grounds of the Wood County Museum include a variety of areas for reunions, ceremonies, picnics, and special events. This lush and unique backdrop is . . . Map (db m185790) HM
45Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Persian Gulf War Memorial
In Memory Of The Men and Women Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan and the Global War on Terrorism Bradley Hart Africa • David R. Christoff Iraq • Thomas P. Belkofer Afghanistan • Daniel E. Miller AfghanistanMap (db m193392) WM
46Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County Vietnam War Memorial1957 - 1975 — Lest We Forget —
Wood County's best of their generation. In honor of those who served in valor and in memory of those who were sacrificed in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Welcome home. Stephen Paul Shaner • Gary Glen Winter • Jesus Rosas Cruz • . . . Map (db m170769) WM
47Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County World War I & II Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the heroic sons of wood county who stand in the unbroken line of patriots who dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. freedom lives, and through it, they live in a way that humbles the . . . Map (db m193000) HM
48Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — Wood County WWI & WWII Memorial
Dedicated to the heroic soldiers of Wood County who stand in the unbroken line of patriots who dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings. Freedom lives and through it, they live -- in a way that humbles the . . . Map (db m193397) WM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022