Historical Markers in
Lucas County, Ohio

1850 Barn 1858 Railroad Depot 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell 6th Ohio Vol. Infantry Memorial Tree A Cross Section Of History A Dam With A View A Long March A Prehistoric Fort A Shattered Truce A Sticky Situation Adams Township Veterans Memorial Aftermath of War Alliances Alva N. Sidle Post 232 Veterans Memorial American Faces American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers Archeology & Artifacts Army Art Tatum Ballroom / Riding Area Battle of Fallen Timbers Battle of Fallen Timbers Bayview Retirees Golf Course Bigger, Better, Quicker, Faster! / The Glass City Birmingham / Ironville Birthplace of Alexander Drabik Bowling Green Fault Browning Masonic Community C & O - Toledo Terminal / Center-Cupola Caboose No. 170 Canal Terminus / Manhattan Caught Off Guard CCC Builds A Park Centennial Terrace and Quarry / Fossil Park Chessie Circle Trail Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot Coast Guard Combat Veterans Wounded Memorial Cover and Camouflage Dempsey-Willard Fight Dudley's Massacre Early American Defeats Edward Drummond Libbey High School Electric Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 Elmer W. Hinkleman Rhododendron Gardens Engine House Number One / Neptune Engine No. 1 Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad / Toledo As A Rail Center Fallen Timbers Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial Fallen Timbers Battle Monument Fallen Timbers Battlefield Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site Fighting Forces First Chartered Girl Scout Council in the United States First Congregational Church First Presbyterian Church Formal Gardens Fort Deposit / Roche de Bout Fort Miamis Fort Miamis Connection Foundations From The Past G.A.R. Civil War Monument George Duncan Forsyth Gilbert-Flanigan Farmhouse Good Work Pays Off Greek Revival Townhouse Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War Hindu Temple and Heritage Hall Historic Habitats Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Holland Home To Jeep / Middlegrounds Metropark Horse Stables / Visitors Center Horticultural Heirlooms House of Four Pillars Howard Pinkley Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Issac Ludwig Historic Mill James A. Rhodes Plaza James B. Steedman John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal Korean War Korean War Memorial Land in High Demand / Treaty of Fort Industry Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location Limousine Garage / Metroparks Hall Locking in Commerce Log Home Log House Lucas County Lucas County Lucas County Catholic War Veterans Memorial Flagpole Lucas County Children's Home Lucas County Civil War Memorial Lucas County Civil War Veterans Memorial Lucas County Iraq Veterans Memorial Lucas County Korea Veterans Memorial Lucas County Korean War Memorial Lucas County Medal of Honor Recipients Lucas County Spanish American Veterans Memorial Lucas County Veterans Memorial Lucas County Vieatnam War Memorial Lucas County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Lucas County World War I Memorial Lucas County World War II Memorial Lucas County WWI Veterans Memorial Lucas County WWII Veterans Memorial Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk Manor House Marine Corps Maumee City Maumee Honor Roll Maumee River Rapids Medical College of Ohio Mercy Hospital of Toledo / Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Miami & Erie Canal Michigan - Ohio State Line Monclova Soldiers' Monument Moses Fleetwood Walker Mount Pleasant Cemetery Veterans Memorial Natural Mosquito Repellent Navy Next Stop: Backruptcy! Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Officer Jacob "Jake" Chandler Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout, Roche De Boeuf Ohio Historical Flood Marker Ohio-Michigan War: A War Without Casualties / Canal Boom Ohio's Last Ottawas / Swanton Old Fort, New Battle Old Monclova School Bell Original Site of Toledo's Oldest Black Institution / Warren African Methodist Episcopal Church Other Military Operations Overland Trail Partners in Preservation Paul Koester / Camp Miakonda's Statue Of Liberty Peter and Robert Navarre Peter Navarre Peter Navarre Peter Navarre Cabin Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805 Private Mark Wood Project Blue Light Putting Green Railroad Car Barn Ready, Aim, Fire! Requiescat In Peace River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel Roche de Bout Roger T. Durbin Ross Thomas Memorial Rotary International (1905-2005) / Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion Dedicated July 2, 2005 Running A Gauntlet Saint Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Congregation / Saint Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church Salem Lutheran Church Side Cut's Left Over Locks Sister City Garden Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Site of Fort Miami Spanish American War Memorial St. Anthony Church St. Patrick Church State Line Stone Academy Swanton Swanton Township Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool Sylvania Civil War Memorial Sylvania Heritage Museum Sylvania Historical Village Sylvania Korean War Memorial Sylvania Vietnam War Memorial Sylvania World War I Memorial Sylvania World War II Memorial Tempers Explode As Dams Get Built The 150th Anniversary of the Great Starvation The 1894 King-Quale Elevator Fire The Battle Begins The Battle Ends The Blade The Bridge The Columbian House The First Y's Men's Club The Formidable Fort Miamis The Great Trail The Great Trail The Harroun Family Barn The Johlin Cabin The Lathrops of Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio The Liberty House The Lucas County Courthouse The Oak Openings Region The Oak Openings Regions The Oberle Hotel The Old Plantation The Old Territorial Road The Oliver House The Oliver Pray House The Ottawa Hills Garden Club The Park Today The Peter Navarre Cabin The Story of Stranleigh The Toledo Rotary: Service Above Self / Local and Global Actions The Toledo State Hospital New Cemetery, 1922-1973 The Toledo State Hospital Old Cemetery, 1888-1922 The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo The Toledo Zoo / Toledo's Canals The Towpath Trail The Towpath Trail The Towpath Trail The Towpath Trail The University of Toledo The University of Toledo Through The Eyes Of An Artist to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin Toledo Toledo and Lucas County World War Memorial Tree Toledo and Western Railway Company Toledo Beltway Railroad Toledo Memorial Park & Mausoleum Toledo Museum of Art Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Toledo's First Hospital Toledo's Memorial Hall Cornerstone Toledo’s Canals Tough Times On The Towpath Treaty of Greenville Turkey Foot Rock Unfair Negotiations United Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Flag Pole Viet Nam Peace Arch Memorial Plaza Vietnam War Vistula Historic District Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society War Savings Stamps Water Power: Turbines and Races Waterville Veterans Memorial Flagpole Water's Way: Flood And Ice Welcome Whalers And Wickets Of Lock 44 Whitehouse Air Force Memorial Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park Why Fight Here? William McKinley Monument Willys-Overland Finishing Plant Wolcott House World War I World War II
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.
Lucas County is a county located in the northwestern part of Ohio, with its county seat in Toledo. It was named after Robert Lucas, the 12th Governor of Ohio who played a significant role in the area's development. The region was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Wyandot peoples.

In the late 17th century, French explorers began to explore and settle in the area, establishing trade relationships with the Native American communities. However, the British gained control of the region after the French and Indian War in the mid-18th century. Following the American Revolution, a series of treaties forced Native Americans to relinquish their land, opening up the area for settlement by European-Americans.

Lucas County experienced rapid growth in the 19th century, largely due to its strategic location along the Great Lakes and its access to transportation networks. The construction of the Miami and Erie Canal in the 1830s, which connected Toledo to Cincinnati, further contributed to the county's development as an important trade and transportation hub.

The county's industrialization began in the mid-19th century, driven by the growth of the manufacturing sector. Toledo became known for its production of glass, automobiles, and other industrial goods, attracting workers from diverse ethnic backgrounds. However, the decline of manufacturing in the later part of the 20th century resulted in significant economic challenges for the county.

Today, Lucas County is home to a diverse population and continues to be an important center for industry and commerce in Ohio. The region's rich history and cultural heritage can be seen in its historical landmarks, museums, and institutions dedicated to preserving and celebrating the county's past.

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

  • 1835 - Lucas County is formed from portions of Wood County
  • 1835 - Toledo is selected as the county seat
  • 1838 - The Toledo War occurs between Ohio and the Michigan Territory over the boundary line between the two
  • 1840 - The Toledo War is resolved, with Toledo remaining part of Ohio
  • 1852 - The first train from Toledo to Chicago is completed, leading to increased trade and transportation
  • 1870 - The population of Lucas County reaches over 45,000
  • 1895 - The Toledo Museum of Art is founded
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