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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coshocton, Ohio

Clickable Map of Coshocton 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> Coshocton County, OH (73) Guernsey County, OH (51) Holmes County, OH (15) Knox County, OH (64) Licking County, OH (157) Muskingum County, OH (78) Tuscarawas County, OH (84)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  HolmesCounty(15) Holmes County (15)  KnoxCounty(64) Knox County (64)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  TuscarawasCounty(84) Tuscarawas County (84)
Coshocton is the county seat for Coshocton County
Coshocton is in Coshocton County
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Holmes County (15)  
      Knox County (64)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Tuscarawas County (84)  
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1Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Bouquet’s Camp
On the hill north of here was made, in 1764. The memorable treaty which brought almost continuous peace between the Indians and the Whites. The expedition of 1500 men, under Col. Henry Bouquet, marched from Fort Pitt reaching the Forks of the . . . Map (db m3289) HM
2Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — 1-16 — Bouquet’s Expedition
1764. Lt.Col. Henry Bouquet with 1500 British regulars and American Militia penetrated the Ohio wilderness to crush Chief Pontiac’s Indian conspiracy. Here at the forks of the Muskingum River during October and November, Bouquet subdued the . . . Map (db m3286) HM
3Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Broadhead Massacre
Around the spring nearby, was perpetrated, on April 20, 1781, the massacre of 20 Indians by Col. Daniel Broadhead's army of 300. This slaying was committed following destruction, the same day, of the two villages, Goschachgunk, (Coshocton) and . . . Map (db m14707) HM
4Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Capt. Bill Smart
Capt. Bill Smart operated one of the last canal boats, "The Stranger", in this area. He lived in Coshocton and died in 1952, at the age of 102.Map (db m206159) HM
5Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Coshocton County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Coshocton County Civil War Elson, James M. Sergeant Mississippi 1863Map (db m14716) HM
6Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Coal Mining
Coshocton County lies in the great bituminous coal field. In 1820 early pioneers removed layers of soil and removed coal near the surface, chiefly for home use to light and heat their homes. 1833 - Hardscrabble Mine east of town was the . . . Map (db m205929) HM
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7Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Coal Mining
Coshocton County lies in the great bituminous coal field. In 1820 early pioneers removed layers of soil and removed coal near the surface, chiefly for home use to light and heat their homes. 1833 - Hardscrabble Mine east of town was the . . . Map (db m205931) HM
8Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Korean War MemorialJune 1950 -July 1953 — The Forgotten War —
In memory of all who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice including the following from Coshocton County         Francis E. Appis                 Charles D. Rubel         George H. Babcock            Hubert W. Shurtz         Ralph R. Carr . . . Map (db m14708) WM
9Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to those who served, those who died, and those still missing. Erected by Coshocton County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 159 with the support of the citizens of Coshocton County Killed in Action Michael S. . . . Map (db m14718) WM
10Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Coshocton County War Memorial
Courage In lasting tribute to the sons & daughters of Coshocton County who served in the wars of their country Let none forget, they gave their all And faltered not, when came the call To keep forever living the Freedom for which they servedMap (db m14721) HM
11Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Delaware Nation Council House
Goschachgunk (Blackbear Town), now Coshocton, was the capital city of the Delaware Nation. On this parkway stood their Council House. In this House on March 9, 1777, a Great Council of the Delawares, under the leadership of Chief White Eyes, met and . . . Map (db m300) HM
12Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Edgar O. Selby
In a review of the life record of Edgar O. Selby it will be noted that every business enterprise with which he has become connected has been crowned with success, and while he has promoted his individual interests he has contributed in . . . Map (db m209617) HM
13Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Ike & Dickas told by Dan Moore in 2011
1952 - Eisenhower ran for president. Nixon was running for vice-president. His train stopped at Main Street. My dad ran Moore's Store and I worked for him when I was in high school. Everybody closed their stores and walked to hear him . . . Map (db m208266) HM
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14Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — In 1838
In 1838 Arnold Medbery was a postmaster of Roscoe Village. He built a large house up Hill Street where he lived with his wife, Phebe. Today it is operated as a B&B, Medbery Manor.Map (db m206160) HM
15Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — In Rememberance
This memorial is dedicated to honor and remember all of the coal miners, their families, and everyone involved in the coal mining industry of Coshocton County, Ohio In Remembrance of all the coal miners who lost their lives while working in . . . Map (db m205933) HM
16Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — J.J. Newberry
"It was always a real treat when mom took us and we got to sit up on the stools and twirl around." The Lunch County Circa 1969 "I'd stay with my grandmother and we'd walk 'up town' (downtown is towards the river) to have lunch . . . Map (db m209627) HM
17Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Lichtenau
On this area stood Lichtenau, lost mission of the Moravians, the first white settlement in Coshocton County. It was established on April 12, 1776 by the Moravians Missionaries, Rev. David Zeis berger and Rev. John Heckewelder, with eight . . . Map (db m157910) HM
18Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Little Social Histories
Little Social Histories is a collection of stories about 441 Main Street over time. The project spas 34 windows and two buildings. The larger building could be identified as the Selby Building by its stone nameplate above the center 3rd . . . Map (db m209677) HM
19Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Lynching in America / The Lynching of Henry HowardCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America. Following the Civil War, violent resistance to equal rights for African Americans and an ideology of White supremacy flourished not only in the South, but across the United States. Lynching emerged as a notorious form of . . . Map (db m205809) HM
20Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Nicholas Schott
Nicholas Schott immigrated to Coshocton in 1838. He was a miller and assisted Arnold Medbery in building the Empire Mill. He lived in the original building which currently houses Canal Cargo.Map (db m206157) HM
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21Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Ohio-Erie Canal and Walhonding Canal
The lock your at is for the Wallooding Canal a 25 mile feeder canal off the Ohio-Erie that runs from Cleveland to Portsmouth 305 miles. The captain and his wife lived on their boat she being the cook there was a "Hoagie" maintained the . . . Map (db m206161) HM
22Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — On This CornerSpanish American War — Soldiers left & left for another war or? crowds coming to the fair —
There were a lot of passenger trains stopping in Coshocton especially if it was fair time, 15-20,000 people came to the Coshocton County Fair by train. Trains came to Coshocton all the way from Wheeling, West Virginia just for the Coshocton County . . . Map (db m208265) HM
23Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Raymond M. Hay1904–1984
Beautification of this courthouse square was provided through funds bequeathed to the Coshocton Rotary Club and the Coshocton Foundation by Raymond M. Hay. Raymond Hay operated Hay Jewelry for many years and was well known and respected for his . . . Map (db m297) HM
24Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Richard Nixon addressed a crowed of 3,000 at Coshocton
[Coshocton Tribune, Oct. 7, 1952] - Sen. Richard Nixon addressed a crowed of 3,000 at Coshocton from the rear platform of his special campaign train on the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was the biggest audience the Republican candidate for . . . Map (db m208267) HM
25Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Rotary Bicentennial Gazebo
Given to the citizens of Coshocton County by the Coshocton Rotary Club in recognition of the National Bi-Centennial on May 24, 1975Map (db m208667) HM
26Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Saying Goodbye to J.J. Newberry's
1921 - the Newberry brothers opened a store in Coshocton 1923 - their chain was incorporated as the J.J. Newberry Co. 1960 - J.J. Newberry Co. operated 565 stores 1993 - JJ. Newberry closed in Coshocton 2001 . . . Map (db m209675) HM
27Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Candy Department
"I shopped in there for candy when we would walk to the Presbyterian church for weekly choir practice after school." "My friends and I would walk all the way from Adams Street to the store just to buy candy!" "I remember when . . . Map (db m209667) HM
28Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Chair
There was the infamous Dr. Honabarger DDS on the second floor… down a long creaky hallway. A passing train did nothing to ease the trauma of being the chair. as told by anonymous someone who still harbors childhood fears.Map (db m208271) HM
29Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — 5-16 — The Coshocton County Courthouse
In 1764, Colonel Henry Bouquet established the site of what is now Coshocton. In 1811, the county was founded and the town incorporated as the county seat. The Coshocton County Courthouse, the third on this site, was built between 1873 and 1875 by . . . Map (db m298) HM
30Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The New Selby Building
Coshocton was too small to rate a mail train stop. Mid 1860's-non-stop mail trains began service to small towns using canvas bags and mail cranes. The practice declined along with passenger rail travel in the 1940's. Dan Moody was a . . . Map (db m209385) HM
31Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Pet Department
"We got our first parakeet from Newberry's-named him Corki." "My grandmother bought a baby parrot from Mrs. Parr when I was about 12. I ended up with that parrot when my grandfather passed away years ago, that bird was over 42 . . . Map (db m209632) HM
32Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Porteous Mound
This earthen mound was built between 800 B.C. and 500 A.D. by prehistoric people who lived in this valley. The mound was used for ceremonial purposes. Unlike most other mounds in Ohio which were used for burials. The mound was first excavated in . . . Map (db m157909) HM
33Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — The Selby Building
Like the Burns Building that stood on the SW corner of Maine & 4th Streets, the Selby Building has Romanesque Revival architectural features though no turrets or arches. The single corner column was in keeping with the asymmetry of the . . . Map (db m209676) HM
34Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — This Building
This building was built in 1846 by John Dredge who sold it the same year to Christopher Miller. After Miller died, James Harrison bought the building and operated it as a tin & sheet iron factory and hardware store.Map (db m206158) HM
35Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Troop Train Accident
Troop Train Accident On the morning of September 11th, 1950, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train collided with the rear of a train carrying troops near West Lafayette, Ohio. The collision killed 73 members of the Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m208270) HM
36Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Veterans Memorial
In memory of our fallen comradesMap (db m205806) WM
37Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — 8-16 — William GreenMarch 3, 1870 – November 21, 1952
William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 until his death, 1852, began his amazing and strenuous climb to the top run of labor's ladder at age 16, in the Morgan Run Coal Mines in Coshocton County. Born in Coshocton . . . Map (db m299) HM
38Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — William’s Tavern
On this site stood the Tavern of Charles "King Charley" Williams, first permanent white settler in Coshocton County. A native of Maryland, and born in 1764, Williams came here in 1801. He died in 1840. The dominant figure of his generation, he was . . . Map (db m344) HM
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Feb. 9, 2023