Birthplace of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Birthplace of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (HM81S)

Location: Columbus, OH 43215 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.422', W 82° 59.495'

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On the evening of September 29, 1899, thirteen recently returned veterans of the Spanish-American War met in a tailor shop that once stood on this site. These men, all veterans of the Columbus-based 17th Infantry Regiment that had fought in Cuba, shared their memories of the conflict, honored their fallen comrades, and discussed issues of concern to all foreign service veterans. The organization that they formed that night, the American Veterans of Foreign Service, was the nucleus of a nationwide organization that became the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in 1914. The oldest continuing national organization for veterans' affairs, the VFW traces its birth to this site in 1899.
HM NumberHM81S
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number32-25
Year Placed2000
Marker Condition
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329886 N 4424887
Decimal Degrees39.95703333, -82.99158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.422', W 82° 59.495'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 25.32" N, 82° 59' 29.70" W
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Area Code(s)614, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 285 E Main St, Columbus OH 43215, US
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I work in this area, and remember seeing the marker here. When I went to get a picture of it, there is no marker. I checked google maps street view (which was from Aug 2014) and the marker was missing then too. You can clearly see the spot where it is supposed to be though.

Jun 16, 2015 at 6:52am PDT by kellya

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