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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Liberty, Ohio

Clickable Map of Logan 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> Logan County, OH (180) Auglaize County, OH (94) Champaign County, OH (92) Hardin County, OH (57) Shelby County, OH (54) Union County, OH (65)  LoganCounty(180) Logan County (180)  AuglaizeCounty(94) Auglaize County (94)  ChampaignCounty(92) Champaign County (92)  HardinCounty(57) Hardin County (57)  ShelbyCounty(54) Shelby County (54)  UnionCounty(65) Union County (65)
Bellefontaine is the county seat for Logan County
West Liberty is in Logan County
      Logan County (180)  
      Auglaize County (94)  
      Champaign County (92)  
      Hardin County (57)  
      Shelby County (54)  
      Union County (65)  
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1Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — A Castle as a FarmhouseThey Lived Long on the Land
Construction of this stone mansion was begun in 1864 by General Abram Sanders Piatt (1821-1908). Finished in 1871, it replaced an earlier frame house where Abram had lived with his first wife Hannah and their children before her death in 1861 and . . . Map (db m144457) HM
2Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Foust Addition
This marker rests within the boundaries of a 57 acre tract of land gifted to the Fairview Cemetery trustees on September 23, 1921 by Henry and Elizabeth Foust. The tract is bounded on the east by county road 5 (then known as the West Liberty and . . . Map (db m199526) HM
3Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — From Generation to GenerationThey Lived Long on the Land
Benjamin M. Piatt, son of a Revolutionary War patriot, was raised on farms in New Jersey and later in Kentucky. As a young adult in the Cincinnati area, Benjamin's interests in commerce, real estate and law brought prosperity and the ability to . . . Map (db m144523) HM
4Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Highland Gardens Veterans Monument“Flag Flying in Memory of; All Veterans”
“Flag Flying in Memory of; All Veterans” artwork (4) Armed Services logosMap (db m80303) WM
5Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Hull's Trace / MolunthaLogan County, On Top of Ohio
Hull's Trace. A trail over which General Hull's army marched to Detroit in 1812. At this point a company of scouts recruited by Capt. Wm. McColloch of Zanetown joined Hull's army. Moluntha. Chief Moluntha, Grand Sachem of the . . . Map (db m198041) HM
6Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Industry on the MacacheekThey Lived Long on the Land
Benjamin Piatt and other early white settlers established farm-related industries using the water power of the Macacheek Creek. Benjamin built two dams to control the water supply and improved the head race channeling water across his land from . . . Map (db m144548) HM
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7Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Let's Play
Can history be fun? Kids who lived long ago had fun just as we do today. These yards and walkways have been play spaces for generations of Piatt children. Enjoy their spirit — have fun playing games from the past. Hoops Kids have . . . Map (db m144820) HM
8Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Mackachack TownLogan County, On Top of Ohio
Nearby stood the Shawnee village of Mackachack or Mac-A-Cheek. This village was the first of the Shawnee towns to be attacked by Gen. Benjamin Logan's mounted Kentucky militia in the fall of 1786. In all the American forces destroyed eight Shawnee . . . Map (db m19811) HM
9Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Mac-O-Chee Castle
Home of Donn Platt 1819-1892 Poet-Diplomat-Editor-Satirist Frame portion of present building erected prior to 1824. Stone additions 1879-81. This tablet placed by The Ohio State Archaeological & Historical SocietyMap (db m199524) HM
10Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — C — Mac-O-Chee TownsOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Here was fought the first of the major engagements of Logan’s 1786 campaign, in which eight Shawnee towns were destroyed and Chief Moluntha killed. Kenton here ran the gantlet in 1778.Map (db m136689) HM
11Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Michael Lane PartinTribute to a Long Time Worker
Michael Lane Partin for his devoted services to Adriel School and the Adriel Auxiliary 1981- 1990Map (db m81830)
12Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Monroe Township SchoolMemories in Rural Logan County, Ohio
(artwork- etching of building) Monroe Township School 1918 - 1952 site donated by Ernest and Ethel HorsleyMap (db m79335) HM
13Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Onion Ditch BridgeFirst Plastic Bridge in Ohio
Bridge 174-0.56 Ohio’s first recycled thermoplastic composite bridge Built in 2012 Construction cost $325,661 Built by Logan County Engineer’s Office Bridge Crew Materials manufactured by Axion, New Providence, NJ Designed by Parsons . . . Map (db m76832)
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14Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Over a Century of ToursFrom Private to Public
Left images Who do we have here? Left: This photograph first appeared in a souvenir booklet by William McCoy Piatt in 1916, four years after he first opened his family's home for tours. Upper right: William McCoy Piatt 1846 - . . . Map (db m144486) HM
15Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Pickrell UGRR Station — Historic Underground Railroad Site —
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 increased the punishment for abolitionists and rewards to those whom facilitated their capture and return to owners. This led to the routes to the East and West being more difficult to navigate from Columbus to . . . Map (db m140252) HM
16Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Pickrelltown Community ClubA Monument to a By-Gone Era
dedicated in memory of deceased members of The " Pickeraltown " Community ClubMap (db m80423) HM
17Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Pickrelltown Monument Honor Roll
(South face) In Memory Of all Monroe Township Men in service World War 1917-1918 Willis R. Yoder February 16, 1945 (West face) H.F. Bushawn Died in France October 28, 1918 Jacob I. Piatt July 21, 1944 . . . Map (db m80448) WM
18Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — 11-46 — Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County
[North Side of Marker]:"Shawnee Nation in Logan County" From the 1770s until 1832, the Logan County area was the homeland to much of the Shawnee Nation. Ten villages known as the Upper Mad River towns included the homes of . . . Map (db m34083) HM
19Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Sherman M. Ricketts1898 - 1962
In tribute to Chief of Police: 1958- 1962 Sherman M. Ricketts Who gave his life in the line of duty in the early morning hours of June 29th, 1962. while investigating a suspicious person complaint, he was struck down without warning by . . . Map (db m87710) HM
20Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Squaw RockBenjamin Logan Battle Site — Mack-A-Cheek Village —
Squaw Rock Of Indian Legend Site Shawnee Village Mac-A-Cheek and home Chief Moluntha Destroyed 1786 by Col. Logan Simon Kenton Gauntlet 1778Map (db m76156) HM
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21Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Storing the Crops, Livestock and MachineryThey Lived Long on the Land
Most of the farm buildings that provided storage for the crops and livestock on the Piatt farm have disappeared from the landscape. The original 1840 barn, located near the family's first home was used to store 60 plus tons of hay, more than 400 . . . Map (db m144915) HM
22Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — The Barn at Mac-A-Cheek Castle
The barn still standing behind Mac-A-Cheek Castle is the only remaining section of what was the second (and possibly third) Piatt family barn. It was built in the late 19th century with a modified post and beam construction. Remaining interior . . . Map (db m144931) HM
23Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — The Broad and Fertile AcresThey Lived Long on the Land
This land was home to Shawnee People who established their villages on the uplands of the north side of the Mac-A-Cheek valley and their corn fields in the bottom lands along the stream. The earliest white settlers also favored the bottom lands . . . Map (db m144757) HM
24Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — The First PermanentSunday School
The first permanent Sunday School in the "Old" Mennonite Church, founded by the authority of the church, was organized in the Logan County Amish Mennonite Church, now the South Union Church, one and seven-tenths miles, northwest of this location, . . . Map (db m38250) HM
25Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — The Ludlow Road / The Ludlow LineLogan County — On Top of Ohio —
The Ludlow Road (side A): You are entering Logan County over a road built after a strip of timber 40 ft. wide had been cut to establish a line between the headwaters of the Little Miami and the source of the Scioto River. The Ludlow Line . . . Map (db m13766) HM
26Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Underground Railroad StationThe Pickrell Mansion — The Quakers of Monroe Twp., Logan County, Ohio —
(Side A) Underground Railroad A name given to a manner of piloting negro slaves to freedom. Pilots of this area were largely Quakers, the most active of whom were the Pickerells, Paxtons, and Williams. (Side B) Underground . . . Map (db m76372) HM
27Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — 3-46 — West Liberty / Glover Hall
[Front Side of Marker]: "West Liberty" The West Liberty area, in the Mad River Valley, was the location of at least seven Shawnee Indian villages. This elevated site was the location of one of those villages. Several septs or . . . Map (db m43901) HM
28Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — West Liberty Lion's Club ParkMultiple Markers — Site of the Annual Labor Day Festival —
These five acres of land are given by Dr. H. L. Mikesell, his wife Helena, and daughters, Lydia Jo and Jane (Younkman). Dr. Mikesell, a physician in the United States Army and in West Liberty, believed that experiencing the great out-of-doors was . . . Map (db m76740)
29Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — West Liberty Veterans Memorial
Lest we forget those who served our country In God we trust Map (db m157630) WM
30Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — West Liberty Water WorksWater Softening Plant — a WPA project —
Water Softening Plant Erected 1941 West Liberty Ohio - - - - Milton W. Stout - Mayor Donald McAlexander - Clerk Board of Trustees of - Public Affairs Wm. Scarbourogh - President Joseph W. Craig Clyde L. Lynn . . . . . . . Map (db m76861) HM
31Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — West Liberty World War I Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men from West Liberty and community who have served our nation in it’s conflicts The aristocracy of today is not one of birth or wealth but of those who do things for the welfare of . . . Map (db m127349) WM
32Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — Who's in the Dog House?
[See photo captions]Map (db m144790) HM
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Nov. 26, 2022