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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Xenia, Ohio

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Xenia is the county seat for Greene County
Xenia is in Greene County
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1 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 74th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry
Honor to the Seventy-Fourth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865Map (db m53878) HM
2 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — April 3, 1974 Xenia Tornado Memorial
In memory of those who lost their lives in April 3, 1974 Tornado Richard Adams • Wm. Kent Armstrong • Joyce D. Behnken • Brian K. Blakely • Gloria E. Chambers • Eric Michael Crabtree • Teresa Renee Cross • Prabahakar Dixit • Michael D. . . . Map (db m53867) HM
3 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 30-29 — Ballard Road Covered Bridge
In 1883, James E. Brown built this seven-panel Howe truss bridge over the North Branch of Caesar Creek, near the site of Lyman Ballard’s grist mill and on the property of William C. Dean. At the time it was built, iron, concrete, and steel . . . Map (db m106267) HM
4 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 3-29 — Birthplace of Tecumseh
[Marker Front]: The great Native American Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, was born on the bank of a large spring at this site in 1768, at the very instant that a great meteor seared across the skies. The birth occurred while his parents, Shawnee . . . Map (db m14064) HM
5 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Civil War Veterans MemorialOhio Soldier’ and Sailor’ Orphans’ Home
Erected and dedicated to the Civil War Veterans of Ohio who founded this home by the Department of Ohio Women’s Relief Corps 1936Map (db m95536) HM
6 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 11-29 — Collins School
In 1854, Samuel and Rebecca McClellan Collins deeded 1.28 acres to Beavercreek Township, Greene County, for the purpose of building a schoolhouse. The first two schoolhouses were constructed of stone with fireplaces for heat. Collins . . . Map (db m14063) HM
7 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Desert Shield - Desert Storm - Persian Gulf Memorial1990 - 1991
Dedicated to the men and women who served in Operation Desert Shield - Desert Storm [Honor Roll of Veterans] Dedicated to those men and women of Greene County who have served in the Persian Gulf, and to those who may serve in the . . . Map (db m53876) WM
8 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 27-29 — Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge
Built in 1877 and spanning 136 feet, the Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge carried vehicular traffic until 2003. The bridge is named after the nearby Levi Engle Mill. It is one of a few dozen Smith Truss bridges in the United States. The Smith Bridge . . . Map (db m106266) HM
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9 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Galloway Cabin
Built by James Galloway about 1798 near Old Town. In this house Tecumseh, Chief of the Shawnees, lost a memorable campaign for the hand of Rebecca Galloway.Map (db m52922) HM
10 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 10-29 — Galloway Log House / Xenia Tornado, April 3, 1974
Galloway Log House (Side A) James Sr. and Rebecca (Junkin) Galloway moved with their family to Greene County from Kentucky in 1798, constructing their first home, a small log cabin. Galloway built the present structure around 1799 near the . . . Map (db m52886) HM
11 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Godfrey BrownMiddle Run Baptist Church — The Brown Settlement —
Godfrey Brown 1768 1843 “As to debts, thank God I owe no man anything but love” Godfrey Brown was born a slave in Brunswick County, Virginia in the year of 1768. He yearned for freedom and was freed by his master on March . . . Map (db m95414) HM
12 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Greene County Civil War Memorial
In memory of Greene County Soldiers of the War of the Rebellion 1861 - 1865Map (db m53868) HM
13 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Greene County Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the Citizens of Greene County who served in the Civil War 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 10th Ohio Battery • 154th Regiment Ohio InfantryMap (db m201685) WM
14 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Greene County War Memorial
In memory of All War Veterans of Greene CountyMap (db m53877) HM
15 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 19-29 — Helen Hooven Santmyer
Helen Hooven Santmyer moved to Xenia at the age of five and graduated from Wellesley College in 1918. She attended Oxford University in England as one of the earliest female Rhodes Scholars. Returning to America with her first book published and a . . . Map (db m207725) HM
16 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — HonorOhio Soldier’ and Sailor’ Orphans’ Home — Ohio Veterans’ Childrens’ Home AXP Museum —
This tablet is erected in honor of our beloved veterans of the 1861 Civil War 1865 The Grand Army of the Republic Dept. of Ohio who organized the “Home” in 1869 and by their patriotic effort, provided for the future protection . . . Map (db m95534) WM
17 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Joseph P. Foody
Co. D. 127th Inf. 32d Div. A.E.F. Killed in action Oct. 5 1918 at Muse Argonne Battle, Gesnes, France. "In dying hath left us rarer gifts than gold"Map (db m201687) WM
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18 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Logan’s Memorial Day Order — Ohio Soldier’ and Sailor’ Orphans’ Home —
General Orders No. 11) Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868. I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in . . . Map (db m95531) HM
19 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 4- 29 — McDonald Stone QuarryA Piece of the Washington Monument
In 1849, each state in the Union was invited to furnish a block of native stone for the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Geologists selected stone from this quarry, then owned by Wilford McDonald, as typical of the . . . Map (db m91407) HM
20 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Northwest Ordinance and U.S. Constitution Bicentennials Trees
. . . Map (db m201686) HM
21 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Pioneer Achievementsand Historic Events Which Occurred Here
To Commemorate Pioneer Achievements and Historic Events Which Occurred Here Here in 1815 Jacob Brown, born Dec. 7, 1775 and his wife Judith Walters Brown, born Dec. 8, 1781, venerable Quakers, from Louden County, Virginia, purchased . . . Map (db m139682) HM
22 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — 2- 29 — Union Meeting House Organized in 1807 / Union Seminary Organized in 1809
Union Meeting House Organized in 1807 On this site in 1809, pious Christians from Virginia and North Carolina erected a Methodist Church, the first in Greene County. The church was officially organized on May 23, 1807 as the Bonner Society. . . . Map (db m91415) HM
23 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — War Savings Stamps
. . . Map (db m53902) HM
24 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — William Maxwell1755? - 1809
Front First printer and publisher in the Northwest Territory lived near this point, 1799- 1809. established the first news paper, “The Sentinel of the Northwest Territory”, Cicin nati, November 9, 1793. Published the . . . Map (db m91438) HM
25 Ohio, Greene County, Xenia — Xenia Station
Xenia City Commission Dr. Lee Esprit, Jr. president Lawrence W. Gordon V. President/ Deputy Mayor John T: Saraga Mayor Everett “Fuzz” Ross - Max H. Sims - Robert Stilwell - Dr. Eric V.A. Winston Patricia . . . Map (db m80019) HM
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Dec. 8, 2023