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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilberforce, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Greene 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 Greene County, OH (105) Clark County, OH (103) Clinton County, OH (46) Fayette County, OH (32) Madison County, OH (27) Montgomery County, OH (789) Warren County, OH (212)  GreeneCounty(105) Greene County (105)  ClarkCounty(103) Clark County (103)  ClintonCounty(46) Clinton County (46)  FayetteCounty(32) Fayette County (32)  MadisonCounty(27) Madison County (27)  MontgomeryCounty(789) Montgomery County (789)  WarrenCounty(212) Warren County (212)
Xenia is the county seat for Greene County
Wilberforce is in Greene County
      Greene County (105)  
ADJACENT TO GREENE COUNTY
      Clark County (103)  
      Clinton County (46)  
      Fayette County (32)  
      Madison County (27)  
      Montgomery County (789)  
      Warren County (212)  
 
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1 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Albert Baker Football Practice Field
Central State University's Fighting Marauder football practice field is proudly dedicated in honor of Mr. Albert Baker. Mr. Baker served as a teacher and coach at Central State from 1947 until 1977, and his outstanding contributions included the . . . Map (db m52924) HM
2 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 18-29 — Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.
Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (July 1, 1877 - November 26, 1970), the nation's first African American general in the Regular Army, was born in Washington, D.C. Davis first served as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th U.S. Volunteer Infantry . . . Map (db m14054) HM
3 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Carnegie Library (1907)
This neoclassical structure, a combination of Federalism and Great Reunion, was a gift of Andrew Carnegie to Wilberforce University. It was built in 1907 and was remodeled and enlarged in 1938. The building provided general reading, reference, . . . Map (db m14062) HM
4 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 16-29 — Central State University
Central State University originated on March 19, 1887, when the Ohio General Assembly passed an act establishing a Combined Normal and Industrial (CN&I) Department at Wilberforce University. Through various transitional changes, it emerged as an . . . Map (db m14056) HM
5 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 24- 29 — Charles Young
Born enslaved March 12, 1864, Charles Young was the highest-ranking African American line officer most of his career. He became the third Black graduate of West Point in 1889 and the last until 1936. Young served with the 9th and 10th Calvary . . . Map (db m95398) HM
6 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Colonel Charles Young HouseCharles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument — National Historic Landmark —
Colonel Charles Young House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses national significance as the home of Colonel Charles Young (1864-1922). Third black graduated of West Point, Professor of Military Science at . . . Map (db m67643) HM
7 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 9-29 — Galloway Hall
[Marker Front]: At the turn of the twentieth century, increased enrollment in the Combined Normal and Industrial Department at Wilberforce University (which later became Central State University) spurred construction of new teaching and . . . Map (db m14057) HM
8 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 17-29 — Hallie Quinn Brown
[Marker Front]: Hallie Quinn Brown (c.1850) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to former slaves. She and her family moved to Wilberforce, Ohio in 1870, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University in 1873. . . . Map (db m14055) HM
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9 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Kezia Emery Hall (1913)
This Colonial style building was originally constructed as a women's dormitory, but was later occupied by men. It was erected largely through the generosity of Andrew Carnegie and Miss E. J. Emery, a Cincinnati native living in England. The building . . . Map (db m14061) HM
10 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 26-29 — Lt. Charles Young at Wilberforce University
At the time of his death in 1922, Colonel Charles Young was the highest ranking African American officer in the United States Army. In 1894, almost five years after graduating West Point, then thirty year-old 2nd Lt. Young was appointed professor . . . Map (db m67647) HM WM
11 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 20-29 — Martin Robison Delany
The son of an enslaved father and free Black mother, Martin Delany became one of the most prominent Black leaders in 19th Century America. Called the “Father of Black Nationalism,” Delany promoted African American pride and . . . Map (db m120157) HM
12 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 8-29 — Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs
Side A: In the early 1800s, William and Eleanor Kendall owned this land, known for its natural springs, beauty, and farmland. In 1850, Elias Drake, lawyer and former speaker in the Ohio General Assembly, purchased the property and named it . . . Map (db m14058) HM
13 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Paul RobesonSpecial Recognition — Drs. Camille O. and William H. Cosby —
This handsome bronze memorial of the legendary Paul Robeson is the work of artist George Carlson as commissioned by Drs. Camille O. and William H. Cosby. The Cosbys have graciously donated this work to Central State University to be displayed as a . . . Map (db m52923) HM
14 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 23-29 — Payne Theological Seminary
Payne Theological Seminary was originally established as Union Seminary in West Jefferson, Ohio, by the Ohio Conference of the African Methodist Church (AME) on October 18, 1844. The Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church North met . . . Map (db m52891) HM
15 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Stevenson Cemetery GateMassie Creek Scotch Associate Cemetery
Left Post1776   1931 James Stevenson donated the Associate Church   † three acres for church and cemetery purposes in 1804, to be known as Massie’s Creek Church lot and   † cemetery. The   Rev. Robert . . . Map (db m214658) HM WM
16 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Stevenson Cemetery Veterans MemorialMassie Creek Scotch Associate Cemetery
Cedar Cliff Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Dedicated Memorial Day (logo) 1975 (logo) to honor the memory of these men who served their country in the American Revolution William Bull, Sr. • William . . . Map (db m201692) WM
17 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Stevenson Road Bridge
This bridge was built in 1877 and restored in 2015 by the Righter Company, using money from the Federal Covered Bridge Restoration Act and local funds. This is a 96-foot clear span Smith truss bridge. A Smith truss is a diagonal arrangement . . . Map (db m214659) HM
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18 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 28- 29 — Stevenson Road Covered Bridge
Built in 1877 and spanning approximately ninety-five feet, the Stevenson Road Covered Bridge carried vehicular traffic until 2003. it is one of a few Smith truss bridges left in the United States. The Smith Bridge Company manufactured the bridge . . . Map (db m214660) HM
19 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — Veterans Memorial
1716 - 1931 In memory of the soldiers who rest in this pioneer graveyard.Map (db m201691) WM
20 Ohio, Greene County, Wilberforce — 22-29 — Wilberforce University / Distinguished Wilberforceans
Wilberforce University Wilberforce University, founded at Tawawa Springs in 1856 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, is the first private historically black college or university in America. The inspirations for Wilberforce were an unwavering . . . Map (db m52889) HM
 
 
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May. 26, 2024