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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eaton, Ohio

Clickable Map of Preble 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> Preble County, OH (38) Butler County, OH (123) Darke County, OH (83) Montgomery County, OH (710) Union County, IN (10) Wayne County, IN (49)  PrebleCounty(38) Preble County (38)  ButlerCounty(123) Butler County (123)  DarkeCounty(83) Darke County (83)  MontgomeryCounty(710) Montgomery County (710)  UnionCountyIndiana(10) Union County (10)  WayneCounty(49) Wayne County (49)
Eaton is the county seat for Preble County
Eaton is in Preble County
      Preble County (38)  
      Butler County (123)  
      Darke County (83)  
      Montgomery County (710)  
      Union County, Indiana (10)  
      Wayne County, Indiana (49)  
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1Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Birthplace of Swine Improvement in America
First Ohio Testing Station 1946Map (db m19163) HM
2Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C — Fort St. ClairOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Fort St. Clair Site of one of St. Clair's line of fortifications. 1791-1792 Now an Ohio State Park. Map (db m138827) HM
3Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C10 — Fort St. ClairOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Fort St. Clair One mile west Erected in 1791-92, by order of General James Wilkinson. Here, on November 6th, 1792, Major John Adair's Kentucky Volunteers were attacked by Little Turtle. Map (db m138808) HM
4Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C — Forty Foot-PitchOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m138829) HM
5Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C — Ludlow SpringsOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m138834) HM
6Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Mary LanderPreble County Historical Society
1792 .................... 1935 Sacred to the Memory of Mary Lander and the Preble County Historical Society These 12 acres where the Indians have trod, were donated to the Fort St. Clair Park to be kept in their virgin state as, . . . Map (db m138860) HM
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7Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Monument at Mound Hill CemeteryLowery’s Needle — The Battle of the Forty Foot Pitch —
1- Erected by free contributions on the of Oct.1847 2- In memory of Lieut.John Lowery of The second Sub-Legion Ensign Boyd of the first and 13 non-commissioned officers and privates who fell about five miles north of this place in an . . . Map (db m84723) WM
8Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Mound Hill Cemetery Civil War Memorial
in memory of Union Soldiers who lie buried in unmarked gravesMap (db m89772) WM
9Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Ortt Fort Saint Clair Memorial
. . . Map (db m19157) WM
10Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Ortt's Preble County Civil War Memorial
Erected by Wm. H. Ortt ------ Sacred to the memory of his comrades of the Civil War from Preble County Ohio ------ A.D. 1931 1861 1865Map (db m19153) HM
11Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Physicians in the Indian Wars / Roster of Physicians in the Indian Wars
Physicians in the Indian Wars Pioneer physicians came into the wilderness that was to become Ohio in the 1780’s, to serve in the respective campaigns of generals Josiah Harmar, Arthur St. Clair, and Anthony Wayne in their . . . Map (db m85567) HM WM
12Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — 8-68 — Preble County Courthouse
Marker Front: The current Preble County Courthouse, the third courthouse erected on this site, was designed by noted architect and Preble County native Harvey Hiestand. Its cornerstone was laid on March 17, 1917, with a copper box . . . Map (db m42207) HM
13Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Preble County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Preble CountyMap (db m19158) HM
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14Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Preble County Veterans Memorial
Veterans MemorialMap (db m177526) WM
15Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Preble County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The 13 known men from Preble County who made the supreme sacrifice for their country in the Vietnam War. Blankenship, Edgar William, SP4, Army, 19 years of age, March 13, 1968, Lewisburg • Brown, David Allen, SP4, Army, 18 years of age, . . . Map (db m166049) WM
16Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Roberts Bridge1829
Ohio's oldest and only standing double-barreled covered bridge and the oldest of six remaining in the nation. Built by Orlistus Roberts and James Campbell over Seven Mile Creek on Old Camden Pike South of Eaton. Relocated and restored in . . . Map (db m19937) HM
17Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — 1-68 — Roberts Bridge / Timber Covered Bridge
Roberts Bridge. This covered bridge is the oldest still (1962) standing in the state and the last of the "double-barreled" spans in Ohio. It was built across Seven Mile Creek on the Old Camden Road in 1829-30 by Orlistus Roberts and J.L. . . . Map (db m20331) HM
18Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — 2-68 — Site of Fort St. Clair
Regular and militia troops under General James Wilkinson built this supply post and defensive fortification in March 1792 in preparation for Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne's campaign against the Indians of the Northwest Territory, following . . . Map (db m19152) HM
19Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — The Concord Church
The Concord Church founded November - 1840 This red granite rock from the “Canadian Shield” is more than 1 ½ billion years old. It was carried south to Preble County, Ohio at least 15,000 years ago by “The Wisconsin . . . Map (db m116662) HM
20Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — The Whispering Oak
A Witness Nov. 6. 1792 The International Society of Arborculture and the National Arborist Association jointly recognize this significant tree in this bicentennial year as having lived here during the American Revolutionary Period. 1776 - . . . Map (db m19161) HM
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21Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — 9-68 — Van Ausdal-Donohoe House
This mid-19th-century structure, built in the Federal style with Italianate detail added later, was once owned by town pioneer and merchant Cornelius Van Ausdal. It was later the home of his daughter Lucinda, her husband Joseph Donohoe, and . . . Map (db m107651) HM
22Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — Welcome to the National RoadThe Historic National Road in Ohio
The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the Allegheny Mountains to connect the Eastern . . . Map (db m139834) HM
23Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — 6-68 — William Bruce
William Bruce founded and platted the city of Eaton in 1806. Born in Virginia in 1762, Bruce relocated to Ohio in 1793. In 1806, he purchased nearly two thousand acres of land from the government for the founding of Eaton. Bruce, a Revolutionary War . . . Map (db m17488) HM
24Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to those who served their country World War 1917 - 1918Map (db m19154) WM
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Oct. 2, 2022