Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marietta, Ohio
Marietta is the county seat for Washington County
Marietta is in Washington County
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This non-condensing engine with a 12” diameter cylinder and four-foot stroke is one of two first installed on the sternwheel packet CARRIE BROWN (built at Harmar in 1890), which worked the trade between Huntington and Gallipolis. When this . . . — — Map (db m20656) HM
One of the six lodges which in
1808 founded the Grand Lodge
Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio.
Erected May 10, 1958.
Harmar Lodge No. 390
Free & Accepted Masons
of Ohio . . . — — Map (db m20185) HM
Named for this cylinder here on the area once known as Flat Iron Square. The boiler, now largely underground, was ordered by Major John Lawrence Lewis circa 1814, sent by boat from Pittsburgh, PA, in care of Dudley Woodbridge, Jr., whose store stood . . . — — Map (db m178133) HM
Built 1868 for M.P. Wells, in the name of D.P. Bosworth in 1870, the house was purchased in 1897 by oilman F.B. Biszantz whose family occupied it for 85 years. Marietta Area C. of C. purchased it in 1983. — — Map (db m149690) HM
Ohio's fifty-ninth governor, Marietta native C. William O'Neill was the only Ohioan to head all three branches of state government. An honor graduate of both Marietta High School and Marietta College, O'Neill won election to the Ohio House of . . . — — Map (db m143561) HM
S. W. Corner Campus Martius. the “Stockade” occupied by the First Governor of the N.W. Territory and by Pioneers of Ohio, during The Indian War, 1791-95. Erected by the New Century Historical Society Jan. . . . — — Map (db m169649) HM
Catherine Fay Ewing. Catherine Fay Ewing is credited with starting the Children’s Home System in Ohio. Born on July 12, 1822, in Westboro, Massachusetts,. her family moved to Marietta in 1835. At age sixteen, Catherine studied to be a teacher . . . — — Map (db m103673) HM
[Main Top Plaque]
The inscription appearing below
Is a replica of the one engraved on a lead plaque
Buried on this spot on August 15th, 1749 by
CELORON De BLAINVILLE
And of which a fragment recovered in 1798
Is preserved by . . . — — Map (db m189761) HM
Built in 1992 by local businesses. Planted and maintained each year by the Rotary Club of Marietta-Morning. Named in honor of our first president, mentor, friend and caretaker of this garden William Charles Schob. — — Map (db m172108) HM
Washington County Children’s Home, Ohio’s first, and in 1867 the nation’s first supported by taxes, was founded in 1858 by Catherine Fay Ewing at her farm home in Moss Run, Ohio. — — Map (db m103721) HM
Methodism was brought to Marietta by Wesleyan circuit riders Robert Manley (1799) and Peter Cartwright (1806), and by German Methodist Carl Best (1839). Present building was dedicated 1885. — — Map (db m103671) HM
Home of Thomas Cisler, which
overlooked the Thomas Cisler and Son
brickyard. He and son Thomas H.
Cisler were business, civic, and
religious leaders. First house in
Marietta with indoor plumbing and a
bathroom. Occupied by Lillian E.
Cisler, . . . — — Map (db m171991) HM
Hildebrand was born on May 29, 1800
near Cold Springs, PA and moved tó
Washington County, OH in 1814. Here
he joined the local militia as drummer
boy. In 1828 he was commissioned a
Maj. Gen. in the State Militia. At the
outbreak of the Civil . . . — — Map (db m178137) HM
Established in 1992 by the Marietta Tourist and Convention Bureau to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. Maintained with care by the Rotary Club of Marietta-Morning. — — Map (db m172117) HM
Organized September 5th, 1818, under name of “First Baptist Church of Marietta Township,” the first record on the church book is “On Saturday, the fifth day of September, 1818 A.D., we, Ephraim Emerson, Wm. Churchill, John . . . — — Map (db m103479) HM
First Congregational Church, chartered in 1796, was the N.W. Territory's first organized church. Dedicated 1809 using Rufus Putnam's “Two Horn” plan, the first building burned in 1905. This church built 1906. — — Map (db m20649) HM
Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m. The first church in Marietta, organized Dec. 6, 1796. The present building is patterned after the original church, familiarly known to settlers as the “Two Horned Church.” Visitors are . . . — — Map (db m20650) HM
Flatboats were designed to carry cargo downstream, floating with the current. With flat bottoms, they were easily built to any size desired. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they were a major method of transportation for settlers . . . — — Map (db m20178) HM
Was chartered on Oct. 16, 1867 by the Grand Lodge Of Ohio in response to the petition of 13 Freemasons of Harmar, Ohio. The first officers were Elijah Locker, Wor. Master; A. S. Curtis, Sr. Warden: Samuel H. Tidd, Jr. W.
Its first home was a . . . — — Map (db m149716) HM
The Peoples Bank Theatre, built in 1919 and called the Hippodrome, marks an age when movies transitioned from silent films and nickelodeons into a major national industry and pastime. Designed by Columbus architect Fred Elliott for . . . — — Map (db m149686) HM
Marietta and the Mid Ohio Valley area have always known that the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers will at times flow through the streets of our communities. On September 17,2004, we once again prepared ourselves and our belongings to be moved to higher and . . . — — Map (db m149712) HM
Landed at this point, May 25, 1825
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Returning in 1824 to the young Nation he had greatly assisted during the Revolutionary War, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du . . . — — Map (db m20736) HM
Oldest building in Northwest Territory. From 1788 Gen. Rufus Putnam recorded war veteran land grants and sales. Maintained Ohio Company surveys and maps.
The Rotary Club of Marietta
Marking a Place in History with Service Since . . . — — Map (db m20183) HM
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis arrived in Marietta on September 13, 1803. His descent of the Ohio River aboard a keelboat began his expedition to explore the West. Included among his crew was 18-year . . . — — Map (db m20741) HM
(Left Side Panel): Life on the River “Wheel Coal - Sleep - Eat - Wheel Coal: If there was such a thing as a typical day in the life of a deckhand...that would be it.” - W.V. Torner, recalling life as a deckhand.
Towboats . . . — — Map (db m20578) HM
Directly across from this spot was Picketed Point, a fortification erected for the protection of the early settlers from hostile Indians. Within the stockade were dwellings, the first store and the first tavern in the Northwest Territory. Marquis de . . . — — Map (db m103236) HM
The Presbyterian Church was built here in 1865. The new First Presbyterian Church, to the left, was built in 1897. In 2014, the original church was removed for the 2016 creation of the Memorial Garden. Elements of the original church include the . . . — — Map (db m143560) HM
Sculpted for Marietta's Sesquicentennial by Gutzon Borglum
Dedicated July 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a tribute to those farsighted pioneers who journeyed here . . . — — Map (db m20674) HM
Erected by the Marietta Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, as a memorial to the revolutionary soldiers buried in Marietta and to honor the heroic men and women who faced the wilderness with courage and hope to create the Great Northwest. . . . — — Map (db m103515) WM
Although it remains an unpredictable force of nature, the Ohio River was far more volatile a century ago. Thirty-foot floods could wash away everything along the river's edge, only to be followed by dry spells that would lower the . . . — — Map (db m21676) HM
A work of the Moundbuilders, reserved for the public use by the Founders of Marietta in 1788. Set aside as a cemetery in 1800. First burial was in 1801.
“I know many of the Ohio Company personally. Never were men better calculated to . . . — — Map (db m103642) HM
Muskingum Academy, 1797, Birth of Higher Education in Ohio.
In April 1797, a committee of Marietta citizens, led by General Rufus Putnam, met to establish an academy suitable for preparatory instruction for their youth. Muskingdum Academy, . . . — — Map (db m103363) HM
Muskingtum River Underground Railroad
People living in Marietta and along the Muskingum River shared a history of slavery opposition. Manasseh Cutler, from Massachusetts and an Ohio Land Company agent, helped draft the Ordinance of 1787 that . . . — — Map (db m21653) HM
Here the new United States of America found, through Northwest territory, the first and common offspring of thirteen discordant and disputatious states, her formula to eminence among all the governments of mankind.
To those unfamed citizens who . . . — — Map (db m20654) HM
With a mission to protect citizens at home and abroad, the Ohio National Guard was originally established as the Northwest
Territory Militia in Marietta on July 25, 1788 and has fought
in every war since the War of 1812. Built in 1914, this Ohio . . . — — Map (db m103267) HM
The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival was the brainchild of Harry J. Robinson and Captains Gene Fitch
and Bob Limle. The first Ohio River Sternwheel
Festival took place in 1976, the weekend after
Labor Day. This festival was held to . . . — — Map (db m178134) HM
The steamboat TELL CITY was built in 1889 and named for Tell City, Ind. She carried passenger and freight on the Ohio River until she sank following an accident at Little Hocking, Ohio on April 6, 1917.
The Pilothouse was removed from the wreck . . . — — Map (db m20635) HM
Erected by the New Century Historical Society to record the names and commemorate the landing near this spot of the pioneer families of the Ohio Company August nineteenth 1788. Their homes were established in Campus Martius.
Benjamin Tupper . . . — — Map (db m20637) HM
This land at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers was part of a million-and-a-half acre tract made available by the Northwest Territory Ordinance of 1787, and purchased by the Ohio Company of Associates for resale and settlement. Many of . . . — — Map (db m168466) HM
"The settlement of the Ohio country, sir, engrosses many of my thoughts... and if I am to form an opinion on what I have seen and heard on the subject, there are thousands in this quarter who will emigrate to that country." - . . . — — Map (db m21678) HM
Transportation and tourism visionary and owner-manager of the Lafayette Hotel, “put Marietta on the map” by convincing the federal government to locate I-77 near historic Marietta.
The Rotary Club of Marietta gratefully . . . — — Map (db m103185) HM
Hopewell sacred walled way from Quadranaou to river. Earthen walls removed in 1843 by local brickmaker. The Rotary Club of Marietta Marking a place in history with service since 1921 — — Map (db m169633) HM
It is said that eight thousand families live in shanty boats along the Ohio River, and float from town to town, feeling as happy as if they owned the earth. We have our proportion in this neighborhood. ~The Marietta Register, 1891 What is a . . . — — Map (db m169640) HM
Sewah Studios was founded in 1927 by Mr. E. M. Hawes and began operations on Marietta's west side at the site of the former Stevens Organ Factory. That facility was destroyed by fire in 1932 and a new factory was built on the Millgate property on . . . — — Map (db m114539) HM
One of the first industries in Marietta was shipbuilding. Due to the abundance of trees and the shipbuilding talent of the New England settlers, twenty-nine ocean-going vessels were built in eight shipyards from 1800 to 1812. In 1845 shipbuilding . . . — — Map (db m103231) HM
Built 1852 for J.B. Shipman, purchased 1877 by Elizabeth and M.C. Professor J.L. Mills whose descendants were occupants until 1961. Mills establishes Elizabeth College for women in 1893. — — Map (db m143563) HM
1788 Pioneer use of the Book of Common Prayer preceded Judge Arius Nye's 1826 founding of St. Luke's parish. The Reverend John Wheat's nurture led to the first church--1833. This church built 1856. — — Map (db m149688) HM
Martin Luther (1483-1546) proclaimed that we understand from Scripture alone (sola scriptura), are declared right by God through faith alone (sola fide), and are saved by God's grace alone (sola gratia), through Christ alone (sola . . . — — Map (db m143562) HM
You are cordially invited to visit one of the last of the Mark Twain Era steam towboats used so successfully on the Mississippi and Ohio River systems during the past century. This boat was presented to the Ohio Historical Society in September 1955 . . . — — Map (db m20633) HM
The lodge was organized in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on February 10, 1776, by Connecticut soldiers in the Continental Army. It met when and where it could during the Revolutionary War. By tradition, the lodge's name and seal were suggested by Benjamin . . . — — Map (db m20669) HM
A fine example of Gothic Revival architecture was built in 1855 for Melvin C. Clarke, a lawyer who died in the Civil War at Antietam. Later owned by the Nye and Bosley families.
The house is a treasure of fine woodwork, furnishings and changing . . . — — Map (db m143557) HM
To record the names of the forty-eight pioneers who landed near this spot, April 7, 1788.
Haffield White •
Jethro Putnam •
Ezekiel Cooper •
Amos Porter •
Allen Putnam •
Jervis Cutler •
Benjamin Shaw •
Oliver Dodge •
Henry Maxon . . . — — Map (db m103259) HM
Once we had the most!
Ohio once had more covered bridges than any other state! A conservative guess is that Ohio once had over 2,000 of these bridges. Today, the national leader is Pennsylvania, but Ohio's remaining covered bridges are . . . — — Map (db m159735) HM
The Holden House
408 Front Street
Built in 1852, this house is located on Ministerial land leased to Edwin Putnam in 1809.
The house was built for Joseph Holden, born in Massachusetts, in Dec. of 1767. It was later owned by William . . . — — Map (db m20182) HM
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787. Following the establishment of the public land system in 1785, the Continental Congress appointed a committee, chaired by James Monroe, to establish government in the new territory north and west of the Ohio . . . — — Map (db m20653) HM
Look carefully and you might see the Ohio River’s wild side! During the warmer months, great blue herons wade the shallows while osprey fly overhead in search of fish. Bald eagles and waterfowl visit in winter, driven by northern cold to find food . . . — — Map (db m103241) HM
Built in 1822 by Postmaster Henry P. Wilcox, the property was acquired in 1837 by Colonel John Mills, a founder of the college. It passed to his sons John and William Webster Mills, graduates of the college and, like their father, longtime trustees . . . — — Map (db m103465) HM
The roadway down to the river from this point was once the busy route for freight and passengers using the many steamboats that served Marietta. For more than 100 years, boats in a variety of trades on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers made this landing . . . — — Map (db m103234) HM
The W.P. SNYDER Jr. is one of the few links between the age of steam-powered, stern-wheeled towboats and the diesel-powered, propeller-driven vessels that push barges on America's rivers today. The James Rees and Sons Company in . . . — — Map (db m20632) HM
The W.P. Snyder Jr. is a steam-powered towboat. It moved barges loaded with coal, iron ore, and steel along the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.
When it was launched in 1918, the boat was originally owned by Carnegie Steel and operated as . . . — — Map (db m20678) HM
What would the life of one of the men or women who worked on the W.P. Snyder Jr. be like? The Ohio River Museum offers tours that provide an opportunity to explore the decks of this historic vessel.
Imagine living on the boat all day. What . . . — — Map (db m20680) HM
Lord God of Hosts
be with us yet
Lest we forget
Lest we forget
In honor of the men and women of
this community who served in the
W.W. I 1917-1918 • W.W. II 1941-1945
They grow not old, as
we . . . — — Map (db m20667) WM
Richardson was born on May 25, 1824 in Washington County, PA. He graduated from Washington College in 1844 and moved to Ohio to be a teacher. In 1846 he enlisted In the Third Ohio Infantry and served in the Mexican War. He was . . . — — Map (db m143587) HM