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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cambridge, Ohio

Clickable Map of Guernsey 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> Guernsey County, OH (51) Belmont County, OH (72) Coshocton County, OH (73) Harrison County, OH (42) Muskingum County, OH (78) Noble County, OH (18) Tuscarawas County, OH (84)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  BelmontCounty(72) Belmont County (72)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  HarrisonCounty(42) Harrison County (42)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  NobleCounty(18) Noble County (18)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)
Cambridge is the county seat for Guernsey County
Cambridge is in Guernsey County
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Belmont County (72)  
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Harrison County (42)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Noble County (18)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
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1Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — “S” Bridge
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 . . . Map (db m284) HM
2Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Cambridge — The Historic National Road in Ohio
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
3Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Cambridge
Birthplace of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. First American to orbit Earth Born July 18, 1921Map (db m139837) HM
4Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Cambridge
Boyhood home of William Boyd "Hopalong Cassidy"Map (db m209877) HM
5Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Capt. Thomas B. Cook
8th Pa. Rgt. Served Under Generals Green And Marion Battle Camden N.J. Revolutionary War Born Sept. 4, 1749 Died Nov. 5, 1831Map (db m209853) WM
6Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Carl Ross Harbin, Jr. — August 13, 1943 - August 25, 1966
. . . Map (db m209879) WM
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7Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Coach House Manor
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 AnniversaryMap (db m161366) HM
8Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients — State of Ohio, Guernsey County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Guernsey County Civil War Cox, Robert M. - Corporal - Mississippi - 1863 Power, Albert - Private - Arkansas - 1862 Richardson, William R. - Private - . . . Map (db m15982) HM
9Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Dr. Charles E. Jefferson
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
10Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — 7-30 — Fletcher General Hospital & WWII POW Camp
During the Second World War, the U.S. Army constructed a 131-building hospital on level farmland a quarter mile northwest of this marker. The army built the facility as a 1,520-bed hospital in the winter and spring of 1942-43. It was later . . . Map (db m170995) HM
11Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Founders Cemetery Pioneer Families — Cambridge, Ohio
Allison, Family • Alter, John, Family • Atkinson, John • Allison, Robert, Family • Beatty, Capt. G.P. • Beatty, "Fobe" • Brown, John • Bellage, Robert, Sr. • Bellage, Robert, Jr. • Beatty, Col. Z.A. • Beatty, Margery Lou • . . . Map (db m209876) HM
12Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — George R. Tingle — 1775 - 1830
Built the first tavern in Cambridge proper which acted as Guernsey County's first courthouse prior to 1813.Map (db m18011) HM
13Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey Civil War Memorial
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
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14Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County 9-11 Memorial
This artifact from the World Trade Center & Memorial dedicated to those lives lost on 9-11-01Map (db m209881) WM
15Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial
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
16Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Revolutionary Heros Memorial
In Memory Of The Revolutionary Heroes Who Rest In Guernsey County, Ohio. 1776 - 1929Map (db m209851) WM
17Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those men and women of Guernsey County who served their country in times of peace and warMap (db m15983) HM
18Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Vietnam Conflict Memorial — 1962 - 1975
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 • James Davis • David . . . Map (db m209841) WM
19Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial — Reported permanently removed
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 • James Davis • David Lee . . . Map (db m208739) WM
20Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Old Covered Bridge
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
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21Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Peacock Road — The Historic National Road in Ohio
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
22Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Peters Creek Mile Marker — One of Several Identical Markers
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
23Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Peters Creek S-Bridge — The Historic National Road in Ohio
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
24Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans
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
25Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Representatives in the United States Congress who Were Residents of Guernsey County
Representatives in the United States Congress who were residents of Guernsey County James M. Bell 1833 - 1835 • Issac Parrish 1839 - 1841 • Nathan Evans 1847 - 1851 • Charley Albright - 1851 - 1857 • William Lawrence 1857 - 1859 • . . . Map (db m209846) HM
26Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Robert T. Secrest — Congressman and Senator
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, 1978Map (db m18010) HM
27Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — S Bridge Renovation — Built 1828
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
28Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — Signing of Declaration of Independence Memorial — 1776 - 1976
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Indepenedence Spes mea in Deo estMap (db m209878) WM
29Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The First Methodist Church
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
30Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The Founders of Cambridge
In memory of The Founders Of Cambridge June Second 1806 and of the pioneers of this region. Northwest Territory 1787 • Washington County 1788 • Survey of Military Lands 1796 • This 4000 acre tract patented 1801 • State of . . . Map (db m209849) HM
31Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The McCracken Scott House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m209847) HM
32Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — 4-30 — The Scottish Rite in Ohio
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
33Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — The Tingle Tavern
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
34Ohio, Guernsey County, Cambridge — William Lawrence Boyd — "Hopalong Cassidy" — 1895 - 1972 —
Loved and remembered by faithful fans as America's favorite cowboy He was an outstanding scholar while attending east side school from 1902 - 1909. Gained national recognition as a silent film star and international prominence as Hopalong . . . Map (db m209880) HM
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Feb. 2, 2023