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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Portsmouth, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Scioto 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 Scioto County, OH (59) Adams County, OH (45) Jackson County, OH (41) Lawrence County, OH (20) Pike County, OH (19) Greenup County, KY (29) Lewis County, KY (20)  SciotoCounty(59) Scioto County (59)  AdamsCounty(45) Adams County (45)  JacksonCounty(41) Jackson County (41)  LawrenceCounty(20) Lawrence County (20)  PikeCounty(19) Pike County (19)  GreenupCountyKentucky(29) Greenup County (29)  LewisCounty(20) Lewis County (20)
Portsmouth is the county seat for Scioto County
Portsmouth is in Scioto County
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      Greenup County, Kentucky (29)  
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1Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 1937 Ohio River Flood Mark on Bigg's House
1937 Flood Mark 74' 2"Map (db m59408) HM
2Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — A Struggle To Be Free
The greatest dream we all share is freedom. In 1830 while in a slave market and in chains he was bound. he heard there was a change for freedom in an Ohio Town. He did not know how to get there but heard people say they run an underground . . . Map (db m166263) HM
3Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 2 — Alexandria / Alexandria Flood / Stone House / Court Street GatewayFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Alexandria The community of Alexandria was founded approximately two miles west of today's floodwall murals, in an area known as Carey's Run. It was settled in the late 1700's by pioneers who came down the Ohio River on flat boats. The . . . Map (db m166246) HM
4Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — All Saints' Episcopal Churchc.1851 — Fourth and Court Streets —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59338) HM
5Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Bigelow Churchc.1858 — 415 Washington Street —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59337) HM
6Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 10 — Chillicothe Street, 1940's / Steel Industry, 1870-1980 / Clarence Holbrook Carter / Carl AckermanFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Chillicothe Street, 1940's This mural reveals a view of Chillicothe Street looking northward from the U.S. Grant Bridge during the 1940's. The mural is a copy of a postcard of that time and shows many of the landmark hotels and businesses, . . . Map (db m166258) HM
7Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Civil War MemorialIn Memoriam
In honor of Our Soldiers, the brave men who fought, and the heroes who fell in the war for the preservation of The Union 1861 - 1865 Map (db m59409) HM
8Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Dole-Darrell House
Dole-Darrell House 322 Market Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1818Map (db m201712) HM
9Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Elden House
Elden House 634 Fourth Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1853Map (db m201717) HM
10Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Eli Kinney Housec. 1849 — 317 Court Street —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59256) HM
11Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — First Presbyterian Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59339) HM
12Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Flood of 1937
High Water 74.23 Ft Jan 27, 1937Map (db m201710) HM
13Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Flood of 1937
74.23 ft. 1-27-37Map (db m201713) HM
14Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — George H. Gharky House
George H. Gharky House 638 Fourth Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1859Map (db m201718) HM
15Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 1 — Introduction / The Mound Builders / Early Shawnee Village, 1730 / Celeron de Blainville, 1749Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History / 2000 Feet of Art
Introduction The idea of painting murals on the floodwall first occurred to lifetime residents Dr. Louis R. and Ava Chaboudy in 1992 after viewing outdoor murals in Steubenville, Ohio. An ad hoc committee was formed, and the decision was made . . . Map (db m166245) HM
16Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 8 — Julia Marlowe / Portsmouth Shoe-Steels / The Portsmouth Spartans / The Greyhound Bus Station, 1941Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Julia Marlowe Julia Marlowe was a world renowned Shakespearian actress during the late 1800's and early 1900's. She was born in England in 1865 and lived three years of her childhood in Portsmouth in the Front Street townhouse shown in the . . . Map (db m166255) HM
17Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 7 — Millbrook Park / The Shoe Industry, 1869-1977 / Early 1900's Streetcar / Government Square, 1919Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Millbrook Park Considered one of Ohio's three best amusement parks, this park was completed in 1902. It was located adjacent to the steel mill in New Boston. Streetcars delivered passengers to the park where there was a roller coaster, . . . Map (db m166254) HM
18Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 3 — Platting of Portsmouth, 1803 / The 1810 House / The 1812 Era / Flood Gate House / Early BoneyfiddleFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Platting of Portsmouth, 1803 This mural includes a freehand sketch by Henry Massie and shows Massie at a surveyor's desk drawing the original plat of Portsmouth. The city of Portsmouth, Ohio was not officially founded until 1815, but the . . . Map (db m166248) HM
19Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 8-73 — Portsmouth and the Ohio River
The Ohio River floodwaters account for Portsmouth’s settlement. Alexandria, the county’s first town, was laid out in 1799 on the west bank of the Scioto at its confluence with the Ohio. Early settlers in Alexandria were forced to higher ground . . . Map (db m132636) HM
20Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Fire House #1
Portsmouth Fire House #1 642 Seventh Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1882Map (db m201720) HM
21Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Foundry & Machine Worksc. 1863 — 401 Third Street —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59255) HM
22Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 13 — Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister CitiesFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Portsmouth Motorcycle Club The Portsmouth Motorcycle Club is one of the oldest in Ohio. The group picture shown in the mural was taken in 1913. Many residents have identified family members from this old image. Look closely into the hubcap of . . . Map (db m166264) HM
23Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 12 — Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's / Modern Industry / Medical History / Twentieth Century WarsFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's From the late 1800's through most of the 20th century, the Portsmouth area was served by the N&W (Norfolk and Western), the B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) and the C&O (Chesapeake and Ohio). From the late 1800's . . . Map (db m166261) HM WM
24Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 11 — Progress in Education / Shawnee State Expansion / Vern RiffeFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Progress in Education The mural depicts every phase of growth in education in the Portsmouth Area. Here we see the steady progress from one room schoolhouses and the various elementary and high schools to the establishment of Shawnee State . . . Map (db m166260) HM
25Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Purdum-Tracy House
Purdum-Tracy House 626 Fourth Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1848Map (db m201714) HM
26Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 9 — Roy Rogers / 1937 Flood / Branch Rickey / Kentucky FriendsFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Roy Rogers This mural shows the famous "King of the Cowboys” on his horse, rigger. Roy Rogers appeared in 104 films from 1935 to 1959. His final film, "Macintosh and TJ” was released in 1975, Roy Rogers' boyhood home can be seen . . . Map (db m166256) HM
27Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County KIA-MIA Memorial
In honor of all the families that gave their sons and daughters to our country POW-KIA Let the world know that we will not forget nor forget until all our troops are accounted for In honor of all the men and women who . . . Map (db m59410) HM
28Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Introduction The idea of painting murals on the floodwall first occurred to lifetime residents Dr. Louis R. and Ava Chaboudy in 1992 after viewing outdoor murals in Steubenville, Ohio. An ad hoc committee was formed and the decision was made . . . Map (db m165684) HM
29Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Alexandria The community of Alexandria was founded approximately two miles west of today’s floodwall murals, in an area known as Carey’s Run. It was settled in the late 1700’s by pioneers who came down the Ohio River in flat boats. The . . . Map (db m165685) HM
30Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Millbrook Park This park was completed in 1902, and was considered one of Ohio's three best amusement parks and was adjacent to the Steel Mill in New Boston. Streetcars delivered passengers to the park, where there was a roller coaster, . . . Map (db m165686) HM
31Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Flood Gate House The present day flood gate house simulates construction of a stone building in early Boneyfiddle. Dafford paints a house under construction. He utilizes a floodwall pumping station that protrudes from the wall. He then . . . Map (db m165687) HM
32Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Stagecoach Prior to the advent of railroads, Portsmouth was a hub for stagecoach transportation, maintaining regular schedules to various surrounding towns. In 1830, a trip on the Portsmouth and Columbus turnpike took 18 hours in good . . . Map (db m165688) HM
33Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Civil War More than 3,000 men and boys left Scioto County to fight for the Union in the Civil War. One unit, First Ohio Light Artillery, Battery L, represents all of these soldiers as they hold their position on the North Slope of Little . . . Map (db m165689) HM
34Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Tenth Street Station The pagoda-style train station at the northwest corner of Tenth and Waller Streets is shown as it appeared in the 1890's. The N&W (Norfolk & Western) and B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) tracks continued west on Tenth St. in . . . Map (db m165690) HM
35Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Chillicothe Street, 1940's This mural reveals a view of Chillicothe Street looking northward from the U.S. Grant Bridge during the 1940's. The mural is a copy of a postcard of that time and shows many of the landmark hotels and businesses, . . . Map (db m165691) HM
36Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Julia Marlowe Julia Marlowe was a world-renowned Shakespearean actress during the late 1800's and early 1900's. She was born in England in 1865 and lived three years of her childhood in Portsmouth in the Front St. town house shown in the . . . Map (db m165692) HM
37Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Roy Rogers This mural shows the famous "King of the Cowboys" on his horse, Trigger. Roy Rogers appeared in 104 films, from 1935 to 1959. His final film, "Mackintosh and T.J." was released in 1975. Roy Rogers' boyhood home can be seen on . . . Map (db m165693) HM
38Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Progress In Education The mural depicts every phase of growth in education in the Portsmouth area. Here we see the steady progress from the one-room schoolhouse through the various elementary and high schools to the establishment of Shawnee . . . Map (db m165694) HM
39Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's From the late 1800's through most of the 20th century, the Portsmouth area was served by the N&W (Norfolk & Western), the B&O (Baltimore and Ohio), and the C&O (Chesapeake and Ohio). The N&W's vast train . . . Map (db m165695) HM
40Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Portsmouth Motorcycle Club The Portsmouth Motorcycle Club is one of the oldest in Ohio and the group picture shown in the mural was taken in 1913. Many residents have identified family members from this old image. Look closely into the . . . Map (db m165696) HM
41Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Twilight This mural shows a modern-day twilight scene of downtown Portsmouth as seen from Kentucky, featuring the U.S. Grant Bridge connecting with Chillicothe Street. The muses, embracing both ends of the Twilight mural, represent the art . . . Map (db m165697) HM
42Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Simon Labold House and Garden
Simon Labold House and Garden 633 Fourth Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1897Map (db m201715) HM
43Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 7-73 — Spartan Municipal Stadium
Opened in the fall of 1930, Universal Stadium became the home of the Portsmouth Spartans professional football team. Earlier that summer, the Spartans had just become a member of the National Football League (NFL). Led by a few local . . . Map (db m132593) HM
44Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — St. Mary Catholic Church
St. Mary Catholic Church 5th & Market Streets has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1869Map (db m201711) HM
45Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 4 — Stagecoach / Hanging Rock Region / Ohio and Erie Canal / Early IndustriesFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Stagecoach Prior to the advent of railroads, Portsmouth was a hub for stagecoach transportation, maintaining regular schedules to various surrounding towns. In 1830, a trip on the Portsmouth and Columbus turnpike took 18 hours in good weather . . . Map (db m166250) HM
46Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 6 — Tenth Street Station / Market Square / Portsmouth 1903Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Tenth Street Station The pagoda-style train station at the northwest comer of Tenth and Waler Streets is shown as it appeared in the 1890's. The N&W (Norfolk and Western and B40 (Baltimore and Ohio) tracks continued west on Tenth Street in . . . Map (db m166252) HM
47Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — The Crossing at Scioto County / The Underground RailroadHistoric Underground Railroad Site
The Crossing at Scioto County (front) The Ohio River was a formidable obstacle for escaping slaves. Many runaways from Kentucky were aided by James Poindexter, an African-American barber and local resident, who picked up fugitives in . . . Map (db m59411) HM
48Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — 14 — Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert DaffordFloodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
Twilight This mural shows a modern-day twilight scene of downtown Portsmouth as seen from Kentucky. featuring the U.S. Grant Bridge connecting with Chillicothe Street. The muses, embracing both ends of the Twilight mural, represent the art . . . Map (db m166266) HM
 
 
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Aug. 17, 2022