I am not even sure when I first learned about Historical Markers but I have an affinity for them. I get excited to see them as we journey to field trips or blog adventures. I get sad if we can’t stop to read them and learn some small tidbit of History!
We just so happen to live in a very nice area filled with History and historical events. We didn’t have time to visit all of the Historical Markers in our town with over 25, none the less our entire county. We decided to share some of our favorites with you and a little bit of History as well!
Our first stop is right downtown in the boulevard between the Piqua Public Library and 5th 3rd Bank. The south side of the historical marker is entitled William McCulloch and the north side of the marker is entitled Civil Rights Movement in Piqua.
Since both pictures are clear enough for you to read I won’t tell you what they say but comment on how fascinating it is to learn about the past with a local resident being a part of the Civil Right Movement in a positive way.
Heading West of Piqua on Route 66 there’s a handful historical markers on Hardin Road near the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency. This engraved stone marker tells about the last battle of the French and Indian War fought at this location in 1763. The original stone was erected in 1898 and then a newer plaque was added by the DAR in 2006.
On the actual Johnston Farm site there are a few other historical markers and plaques. One being a sign talking about farmer Johnston and the type of barn and log cabin that were built on the property. I think it’s kind of funny that the historical marker is located right by a fire hydrant!
On the edge of the property is a historical marker to mark the location of the John Johnston family cemetery.
We headed out of town east on Route 36 to Pioneer Rural Electric and grabbed a quick picture which is our main pinnable image above. Then we swung north on Troy-Sidney Road to get a picture of the J. Scott Garbry historical marker.
We proceeded east a few more miles on Route 36 until we came to The Dilbone Massacre stone marker. This marker is on the north side of route 36.
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