Thursday through Saturday brings the 158th anniversary of one of our country’s most important battles.
During three hot summer days in 1863, tens of thousands of men — including many from Richland County — met to do battle on the verdant farm fields of Adams County, Pennsylvania.
One of those soliders, a major in the Army of the Potomac, has a permanent resting place in Plymouth’s Greenlawn Cemetery. Although only one of the players in what unfolded, his role was nevertheless a singular one, and the story of his place in the history of the Battle of Gettysburg continues to unfold. More…
Last May was to have featyred RichHistory Weekend, an annual celebration of the past throughout Richland County.
Even though those events were cancelled by the current public health situation, we took the opportunity to travel that weekend to Plymouth and to visit a local Landmark of Richland that we have not yet featured on 1812Blockhouse.
In the last half of the 19th century, many American cemeteries were laid out in the style of parks. Ample acreage was obtained, and meandering drives, hills, and landscaping gave visitors a sense of peace and beauty. More…
One could say that the village center of Plymouth might be termed a “One-Half Landmark of Richland,” as Main Street, the downtown’s main thoroughfare, straddles the Richland County – Huron County line.
It would be hard to argue, however, that its downtown boasts one of the most intact sets of nineteenth century commercial buildings in north central Ohio. And, as of December of last year, it is also an area recognized as significant by its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. More…
Smiles were plentiful recently as Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development officials joined owners of the new Village Roots in Plymouth for their ribbon cutting event.
Village Roots is a new concept store both in inventory and in operation. Filled with quality, curated products made by artiasns from around the state of Ohio, the store opens for just four days each month with newly updated inventory and wonderful displays in a unique monthly theme.
Also on hand will be food trucks, guest vendors, and other fun surprises. More…
The local Plymouth landmark known as the Tubbs-Sourwine House has long had a connection with the rail line it faces.
Constructed on a rise at 49 Railroad Street between 1867 and 1870, it was originally the home of Henry Bitley and Eve Reed Tubbs. More…
By Thomas Palmer, 1812Blockouse Owner/Publisher
Permit me to share a bit about a family vacation.
Three weeks ago, I made a trip to visit an iconic landmark of American history — the Battlefield of Gettysburg.
This was my third visit there, the first coming when I was nine or ten years old, the second about 15 years ago. The reason for this trip, one taken with all the COVID-related precautions we could muster, was to take a unique tour with eight other members of my family. Three of my siblings, three nephews, and two significant others drove from Ohio to Pennsylvania in about six hours.
Here is what was up. More…
We came across this fact recently and thought we’d share with our readers.