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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Piqua, Ohio

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Location of Piqua, Ohio
    Miami County (102)
    Champaign County (77)
    Clark County (72)
    Darke County (66)
    Montgomery County (585)
    Shelby County (50)
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1Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Alexander Post No. 158 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
. . . Map (db m17149) HM
2Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 6-55 — Battle of Pickawillany — 1752 — Ohio Historical Marker —
In the mid-1700s, France found its influence waning among midwestern tribes as it contested for Native American trade and military alliances with Great Britain. Shortly after Miami Chief Memeskia (also known as Old Britain or La Demoiselle) moved . . . Map (db m19875) HM
3Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Capt. Don Gentile — A One Man Air Force — Born December 6, 1920, Piqua —
Metal marker also has pictures of three aircraft, the Spitfire, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the P-51 Mustang Stone Inscription: Domenic Salvatore Gentile Son of Paquale and Josephine Gentile R.A.F. 8/41 U.S.A.F. 9/42 . . . Map (db m17160) HM
4Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 14-55 — Forest Hill Union Cemetery
On March 20, 1868, the Ohio General Assembly passed a revision to the Ohio Revised Code allowing for a municipality and a township to join together in purchasing land for a shared cemetery. On April 24, 1868, the Washington Township Trustees passed . . . Map (db m17140) HM
5Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — C — Fort Pickawillany — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m136623) HM
6Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Hospital Care
Prior to 1905, physicians in the Upper Miami Valley took care of surgical procedures in their offices or in the case of emergencies or serious illness on the patient's own kitchen table. Under these circumstances, cleanliness was difficult to . . . Map (db m29911) HM
7Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. — Mustered in the U.S. Service on these Historical Grounds.
[View of left side of marker] Mustered in Aug. 23, 1862 Battles Participated in by The 94th O.V.I. Commanded by Col. Joseph W. Frizell. Perryville, KY. October 8, 1862 Stone River, Tenn. Dec. 31, 1862 – Jan. 3, 1863 . . . Map (db m26817) HM
8Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — C — Indian Agency House — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m136619) HM
9Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 18-55 — J. Scott Garbry
J. Scott Garbry, a 1986 inductee into the Ohio Conservation Hall of Fame, had a lifelong commitment and passion for conservation, historic preservation, and education. His gift of land and artifacts to the Upper Valley JVS led to the creation of the . . . Map (db m17150) HM
10Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 3-55 — John Johnston — (1775 - 1861) — Ohio Historical Marker —
Beginning in 1794, Colonel Johnston was a prominent Mason for 66 years. While serving as secretary of Washington lodge No. 59, F. & A. M. (Philadelphia), he was delegated to participate in President George Washington's Masonic funeral. Colonel . . . Map (db m26779) HM
11Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 29- 55 — Johnston Barn — At the Piqua Historical Area
With the intention of becoming a "gentleman farmer," John Johnston began development of his Upper Piqua farm in 1808 with a two-story log cabin and this double pen log barn. The surrounding outer sheds were built to protect the log pens from the . . . Map (db m95026) HM
12Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 5-55 — Lock Nine
Completed in 1837, the limestone lock nine served as a catalyst for the growth of Piqua. The lock helped connect the village to Cincinnati (1837) and Toledo (1845) by way of the Miami and Erie Canal. German immigrants traveled up the canal from . . . Map (db m17277) HM
13Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Lock Nine Riverfront Park — Introduction and Summary
Lock Nine Park and the surrounding area has been the site for many of the major events in the history of Piqua and the Great Miami River Valley. As the crossroads for at least five major transportation systems, the area typifies various periods of . . . Map (db m17278) HM
14Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Lockington Dam — One of the Five Miami Conservancy Dams — Result of the 1913 Flood —
The dams of the Miami Conservancy District are for Flood Prevention Purposes their use for power development or for storage would be a menace to the cities below. Lockington one of five dams built by the Miami Conservancy District for . . . Map (db m95070) HM
15Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Main Street
Main Street began as a Native American trail that paralleled the Great Miami River. The trail took a shortcut across the east bend of the river thus creating the route that would become the center of the future City of Piqua. This early trail became . . . Map (db m17313) HM
16Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Miami and Erie Canal — Anthony Wayne Parkway
Governor Clinton of New York broke ground for the canal on July 21, 1825 just below Middletown. Built in sections, the canal was opened from the Ohio River to Lake Erie in l845. It was 248.8 miles long. rose to a summit at Loramie of . . . Map (db m166802) HM
17Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Pickawillany
. . . Map (db m19876) HM
18Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Piqua — Corporation Limit Marker
Home of Don Gentile World War II Army Air Force Ace 1920-1951Map (db m159663) HM
19Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Piqua Veterans Memorial
Erected in tribute to the veterans who served our country in all its wars Presented to the City of Piqua by the Piqua Rangers Drill Team Dedicated May 29, 1966Map (db m17299) HM
20Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Piqua Veterans Memorial
To the Piqua area men and women who have honorably served in the conflicts of our countryMap (db m17321) WM
21Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 4-55 — Piqua's Early African-American Heritage
Side A: Piqua's Early African-American Heritage African-American history began in Piqua with the settlement of Arthur Davis in 1818 and expanded with the settlement of the freed Randolph slaves of Virginia in 1846. African-American . . . Map (db m17147) HM
22Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 11-55 — Piqua's Vietnam Home Front / William H. Pitsenbarger
Side A:Piqua's Vietnam Home Front Local views on the Vietnam War mirrored national attitudes of pride and confusion. Piqua citizens participated in the “Letters for Life” campaign in 1970 for prisoners of war. Piqua Daily Call . . . Map (db m17319) HM
23Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Prehistoric Indian Mound
This doughnut-shaped mound with an inner ditch was probably built by the Adena people who lived here between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 100. Its exact function is not known, but it may have been ceremonial. The Adena practiced some crude farming, . . . Map (db m166807) HM
24Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Public History Movement
[Top half of Marker] Erected 1898 by the Piqua Chapter, of the Daughters of the American Revolution in commemoration of the last Battle of the French and Indian War, fought near this spot, 1763. [Bottom half of . . . Map (db m26824) HM
25Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Public Square — Sign of the Past
Piqua's public square, like in many mid-western communities, functions as the historical and cultural center of the city. Long after government buildings have moved to newer and larger sites, the public square maintains its status as the focal . . . Map (db m17367) HM
26Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 10-55 — Rural Electrification
On November 14, 1935, the rural electrification movement got its start in Piqua with the installation of the first electric pole financed by the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). In partnership with the Miami Rural Electric Cooperative, . . . Map (db m17283) HM
27Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Shawnee Bridge — City of Piqua, Ohio — 1915 - 2005 —
The 1915 Shawnee (Lorimer) Bridge was dedicated in part to the forty-four men, women and children who lost their lives in the 1913 flood. The waters of the Great Miami River broke free from their banks on March 25, 1913 and devastated the areas of . . . Map (db m17322) HM
28Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Site of Smokehouse
The smokehouse which stood on this spot may at one time have been connected to the springhouse by a covered walk or porch. Evidence of butchering was found in the area. The Johnstons not only preserved meat for their own use, but produced . . . Map (db m166806) HM
29Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — The 1913 Flood — Sign of the Past
The Great Miami River regularly overflowed its banks during the early years of Piqua's history. The first recorded flood hit the pioneer settlers in April of 1805. During the next one hundred years the Great Miami River flooded Piqua on nine . . . Map (db m165767) HM
30Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — The Cider House
The original of this building was erected in October of 1829. It was used for the storage of fermented apple cider, some of which the Johnstons sold. Hard cider could be kept from one harvest season to the next if stored under fairly . . . Map (db m166803) HM
31Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — The Courtyard
The Johnston house had a paved courtyard outside the kitchen door. The wall around it may have kept animals out of the area. The stonework and courtyard structures have been rebuilt over original remains. The building beside the covered . . . Map (db m166804) HM
32Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — The Fruit Kiln
The Johnstons sold dried apples, which were processed in the original of this reconstructed fruit kiln. Sliced apples were placed on trays in the kiln, the doors closed, and a fire built in the firebox underneath. It took about 24 hours to dry a . . . Map (db m166805) HM
33Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — The Mills Brothers — America's Greatest Singing Group
The Citizens of Piqua dedicate this memorial. We are proud of your Piqua heritage and birth. As musical ambassadors, you have achieved world wide fame and made the world a better place. Dedicated June 3, 1990 John, Herbert, Harry, . . . Map (db m17298) HM
34Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 27-55 — The Village of Huntersville
The roots of Huntersville began when John and Elizabeth Hilliard purchased this former Shawnee tribal land in 1797 from Ohio's largest land speculator Judge John Symmes. When Symmes defaulted on his payments, the Hilliards found themselves . . . Map (db m17291) HM
35Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — United Spanish War Veterans
In Memoriam United Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902Map (db m17148) HM
36Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
(Left):Erected in honor of Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan U.S. Navy. Born in Ireland Dec. 25th 1808 Died in Washington, D.C. Mar. 31st 1890. Received Special Vote of Thanks of Congress for Distinguished Services Feb. 7th 1863. . . . Map (db m19195) HM
37Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — William H. Pitsenbarger
Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger Rescue and Survival Specialist Born: July 8, 1944, Piqua, Ohio Son of W. F. and Irene Pitsenbarger Graduated Piqua High School Class of 1962 Died: April 11, 1966, near Cam My, Vietnam Airman . . . Map (db m166809) HM WM
38Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — 32-55 — William Moore McCullough / Civil Rights Movement in Piqua
Side A: William Moore McCulloch William McCulloch was born in Holmes County where he was educated in a one-room schoolhouse before moving to Wooster to attend high school and the College of Wooster. He attained prominence as Ohio's Speaker of . . . Map (db m29828) HM
39Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — William Pitsenbarger — He Gave His Life, That Others May Live
William Pitsenbarger was born in Piqua, Ohio, on July 8, 1944, the only child of Irene and Frank Pitensbarger. He graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1962. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and became a pararescue and . . . Map (db m136177) WM
Apr. 18, 2021