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Berlin Heights Berlin Crossroads Wellston Ohio


Site of Civil War Battle

BERLIN CROSSROADS - Underground Railroad

OH 327, Wellston

This small area just outside of Wellston is rich with history. Berlin Crossroads was an important point in the Underground Railroad and was the location where several freed slaves settled including President Thomas Jefferson's former slave, Thomas Woodson.  

Berlin Heights was the location of a civil war battle between General John Hunt Morgan and Union Army Colonel Benjamin Runkle. See links above for more information.

The Lillian Jones Museum Jackson Ohio


​75 Broadway St., Jackson


The Jones Museum opened in 1995 with the two-fold mission to educate and to preserve the historical artifacts of the Jackson County, Ohio area. The permanent collection includes: remarkable items from the Jones family’s industrial past including Globe Iron, DT&I, Crown Pipe & Foundry and the Cambrian Hotel along with large portraits and photographs of family members; hundreds of bound volumes of all the different Jackson newspapers from the late 1800s to 1992; more than 80 hard copies of the Jackson High School yearbook, the Osky Wow, from 1912-1995 as well as digitized copies of the Osky Wow 1912-2015.

Welsh Museum Oak Hill Ohio


​412 E. Main St., Oak Hill


Housed in the beautiful old Welsh Congregational Church in the village of Oak Hill, Ohio, the Welsh-American Heritage Museum contains many items that came with the early immigrants to the area from Cardiganshire, Wales from 1818 to 1860's.

Markay Cultural Arts Center

Markay Cultural Arts Center

​269 E. Main St., Jackson


The Markay Cultural Arts Center is a renovated 1930's Art Deco movie theatre which is now operated by the Southern Hills Arts Council. The theatre shows classic movies and has a stage for live performances. 

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Liberty Theatre Oak Hill Ohio


179 E. Main St., Oak Hill

The Liberty Theatre Community Center is a 1920s restored theatre owned by the Oak Hill Historical Society. It is available to rent for parties, showers, reunions, family functions, banquets, meetings, live performances, and more. Check out their Facebook page for information on upcoming shows, stained glass classes and more or visit the Historical Society's events page.

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Leo Petroglyph Jackson Ohio


357 Twp 224, Ray

Leo Petroglyph is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its 

series of petroglyphs, or rock carvings, ancient Indians chiseled into an outcropping of sandstone.

The age of these carvings is unknown. However, based on the symbolism and the amount of weathering of the generally soft sandstone, they probably are less than one thousand years old and so likely are the work of the Late Prehistoric period Fort Ancient culture, or of American Indians living in the region during the period European contact.

World War II history from

Jackson County residents who served.

Check out oral histories of veterans from the Second World War who resided in Jackson, Ohio. Seven vets beginning in 1989 gave oral histories their responses were recorded and transcribed. The veterans’ recollections remain the veterans’ own words with biographical details before and after the war.

You will be struck by the wartime experiences which local residents had to endure. 

Check out the website here:

The seven Jackson County Veterans:

Buckeye Furnace Wellston Ohio


123 Buckeye Park Rd., Wellston


​Ohio has long been known for it's Iron cities. Jackson County was a major producer of Iron in the 19th Century. From about 1830 to 1900, the Hanging Rock Iron Region (HRIR) which included Jackson, produced the majority of iron within the United States. 

Although there are other furnaces in the area, Buckeye Furnace is the only totally restored site in Ohio. You can take a self tour of the furnace area, look around the company store or visit the covered bridge on the property. Bring a picnic and enjoy the landscape around you.

Salt Lick Village Jackson Ohio


​81 E. Broadway St., Jackson


The village’s historic structures will include the McCoy Cabin, a recreated salt boiling furnace. the historic Scioto Township House and a small blacksmith shop. The McCoy Cabin is an original 1858 Vintage log cabin disassembled at it’s original location in Jackson County and reassembled in Salt Lick Village.

John Wesley Powell Memorial Jackson Ohio
Covered Bridges Jackson Ohio


Take a drive through scenic Jackson County and you may come across a picturesque covered bridge. The County Engineer's Office put together this map to help you find them. ​

Photo by: Gregory S. Hamilton


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