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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cambridge
Cambridge, Ohio and Vicinity
▶ Guernsey County (30) ▶ Belmont County (50) ▶ Coshocton County (46) ▶ Harrison County (24) ▶ Muskingum County (63) ▶ Noble County (13) ▶ Tuscarawas County (64)
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|Old National Road, Built about 1828. Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel across . . . — — Map (db m284) HM|
|Cambridge was platted in 1806 and became Guernsey County seat just four years later. The
town flourished with the construction of the National Road, and by 1834 Cambridge was served
daily by four stagecoach lines. Manufacturing boomed after the . . . — — Map (db m98595) HM|
John H. Glenn, Jr.
to orbit Earth
Born July 18, 1921 — — Map (db m139837) HM|
Coach House Manor formerly the "A.J. Bennett" Estate, founder of world famous Cambridge Glass. Built in 1907.
Dedicated by Robert P. Scott, Mayor. Guernsey Co. 175th Anniversary — — Map (db m161366) HM|
|United States of America
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
State of Ohio, Guernsey County
Cox, Robert M. - Corporal - Mississippi - 1863
Power, Albert - Private - Arkansas - 1862
Richardson, William R. - Private - . . . — — Map (db m15982) HM|
|On the site of this building Dr. Charles E. Jefferson, internationally known preacher, lecturer & author was born August 26, 1860. An advocate of world peace. — — Map (db m1046) HM|
|Built the first tavern in Cambridge proper which acted as Guernsey County's first courthouse prior to 1813. — — Map (db m18011) HM|
|Dedicated to the memory of the men from Guernsey County who served in the defense of their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861–1865. Gettysburg, Atlanta, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Wilderness, Chickanauga. — — Map (db m285) HM|
|In honor of those who served in Operation Desert Storm
“I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is . . . — — Map (db m15981) WM|
|Dedicated to those men and women of Guernsey County who served their country in times of peace and war — — Map (db m15983) HM|
|In memory of persons from Guernsey County, Ohio, who gave their lives in Southeast Asia during the period of the Vietnam Conflict.
Robert A. Ausmus
Clifford E. Bench
James S. Brister
Donald E. Chambers
David Lee Doyle . . . — — Map (db m18012) WM|
|Near This Spot
The Old Covered Bridge
Spanned Wills Creek
On the Old National Road
1828 – 1913
Near It Was the Ferry Cabin
The First House
Built in Cambridge
1798 – 1800
This Marker is Erected
By Anna Asbury Stone . . . — — Map (db m81828) HM|
|Named for the peacocks that once lived on a neighboring farm, this narrow brick road was on the National Roads original alignment when it was built through Guernsey County in 1828. Peacock road is typical of the steep grades and sharp curves that . . . — — Map (db m98596) HM|
|The Act of Congress in 1806 which authorized the construction of the National Road required that mile markers be placed at regular intervals. These reference points reassured travelers that they were following the correct route. They also indicated . . . — — Map (db m98507) HM|
|The history of this bridge is tied to Zane’s Trace, the original road through
the region. In 1803, the trace crossed Peters Creek, a few hundred yards
to the north, using logs to bridge the stream. In 1828, when the National
Road was built . . . — — Map (db m98505) HM|
|Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.
1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932
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 . . . — — Map (db m15980) HM|
|50 years of public service to our great country and all its citizens.
This tribute is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries of District Five of Ohio, August 5, 1978 — — Map (db m18010) HM|
Thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Emergency
Management Agency, Ohio State Historical Office, and the Guernsey County
Engineer for restoration of this “S” Bridge damaged by 2005 floods.
This bridge possesses . . . — — Map (db m98509) HM|
|Here the first Methodist Church was organized, 1808, in the home of Thomas Sarchet, leader of the original settlers from the Island of Guersey. — — Map (db m1047) HM|
|The first Scottish Rite body of Free-Masonry west of the Alleghenies was formed in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1852 by Killian H. Van Rensselaer, an honorary 33rd Degree Mason. He lived in this city from 1851 to 1867. Van Rensselaer was superintendent of . . . — — Map (db m1045) HM|
|Here the Tingle Tavern “Sign of the Crossed Keys” (first tavern in Cambridge) was built in 1808. In this tavern the first government of Guernsey County was organized 1810. — — Map (db m1040) HM|