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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McConnelsville, Ohio

Clickable Map of Morgan 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> Morgan County, OH (43) Athens County, OH (68) Muskingum County, OH (78) Noble County, OH (18) Perry County, OH (33) Washington County, OH (164)  MorganCounty(43) Morgan County (43)  AthensCounty(68) Athens County (68)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  NobleCounty(18) Noble County (18)  PerryCounty(33) Perry County (33)  WashingtonCounty(164) Washington County (164)
McConnelsville is the county seat for Morgan County
McConnelsville is in Morgan County
      Morgan County (43)  
      Athens County (68)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Noble County (18)  
      Perry County (33)  
      Washington County (164)  
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1 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — Congressional Medal of Honor RecipientsState of Ohio, Morgan County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio Morgan County Civil War Private Musician John T. Patterson Winchester, VA 1863 Private Elbridge Robinson Winchester, VA 1863 Private Jasper N. North Vicksburg, . . . Map (db m13453) HM
2 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 36 — Deerfield TownshipRebels at the Weaver Farm — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and 600 Confederate cavalrymen entered Deerfield Township, Morgan County, about dusk on July 22, 1863. Morgan rested his men for the night at the John Weaver Farm near the Island Run headwaters. General Morgan . . . Map (db m173463) HM
3 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 37 — EagleportCrossing the Muskingum River — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On the morning of July 23, 1833, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and 600 Confederate raiders rode down Island Run Road to the Muskingum River just below Eagleport where Island Run forms a small island. Farmers and young boys in Rokeby Lock, on . . . Map (db m173466) HM
4 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 14-58 — Evelyn True Button House
This brick, Federal-style house was built in 1836. Helen Moore, the grand daughter of General Robert McConnel, officer during the War of 1812 and founder of McConnelsville, married Dr. Hiram L. True and made their home here. Dr. True practiced . . . Map (db m13392) HM
5 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 13-58 — First McConnelsville Christmas Tree
This former Universalist Church, which held a strong conviction for education and the pursuit of knowledge, was built in 1852 at a cost of $3,500. In 1865, its members decorated the first Christmas tree to be placed in a church in McConnelsville. . . . Map (db m13401) HM
6 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 16-58 — First Presbyterian Church
Many early settlers of Morgan County were of Scot-Irish heritage and brought the Presbyterian faith with them. From this group Reverend John Hunt and twelve charter members organized the first congregation in McConnelsville and Malta in 1824 and . . . Map (db m13427) HM
7 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 12-58 — Frances Dana Gage / Mount Airy Mansion
Frances Dana Gage One of Ohio's earliest proponents of women's rights, Frances Dana Gage (1808-1884) was born in Marietta and married McConnelsville attorney James L. Gage in 1829. She immersed herself in the major social issues of the day - . . . Map (db m13403) HM
8 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 8-58 — Howard Chandler Christy1872-1952
A prominent early 20th century illustrator and artist, Howard Chandler Christy was born on a farm in Morgan Township. He first gained notice as an illustrator during the Spanish-American War, but achieved lasting fame for his trademark . . . Map (db m13411) HM
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9 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 6-58 — Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
Many well-known hymns, including “Sweeter As the Years Go By,” “Nearer, Still Nearer,” and “Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart,” were composed in this church by its organist, Mrs. Lelia Morris (1862-1929). Her songs . . . Map (db m13412) HM
10 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department 50th Anniversary1930-1980
Dedicated in memory of all deceased members of the M & M Fire Dept.Map (db m13594) HM
11 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial
For those who served in the Persian Gulf War. [Marker Reverse]: Dedicated to all men and women of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm with honor and glory for those who bravely served to keep our country a land of freedom . . . Map (db m13461) WM
12 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — McConnelsville World War I Memorial1917 - 1918
In commemoration of the boys who served their country so faithfully and well in the World War.Map (db m13455) WM
13 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 9-58 — Morgan County
Morgan County was created in 1817 from parts of Washington, Muskingum, and Guernsey counties, with McConnelsville established as the seat of government. The first courthouse, a square brick structure, was built here in 1820. Its foundation stones . . . Map (db m13426) HM
14 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 1782/1932. “My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by . . . Map (db m13469) HM
15 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 38 — Rokeby LockConsequences From Exchange Fire — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's approximately 600 raiders arrived in Rokeby Lock late in the morning of July 23, 1863, having crossed the river from Eagleport. One column of raiders, led by Morgan himself, used a ferryboat to . . . Map (db m173467) HM
16 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — Since 1880
Since 1880, buildings on this site have supported both commercial and residential uses. Historically, businesses on this block have included both wholesale and retail grocery, furniture, photography, carriage manufacturing, restaurant, shoe and . . . Map (db m209401) HM
17 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — The Carlos M. Riecker Complex Reported missing
In honor of Judge Carlos M. Riecker 1897-1990 Through his benevolence, Morgan Countians have a greater appreciation for learning, for government, for history and for service to community.Map (db m208776) HM
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18 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — 3-58 — Two River Towns: McConnelsville and Malta
McConnelsville and Malta are two towns that prospered because of the locks and dams built on the Muskingum River from 1836 to 1841. Settlers came to both towns in 1817. In the 1820s and 1830s, flatboats carried grain, lumber, and livestock down the . . . Map (db m16716) HM
19 Ohio, Morgan County, McConnelsville — Windlass or Crab Winch
The earliest North American mechanism used to open miter gates on steamboat locks were muscle powered, geared winches (windlass, crabs), which quickly replaced balance beams when lock widths exceeded about 25 feet. This 3,360 pound windlass . . . Map (db m16717) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023