'Tour' city's historical markers

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:24 am

Started in the 1950s, the Ohio Historical Markers program has transformed the state's landscape into a constellation of interesting places, people and events.

The Founding of WorthingtonThe cast aluminum signposts mark not only John Morgan's infamous Civil War raid (Gallia County) and the invention of the cash register (Charles F. Kettering, Montgomery County), but also the birthplaces of Gone with the Wind's Clark Gable (Cadiz, Ohio in Harrison County) and crooner Dean Martin (Steubenville, Ohio in Jefferson County).

According to the Ohio Historical Society (OHS), there are currently 1,465 markers located across the state with 20-30 new ones completed each year.

Brigadier General Roswell Sabin Ripley CSA 2Worthington has seven markers of its own— two of which honor a Hopewell ritual site and a Confederate brigadier general— and you're invited to "tour" them on May 3 with Andy Verhoff, the OHS's local history coordinator. He'll discuss their stories and significance during the program, Remarkable Worthington, which will start at 10am at Old Worthington Library.

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