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By Jamie Abel, October 31, 2010
Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial Marker
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — Bergholz Cemetery Veteran's Memorial
In Memory of All Veterans Who Have Served Their Country — Map (db m37764) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — Bergholz Veterans Memorial
To honor those from Bergholz and Community who served their Country in World War I and World War II Korea 1950-1953 Vietnam 1961-1975 Persian Gulf 1991 Iraq Freedom 2003 — Map (db m36333) WM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — 51 — Bergholz-Overnight at Nebo — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
About 8 pm on the evening of July 25, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and fewer than 500 Confederate raiders arrived at Nebo, now known as Bergholz, and set up camp throughout the village. Selecting the Herdman Taylor farm as his . . . — Map (db m111197) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — Civil War Monument
1871 To the Memory of the Fallen Soldiers of Ross Township Jeff. Co. O. in the War of 1861 to 65 West face (front): Thomas son of Robert & Martha George 2. Reg. O.V.I. Killed at Perryville Ky. Oct. 8, 1862 _____ Thos, Duke 32, . . . — Map (db m37491) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — 12 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 26, 1863: Burned a County bridge and proceeded northward via Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., . . . — Map (db m37439) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — 13 — Morgan's Raid
The bronze tablet on this marker (#13) reads: Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 26, 1863: Burned a County bridge and proceeded northward via Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford . . . — Map (db m37759) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Bergholz — 50 — The Eastern-Nearing The End — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
On July 25, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders headed north following the skirmish at the Two Ridges Church just outside Wintersville. The Union pursuers under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford were hard on . . . — Map (db m111196) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Dillonvale — 3 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via “Dry Fork Valley” present site of Bradley and Smithfield, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., 1st Ky. . . . — Map (db m37147) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Dillonvale — 2 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops on July 25, 1863, passed Updegraff's Mills then located here; proceeded northward via "Dry Fork Valley" and Smithfield; pursued by Gen. James M. Shackleford commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. . . . — Map (db m37753) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), East Springfield — 11 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 26, 1863; proceeded northward via Circle Green and Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. . . . — Map (db m37758) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Harrisville — 1 — Morgan's Raid
General John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops entered Jefferson County here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via Short Creek Valley, Smithfield and other Villages, pursued, under orders of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, by Gen. James M. . . . — Map (db m37146) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Monroeville — 14 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 26, 1863; proceeded northward toward Salineville pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, . . . — Map (db m37760) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Mount Pleasant — 5-41 — Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store
Benjamin Lundy Home: After witnessing the slave trade in Wheeling, Virginia, Quaker abolitionist Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) resolved to battle the institution, first organizing the Union Humane Society in St. Clairsville in 1815. In 1821, . . . — Map (db m36345) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Mount Pleasant — Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker
October 7, 1857 Mount Pleasant, Ohio Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (1857-1924) Civil Rights Pioneer First African American Major League Baseball Player (career 1883-1889) — Map (db m79812) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Mount Pleasant — Elizabeth House Mansion
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m79814) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Mount Pleasant — Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District — Historic Underground Railroad Site
By 1816, Mount Pleasant had earned a reputation among fugitive slaves as a town where they would be welcomed in their quest for freedom. The Quakers who lived in the village helped Mount Pleasant become a center of antislavery activity. Many . . . — Map (db m36344) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Mount Pleasant — Quaker Meeting House
Panel one: What is a Quaker? “I went to many a priest to look for comfort, but found no comfort from them.” — George Fox recounting his spiritual journey in The Journal of George Fox. George Fox’s . . . — Map (db m37047) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Mount Pleasant — Samuel Gill House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m79810) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), New Alexandria — 6 — Morgan's Raid
(Plaque missing; text from 1913 Steubenville Herald) Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward up Cross Creek valley, via Wintersville, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford . . . — Map (db m36217) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), New Alexandria — 7 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 25, 1863; burned a bridge of the Steubenville and Indiana R.R. proceeded northward via Ekey Church, "Dry Fork Valley" and Wintersville, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, . . . — Map (db m36222) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), New Alexandria — 5 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via McIntire and Cross Creek Valleys and Wintersville, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. . . . — Map (db m37752) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Richmond — 10 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 26, 1863: proceeded northward via Circle Green and Nebo (now Bergholz) pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. . . . — Map (db m37757) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Smithfield — 4 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed through this village July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via New Alexandria, pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. . . . — Map (db m36213) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Smithfield — 11-41 — Society of Friends in Early Smithfield
The Plymouth Meeting of Smithfield is considered one of the earliest Society of Friends (Quaker) congregations in Ohio. Jesse Carr, William and Sarah Carr's first born son, is noted in the Plymouth Meeting records as being born the "10th of 5th mo." . . . — Map (db m75888) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 8-41 — Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville
Abraham Lincoln and his family stopped in Steubenville on February 14, 1861 on their way to Lincoln's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Traveling by train, once in Steubenville he departed the depot to address a large crowd of Ohioans . . . — Map (db m33905) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 10-41 — Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville
Front Text: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. He immigrated to Allegheny City Pennsylvania with his family when he was 13. While operating the telegraphs for the Pennsylvania Railroad, . . . — Map (db m62959) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — Edwin McMasters Stanton
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Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 1-41 — Federal Land Office
Federal Land Office. This log building was constructed in 1801 by David Hoge on the west side of Third Street. It served as his home and was the first Federal land office in that part of the Northwest Territory known as the Seven Ranges. In 1809 it . . . — Map (db m33875) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 3-41 — Fort Steuben
In 1787, the construction of Fort Steuben was completed by Captain John Francis Hamtramck and soldiers of the 1st American Regiment, who were sent to the frontier by the United States government to remove illegal squatters and protect government . . . — Map (db m33873) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — Lest We Forget - Chief Logan — "Tah-Gah-Jute" — A Chief of the Mingoes - A Friend of the Whites
From near this place in 1774, all the family of Logan was lured across the Ohio River and massacred by Whites thus sending Logan and Ohio Indian nations on a path of war for vengeance now known to history as Cresap's War. "Who Shall Mourn" — Map (db m44144) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — North-West Corner of Fort Steuben — Erected 1786
North-West Corner of Fort Steuben Erected 1786 ———— Named in Honor of Major General Frederick William Augustus Baron Von Steuben Who rendered distinguished service to the United States Army in the . . . — Map (db m39755) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 6-41 — Ohio River Lock and Dam 10 Site
Lock and Dam 10, completed in 1915, was part of a slack-water navigation system built for the Ohio River. The site included a brick powerhouse and two lockkeeper houses. The lock and dam was replaced when Pike Island Dam was completed in 1965. The . . . — Map (db m44147) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 7-41 — Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton
Born in Steubenville in 1814, Edwin McMasters Stanton studied at Kenyon College and opened his law practice in Cadiz in 1836. The grandson of North Carolina slaveholders, Stanton opposed slavery. A successful railroad attorney and War Democrat at . . . — Map (db m33906) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — 2-41 — Steubenville's Dean Martin
One of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century, Dean Martin was born Dino Crocetti in Steubenville in 1917, the son of Italian immigrants. At age 16 he entered the steel mills and later boxed under the name of "Kid Crochet." He began his . . . — Map (db m36342) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — This Old Federal Land Office
[Left Historical Marker]: This Land Office was established by Congress on May 10, 1800. President John Adams appointed David Hoge as Land and Title Registrar, which position he held for forty years. In 1801 Mr. Hoge bought the . . . — Map (db m46886) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — U.S.S. Maine — In Memoriam
In Memoriam U.S.S. Main Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the USS Maine — Map (db m37489) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Toronto — 9-41 — Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti
Side A:Soldiers and Sailors MonumentToronto's Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated on November 11, 1919. At that dedication, artist Giuseppe Moretti said, "A memorial should be erected to a single purpose as a tribute to the . . . — Map (db m44143) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Toronto — 12-41 — William Pittenger — Congressional Medal of Honor, 1863
Side A Born in Knoxville in 1840 and reared at a farm in New Somerset, William Pittenger mustered into the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under a 90-day enlistment, in 1861. He fought at the First Battle of Bull Run and was the war . . . — Map (db m75887) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Wintersville — 438 — John D. Kilgore — Two Ridges Presbyterian Church
Brass plaque: The Bell located in the tower above was donated by John D. Kilgore in 1887. The following inscription is found on the bell: May the Glory of This Latter House Be Greater Than Any Former. Church Organized 1802. 12 . . . — Map (db m36343) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Wintersville — 8 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via Richmond pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th Mich. Bat'y, 86th Ohio Mounted . . . — Map (db m35779) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Wintersville — 9 — Morgan's Raid
Gen. John H. Morgan in command of Confederate Troops passed here “Two Ridges Church” July 25, 1863; proceeded northward via Richmond pursued by Gen. James M. Shackelford, commanding 14th Ill. Cav., First Ky. Cav., 9th Mich. Cav., 11th . . . — Map (db m37754) HM
Ohio (Jefferson County), Wintersville — 49 — Wintersville — Two Ridges Church and Friendly Fire — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
While en route to Wintersville on July 25, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders stopped at the farm of Mrs. John Hanna for a short nap and meal. Working their way toward Wintersville through the area south of . . . — Map (db m79816) HM

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