Centennial Park War Memorial - South Webster, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 38° 48.995 W 082° 43.594
17S E 350103 N 4297838
Quick Description: This small park, located near town hall, was created to commemorate the town's centennial in 1987. There is a monument here honoring those who served in World War I, II, and the Korean War, and a separate plaque honoring veterans of the Gulf War.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 9:54:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMBZTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
South Webster, Ohio, is a small farming community in Scioto County, in the extreme southern Ohio, not far from the Ohio River. Oddly, there seems to be no record of a "Webster," just "South Webster." One of its claims to fame, however, is as the location for the world Cornhole Championship.



This park, located on the site of the former railroad depot (1853-1965) has a gazebo, a war memorial for those who served in World War I, II, and the Korean War, a plaque honoring veterans of the Gulf War and a bell that once was mounted in the Hales Creek Baptist Church. There is also a time capsule created at the time of the town Centennial in 1987.

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II Korean War


In Honor Of: those who gave their last full measure of devotion

Marker Text:
WORLD WAR I WALTER E. BOUTS CHESTER E. CRAMER DANIEL KUHNER CHARLES MULLENS WORLD WAR II STARLING ARTHER RAYMOND E. BASHAM FRANK BENNINGTON ARZANAS BRADLEY WESLEY BROFFORD WILLIAM R. HOLLBACK HARRY O. MARTIN ALBERT M. MCGUIRE RAY E. NEFF LEONARD E. QUEEN WINFRED C. ROSS OPBIE F. SHUMATE RAY SHUMP ALBERT SLACK CLIFFORD W. STILES KOREA ERNEST L. HEILMAN "Dedicated those who gave their last full measure of devotion"


Date of dedication: 1987

Who Put it Here?: Town of South Webster

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is a single granite marker with pointed top. The marker has inscribed on it the 4 names from WWI, 15 names from WWII, and one name from the Korean War. Above the names are raised medallions of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Service. The above inscription is along the base. The memorial is located beside the gazebo in the park described above.


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