Historical Markers in
Auglaize County, Ohio

1874 Casper Rhine Boots And Shoe Store 2 North Washington Street 34 South Washington Street 6 N. Washington St. Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups Auglaize County Veterans Memorial Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance Tree Blackhoof's Last Home Bloody Bridge Bowstring Girder Broadwell Mill Catahecassa Cholera Marker Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Dayton and Michigan Railroad Dudley Nichols F5D Skylancer Five Fun Facts About Neil Armstrong & Wapakoneta Fort Amanda Fort Amanda Fort Amanda Monument Fort St. Marys Fort St. Marys / Fort Barbee / Girty Town Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Grand Lake Saint Marys Headwaters of the Auglaize River History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge Lock 13 Rehabilitation Project Loramie Summit Manchester School Memorial Park Miami and Erie Canal Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen Minster Minster's Origins Neil Armstrong's Boyhood Home New Bremen Veterans Memorial New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department New Knoxville: The Ladbergen Kinship On This Site Stood The Original Sheriff's Residence And Jail. Partners Pioneer Cabin Plank Road Reservoir Mill, St. Marys Saint Marys River Scioto River Serving Our Country Sketch of a Soldier St. Marys St. Marys Veterans Memorial Story of Fort Amanda Strategic Location Sts. Peter and Paul Church The 77 Unknown Soldiers The Auglaize County Courthouse The Cemetery The Charles F. Herbst Building (1905) The Crescent Theater The Fort: Construction The Fort: Supply Depot The John H. Nichols House The Log Church The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen The Mystery Stone The Shannon Stock Company The Story of this Site The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal Town Pond Reservoir Cridersville's Great Fire of 1918 Transportation Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda Uniopolis Town Hall United States of America Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipents Veterans Memorial Wapaghonetta Reservation Wapakoneta Wapakoneta Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial Wapakoneta Commercial Historic District Wapakoneta Heritage Parkway Wapakoneta Hometown Of Neil Armstrong Wapakoneta Woman's Club, Inc. White Feather's Town Willow Branch Veterans Memorial With Honor and Remembrance
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The Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the oldest working statehouses in the United States. Construction on the building began in 1839 and was completed in 1861.
Auglaize County, located in Ohio, has a rich history that spans several centuries. The area was initially inhabited by Native American tribes, particularly the Shawnee, prior to European settlement. In the late 18th century, American pioneers began to settle in the region, establishing small communities and farms along the Auglaize River.

The county's official establishment came in 1848, when it was separated from Mercer County. The name "Auglaize" itself is derived from the Native American term meaning "fallen timbers," a nod to the dense forests that encompassed the area. As the county developed, agriculture became a vital aspect of the local economy, with crops such as corn, wheat, and soybeans being cultivated.

In the early 20th century, Auglaize County experienced significant growth and development. The construction of the Miami and Erie Canal in the mid-1800s greatly contributed to the county's prosperity, facilitating trade and transportation. Additionally, the discovery of natural gas and oil in the area spurred further economic growth, leading to the establishment of new businesses and industries.

Over the years, Auglaize County has also been home to notable figures and events. Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, was born in the county seat of Wapakoneta. The county also played a role in the Underground Railroad during the mid-19th century, as abolitionists assisted enslaved individuals in their escape to freedom.

Today, Auglaize County continues to thrive as a vibrant community. Its picturesque landscapes, historical sites, and strong sense of community make it an attractive destination for residents and visitors alike. The county is known for its agricultural heritage, charming small towns, and ongoing efforts to preserve its history.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Auglaize County, Ohio.

  • 1795 - Native American tribes cede control of the land to the United States government through the Treaty of Greenville.
  • 1817 - Auglaize County is established as part of Mercer County.
  • 1820 - First settler, Samuel Downing, arrives in what is now Auglaize County.
  • 1848 - Auglaize County officially separates from Mercer County and becomes its own county.
  • 1870 - The Miami and Erie Canal, which runs through Auglaize County, is completed.
  • 1880 - The Wabash Railroad is built through Auglaize County, boosting transportation and economic development.
  • 1908 - The first automobile is registered in Auglaize County, marking the beginning of a new era in transportation.
  • 1942-1945 - Auglaize County contributes to the World War II effort with many residents enlisting in the military or working in war-related industries.
  • 1981 - The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, honoring the famous astronaut and Wapakoneta native, opens to the public.
  • 1999 - The Auglaize County Courthouse, originally built in 1894, undergoes a major renovation to restore its historic beauty.