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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion, Ohio

Clickable Map of Marion 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> Marion County, OH (50) Crawford County, OH (36) Delaware County, OH (136) Hardin County, OH (61) Morrow County, OH (26) Union County, OH (65) Wyandot County, OH (72)  MarionCounty(50) Marion County (50)  CrawfordCounty(36) Crawford County (36)  DelawareCounty(136) Delaware County (136)  HardinCounty(61) Hardin County (61)  MorrowCounty(26) Morrow County (26)  UnionCounty(65) Union County (65)  WyandotCounty(72) Wyandot County (72)
Marion is the county seat for Marion County
Marion is in Marion County
      Marion County (50)  
      Crawford County (36)  
      Delaware County (136)  
      Hardin County (61)  
      Morrow County (26)  
      Union County (65)  
      Wyandot County (72)  
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1 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 14-51 — Camp Marion, World War II Prisoners of War1944 - 1946
This site was once a twenty-four acre camp for Prisoners of War established on the grounds of the Marion Engineer Depot. The Depot was a major supply and logistics site of the U.S. Army Engineers during World War II. The first contingent of POWs . . . Map (db m29115) HM
2 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 16-51 — Cummin's Home
Thomas Stinson Cummin, owner of a successful dry goods store, built his home in the early 1870s on the outskirts of the growing village of Marion. The home was purchased in 1889 by Henry M. Barnhart, an inventor, and co-founder of the Marion . . . Map (db m221680) HM
3 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — First Bell Brought to Marion County
First bell brought to Marion County. Cast in 1839 for the Marion County Courthouse. Moved to Salem Church in 1885. Re-set at this site in 1991.Map (db m201366) HM
4 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Founders' Point
In recognition of foresight and ingenuity of Henry Barnhart, George King, and Edward Huber, who established this plant in 1884 as The Marion Steam Shovel Company, This monument is dedicated as Founders' PointMap (db m201403) HM
5 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Harding Memorial
Warren Gamaliel Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was born November 2, 1865, in Blooming Grove, Ohio, to Dr. George Tryon Harding and Phoebe Dickerson Harding. The family moved to the village of Caledonia, and then to Marion. Harding . . . Map (db m219208) HM
6 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 1-51 — Home of Warren G. Harding29th President of the United States Reported missing
His residence from 1891 to 1921 Restored by the Harding Memorial AssociationMap (db m94800) HM
7 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Hotel Harding
Hotel Harding has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, 1924Map (db m201360) HM
8 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 3-51 — Jacob's Well
Jacob Foos, while surveying the Military Road north from Fort Morrow to Fremont during the War of 1812, dug a well at this site. General William H. Harrison and his troops, on their way to Lake Erie, camped here and drank from the well. This area . . . Map (db m29048) HM
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9 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 6-51 — Marion County Courthouse
This is Marion County's fourth courthouse and the second at this site. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1884. Costing $115,000, it was completed in 1885 by contractors Leffler and Bland. In 1973 the courthouse was placed on the National Register . . . Map (db m29095) HM
10 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Marion County Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
In honor of the Revolutionary Soldiers known to be buried in Marion County 1775-1783 Ebenezer Ballentine • William Britton, Sr. • Israel Clark • Joseph Gillette • Frazier Gray • Andrew Hyde, Jr. • John Trey • John Lindsey • . . . Map (db m201362) WM
11 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 11-51 — Marion Mausoleum
The Marion Mausoleum represents a time in early 20th-century America in which burial practices changed because of advances in engineering and construction materials, concerns about hygiene, and a new rise in wealth among the middle class. . . . Map (db m117821) HM
12 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Marion Post Office1910 - 1988
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Heritage Hall by the Marion County Historical Society 1990Map (db m221679) HM
13 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 13-51 — Marion Steam Shovel
The Marion Steam Shovel Company built the primary tools for America's civil engineering for more than 100 years. Founded in 1884 by Henry M. Barnhart, George W. King, and Edward Huber, the company's patent steam shovels helped revolutionize railway . . . Map (db m27021) HM
14 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 18-51 — Marion Women’s Club Home
Marion civic leaders Shauck Elah Barlow and Ida Harsh Barlow built “Waldhelm,” their Colonial Revival residence, between 1903- 1905. Ida Barlow, then president of the Marion Women’s Club, hosted a December 1905 meeting in her new home. Members . . . Map (db m224218) HM
15 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe
This display is a single Crawler Tread shoe that was used on the enormous NASA Crawler-Transporters. These transporters were used to move the Apollo spacecraft, Skylab space station, and other space shuttles to the launch site . . . Map (db m166057) HM
16 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 5-51 — Norman Mattoon Thomas
Was born on this site Nov. 20, 1884. He graduated from Marion High School in 1901, Princeton University in 1905, and from Union Theological Seminary. Thomas, a clergyman, and the son of Marion's Presbyterian minister, was a tireless worker for . . . Map (db m27030) HM
17 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 17- 51 — Old Marion CemeteryAlso Known as the Quarry Street or Pioneer Cemetery
Marion founder Eber Baker donated this two-acre plot for use as a cemetery shortly after platting the village in 1822. The oldest legible headstone bears an 1812 burial date, indicating that it may have been moved to the site after the opening . . . Map (db m94914) HM
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18 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Ornamental Stone
Ornamental Stone from the First Harding High School 240 West Church Street Built 1915 Razed 1996Map (db m201402) HM
19 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — Palace Theater
Palace Theater has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m201361) HM
20 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 15- 51 — Scioto Ordnance Plant Site
Side A On March 2, 1942, four months after the U.S. entered WWII, farmers living between Marion-Williamsport and Marseilles-Galion Roads and between State Route 98 and the Norfolk & Western Railroad were notified to vacate their farms by . . . Map (db m94705) HM
21 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — The Marion County Trial of Bill AndersonThe Underground Railroad — Historic Underground Railroad Site —
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . Map (db m94909) HM
22 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 12-51 — The Marion Engineer Depot
Side A: Early in 1942, during World War II, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers acquired 640 acres along two miles of U. S. Route 30 South (now State Route 309) from ten landowners. By June 11 of that year, the farm families were removed and . . . Map (db m29126) HM
23 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 8- 51 — The Old Blockhouse Site
The U.S. Army built a two-story blockhouse on a nearby hill during the War of 1812. The blockhouse was one of a series of such structures erected along the Greenville Treaty line to guard against Native Americans who supported the British during . . . Map (db m94537) HM
24 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — The Rooster Church
Salem Church has long been known as The Rooster Church because of a rooster once atop its steeple remeniscent of the tradition of Protestant churches in Germany. The rooster reminds us of Peter's denial and how at times in our lives we too deny . . . Map (db m221678) HM
25 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill AndersonHistoric Underground Railroad Site
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . Map (db m92076) HM
26 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — War MemorialsMarion County Courthouse
In Memoriam (list of names) World War II SSG Shannon M Smith OEF / OIF (list of names) Korea (list of names) Vietnam Map (db m172384) WM
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27 Ohio, Marion County, Marion — 9-51 — World War II Displacement"The Old Farm Went to War"
Side A: During the early months of World War II, citizens as well as soldiers made enormous sacrifices for the war effort. In March 1942 the War Department announced plans to build a 13,000-acre munitions manufacturing complex northeast of . . . Map (db m29125) HM
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Feb. 21, 2024