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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 13, 2010
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients ó State of Ohio, Hancock County
United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients State of Ohio, Hancock County Civil War Bensinger, William Captain Georgia 1862 Porter, John R. 1st Lt. Georgia 1862 Scott, John M. Sergeant Georgia 1862 Vance, . . . — Map (db m29178) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 9-32 — Findlay College
Side A: Findlay College was a joint venture of the Churches of God, General Conference, and the Village of Findlay. It was chartered on January 28, 1882, to provide a liberal arts education within a Christian context for all -- regardless . . . — Map (db m29182) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — First School Building
Site of First School Building in Findlay 1827 [Dedicated June 1937] — Map (db m29197) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 5-32 — Hancock County Courthouse
Side A: Hancock County was organized March, 1828, court being held in a log schoolhouse. In 1833, a frame courthouse was built. It served until 1840, when a brick structure went up on this site. During the oil and gas boom of the 1880's, the . . . — Map (db m29175) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Hancock County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women of Hancock County who served their country Lest We Forget — Map (db m29177) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Hull's Army
Here Hull's Army Crossed the Blanchard River June 1812 On way to Detroit — Map (db m29568) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Hull's Trail
Hull's Trail 1812 Erected By Fort Findlay Chapter D.A.R. 1915 — Map (db m22441) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 19-32 — Indian Green / McKinnis-Litzenberg Farmstead
Indian Green This area of western Hancock County is a part of the Maumee River Watershed known as "Indian Green." Wyandot Indians chose this area for hunting and ceremonial grounds along the Blanchard River in the 1700s because it was next to . . . — Map (db m93378) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 22-32 — Mason Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Side A: In spite of small numbers and being welcomed by the mostly white congregation of First Methodist Episcopal Church, African Americans in Findlay in the 1880s wanted to express their faith in ways that best reflected their freedoms and . . . — Map (db m29179) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 16- 32 — Oesterlen Well Site / Old Mill Stream Fairgrounds
Oesterlen Well Site The site of the natural gas well generally credited with the beginning of the "Gas Boom" in Hancock County is approximately 300 feet west of this marker. German physician, Dr. Charles Oesterlen drilled the well on his . . . — Map (db m75156) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Outstanding New Building, 1978 - 1979
This building selected as an outstanding new building in the downtown area 1978 - 1979 — Map (db m29194) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Outstanding Renovated Building, 1980 - 1986
This building selected as an outstanding renovated building in the downtown area 1980 - 1986 — Map (db m29195) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — #15-32 — Riverside Park / Old Mill Stream
[West Side of Marker] : "Riverside Park" One of the earliest and largest amusement parks in Northwest Ohio dedicated in 1906 on site of old waterworks. Trains brought visitors from as far away as Cleveland. 1907: Dance Pavilion and . . . — Map (db m29569) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 4-32 — Site of Fort Findlay
[Marker Front]: Early in the War of 1812, Gen. Wm. Hull, commander of Ohio troops, ordered Col.. James Findlay to open a road from Ft. McArthur on the Scioto River to Blanchardís Fork. Under Findlay, a stockade 50 yards square, with a . . . — Map (db m21576) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 21-32 — The Glass Industry of Findlay, Ohio
In 1884, the first natural gas well was successfully drilled in Findlay, and when The Great Karg Well, then the largest in the world, was drilled in 1886, the boom was on. Many industries, especially glass, were attracted to Findlay, lured by free . . . — Map (db m29174) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — The Great Karg Gas Well January 20 1886
The great Karg gas well January 20 1886 This marker is erected in humble pride by the people of Findlay Ohio June 21 1937 — Map (db m79306) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 14-32 — The Ohio Oil Co - Marathon Oil Co / Gas Boom Era
Side A: The Ohio Oil Company-Marathon Oil Company Site of the first Findlay Field Office for what was to become a world-wide oil company, formerly locally owned and operated. 1887: The Ohio Oil Company was incorporated by five independent . . . — Map (db m29180) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 20-32 — The Underground Railroad in Hancock County
Side A: The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 prompted an expansion of the "Underground Railroad," and as the state spanning the shortest distance between the Ohio River and Canada, Ohio saw heavy traffic in escaping slaves in the decades before . . . — Map (db m29176) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — The University of Findlay
The University of Findlay was founded as Findlay College in 1882 by the Churches of God, General Conference and the City of Findlay Old Main opened on September 1, 1886, for the first classes. 125th Anniversary The University . . . — Map (db m29200) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — Veterans Memorial Flagpole
Remember and honor the many sacrifices that have been made to defend the freedoms that form the foundations of our country. Veterans Service Commission Norman Willier Roger Neff Larry Kitchen Russell Essinger George Lehman March 7, . . . — Map (db m30452) HM

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