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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
Caleb Atwater Marker (reverse)
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 9-65 — Caleb Atwater
On Court Street (Ohio Route 188) at Pinckney Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
[Marker Front]: Born in North Adams, Massachusetts on December 23, 1778, Caleb Atwater graduated from Williams College in 1804. He moved to Circleville in about 1814 where he organized the city's first school board and served as postmaster . . . — Map (db m13221) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 5-65 — Camp Circleville
On Tarlton Road at Kingston Pike, on the left when traveling east on Tarlton Road.
Side A: 90th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Across the road was the site of Camp Circleville, where members of the 90th and 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) were mustered into service during the Civil War. Pickaway Township farmer Jacob . . . — Map (db m13642) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Capt. Michael Cresap In Memoriam
A Colonial and Revolutionary Hero of Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland, whose military services assisted in gaining the “Dunmore Treaty,” after the Battle of Point Pleasant, in which he fought in the Hampshire County, Virginia, regiment. . . . — Map (db m13660) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 10-65 — Chief Logan / Logan Elm
On Ohio Route 361 at Wolfe Road on State Route 361.
Side A: Chief Logan Tah-gah-jute, the Mingo chief named Logan, was a native of Pennsylvania. Logan moved to Ohio in 1770, and settled at the Pickaway Plains. Logan and his father, Shikellimus, had long supported friendships between Native . . . — Map (db m13658) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Cornstalk
Two miles northwest of this site, on Scippo Creek, was the town of the Shawnee chief, Cornstalk, celebrated for his leadership of an Indian army against Virginia volunteers under Colonel Andrew Lewis, in the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia, . . . — Map (db m13669) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma)
Grenadier Squaw was chief of the largest Shawnee Indian village, located on the south bank of Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains in 1774. Born about 1720, Non-hel-e-ma, sister of Chief Cornstalk, was named “Grenadier Squaw” by white . . . — Map (db m13670) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Grenadier Squaw Village
On Emerson Road 0.4 miles east of U.S. 23, on the left when traveling east.
Grenadier Squaw Village Non-Hel-E-Ma Shawnee Princess Friend of the White Man 1750Map (db m59302) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 7-65 — Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town
On Emerson Road (Ohio Route 48) 0.4 miles east of U.S. 23, on the right when traveling east.
Side A: Grenadier Squaw Village The Grenadier Squaw Village was located between this area and Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains, the primary Shawnee settlement in Ohio. Non-hel-e-ma, born circa 1722, was the sister of the Shawnee . . . — Map (db m13652) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — High Street Cemetery War Memorial
On High Street at Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on High Street.
In Memoriam to honor the many brave soldiers who served our country in time of war and rest here in eternal peace. To those that made the supreme sacrifice whereby we can enjoy freedom in our great country. Revolutionary War 1775-1783 . . . — Map (db m14271) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — John Boggs Memorial
(West Face) Capt. John Boggs, born in Western Penn. 1738. Married Jane Irwin and raised a large family on the frontier. Near Wheeling W.Va. one son Wm. was taken prisoner by the Indians, in view of his Fathers cabin, which is here represented. . . . — Map (db m13667) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Logan's Speech
Near Ohio Route 361 near Wolfe Road (Ohio Route 361), on the right when traveling west.
[Text on top front of marker]: Logan's Elm Height of tree 104 Ft., Spread 154 Ft., Circumference of Body 23 Ft. [Text on bottom front of marker]: Logan's Speech . . . — Map (db m59599) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Memorial Hall
On Main Street (U.S. 22) at Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Dedicated Dec. 29, 1891 We commemorate the 100th anniversary of this lasting monument, erected to honor our dead and living heroes, and perpetuate the memory of every soldier and sailor of Pickaway County. This building is entered in the . . . — Map (db m14260) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Napoleon 12-Pounder
On Main Street (U.S. 22) at Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
The US Army adopted the Napoleon in 1857. During the Civil War, it demonstrated it's superiority over all smooth bore field guns. At Gettysburg, it made up 39% of the total field pieces. In overall effectiveness it had no peer. Dedicated, June . . . — Map (db m13657) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Our Safety Forces
On Court Street at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
. . . — Map (db m21963) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Pickaway County Civil War Memorial
On Court Street at Reber Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
In memory of our dead comrades 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m14250) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Pickaway County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Erected in honor of the men and women who served Vietnam, Vietnam era and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice from Pickaway County. They answered duty's call when the torch of freedom flickered in the hands of a people who few understood. . . . — Map (db m14266) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 8-65 — Political Meeting at Second Baptist Church
On Mill Street at Elm Street, on the right when traveling west on Mill Street.
In 1870, African American men in Circleville attempted to vote in municipal elections. Despite the recent ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, pollsters refused their votes on the basis that state law forbade them from receiving the ballots. The . . . — Map (db m13641) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 3-65 — Prehistoric Circular Earthworks / The Squaring of Circleville
On Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
Side A: Prehistoric Circular Earthworks Established as the county seat of Pickaway County in 1810, Circleville derives its name from the circular portion of a large Hopewell-era earthwork upon which it was built. The Circleville . . . — Map (db m13643) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Site of Logan Elm
This plaque marks the site of the Logan Elm, under which in 1774, according to legend, Logan, Chief of the Mingoes, gave his impassioned speech of vengeance to an interpreter sent from Lord Dunmore, colonial governor of Virginia. Logan had refused . . . — Map (db m13659) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 4-65 — Ted Lewis, 1890-1971 / Circleville's Ted Lewis "Is Everybody Happy?"
Near Picnic Avenue just south of Rosewood Avenue.
Ted Lewis, 1890-1971 “Is Everybody Happy?” One of the outstanding American showmen of the twentieth century, Ted Lewis was born Theodore Leopold Friedman in Circleville to a prominent business family. Stagestruck at an early age, . . . — Map (db m13282) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
On Court Street at Mound Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Street.
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . — Map (db m21994) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — War Savings Quota
On Court Street at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
In recogntion of the patriotism of the people of Pickaway County who oversubscribed their War Savings Quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings Committee — Map (db m21964) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — Watt-Groce-Fickardt House Built 1826-1886
On Main Street (U.S. 22) 0.1 miles east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east.

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m137606) HM

Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — 1-65 — Zieger House
On High Street at Scioto Street, on the left when traveling west on High Street.
On this site stood the Zieger House, in which the first session of court in Circleville was held on April 26, 1811, the sessions continuing until April, 1814. The first meetings of Pickaway Lodge No. 23 Free and Accepted Masons were held here, . . . — Map (db m13283) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Leistville — Camp Charlotte
Near Ohio Route 56 0.5 miles north of Ohio Route 159, on the right when traveling north.
Near this spot the famous treaty was made between Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia and Chief Cornstalk of the Shawnees and Allied Tribes in October 1774. This camp was named “Charlotte” after the Queen of England. — Map (db m13500) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Leistville — 6-65 — Treaty of Camp Charlotte
On Ohio Route 56 0.5 miles north of Ohio Route 159, on the right when traveling north.
Side A: In an effort to maintain peace with Native Americans, the British imposed the Proclamation Line of 1763, which prohibited colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. Some settlers did not recognize British authority and . . . — Map (db m13499) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Marcy — Blackburn / Wesner Bridge
This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge was dismantled in the 1960's because land surrounding it was to be strip mined. Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967 and reassembled it on . . . — Map (db m18006) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Tarlton — 11-65 — Major General William Sooy Smith
Near Main Street (Ohio Route 159), on the right when traveling east.
Side A: Major General William Sooy Smith was born in Tarlton on July 22, 1830. He attended Ohio University and supported himself throughout his college undergraduate career, graduating in 1849. He then entered the United States Military . . . — Map (db m13495) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Tarlton — Zane's Trace
Near Main Street (Ohio Route 159), on the right when traveling east.
. . . — Map (db m13496) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Williamsport — P.F.C. Franklin E. Sollars
On Green Street, on the left when traveling west.
In memory of P.F.C. Franklin E. Sollars Co. B. 3rd Bn 12th Inf. 4th Inf. Div. Born July 9, 1946 in Chillicothe, Ohio Killed in action in Vietnam, Jan. 19, 1968 — Map (db m21990) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Williamsport — 2-65 — The Deercreek Frontier / Williamsport and Deercreek Township
On Mill Street (U.S. 22) at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Mill Street.
The Deercreek Frontier In 1772-73 missionary David Jones visited Blue Jacket's Town, a settlement of 12 cabins downstream on the east bank and Pickaweekee, a Shawnee town, on the west bank. Deercreek Methodist Circuit Deacon, Dr. Edward Tiffin, . . . — Map (db m21965) HM

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