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By William Fischer, Jr., December 24, 2009
American Legion Post 168 Veterans Memorial
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — American Legion Post 168 Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All American Veterans Lest We Forget — Map (db m26745) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — B&O Railroad Tunnel
You are standing over a 423 foot man-made sandstone tunnel built by the railroad between 1864 and 1870. Located on the Pittsburgh-Columbus main line, up to 37 trains a day passed under East Main Street during the railroad’s heyday. The station, . . . — Map (db m21012) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — Barnesville Veterans Memorial
To honor those who have served to preserve this nation — Map (db m26752) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — Barnesville War Memorial
Lest We Forget Those Who Gave Their All For Our Country Our Honored W.W. I K.I.A. Wm. S. Bowen • Mansel E. Kaiser • George R. Higgins Our Honored W.W. II K.I.A. Edmund Bradfield • Wayne A. Thomas Wm. O. Cordner • Lewis Wade Paul . . . — Map (db m26864) WM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — 8-7 — Captina African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
This cemetery stands as evidence of a once thriving African American farming community established in the 1820s. With the aid of community leader, Alexander "Sandy" Harper (c.1804-1889), Captina, originally called Guinea, became a stop on the . . . — Map (db m79263) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — 7-7 — Governor Wilson Shannon 1802-1877 / Barnesville’s Shannon Family
Governor Wilson Shannon (1802–1877), Ohio, first native-born governor, Wilson Shannon was born in February 1802 in the Mt. Olivet area near Barnesville. After attending Ohio University and studying law in Kentucky, he returned to Belmont . . . — Map (db m21055) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — Roby Cigar Museum
This small, backyard cigar company operated from 1900 to 1943. Mr. Roby's hand-made stogies or cigars were made here in this building by family members, with the help of 2 or 3 employees daily. It was located in Belmont, Ohio. This shop has . . . — Map (db m79272) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — September 11, 2001
We will never forget the tragic events of September 11, 2001 nor the lives that were lost Dedicated May 30, 2005 — Map (db m26862) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — The Village Bell
Dedicated to all veterans with appreciation for your service and sacrifice 2 August 2008 Home of the Free Because of the Brave — Map (db m26860) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — VFW Post 2792 Veterans Memorial
For God and Country in honor of those who served in all wars Lest We Forget Memorial Day 1979 — Map (db m26749) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Barnesville — 19-9 — Watt Car and Wheel Company
Joseph Watt and son James H. started a small foundry in 1862 making plow points, window sash weights, and heating stoves. Later, brothers Stewart, Ross, and John W. joined and the name became J.H. Watt and Brothers. Securing a patent for a . . . — Map (db m26750) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — 16-7 — Bellaire High School Clock Tower / Central School Clock Tower and Bell
Side 1 Bellaire High School Clock Tower The Bellaire High School Clock Tower was erected in 1925 as the second town clock to be mounted on Bellaire’s public schools. C.W. Bates of Wheeling designed this tower, built by C.D. Keyser & . . . — Map (db m78492) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — Civil War Memorial — Our Fallen Heroes
. . . — Map (db m82483) WM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — Colonel John H. Sullivan — Dedicated to the Life and Memory of
The Father of Bellaire, Ohio who "could hear more distinctly than other men, the footsteps of coming generations" In November 1854, Colonel Sullivan platted the Harris Farm for a community incorporated in 1860 as Bellaire City, and in . . . — Map (db m78495) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — 18-7 — Cornelius D. Battelle, Methodist Circuit Rider / The First United Methodist Church, Bellaire
Side 1 Cornelius D. Battelle, Methodist Circuit Rider Cornelius D. Battelle was born July 13, 1807 in Washington County, Ohio. He entered the Methodist Episcopal Church on October 30, 1825 and the Pittsburgh Methodist Conference in . . . — Map (db m78493) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — 9-7 — Imperial Glass — Gem of "The Glass City"
With ready access to raw materials, fuel, skilled labor, and transportation, the Ohio Valley became the center of the American glass industry during the late 1800s. Among dozens of local manufacturers, the Imperial Glass Company, founded in 1901 by . . . — Map (db m28439) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — 14-7 — The Great Stone Viaduct
Construction of this Great Stone Viaduct began in 1870 at Union Street as an Ohio approach to the railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. It was completed to Rose Hill in April 1871, and the entire bridge span connecting Ohio to West Virginia, of . . . — Map (db m28436) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — 15-7 — Union Square and its Uses / The Question of Ownership
Side 1 Union Square and Its Uses Labeled "Union Square" on the first village maps, block 12 of the City of Bellaire was formed by joining portions of the Harris and Rodefer Farms in 1857. Used for tent shows, circuses, political . . . — Map (db m78494) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — War Memorial — And These Our Dead In Honored Glory Rest
Dedicated in grateful tribute to the honor and sacrifice of those Citizens of the Bellaire Area who gave their lives in service to their country

Korea June 1950 - July 1953 Thomas G. Ault • James A. Beveridge • Donald L. . . . — Map (db m82482) WM

Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — West Washington Street World War II Honor Roll — Lest We Forget

In Memoriam Armand Fana who made the supreme sacrifice

Bill Respole Prisoner of Japan's Bataan Death March

[Honor Roll of Veterans] — Map (db m82513) WM

Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — Willow Grove Mine
Hanna Coal Company's #10 Mine March 16, 1940 An explosion ripped through the Willow Grove Mine resulting in the death of 72 Ohio Valley men — Map (db m78503) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — World War I Memorial

Honor Roll

Faun Blaknee • Ernest Boue • Joseph E. Bricker • James F. Brown • Amedo Cappelletti • Leo J. Carey • Clarence E. Day • John De Paul • Sabitini Domiana • Robert H. Engelhardt • Harry E. Fabry • Adrian Genevriere • Louis . . . — Map (db m82511) HM

Ohio (Belmont County), Bellaire — World War II Memorial — In Memoriam — 1941 - 1945
To our brave men who sacrificed their lives to preserve our nation They Served That Liberty Shall Not Perish Andrews Bernard W. ∙ Angus Daniel ∙ Apicella Anthony ∙ Balch Lloyd R. ∙ Bass Clarence R. Jr. . . . — Map (db m83222) WM
Ohio (Belmont County), Belmont — 5-7 — Harley E. Warrick — (1924–2000)
The last barn painter for the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, Harley Warrick painted thousands of barns with the familiar Mail Pouch Tobacco logo over his 48-year career. Mail Pouch transcended advertising to become a . . . — Map (db m1035) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Belmont — 2-7 — Mile Marker
The earliest highway signs along the National Road (Route 40) in Ohio were milestones located at one-mile intervals along the north side of the roadway. Each stone indicated the distance to Cumberland, Maryland, the eastern terminus of the National . . . — Map (db m78496) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Blaine — 11-7 — Blaine Hill "S" Bridge / Blaine Hill Viaduct
Blaine Hill "S" Bridge The first Blaine Hill Bridge was constructed in 1828 as part of the National Road, the nation's first federally funded highway. This three-arch S-shaped structure, 345 feet in length, spans Wheeling Creek (a tributary of . . . — Map (db m12618) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bridgeport — 4-7 — Historic Bridgeport
Colonel Ebenezer Zane, one of the founders of Wheeling, laid out the village that became Bridgeport in 1806 on the site of Fort Kirkwood (1789). Originally named Canton, it acquired its present name after the bridge to Wheeling Island was built. The . . . — Map (db m515) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Bridgeport — The National Historic Road in Ohio — The Road That Helped Build The Nation — An All-American Road - National Scenic Highway
Welcome to the National Road The National Road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the Allegheny . . . — Map (db m78502) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Colerain — Concord Hicksite — Friends Meeting House
Colerain Township was the location of the earliest Quaker settlement and the first organized Friends Meeting in Ohio. The first meeting house was built in 1800. The log structure burned and was replaced with this brick building in 1815. The . . . — Map (db m89234) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Colerain — Josiah Fox — 1763 - 1847
A Quaker, he wielded great influence in ship design during the early years of our country 1794 clerk, United States War Department 1795- 1798 assistant Navy Constructor 1798- 1801 Navy Constructor and Superintendent of Buildings, Gosport, . . . — Map (db m89226) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Elizabethtown — 1-7 — Mile Marker
The earliest highway signs along the National Road (Route 40) in Ohio were milestones located at one-mile intervals along the north side of the roadway. Each stone indicated the distance to Cumberland, Maryland, the eastern terminus of the National . . . — Map (db m21058) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Elizabethtown — State of Ohio — Department of Transportation Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Ohio Department of Transportation who gave their lives to provide a safe and transportation system for Ohio travelers. — Map (db m70343) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Martins Ferry — Elizabeth Zane
In memory of Elizabeth Zane whose heroic deed saved Fort Henry in 1782 Erected May 30, 1928 — Map (db m28446) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Martins Ferry — Martins Ferry Pioneers
. . . — Map (db m28447) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Martins Ferry — 3-7 — Walnut Grove Cemetery
Side A: The Walnut Grove Cemetery is the burial place of members of the Zane and Martin families. Their graves lie within the brick enclosure. The cemetery is also the resting-place of many early Martins Ferry residents, including veterans of . . . — Map (db m28444) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Martins Ferry — 12-7 — William Dean Howells / James Arlington Wright
Side A: William Dean Howells "The Dean of American Letters" Author, editor, and social critic William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was born in Martins Ferry, the son of an itinerant printer and publisher. Self-educated, Howells learned the . . . — Map (db m28477) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Morristown — 10-7 — Morristown
Platted in 1802 by John Zane and William Chapline along the old Wheeling Road. Morristown was named for Duncan Morrison, an early settler, innkeeper, and Justice of the Peace. Older than the state itself. Morristown prospered into the mid-1800s, . . . — Map (db m287) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Powhatan Point — George Washington
On his journey down the Ohio River, Wednesday, October 24, 1770 noted in his diary "at the mouth of it (Captina Creek) we came abt 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and finding nobody there, we agreed to camp." Camped on return trip November 14 just above . . . — Map (db m78500) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Powhatan Point — 13-7 — Powhatan Point
First surveyed in 1849, Powhatan Point was laid out by Franklin Knox. The "point" is the confluence of Captina Creek and the Ohio River. The small but thriving river and farming community served York Township and the rich Captina Valley as a . . . — Map (db m78499) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Powhatan Point — 6-7 — The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944
Side 1 The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point The Pittsburgh No. 8 coal seam, located 100 feet below river level at Powhatan Point, extends across much of eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia. The Cleveland and . . . — Map (db m78501) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Belmont County Revolutionary War Veterans
This memorial plaque was placed by the Zane's Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in grateful memory of those buried in the soil of Belmont County who loved country more than life and served in the American Revolution - 1775 - . . . — Map (db m26739) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Belmont County Veterans Memorial
This memorial erected by the people of Belmont County dedicated to the veterans of all wars — Map (db m26742) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Benjamin Lundy Champion of Freedom
On January 4, 1816, the date of his 27th birthday, Benjamin Lundy invited several friends to his home in St. Clairsville to lay the groundwork for a national anti-slavery society. St. Clairsville served as an Underground Railroad headquarters, . . . — Map (db m76508) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — 17-7 — Governor Arthur St. Clair 1734-1818
Born in Scotland. From 1787-1802, was first governor of the Northwest Territory, which included Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. St. Clair established territorial court system and Ohio’s first nine counties . . . — Map (db m76511) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Home of Benjamin Lundy
. . . — Map (db m4955) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — In Honor of Sgt. Sylvester Antolak US Army — Medal of Honor Recipient
Side A In Honor of Sgt. Sylvester Antolak US Army Medal of Honor in action taken near Cisterna Di Littoria Italy May 24, 1944 resident of Richmond Township

Side B Sylvester Antolak Sergeant US Army Company B 15th . . . — Map (db m89367) WM

Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Medal of Honor Recipients of Belmont County
Gen. Henry Capehart Civil War Capt. Nathan H. Edgerton Civil War Capt. Samuel McConnel Civil War Sgt. Sylvester Antolak W.W. II Sgt. Emile DeLeau Jr. W.W. II — Map (db m89364) WM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Milestone Marks where Extension of National Road...
Milestone marks where extension of National Road west of Ohio River was started July 4, 1825. Stone relocated 1964 — Map (db m5027) HM

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