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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McConnelsville, Ohio
Location of McConnelsville, Ohio
▶ Morgan County (38) ▶ Athens County (47) ▶ Muskingum County (63) ▶ Noble County (16) ▶ Perry County (26) ▶ Washington County (107)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Dedicated in memory of all deceased members of the M & M Fire Dept. — — Map (db m13594) HM|
|For those who served in the Persian Gulf War.
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|
|In commemoration of the boys who served their country so faithfully and well in the World War. — — Map (db m13455) WM|
|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|
| 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|
|In honor of
Judge Carlos M. Riecker
Through his benevolence, Morgan Countians have a greater appreciation for learning, for government, for history and for service to community. — — Map (db m13470) HM|
|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|
|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|