“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marblehead, Ohio Historical Markers

First Battle Site Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, May 9, 2009
First Battle Site Memorial
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — 1-62 — First Battle Site1812 — Ohio Historical Marker —
The first War of 1812 battle on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay in a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. . . . — Map (db m35956) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — Home of Benajah Walcott
The private home of Benajah Walcott 1762-1832 1st Keeper – Marblehead Lighthouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m87268) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus
[Marker Front]: In memory of Mason, Simonds, & Mingus. Who fell near this place in battle with the Indians. Sept. 29, 1812. [Marker Side]: This Monument was erected in 1857 by Joshua R. Giddings . . . — Map (db m18978) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — 2-62 — Johnson's IslandMilitary Prison Camp
In 1861 the United States Army established a prisoner of war camp on Johnson's Island, approximately 1 mile south of this point. The camp, which housed captured Confederate officers, was maintained until 1865 when it was dismantled. The camp . . . — Map (db m19012) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — Johnson's Island Prison1862-1865
[Marker Front]: CONSTRUCTION In 1861 it became apparent to Federal authorities that the war would not end quickly and plans were made for construction of prisons to permanently house thousands of Confederate prisoners. Lieutenant . . . — Map (db m19018) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — 11-62 — Lake ErieA Feature of Ohio's Water Resources
In total area, Lake Erie is the twelfth largest freshwater lake in the world and the most shallow of the five Great Lakes. It is about 210 miles long, 57 miles wide, with a shoreline of approximately 871 miles, and has a maximum depth of 210 feet. . . . — Map (db m40066) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — Marblehead Lighthouse
If you had the opportunity to climb the 77 steps of the Marblehead Lighthouse, you might be tired! This magnificent 65 feet beacon, originally 50 feet was built in 1821 in just eleven weeks an additional 15 feet was added to the structure in 1903. . . . — Map (db m90707) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — The Keeper’s House
      The Keeper’s House is so named because it was the personal residence of the first two keepers of the nearby Marblehead Lighthouse. The house was built for Benajah Wolcott and his wife Rachel Miller by William Kelly, a stonemason from . . . — Map (db m87283) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — 6-62 — The Keeper's HouseOhio Historical Marker
Built in 1822, this native limestone structure was the home of Benajah Wolcott, first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse (originally called the Sandusky Bay Light), and his second wife, Rachel Miller Wolcott. Benajah maintained the lighthouse from . . . — Map (db m18980) HM

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