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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Spencerville, Ohio

Clickable Map of Allen 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> Allen County, OH (148) Auglaize County, OH (94) Hancock County, OH (76) Hardin County, OH (57) Putnam County, OH (62) Van Wert County, OH (69)  AllenCounty(148) Allen County (148)  AuglaizeCounty(94) Auglaize County (94)  HancockCounty(76) Hancock County (76)  HardinCounty(57) Hardin County (57)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  VanWertCounty(69) Van Wert County (69)
Lima is the county seat for Allen County
Spencerville is in Allen County
      Allen County (148)  
      Auglaize County (94)  
      Hancock County (76)  
      Hardin County (57)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Van Wert County (69)  
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1Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — American Civil War — 1861 -- 1865 — Union and Confederate —
Served 3,263,000 • Killed 529,330 • Wounded 418,206 The American Civil War was a military conflict between the United States of America (Union or Federals) and the Confederate States of America (Confederacy or Southern States). They fought over . . . Map (db m166599) HM
2Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — American Revolutionary War — 1775 -- 1783 — Killed 25,324 / Wounded 8,445 —
The American Revolutionary War between 13 British colonies and their parent country, Great Britain, led to the birth of a new nation ”The United States of America". The colonies formed the Continental Congress to direct the American . . . Map (db m166591) HM WM
3Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Bowersock Bros. Post No. 6772 Veterans Memorial
On Feb 3rd 1973 this building was dedicated in honor of Lowell and Robert Bowersock and all men who gave their lives for their country presented by Grover Bowersock FamilyMap (db m196323) HM WM
4Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Deep Cut Lodge I.O.O.F. 311 Veterans Memorial
In memory of all those who served our great countryMap (db m166603) WM
5Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Fort Amanda
Erected by order of General William H. Harrison in October 1812 and became an important depository of army stores during the war.Map (db m19821) HM
6Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — John Eutsler
My brother John Eutsler died for the cause of freedom; but God's son died so all people may live in Heaven forever. -Robert EutslerMap (db m166594) WM
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7Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Kolter's Mill — Village of Spencerville — Est. 1844 —
This grain mill, which was located at the southwest corner of Second & Broadway Streets and considered one of the oldest landmarks in Spencerville, was constructed in 1843 and remained in existence until the early 1940's. The mill eliminated the . . . Map (db m196332) HM
8Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Korean War — 1950 - 1953 — Served Worldwide 5,720,000 / Served in Theater 1,789,000 / Killed 36,516 / Wounded 103,284 —
The Japanese had occupied the Korean peninsula since 1910. After Japan's defeat in WW II, the Korean peninsula was divided into North Korea and South Korea. On June 25, 1950, communist North Korean forces invaded South Korea. In order to stop . . . Map (db m166609) HM
9Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Miami – Erie Canal — Lock 15
Miami – Erie Canal From 1845 to about 1906 barges pulled by horses provided transportation from the Ohio River to Lake Erie through a system of locks which raised or lowered boats to the next level of the canal. Locks often became . . . Map (db m22933) HM
10Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Miami & Erie Canal Deep Cut / Miami & Erie Canal — Anthony Wayne Parkway
Miami & Erie Canal, Deep Cut You are on that section of the Miami and Erie Canal where the greatest excavation was made – a section that has been known over the years as “Deep Cut.” The huge ditch, 6,600 feet long and 5 to . . . Map (db m22848) HM
11Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Miami And Erie Canal Deep Cut
Miami And Erie Canal Deep Cut has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1975 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or . . . Map (db m166567) HM
12Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Miami-Erie Canal — Lock 15 — Miami-Erie Canal —
From 1845 to about 1906 barges pulled by horses provided transportation from the Ohio river to Lake Erie through a system of locks which raised or lowered boats to the next level of the canal. Locks often became sites of towns. Beginning . . . Map (db m166569) HM
13Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Persian Gulf War — 1990 -- 1991 — Worldwide 2,322,000 / Deployed to Gulf 694,550 / Killed 383 / Wounded 467 —
On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait. The United States formed a coalition of 34 nations to liberate Kuwait, beginning Operation Desert Shield on August 7, 1990. The United States deployed 694,550 troops in the war . . . Map (db m166617) HM
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14Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Site of the 86 Acre Homestead of Dye Sunderland
Site of the 86 acre homestead of Dye Sunderland who served in Captain Samuel McCormick's Company of The War of 1812 Here in 1820, on the site of the Indian town of Tawa the Sunderland family established the First Permanent Home in . . . Map (db m91455) HM
15Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spanish-American War — 1898 — Served 306,760 / Killed 385 / Wounded 1,662 —
The Spanish-American War was a conflict fought between the United States and Spain. Mounting tensions between the two powers during the "Age of Imperialism” peaked with the sinking of the USS Maine, the event that triggered the United . . . Map (db m166602) HM
16Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville
Founded 1844 at this site because of abundant water power from the canalMap (db m196322) HM
17Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville Area Veterans Memorial Park
In Honor Of All The Veterans Of The Spencerville Area All Gave Some, Some Gave AllMap (db m166595) WM
18Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville Athletic Booster Veterans Memorial
In memory of all those who served our great countryMap (db m166600) WM
19Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville Schools Veterans Memorial Bench
To our hometown heroes thank you for your dedication and service to our countryMap (db m166621) WM
20Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to our country’s defenders, erected by our patriotic people 1861 - 1865 • 1898 - 1902 • 1917 - 1918 • 1941 - 1945 • 1921 • Viet Nam 1964-1975Map (db m95006) WM
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21Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville Veterans Memorial
Side 1 U.S. Army The army was created by the continental congress in 1775 for the defense of American liberty. It was formally established within the department of war in 1789. "This we will defend" Side 2 U.S. . . . Map (db m166623) HM WM
22Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville Veterans Memorial Bench
For those who serve to preserve freedomMap (db m166587) WM
23Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville VFW Clown Unit Veterans Memorial Bench
In loving memory of all our deceased Clowns from VFW Post 6772 Clown Unit dedicated to all our veterans who have served our great country in the Armed Forces of The United States of AmericaMap (db m166586) WM
24Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Spencerville's US War Casualties — 1775 To Presant
Military Action • Hostile Deaths • Wounded • Non-Hostile Deaths Revolutionary War (1775-1783) • 6,824 • 8,445 • 18,500 Indian War (1789-1898) • Soldiers • 2,125 • 2156 • N/A • Indians • 4,000 • N/A • N/A Franco-American Naval . . . Map (db m166573) WM
25Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — The Town of Hartford
Do you see the little cemetery to the east, high on the west bank of the Auglaize? It's all that remains of Hartford, thriving town in the 1830's with, it was expected, a bright future, since the new Miami and Erie Canal would one day be serving it- . . . Map (db m80158) HM
26Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Vietnam War — 1964 - 1973 — Served Worldwide 8,744,000 / Served in SE Asia 3,403,000 / Killed 58,198 / Wounded 153,303 —
After the defeat of french colonial forces at the hand of the Viet Mihn in 1954, Vietnam was divided into 2 nations: Communist North Vietnam and Non-Communist South Vietnam. The United States became involved in Vietnam because it believed if all . . . Map (db m166613) HM
27Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Village of Spencerville — Est. 1844
Spencerville was platted in 1844 under the name "Spencer". In 1854, the name was changed to "Acadia", and was incorporated as Spencerville in 1866. The town was located on the banks of the Miami & Erie Canal, and its development as a commercial . . . Map (db m196325) HM
28Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Village of Spencerville — Est. 1844
Canal boats carried either freight or passengers. The typical canal boat was 14 1/2 feet wide by 85 feet long and carried up to 100 tons of cargo. Each boat typically had a captain, members of his family, animal drivers, steersmen and a bowman. The . . . Map (db m196328) HM
29Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — Village of Spencerville — Est. 1844
Canal specifications called for the canal to be 28' wide at the bottom and 40' wide at the top. The water level was 4' deep and the tow path was 10' wide. A team of mules, donkeys or horses pulled the boat along by means of a 90 foot tow rope.Map (db m196329) HM
30Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — War of 1812 — 1812 - 1815 — Served 286,730 / Killed 2,260 / Wounded 4,505 —
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and the British Empire. It was an indirect result of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, as well as British support of Native American hostilities against U. S. expansion. Fought across three . . . Map (db m166597) HM
31Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — War On Terror
This stone sponsored by and in honor of War on Terror VeteransMap (db m166620) WM
32Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — World War I — 1914 - 1918 / U.S. 1917 - 1918 — Served Worldwide 4,734,991 / Served in War 2,171,560 / Killed 116,515 / Wounded 204,002 —
World War I is also called "The Great War". The war was primarily fought in Europe and the middle east. The two military opponents were the allies (Britain, France, Russia and the United States) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, . . . Map (db m166606) HM
33Ohio (Allen County), Spencerville — World War II — 1941 - 1945 — Served Worldwide 16,112,566 / Served in War 11,411,581 / Killed 405,400 / Wounded 670,846 —
The United States joined the allies (Britain, France, Russia, China) to fight the axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) after the U.S. military was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor in 1941. U.S. military forces saw action in Asia, The . . . Map (db m166607) HM
34Ohio (Auglaize County), Spencerville — C — Fort Amanda — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m136597) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022