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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nelsonville, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Athens County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Athens County, OH (68) Hocking County, OH (30) Meigs County, OH (53) Morgan County, OH (42) Perry County, OH (29) Vinton County, OH (18) Washington County, OH (120) Wood County, WV (109)  AthensCounty(68) Athens County (68)  HockingCounty(30) Hocking County (30)  MeigsCounty(53) Meigs County (53)  MorganCounty(42) Morgan County (42)  PerryCounty(29) Perry County (29)  VintonCounty(18) Vinton County (18)  WashingtonCounty(120) Washington County (120)  WoodCountyWest Virginia(109) Wood County (109)
Athens is the county seat for Athens County
Nelsonville is in Athens County
      Athens County (68)  
ADJACENT TO ATHENS COUNTY
      Hocking County (30)  
      Meigs County (53)  
      Morgan County (42)  
      Perry County (29)  
      Vinton County (18)  
      Washington County (120)  
      Wood County, West Virginia (109)  
 
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1Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — Camp Site of Lord Dunmore — 1774
Rock weights were in drawbridge at Harper Street crossing of Hocking Canal.Map (db m10892) HM
2Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — Daniel Nelson
This tablet is erected in honor of Daniel Nelson founder of Nelsonville who donated the ground for the Fort Street Cemetery the Public Square and this lot for School and Meeting House purposes This stone was a part of the doorway . . . Map (db m37040) HM
3Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — E. M. Poston — 1862-1931 — A Native of Nelsonville —
Built the first A.C. electric generator, west of the Allegheny Mountains, on Myers Street in Nelsonville, Ohio, in 1888.Map (db m37037) HM
4Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — Fort Street Cemetery — Historical Site
. . . Map (db m37283) HM
5Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — Hocking Canal Site — 1840–1940
This section of Route 33 in the City of Nelsonville is constructed on the site of the former Hocking Canal. This early waterway, a tremendous factor in the industrial development of the Hocking Coal District of Ohio, was completed to this . . . Map (db m34217) HM
6Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — 1-5 — Hocking Valley Railway
The arrival of the Columbus and Hocking Valley Railroad in 1869 led to the decline of the Hocking Canal and assured Nelsonville's prominence as a major shipping point of coal and industrial products. The portion of the railway from Logan in . . . Map (db m43240) HM
7Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — 34 — Nelsonville — "An Act of Devilishness" — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders, wearied by the relentless Union pursuit, crossed the Hocking River into Nelsonville in the mid-morning of July 22, 1863. They found the town almost abandoned. Nelsonville's local . . . Map (db m130371) HM
8Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — 6-5 — The Hocking Valley Coal Strike — 1884-1885
Side A: Following a wage reduction from 70 to 60 cents per ton after many Hocking Valley coal mines consolidated in 1883, the Ohio Miners' Amalgamated Association struck on June 23, 1884. The operators responded by offering an even smaller . . . Map (db m37019) HM
9Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — Unknown Soldier Monument
In Memorial to all Unknown Dead in all Wars Known Only to GodMap (db m37282) HM
10Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — Veterans' Memorial
Center marker: In Honor and Tribute To All Veterans of All Wars Aug. 20, 1972 Presented by Parade of the Hills Left marker: In Honor and Memory of the Vietnam Conflict Veterans Presented by Parade of the Hills . . . Map (db m37021) WM
 
 
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Jul. 1, 2022