The Sheridan Monument / 1829 Courthouse

The Sheridan Monument / 1829 Courthouse (HM8GP)

Location: Somerset, OH 43783 Perry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.45', W 82° 17.996'

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(Side A):
The Sheridan Monument

The Sheridan monument was erected by and given to the Village of Somerset by the State of Ohio in 1905 to honor the memory of Somerset's General Phillip Henry Sheridan. "Little Phil" was raised in Somerset and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1852. He rendered valuable service to the Federal Army in the Civil War at Stone's River, Missionary Ridge, Yellow Tavern, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Five Forks, and Appomattox. He later commanded in the West and became General of the Army in 1883, received his fourth star, and died in 1888. The heroic sculpture, created by Carl Heber of New York, portrays "Sheridan's Ride" to Winchester. Somerset citizens paid for the granite base through a children's "penny fund."

(Side B):
1829 Courthouse

Commenced in 1828, this building was Perry County's first true courthouse. The sandstone jail was completed in 1848 and a common roof connected both structures. Old '29 commands a largely intact agrarian public square common during the Federal period. The edifice is the oldest continuously in service public building in the Old Northwest Territory (1787). The Federal style, characterized by symmetry, grace, and simple ornamentation, was common throughout the Old Northwest and the upper Midwest during the first generations of public building erection. It has been called a jewel and the finest piece of Federal Heartland Architecture extant. The County Seat was moved from Somerset in 1857 and since then Old '29 has housed village offices.
HM NumberHM8GP
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number1-64
Year Placed2002
Placed ByAmerican Legion Post 58, Village of Somerset, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 388725 N 4407200
Decimal Degrees39.80750000, -82.29993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.45', W 82° 17.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 27.00" N, 82° 17' 59.76" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-105 N Columbus St, Somerset OH 43783, US
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