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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Napoleon, Ohio

Clickable Map of Henry 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> Henry County, OH (103) Defiance County, OH (131) Fulton County, OH (109) Hancock County, OH (113) Lucas County, OH (467) Putnam County, OH (77) Williams County, OH (92) Wood County, OH (224)  HenryCounty(103) Henry County (103)  DefianceCounty(131) Defiance County (131)  FultonCounty(109) Fulton County (109)  HancockCounty(113) Hancock County (113)  LucasCounty(467) Lucas County (467)  PutnamCounty(77) Putnam County (77)  WilliamsCounty(92) Williams County (92)  WoodCounty(224) Wood County (224)
Napoleon is the county seat for Henry County
Napoleon is in Henry County
      Henry County (103)  
      Defiance County (131)  
      Fulton County (109)  
      Hancock County (113)  
      Lucas County (467)  
      Putnam County (77)  
      Williams County (92)  
      Wood County (224)  
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1 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 102 East Washington — Commercial Italianate Design — Old Vocke Block —
5 & 10 Cent Store For Many YearsMap (db m157940) HM
2 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 105 West Main — Est. 1928
Unusual California Mission Style ArchitectureMap (db m157983) HM
3 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 107-109-111-113-115 West Washington — Italianate Design — Circa 1875 —
Purchased by George Hahn In 1898 Clothing & Dry Goods Emporium Good example of Commercial Row ItalianateMap (db m157991) HM
4 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 116 E. Clinton
Donnelly Bros. & Bokerman Dunbar Auto Sales 7-Up Bottling Company, 1936-1982 Founded By J. B. & R. A. MaherMap (db m157989) HM
5 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 123 East Washington
High Victorian Italianate Circa 1881 Henry County Jail building cost of $20,000 Karst & Woodruff contractors Donated by Napoleon Heritage SocietyMap (db m185646) HM
6 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 123 West Washington — Circle 1875
New marble front in 1970 Served as newspaper L. L. Orwig & Son, PublishersMap (db m157992) HM
7 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 127 E. Clinton — Erected by Ohio State Armory Board — Built 1913 —
Unusual fortress-like architecture with castellated parapetsMap (db m185883) HM
8 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 221 East Washington
Founded in 1924 by Leo English, Earl Grieser & Earnest Spengler. First Production in January, 1925, At This LocationMap (db m157985) HM
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9 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 535 North Perry
One of the oldest buildings in downtown district. It served as a boarding house for canal travelers. Finerty Shoe Repair 1947-1985Map (db m157984) HM
10 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 606 North Perry — Italianate — Circa 1880 —
J.P. Belknap & Son Nat, publishers of The Henry County Signal for nearly 60 years.Map (db m157982) HM
11 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 611 North Perry — Restrained Italianate — Circa 1880 —
Built By Henry CareyMap (db m157981) HM
12 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 613 North Perry
Unusual Tudor Design Circa 1890 Hardware, Restaurant Glove Factory, Furniture Store Map (db m178810) HM
13 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 615 North Perry
Queen Anne & Italianate design Circa 1870 Built by Meyerholtz Bros. Former Alhambra HotelMap (db m178808) HM
14 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 701 North Perry
Original site of the First National Bank until 1935 Community Bank, 1935-1970 Bancohio Corp., 1970-1985 Ohio Citizens Bank, 1985Map (db m157975) HM
15 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 709 N. Perry Street
Circa 1870 Italianate Site of Groschner Hardware, Theobold's Department Store, Cash Quality, and Moden's Fashions Map (db m178809) HM
16 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 711 North Perry — Queen Anne — Circa 1870 —
Men's Haberdashery for over 100 yearsMap (db m158000) HM
17 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 713 North Perry — Queen Anne — Circa 1880 —
Purchased By Wm. Spencer in 1892 & operated as grocery store & tavern for nearly 100 yearsMap (db m157976) HM
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18 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 719 North Perry Street — Unusual Second Story — Oriel Window —
Site Of Shaff Drugstore 1912 - 1959Map (db m157977) HM
19 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 720 North Perry — Elaborate Queen Anne — Circa 1894 —
Formerly World Theater — Street Level Home Telephone Co. — Upper Level Third floor destroyed by fire in 1984Map (db m157978) HM
20 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 722 & 724 North Perry — Italianate Design — Circa 1880 —
Built By Herman Weber Served As Dr. Thomas Quinn's Office For Many YearsMap (db m157980) HM
21 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 723 & 725 North Perry — Italianate Design — Circa 1870 —
Murder trial of Major Gen. R.K. Scott was held on second floor. He was tried, acquitted & set "Scott Free".Map (db m157979) HM
22 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 814 North Perry — Eclectic Design — Circa 1902 —
Site of Dreamland Theatre Napoleon's First Movie TheatreMap (db m157990) HM
23 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 828 Oakwood
Formerly housed Fox Cigar Factory, Catholic Grade School, & Mitchell Flower Shop.Map (db m157997) HM
24 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Building the Church — Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
On February 26, 1867, Henry Precht and his wife Louise sold to St. Paul's Lutheran Church a one-half acre plot of land on the northwest corner of what are now Roads 17 and QI for S15.00. It was on this plot of land that the church was built . . . Map (db m172720) HM
25 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — C. C. 'Bud' Rodenberger — Veterans Park At The Bridge
Front In war, there are no unwounded soldiers freedom, is never free. In honor of those who proudly served by The Rodenberger Funeral Home Family Back In loving memory of C. C. "Bud” Rodenberger 1922 - . . . Map (db m172739) WM
26 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — C.C. "Bud" Rodenberger
In Loving Memory Of C.C. "Bud" Rodenberger 1922-2005 US Navy WWII 31 October 1942 - 4 July 1945 Pharmacist's Mate Second ClassMap (db m178814) WM
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27 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Church School House — Built 1897
Was located on the corner of Rd. H & St. Rt. 109 near Hamler, OhioMap (db m172695) HM
28 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 3-35 — Civil War Camp Latty
Front Text : "Civil War Camp Latty" Camp Latty was located at the corner of Riverview and Glenwood Avenues in Napoleon, Ohio and included Glenwood Cemetery in its grounds. This camp was named for Judge Alexander S. Latty, a staunch supporter of . . . Map (db m54539) HM
29 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Fallen Soldiers Battle Cross — Army • Marines • Navy • Air Force • Coast Guard
This fallen soldier battle cross is dedicated to all the faithful men and women of Henry County who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country and your freedom
To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his . . . Map (db m177465) WM
30 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — First Bell and New Foundation — Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
First Bell and New Foundation The original church remained much like it had been constructed the first eighteen years. In 1886 the church got its first bell at a cost of $319.51. The same year a new concrete foundation was also . . . Map (db m172721) HM
31 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — First Presbyterian Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The InteriorMap (db m172691) HM
32 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Flag Pole — Donated by Super Mfg.
In Remembrance Of The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial WallMap (db m176912) WM
33 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Flood of 1982
Historical Flood Mark ↔ March 1982Map (db m172743) HM
34 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Floral Hall — Erected 1884
Oldest building, Henry County FairgroundsMap (db m176911) HM
35 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Freedom Is Not Free
The citizens of Henry County pay humble tribute to those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Gregory B. Wertz 2005 • Kevin H. Sonnenberg 2007Map (db m177469) WM
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36 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Glenwood Memorial
Front Dedicated to the Families & Friends of this Community and All Veterans Back Preserving Our FreedomMap (db m178813) WM
37 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Henry County Sheriff's Office — Honoring Our Fallen
. . . Map (db m172697) HM
38 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Henry County Veterans Bridge
Henry County Veterans BridgeMap (db m172698) WM
39 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Henry County's Fallen Heroes
World War I Ward L. Adams • Rudolph Arps • Eugene Ash • August Badenhop • Charles A. Bahlman • Gilbert Baughman • Franklin Bevelhymer • George W. Butler • Albert Debacker • Carl Desgrange • Walter Furney • Harmon J. . . . Map (db m177467) WM
40 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — History of DT&I Railroad
This old depot was part of the DT&I Railroad, in the early 1900's, the DT&I Division Headquarters was located in Napoleon. Henry Ford owned the DT&I in the 1920's and had over 350 employees here. The depot was moved here, to the fairgrounds, in . . . Map (db m172696) HM
41 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Kevin Sonnenberg
Side 1 In Tribute to Lieutenant. Colonel Kevin Sonnenberg Class of 1983 June 15, 2007 Side 2 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 Side . . . Map (db m172710) WM
42 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Lloyd W. Franz Veterans Memorial Park
Lloyd W. Franz Veterans Memorial ParkMap (db m177462) WM
43 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 5-35 — Miami & Erie Canal And Napoleon's First Cemetery
The Miami & Erie Canal stretched approximately 250 miles from Cincinnati to Toledo. Napoleon and other towns on the Maumee River's banks were on a slackwater section of the canal. Between 1825 and 1845, laborers constructed the canal using . . . Map (db m160264) HM
44 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Missouria's Garden — Garden maintained by Taylor Moyer, Tom Jenny, Phil Johnson
Missouria Ritter (1844-1929) was the daughter of Joseph Ritter, the original setter of land just two miles west of here. Missouria was known for her personality and was remembered by family as kind and friendly. One great joy in her life was . . . Map (db m176909) HM
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45 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Napoleon Lions Club — Ohio Lions Multiple District 13A
Our History 1917: Chicago business leader Melvin Jones asked a simple and world-changing question - what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world's . . . Map (db m183329) HM
46 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Napoleon Rotary Club — District 6600
Founded in 1905, Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides community and humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace . . . Map (db m183333) HM
47 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Nathaniel Hartman Log Home — C: 1860-1866
Built by Nathaniel Hartman whose life was defined as a farmer, husband, father, and soldier: He served his country with the 163rd O.V.I during the American Civil War. Nathaniel would later serve as the first secretary for the Henry County . . . Map (db m176910) HM
48 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Revolutionary War Memorial — In Memory
In memory of all Revolutionary War Soldiers 1776-1783Map (db m159674) WM
49 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — 6-35 — Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water / How Napoleon Kept Its Name
Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water. The completion of the Miami and Erie Canal passing through Napoleon in 1843 provided a way to receive manufactured goods, export farm products, and power local mills. The early industries of . . . Map (db m122324) HM
50 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Saint Augustine Catholic Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The InteriorMap (db m172714) HM
51 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Saint John Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Church founded August 15, 1869. The church was located here until 1961 when destroyed by fire. A 100 years of blessing was noted on August 17 1969. Pastors from 1869 - 1969 A. Beroset 1869-1871 J.P. Karrer 1871 L.W. . . . Map (db m172716) HM
52 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Site of Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery
First Lutheran Church in Henry County 1848 - 1882Map (db m172729) HM
53 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — The Dr. Bloomfield Residence
229 W.Clinton Street Home to Dr. John and Susan McEwen Bloomfield Children Carrie, William and Eva Built in 1879 in the Queen Anne Style Dr. Bloomfield started his practice in the parlor in 1879 and later moved to 106 W. . . . Map (db m182893) HM
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54 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — The Henry County Courthouse
Henry County was organized in 1834 and Napoleon became the county seat in 1835. The first Court was held in a two-story log cabin located at the corner of Perry and Front Streets. The first Courthouse was a plain two-story structure costing . . . Map (db m236290) HM
55 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — The Parish School — Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
The congregation laid much emphasis upon the Christian instruction of its children. For that purpose a parish school was maintained for many years. On August 18, 1887, it was decided to authorize the trustees to purchase one acre of land for a . . . Map (db m172718) HM
56 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Veterans Memorial — American Legion Post No. 300
Dedicated to all veterans through peace or war that their memories will never dieMap (db m160620) WM
57 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of our heroic men and women who served our country in all wars to preserve our freedom.Map (db m172732) WM
58 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Veterans Memorial Bench — Veterans Park At The Bridge
To All Who ServedMap (db m172733) WM
59 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Veterans Park At The Bridge
Veterans Park At The BridgeMap (db m172737) WM
60 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — William F. Baden
In memory of William F. Baden who gave his life for God and country in the Korean Conflict July 27, 1951Map (db m172725) WM
61 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — Winchester's Encampment
General Winchester leaving "Camp Starvation” (Camp #3) on January 1st of 1813, the army started towards the rapids of the Maumee. On January 3, 1813, Ellias Darnell's journal noted "it commenced snowing two days and nights…it was from 20 . . . Map (db m160266) HM
62 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — World War Veterans Memorial Trees
Dedicated to the World War Veterans by the Club Women of NapoleonMap (db m160298) WM
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63 Ohio, Henry County, Napoleon — You Are On The Buckeye Trail — Follow The Blue Blazes
Founded in 1959, Ohio's Buckeye Trail (BT) is the only long-distance hiking trail entirely within Ohio. More than 1,400 miles loop through wooded footpaths, abandoned railroads, historic towpaths, back roads, rivers and lake shores, . . . Map (db m172713) HM
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Dec. 8, 2023