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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gallipolis, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Gallia 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 Gallia County, OH (33) Jackson County, OH (41) Lawrence County, OH (20) Meigs County, OH (53) Vinton County, OH (18) Cabell County, WV (42) Mason County, WV (94)  GalliaCounty(33) Gallia County (33)  JacksonCounty(41) Jackson County (41)  LawrenceCounty(20) Lawrence County (20)  MeigsCounty(53) Meigs County (53)  VintonCounty(18) Vinton County (18)  CabellCountyWest Virginia(42) Cabell County (42)  MasonCounty(94) Mason County (94)
Gallipolis is the county seat for Gallia County
Gallipolis is in Gallia County
      Gallia County (33)  
ADJACENT TO GALLIA COUNTY
      Jackson County (41)  
      Lawrence County (20)  
      Meigs County (53)  
      Vinton County (18)  
      Cabell County, West Virginia (42)  
      Mason County, West Virginia (94)  
 
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1Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 1790 - Gallipolis - 1940
This tablet is dedicated to commemorate the spirit of Marquis de Lafayette and the French people who assisted the colonists in establishing American independence and to perpetuate the memory of the French Five-Hundred who settled . . . Map (db m20827) HM
2Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — African Methodist Episcopal Church — Historic Underground Railroad Site
Side A: The African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1818 as the Bethel Church. In 1868 its present name, John Gee, was adopted when the church was erected and rededicated at this present site on land donated by Gee. Founders of . . . Map (db m30582) HM
3Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 11-27 — Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. — (1887 - 1956)
Side A: Dr. Charles Elmer Holzer came to Gallipolis in 1909, as a resident surgeon at the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics. Recognizing the need for a community hospital, he returned in May 1910, after completing his training. With a local loan, . . . Map (db m30508) HM
4Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — Gallia County Veterans Memorial
Lest we forgetMap (db m178600) WM
5Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 14-27 — Gallia County, Gallipolis and the Ohio River
The Ohio River, the southeast border of Gallia County, played a significant role in the development of Gallipolis and Gallia County. One of the state's first thoroughfares, this waterway enabled pioneers to settle in what was known as the Northwest . . . Map (db m30497) HM
6Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 1-27 — Gallipolis — “City of the Gauls” / 1861–1865
Begun as a land speculation project of William Duer, the Scioto Company had hoped to encourage European investors to purchase lands in its grant in the Ohio country. The project proved especially attractive to the French middle class, who were . . . Map (db m122995) HM
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7Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — Here Lies James Jeffers — 1771 – 1942
A soldier in the Indian Wars. And his wife, Elizabeth, 1771–1845, Daughter of Revolutionary Soldier James Whitaker and his wife, Catherine Petit.Map (db m85677) HM
8Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — High Water Marks
High Water Mar. 30. 1913 - 66½ ft. High Water Feb.11.1884 - 63ft. 11 in. High Water Mar. 17 1907 - 58 ft. 9 in. Map (db m178602) HM
9Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 4-27 — Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton — (1792 - 1862)
A native of South Hadley, Massachusetts, he came to Gallipolis ca. 1818. An eminent lawyer and member of U.S. Congress 22 years, he was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the Mexican War, founding father of the U.S. Department of . . . Map (db m30494) HM
10Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — In Memoriam
Here sleep many of the French Five Hundred who founded Gallipolis in 1790 and hundreds of their descendants and others who won honors in the service of their city and country. Their names are recorded in stone and their deeds in the . . . Map (db m30612) HM
11Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — J.P.R. Bureau House — Circa 1811
Listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m178593) HM
12Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 2-27 — Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 Free and Accepted Masons
"Morning Dawn" was the first lodge to be chartered, on January 5, 1810, by the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Andrew Lewis was the first Worshipful Master. Meetings were originally held in J. B. Ferrard's house on the north corner of Locust and Third Streets. . . . Map (db m162111) HM
13Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — Our House
Hostelry in which Lafayette America's Friend was entertained in 1825Map (db m30535) HM
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14Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 10-27 — Pine Street Colored Cemetery
Side A: This 4-acre plot, established ca. 1860 by John Gee, is a burial ground for local colored citizens. John Gee was a religious leader as well as a skilled carpenter who built houses in early Gallipolis. Some Gallipolis colored pioneers . . . Map (db m30493) HM
15Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — Silver Bridge Collapse and Creation of National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) — Point Pleasant, West Virginia — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark —
On December 15, 1967 at 4:58 pm, the 39-year-old silver bridge suddenly collapsed into the Ohio River during heavy rush hour and holiday season traffic. Forty-six lives were tragically lost. The cause of the collapse was a single hairline crack in a . . . Map (db m189706) HM
16Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 3-27 — Stone Water Towers — Of the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics — National Register of Historic Places, 1978 —
These three stone water towers were erected by local craftsmen in 1892 and serviced the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics until 1950. The sandstone of the uncoursed masonry walls was quarried from the surrounding hills. The hospital facility, a . . . Map (db m122906) HM
17Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 7-27 — The Dunmore War 1774
[Front Side] The Shawnee and Delaware Indians grew restless as numbers of Virginians encroached on their lands by settling along the Ohio River. On October 10, 1774, Lord Dunmore, of the Virginia Colony, ordered Colonel Andrew Lewis and . . . Map (db m20825) HM
18Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 13-27 — The Landing of the Welsh in Gallipolis
Side A: On April 1, 1818, six families from the Cilcennin area of Mid-Wales sailed from Aberaeron, Wales to Baltimore. The group of 36 people was led by John Jones Tirbach. From Baltimore they traveled to Pittsburgh and then by flatboats down . . . Map (db m30501) HM
19Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — 12-27 — U.S. Army General Hospital — Gallipolis, Ohio
At this location, during the American Civil War (1861-1865), a U.S Army General Hospital was constructed on 29 acres of land over looking Camp Carrington, a site used to recruit and train soldiers for the Union Army. Built in the spring of 1862, . . . Map (db m122953) HM
20Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the valiant sons of Gallia County who served in the World War, 1917 - 1918
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" St. John 15, 13.
Map (db m178596) WM
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21Ohio (Gallia County), Gallipolis — Yellow Fever Victims
Mrs. Margaret Beard • Eliza Beck and Infant Mrs. Joseph J. Blazer • Richard Blazer Wellington Blazer • Claudius J. Brothers Mrs. Claudius J. Brothers • Mrs. Elizabeth Brothers James Brown • Margaret Brown William Buck • Clayton . . . Map (db m30625) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022