Jerome Township Soldiers' Monument

Jerome Township Soldiers' Monument (HM1R7L)

Location: Plain City, OH 43064 Union County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 9.366', W 83° 14.221'

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This monument was dedicated on Memorial Day of 1913 to honor the Union soldiers of the Civil War from Jerome Township. Many citizens, school children, and Civil War veterans attended the dedication as Col. W.L. Curry, who fought at Chickamauga, spoke to the crowd. The zinc monument contains the names of 400 soldiers of the township. The shaft is just over 21 feet high. Placed inside was a time capsule containing a number of historical documents including 60 photographs of Civil War veterans. Donations from a grateful community and a bequest from R.L. Woodburn, a Civil War veteran and Ohio legislator funded the monument.

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"Some of your boys, my fellow citizens, fought on almost every great battlefield of the war. They were at Gettysburg...Chickamauga..., they were at Shiloh, Stone River, Cheat Mountain, Port Republic, Antietam, Vicksburg, and many of the battlefields of Virginia; they were in the 'one Hundred Days under fire from Chattanooga to Atlanta': some of them marched with Sherman to the sea and others were at Appomattox at the surrender of Lee's army. This is the true story of the services of the soldiers of this township to whom you pay tribute." —from the address by Colonel W. L. Curry at monument's dedication, May 30, 1913
HM NumberHM1R7L
Marker Number17- 80
Year Placed2013
Placed ByJerome Township Trustees and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 309476 N 4447482
Decimal Degrees40.15610000, -83.23701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.366', W 83° 14.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 21.96" N, 83° 14' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10011 US-42, Plain City OH 43064, US
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