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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marblehead, Ohio
Location of Marblehead, Ohio
► Ottawa County (50) ► Erie County (76) ► Lucas County (144) ► Sandusky County (43) ► Wood County (97) ► Essex County, Ontario (43)
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|The first War of 1812 battle on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay in a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. . . . — — Map (db m35956) HM|
|The private home of Benajah Walcott 1762-1832 1st Keeper – Marblehead Lighthouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m87268) HM|
| [Marker Front]:
In memory of
Mason, Simonds, & Mingus.
Who fell near this place
in battle with the Indians.
Sept. 29, 1812.
This Monument was erected in 1857 by Joshua R. Giddings . . . — — Map (db m18978) HM|
|In 1861 the United States Army established a prisoner of war camp on Johnson's Island, approximately 1 mile south of this point. The camp, which housed captured Confederate officers, was maintained until 1865 when it was dismantled. The camp . . . — — Map (db m19012) HM|
|In total area, Lake Erie is the twelfth largest freshwater lake in the world and the most shallow of the five Great Lakes. It is about 210 miles long, 57 miles wide, with a shoreline of approximately 871 miles, and has a maximum depth of 210 feet. . . . — — Map (db m40066) HM|
|If you had the opportunity to climb the 77 steps of the Marblehead Lighthouse, you might be tired! This magnificent 65 feet beacon, originally 50 feet was built in 1821 in just eleven weeks an additional 15 feet was added to the structure in 1903. . . . — — Map (db m90707) HM|
| The Keeper’s House is so named because it was the personal residence of the first two keepers of the nearby Marblehead Lighthouse. The house was built for Benajah Wolcott and his wife Rachel Miller by William Kelly, a stonemason from . . . — — Map (db m87283) HM|
|Built in 1822, this native limestone structure was the home of Benajah Wolcott, first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse (originally called the Sandusky Bay Light), and his second wife, Rachel Miller Wolcott. Benajah maintained the lighthouse from . . . — — Map (db m18980) HM|
| The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation
on the Great Lakes. Originally known as the Sandusky Bay Light Station,
the lighthouse was built here in 1821 to aid navigation and prevent
shipwrecks. William Kelly . . . — — Map (db m150126) HM|
South Bass Island is the island you see toward your left (west) and has also been called "Put-in-Bay" for the harbor from which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry launched his successful naval battle against the British fleet under Robert H. Barclay . . . — — Map (db m171269) HM|
During the great age of sail when shipping in the area flourished during the mid-1800s, wooden hulled schooners rounded this rocky tip of Marblehead Peninsula on their way to and from the bustling Port of Sandusky Bay, carrying limestone and . . . — — Map (db m171270) HM|