Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

ALERT: There is another marker 1-1 in Guernsey County, "Wreck of the Shenandoah."

1-1 Bradford Tavern 1804

Side A: The Bradford Tavern, West Union’s first inn built ca. 1804, served the Maysville-Zanesville stagecoach route and such travelers as Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and Santa Anna. After 1840, it was continued as the Marlatt House and, later, the Crawford House. Robert Lawler operated it as the Commercial Hotel, 1904-1919. In 1936, Mr. and Mrs. William Lafferty restored the building as the “Olde Wayside Inn.”
Sponsors: Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 222 W. Main St., 
West Union, 
Location: At the current ‘Olde Wayside Inn’
Latitude: 38.7949720
Longitude: -83.5473360