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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lima, Ohio

Clickable Map of Allen 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> Allen County, OH (148) Auglaize County, OH (94) Hancock County, OH (76) Hardin County, OH (57) Putnam County, OH (62) Van Wert County, OH (70)  AllenCounty(148) Allen County (148)  AuglaizeCounty(94) Auglaize County (94)  HancockCounty(76) Hancock County (76)  HardinCounty(57) Hardin County (57)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  VanWertCounty(70) Van Wert County (70)
Lima is the county seat for Allen County
Lima is in Allen County
      Allen County (148)  
      Auglaize County (94)  
      Hancock County (76)  
      Hardin County (57)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Van Wert County (70)  
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1Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Adam Welty Park
In memory Rev. A. D. Welty: 1860-1955 Founder Lima Rescue HomeMap (db m196301) HM
2Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Allen County Courthouse
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m196307) HM
3Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Allen County Veterans Memorial
A tribute to honor those who served our country in the armed forcesMap (db m22927) HM
4Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Allen County, Ohio
Allen County was originally Indian territory not opened for settlement until 1817, and was formally surveyed in 1820. County government was organized in 1831 and with the improvement of roads, settlers came and established communities in every part . . . Map (db m22930) HM
5Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Allen County’s First SettlementThe Sugar Creek Settlement
Here arriving from Logan County in 1824, Christopher Stark Wood estab- lished on Sugar Creek, the first settlement in what is now Allen County. His family and others joined him soon. Land was cleared; cabins were built. After only five years, . . . Map (db m80276) HM
6Ohio, Allen County, Lima — 47 — Bessie CraytonRoad To The 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
As president of Allen County Political Equality Club, helped organize 1,500 marchers in 1914 suffrage parade through this square.Map (db m196303) HM
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7Ohio, Allen County, Lima — BP America
In honor of the company's 104 year history in Lima is proud to donate the Standard Oil Building to the Lima Art Association for use as an art center for all the people of the Lima areaMap (db m196306) HM
8Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Circular Street
This street follows the course of an Old Indian Trail that joined the Tawa Indian town on the Auglaize River to the Black Swamp Trail near Lafayette. At one time, this corner was the junction of Three Early Roads, Wapakoneta Rd. - Main St. - . . . Map (db m63077) HM
9Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Station from Uniopolis, OhioLincoln Park Train Exhibit
In 1964, the Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad donated an equipped station to the Lincoln Park Railroad Exhibit. The depot behind you was moved from its original location at Uniopolis, Ohio ten miles to the south. It came complete with signal . . . Map (db m203819) HM
10Ohio, Allen County, Lima — East Cemetery
Former location of East Cemetery relocated in 1996 to Greenlawn Cemetery American Township. In 1832 John East of Pickaway County came to Allen County with his wife, Elizabeth Huffer, and family Mary, Isaac, Abraham, Elizabeth, and Samuel. He built . . . Map (db m105378) HM
11Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Eastman Johnson's Maple Sugar Paintings
Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) is remembered as one of the most important American painters of the 19th century. Most of his Maple Sugar paintings were painted between 1861-1865. His work celebrates maple sugaring not only as a way of life . . . Map (db m173789) HM
12Ohio, Allen County, Lima — 2-5 — Faurot Oil Well
In 1885, 800 feet north of this marker, Benjamin Faurot struck oil after drilling into the Trenton Rock Limestone formation at a depth of 1,251 feet. This event marked the beginning of the great Oil Boom of northwest Ohio. The ensuing rush brought . . . Map (db m22931) HM
13Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Faurot Opera House1882 - 1953
Built on this site by Benjamin C. Faurot, one of Lima's most prominent citizens. The grand opening was held Sept. 4, 1882. Through the years, many famous actors, actresses, and musicians appeared on it's stage. The theatre was close June . . . Map (db m93083) HM
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14Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Founders and Patriots of Allen County, OhioOhio Sesquicentennial marker
In honor of those founders and patriots of the northwest territory who settled in Ohio and Allen County 1803 Ohio Sesquicentennial 1953Map (db m77680) HM
15Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Historic House
Erected in 1852 of handsome bricks, this house, still occupied in 1976, is one of Lima's oldest landmarks. Situated on part of Outlot No. Two of the original city addition, the residence now fronts Central Ave., known as Tanner Ave., before 1897. . . . Map (db m29884) HM
16Ohio, Allen County, Lima — In Memory of Chief P-H-T and the Hawg Creek Shawnee
In memory of PHT and the Hawg Creek Shawnee. This area was their home until the 1830's when they were forcibly removed by the U.S. government. Some stayed and their descendants live here to this day. Chief PHT died before the removal and was buried . . . Map (db m79664) HM
17Ohio, Allen County, Lima — James Daniel's Cabin1828
Built near this site, the cabin of this pioneer Allen County Commissioner was used for the first meetings of the Bath Township Trustees in 1829 and of the Allen County Commissioners June 6, 1831. Daniel's land adjoined the original 160 acre . . . Map (db m29874) HM
18Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Korean War Memorial
The Korean War June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 ————————— To honor those who fought and died to secure the freedom of the People of South Korea Forgotten Nevermore by . . . Map (db m22929) WM
19Ohio, Allen County, Lima — 1-2 — Lima Locomotive Works
One of America's largest steam locomotive builders, the Lima Locomotive Works, built 7,752 locomotives between 1879 and 1951. It rose to success building the patented Shay geared locomotive, an innovative design that became the standard for . . . Map (db m22935) HM
20Ohio, Allen County, Lima — McLean Teady Bear Park
McLean Teddy Bear Park the first metro park within the Johnny Appleseed Park District, was named in memory of R.A. McLean. Mr. McLean began the tradition of giving teddy bears to children staying in Allen County hospitals. This park . . . Map (db m173790) HM
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21Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Metzger Lake Reservoir
Sacrifice City of Lima public water supply Metzger Lake Reservoir Constructed 1946 Capacity 1200000.000 gals Named in memory of Lt. William E. Metzger, Jr. Killed in action over Germany November 9, 1944 Awarded . . . Map (db m173805) WM
22Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Nickel Plate Road Berkshire-Type Locomotive No. 779
Locomotive No. 779, built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1949, is the last steam locomotive manufactured in Lima. As a “Berkshire-type”, it represents the most advanced development of steam power. The Nickel Plate Railroad had a total of 80 such . . . Map (db m203831) HM
23Ohio, Allen County, Lima — NKP Caboose No. 1091
Caboose No. 1091 was built in 1882 by the Lafayette Car Works of Lafayette, IN. It has been completely restored and equipped by the Allen County Historical Society. Although much of the structure has been replaced during its years of service, the . . . Map (db m29716) HM
24Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Ohio's First Electric Street Car Line
Ohio's first electric Street Car Line and one of the first in the U.S. Began operation in Lima, Ohio July 4, 1887. Operated by B.C. Faurot as the Lima Street Rail- way and Power Co. This line served the city . . . Map (db m79481) HM
25Ohio, Allen County, Lima — 6-2 — Servicemen's Free Canteen
The Lima Chapter of the American Women's Voluntary Services Organization established a community-based, free canteen during World War II for troops traveling on the Pennsylvania Railroad and adjacent Baltimore & Ohio-Nickel Plate Railroads. Meeting . . . Map (db m22951) HM
26Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Shawnee Council HouseHeadquarters of Shawnee Indian Reservation
Headquarters of the Shawnee Indian Reservation Shawnee Indian Council House located 250 feet eastMap (db m77682) HM
27Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Shawnee Council House Reported missing
In 1831, the Shawnee Indians built a 20 x 30 ft. hewed-log council house within their Hog Creek Settlement. It was located about 270 ft. east of this marker. After the Indians’ forced exodus west, it served as a temporary dwelling for the Griffith . . . Map (db m100742) HM
28Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Site Of Lima's First Cemeteryand burial place of Pvt. Elijah Stites 1758-1843
Site of Lima's First cemetery and burial place of Pvt. Elijah Stites 1758-1843 Minute Man of the Revolution who served in the Essex County Militia 1st Regiment New Jersey. Map (db m93047) HM
29Ohio, Allen County, Lima — 3-2 — Solar Refinery
Oil became a valuable resource in Ohio when significant quantities were discovered in Lima in 1885. The discovery brought an economic boom to Lima and northwest Ohio. News of the Lima oil field spread, attracting the attention of John D. . . . Map (db m22961) HM
30Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Tawa Town Reported damaged
The headwaters of the Auglaize are just south of you. You are on the old Auglaize-Miami portage trail, the most direct canoe route between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Here, long before white men arrived and until 1817, was an Indian settlement -- . . . Map (db m194331) HM
31Ohio, Allen County, Lima — The Henry Boose Site
In 1959 this area was discovered to be an almost four thousand year old burial ground of the Glacial Kame People-named for the distinctive gravel elevations in which their dead were buried. The area was once a farm owned by Henry Boose, an early . . . Map (db m78679) HM
32Ohio, Allen County, Lima — The Hog Creek SettlementWard Cemetery — Pioneers in Allen County, Ohio —
Ward Cemetery Burial Site in the fall of 1825, Samuel McCluer built a log cabin near this site and began the arduous task of clearing away the dense forest for farming. Not until the following summer did he learn from hunters, who . . . Map (db m80275) HM
33Ohio, Allen County, Lima — The InnCenter Square
• Originally, The Hotel Kirwan • Built by, and named after, Daniel Kirwan in 1928 • Architect, Peter M. Hulsken, Lima, Ohio • The Inn, Center Square • Renovated and converted by Associated Innvestors Management in 1982 • C. R. C. . . . Map (db m196302) HM
34Ohio, Allen County, Lima — 2-2 — The Interurban Era
In 1910, the Ohio Electric Railway Company opened this terminal, formerly the Interurban Building, which served interurban passengers until 1937. Along with offices, it contained space for express and baggage handling, ticket windows, a newsstand, . . . Map (db m22934) HM
35Ohio, Allen County, Lima — The MacDonnell House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m196308) HM
36Ohio, Allen County, Lima — The Old Bell
Cast in Cincinnati about 1840, this bell was brought to Lima by way of the Miami Erie Canal and horse drawn wagon, and placed in Allen County's 1842 Courthouse. It rang the hour, announced births and deaths, called citizens to church and town . . . Map (db m22936) HM
37Ohio, Allen County, Lima — The Shawnee Indian Reservation
Northeast corner of The Shawnee Indian Reservation of 25 square miles in present-day Shawnee Township. Home of the Hog Creek Shawnees from 1817 to their removal to Kansas in 1833. Granted to the Shawnees by treaty September 29, 1817. . . . Map (db m63069) HM
38Ohio, Allen County, Lima — Veterans Freedom Flag Monument
The Veterans Freedom Flag Monument dedicated May 22, 2010 to Veterans who made the sacrifice for freedom around the world, those who currently serve in the military and those who will serve in the future. Built entirely through the donations of . . . Map (db m63076) WM
39Ohio, Allen County, Lima — West Market Street Boulevard Historic District
West Market Street Boulevard Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m99499) HM
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Feb. 8, 2023