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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Perrysburg, Ohio

 
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Perrysburg is in Wood County
      Wood County (193)  
      Hancock County (64)  
      Henry County (95)  
      Lucas County (248)  
      Ottawa County (58)  
      Putnam County (39)  
      Sandusky County (163)  
      Seneca County (21)  
 
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1Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 17-87 — 17th Infantry Regiment
The 17th Infantry, created by Congress in 1812 and formed with personnel from western states, was the only Regular Army regiment in General James Winchester's column of the Army of the Northwest's campaign to regain Detroit. During the War of . . . Map (db m28203) HM
2Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 1861 — Saint Rose Catholic Church
History records that Jesuit missionaries from Quebec passed through this part of northwest Ohio as early as 1751. A priest from Tiffin, Ohio visited Perrysburg in 1839 and wrote that there was only one Catholic family living near Perrysburg. . . . Map (db m175273) HM
3Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 1889 — Saint Rose Catholic Church
The present church building is the second to serve the St. Rose Parish community. By the early. 1880's the first church building (located at what is now 80-84 Elm Street) had become inadequate for the growing St. Rose congregation. In 1885 the . . . Map (db m175274) HM
4Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 577 Log House
This log house is possibly the oldest free standing wood home in Wood or Lucas County. A Toledo newspaper article in the 1930's said that a pioneer named Woolfert, built the cabin in 1803 or 1804. The Woolfert Cabin sat on the bluff overlooking . . . Map (db m185837) HM
5Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 14-87 — Amos Spafford / Perrysburg
[Front Side of Marker]: "Amos Spafford" In 1810, early settlers here were Major Amos Spafford (1753-1818), his wife Olive (1756-1823), and their children Samuel, Aurora , Chloe (Mrs. Almon Gibbs), and Anna (Mrs. Richard Craw). In 1796, . . . Map (db m28274) HM
6Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 7-87 — Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons
[Front Side of Marker]: "Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons" Settlers and soldiers moving west brought with them familiar institutions such as the Masonic Lodge. Here at Camp Meigs, military officers were authorized by Ohio . . . Map (db m28346) HM
7Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Blockhouses — Fort Meigs
Seven blockhouses were spaced irregularly along the stockade wall. These blockhouses were intended to function as defensive positions with at least one cannon on the first floor and a platoon of men armed with muskets and rifles stationed on the . . . Map (db m169767) HM
8Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Carriage Room (Bookcenter) / Machinery Room (Conference Room) / Cottage — Welcome 577 Foundation Where People Learn To Like The Land
Carriage Room (Bookcenter) Once full of saddles, bridles, and horse carriages, this room is now filled with once-read books. The Once-Read Book Center is open daily and is operated by non-profit organizations. Through their volunteer . . . Map (db m185811) HM
9Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Ceramic Dome "Terra Vista" — By Artist Laurie Spencer
Laurie is from Tulsa, OK & has been a professional ceramic artist for over 25 years. Since 1994, she has been the ceramic teacher for the Holland Hall School in Tulsa. She holds a BFA & a MA from the University of Tulsa & has been an artist in . . . Map (db m185833) HM
10Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — C — Clay's Landing — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m94017) HM
11Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry — "We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours"
The original of this monument to Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, was created in marble in 1860 by New York Sculptor William Walcutt for the City of Cleveland. When that City had the statues cast in bronze, . . . Map (db m29592) HM
12Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Did's Dig / Log Cabin / Honey Bee Hives
Did's Dig Discover a 350 million year old past in the silica shale fossil rock pile. In your search you might find fossils of clams, sea lilies, corals, trilobites and bony fishes including sharks! Take your treasured find home! . . . Map (db m185832) HM
13Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Discipline — Fort Meigs
Those guilty of misbehavior at Fort Meigs faced a variety of punishments. Although whipping was outlawed, soldiers could have their pay stopped, be forced to do extra duties around the camp, be chained in their tents, or be fed bread and . . . Map (db m169764) HM
14Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — First Siege — Fort Meigs
Scouting parties made up of Indians allied with the British kept the fort under close surveillance during the early spring of 1813. In late April, British forces commanded by Brig. Gen. Henry Proctor attacked Fort Meigs with an army made up . . . Map (db m169738) HM
15Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — First Siege — Fort Meigs
Small groups of British scouts appeared opposite Fort Meigs on April 26, 1813. The main body of British troops arrived two days later. After constructing artillery batteries, General Procter opened the siege on May 1. Within Fort Meigs, the . . . Map (db m169771) HM
16Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Fort Meigs — 1813
[Marker Front]: Fort Meigs 1813 [Marker Reverse]: In recognition of the services of the gallant men who defended their country on this spot.Map (db m19267) HM
17Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Fort Meigs / Construction
Construction on Fort Meigs began in February 1813. Soldiers traveling to Fort Meigs passed through the Great Black Swamp, a nearly impenetrable morass 40 miles across and 120 miles wide south of the fort. The harsh winter weather and frontier . . . Map (db m42090) HM
18Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 — The War of 1812
Fort Meigs was built during the early days of the War of 1812. The United States began the conflict by declaring war against England in June 1812 to redress insults suffered on the high seas including the impressment of American sailors; to protect . . . Map (db m42062) HM
19Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 — Was in the West
While Easterners were more concerned with diplomatic issues relating to Europe, the war west of the Appalachian Mountains took on a different character. The war in the West was a continuation of a long series of Indian wars dating back to the 1750s. . . . Map (db m42064) HM
20Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 — Early Defeats
The war in the West had gone poorly for the United States. In August 1812, Gen. William Hull surrendered Detroit and his entire army to the British. On January 22, 1813, a second United States army led by James Winchester was defeated at French Town . . . Map (db m42067) HM
21Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 — To the Rapids
American soldiers commanded by William Henry Harrison had been following Winchester with supplies and garrison troops. After learning of the French Town defeat, they fell back to the Portage River in Ohio. On February 1, 1813, Harrison advanced to . . . Map (db m42068) HM
22Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — B — Fort Meigs Directional Marker — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
$50 Fine or 10 days imprison- ment or both for defacing this marker Ohio State General Code Section 12489Map (db m135814) HM
23Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 21-87 — Fort Meigs Union Cemetery
The village of Perrysburg was founded in 1816 and Wood County in 1820. In 1822 the town established a village cemetery and located it on the southwest corner of West Indiana at Cherry Streets. By 1848 it was full and a new one was created on West . . . Map (db m67524) HM
24Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Gardens — Fort Meigs
Following the first siege, soldiers were allowed to supplement their daily ration by fishing in the river, foraging in the surrounding forest, and even gardening. Voices Of The Past General Owens June 15th, 1813 "At Seven . . . Map (db m169702) HM
25Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — General William Henry Harrison
General William Henry Harrison, commander of the Army of the West, selected this site in February 1813, and on it erected Fort Meigs as a defense against the military operations of the English, with whom the United States was then at war. On . . . Map (db m19271) HM
26Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — History Happened Here
You are standing on "Corn Cob Hill" where corn was once shelled, weighed and and lowered in hopper cars into a grain elevator below, thence onto ships. Under the bridge to the left is the foot of the rapids where non-native settlement started in . . . Map (db m29448) HM
27Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — History Happens Here…
The block you are viewing today, the north- end of west 100 Louisiana Avenue, has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come and gone since 1823 and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note these photos are from different . . . Map (db m175364) HM
28Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — History Happens Here…
The block you are viewing today, the northend of 200 Louisiana Avenue, has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come and gone since 1823 and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note these photos are from different eras . . . Map (db m175415) HM
29Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — History Happens Here…
The block you are viewing today, the south end of west 200 Louisiana Avenue, has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come and gone since 1823 and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note- these photos represent several . . . Map (db m175420) HM
30Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — History Happens Here…
The block you are viewing today, the south-end of east 200 Louisiana Avenue, has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come and gone since 1823 and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note these photos are from different eras . . . Map (db m175421) HM
31Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Hosta Shade Gardens / Bird Blinds
Hosta Shade Gardens Planted by Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society, in 2005, these gardens were designated officially as an organic American Hosta Society National Display Garden. There are over 250 correctly identified hosta . . . Map (db m185829) HM
32Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — In Memory Of Michael Hayes, Timothy Hayes, Thomas Hayes
For their early and long preservation of these historic grounds, made sacred by the burial here of soldier heroes who died in defense of American liberty.Map (db m169670) HM WM
33Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Interior Earthworks — Fort Meigs
Traverses, or large mounds of earth thrown up throughout the interior of the fort, were originally 14 feet high and 20 feet wide at their base. These earthworks were designed to protect the defenders from incoming artillery fired from . . . Map (db m169739) HM
34Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 42-48 — Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
The first Muslim immigrants arrived in the 1900s from Syria and Lebanon. They established the Syrian American Muslim Society in the late 1930s. In 1954, the first Islamic Center was built on East Bancroft Street. By the late 60s and early 70s, the . . . Map (db m180818) HM
35Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Kentucky Soldiers Monument
This monument is dedicated in honor of the brave men from Kentucky who served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812 and in memory of those Kentuckian s killed and missing in action on May 5th 1813 during the first siege. It rarely occurs . . . Map (db m169700) WM
36Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Lieut. John McCullough & Lieut. Robert Walker
. . . Map (db m169768) HM
37Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Major Amos Stoddard — 1762 - 1813
Wounded May 1, 1813, on the opening day of the siege of Fort Meigs. Died May 11 of tetanus; buried May 12 in front of the "Grand Battery" on the spot where he received the wound that caused his death. A native of Connecticut, Major Stoddard . . . Map (db m29423) HM
38Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Manabigama Wood Kiln / Compost Corner
Manabigama Wood Kiln Constructed in 2010 by pottery students. Manabigama means beautiful learning kiln in Japanese. Wood fired pottery is an ancient style of firing. The kiln is available to The 577 Foundation pottery students, . . . Map (db m185831) HM
39Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Maumee Rapids — Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs overlooks the rapids of the Maumee River. By controlling this point, the American army could deny the British access to the rivers, control military roads A south of the fort, and defend Ohio against a Canadian . . . Map (db m169766) HM
40Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Memorial Garden — Fort Meigs
This garden sits near one of three unmarked cemeteries at Fort Meigs used during the War of 1812. We hope that the garden's quiet and solitude invite you to reflect on the lives and sacrifices of the honored heroes here interred, and upon the . . . Map (db m169669) HM
41Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Miniature of FDNY's Spet. 11th Memorial
Miniature of FDNY's Sept 11th memorial donated to Perrysburg by the Witeler Shank Funeral Home FirefightersMap (db m186492) WM
42Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 3-87 — Old Wood County Jail — 1847-1870
Built in 1847, during the Presidency of Polk, when Perrysburg was the County Seat, and used as the Jail and Infirmary until 1870. Continued to serve as the Perrysburg Jail until 1899, sold by the town in 1918. Acquired and restored by Mr. and Mrs. . . . Map (db m67525) HM
43Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Pennsylvania Soldiers Monument
Top Erected to the memory of the soldiers of Pennsylvania who fell at Fort Meigs 1813 Side 1 Pennsylvania commands taking part in the conflict at Fort Meigs in 1813 Independent Battalion Major John B. Alexander . . . Map (db m169781) WM
44Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Perrysburg
Site of Fort Meigs. Built 1813 by General William Henry Harrison.Map (db m173551) HM
45Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Perrysburg — Corporation Limit Marker
Site of Fort Meigs built 1813 by General William Henry HarrisonMap (db m175316) HM
46Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Perrysburg
Site of Fort Meigs built 1813 by General William Henry HarrisonMap (db m186491) HM
47Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 20-87 — Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map
[West Side of Marker] : "Perrysburg" Following the War of 1812, settlers reestablished the 1810 Maumee River town, Port Miami of Lake Erie, on the land below the deserted Fort Meigs. The inhabitants nicknamed the new town "Orleans of . . . Map (db m29579) HM
48Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Perrysburg Veterans Memorial
WWI Millard Davenport • Merlin Hufford • Frederick Yeager WW II Rolland Ashley • Olie Coger Jr. • Robert Conn • John Cornelius • Charles Cranker • Franklin Finch • Delmar Harmon • Fredrick Kurfis • George . . . Map (db m173576) WM
49Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Perrysburg World War Memorial
In memory of the men of Perrysburg and vicinity who answered the call of their country in The World War Adamson Floyd • Alwood Robert • Alwood William • Ames Cloys • Amon Eugene • Amon Paul • Bauman Raymond • Bayer Raymond • . . . Map (db m173572) WM
50Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 22-87 — Rossford Army Ordnance Depot — 1942-1963
The site of Owens Community College, the Rossford Army Ordnance Depot played a supporting role in the United States' victory in World War II and in national defense during the Cold War. From 1942 until 1945, the Rossford Ordnance Depot served as a . . . Map (db m180796) HM
51Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Second Fort — Fort Meigs
In August 1813, General Harrison began to prepare the army for the invasion of Canada. Harrison ordered the large fort destroyed and replaced by a small stockade approximately 50 yards square and surrounded by a steep-sided ditch six feet deep . . . Map (db m169776) HM
52Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
A tribute to the soldiers and sailors of Perrysburg TownshipMap (db m173680) WM
53Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Stockade — Fort Meigs
Militia companies from Ohio and Kentucky would have been responsible for protecting this portion of the stockade. All the ground outside the wall would have been cleared of trees and brush. Attackers who left the protection of the treeline . . . Map (db m169701) HM
54Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Dairy (Bee Room) / Cow Barn (Pottery Barn) / Solar Thermal Panels — Welcome 577 Foundation Where People Learn To Like The Land
The Dairy (Bee Room) A dairy farmer once lived here! Remodeled in 2001, this room has information on bees, birds, rocks, trees, and picture collages of Virginia Secor Stranahan. Check out the indoor Honey Bee hive! Watch as the bees . . . Map (db m185810) HM
55Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Geodesic Biodome
What Is A BioDome: The Biodome is a solar heated geodesic dome greenhouse. Designed to reduce fossil fuel use and promote local food production. It contains a variety of systems designed to regulate the climate inside the dome and recycle . . . Map (db m185835) HM
56Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Grand Battery — Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs employed five artillery batteries during the first siege and added a sixth along the fort's west wall shortly after the battle ended. The Grand Battery was the largest artillery battery at Fort Meigs. Voices From The . . . Map (db m169774) HM
57Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Indian Wars — 1790–1795
When American Pioneers attempted to settle the area north and west of the Ohio River, following the Ordinance of 1787,the Indians aided by the British in Canada, fought valiantly and fiercely for their homes in the Ohio Country. It required the . . . Map (db m996) HM
58Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 13-87 — The Maumee and Western Reserve Road / Turnpike Milestones — Ohio Historical Marker
[Front Side]: "The Maumee and Western Reserve Road" Sandusky Street (U.S. Highway 20) is the former Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike. Native American tribes northwest of the Ohio River ceded the right of way for this 46-mile road . . . Map (db m21930) HM
59Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Simmons House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186490) HM
60Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Way We Were…
The block you are viewing today has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come and gone since 1823 and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note these photos are from different eras in the history of Perrysburg, Ohio. The . . . Map (db m175363) HM
61Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Way We Were…
The block you are viewing today, the southern end of the west 100 block, has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come and gone since the early 1830s and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note these photos are from . . . Map (db m175365) HM
62Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Way We Were…
Statue of Commodore Perry The statues of the 1812 naval war hero, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, and the midshipmen seulpted by William Walcutt were commissioned by the City of Cleveland in 1860. They were taken down in 1929, donated to . . . Map (db m175413) HM
63Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — The Way We Were…
The block you are viewing today, the north- end of east 200 Louisiana Avenue, has had quite a varied past. Businesses have come andgone since 1823 and some of the most interesting are highlighted here. Note these photos are from different . . . Map (db m175416) HM
64Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A125 — to Brady's Island / to Fort Miami — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on West Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - - 28 Miles to Brady's Island Text on East Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - . . . Map (db m93477) HM
65Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A122 — to Dudley's Massacre / to Portage Stockade — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Hull-Tupper Marches —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison-Hull-Tupper 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - 6 Miles to Dudley's Massacre Text on North Side : . . . Map (db m93456) HM
66Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A123 — to Fort Meigs / to Fort Meigs — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Hull-Tupper Marches —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison-Hull-Tupper 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - ½ Mile to Fort Meigs <———— Text on North . . . Map (db m93521) HM
67Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A124 — to Fort Stephenson / to Fort Meigs — Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March 1813 —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on East Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - ½ Mile to Fort Meigs Text on West Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - . . . Map (db m76976) HM
68Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A126 — to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on West Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - - 25 Miles to Whittaker's Reserve Text on East Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - . . . Map (db m93495) HM
69Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Veterans Memorial — American Legion, Perrysburg Post No. 28
An honor guard of trees, an everstanding vigil, to the veterans here resting World War I Korea Vietnam World War II Map (db m169920) WM
70Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Virginia Soldiers Who Died At Fort Meigs Or In Ohio During the War of 1812
Virginia Brigade under the command of Brig. Gen. Joel Leftwich James Adare • John Anderson • Stephen Archer • George Arnold • Isaac Bockover • Jacob Brewer • Patrick Burk • William Carder • Richard Carson • John Clutter • . . . Map (db m169667) WM
71Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — Virginia's Garden / The 577 Foundation House House — Welcome 577 Foundation Where People Learn To Like The Land
Virginia's Garden The interactive garden, developed for children, was designed in 2002 by two staff members from Northern California. "A space that fosters a natural occurring educational process within the ever-curious child” - no . . . Map (db m185812) HM
72Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — World War I Veterans' Memorial
On April 6, 1919, the New Century Club planted three oak trees at Hood Park in memory of the three Perrysburg men who lost their lives in the Great War, now known as World War I. These veterans were Millard Davenport, Frederick Yeager, and . . . Map (db m173579) HM
 
 
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