We talk about the history of this great state all the time. We visit many of it’s historical sites and see many places and every time we go somewhere new we look for the Historical Marker. Every time we learn something new. The information helps to put the area in to the overall larger historical picture. Yes, some of the plaques may be local, and the information may not seem relevant to the state as a whole, but it is the little things that add up to make the state the place it is today.
As the website states
“…Historical Marker program is administered by the Local History Services Department of the Ohio History Connection. Since 1957, the program has placed more than 1,700 markers that share our state’s history. Partnering with community sponsors, we help tell the unique stories of the people, places, things, or events that helped shape individual communities as well as Ohio and the nation. Approximately 20-30 new markers are accepted into the program each year.”
The Ohio Historical Marker program’s website is a great place to find information about the history of Ohio. Every maker is categorized, organized, and searchable. Every page has the text of the marker, photos of the marker in place, a relevant photos of the marker’s subject, and a map to the marker’s location. The site is a valuable tool for anyone doing research for a school project. One can spend a while just seeings what in their area, or having a look at the strange things that have happened in Ohio.