Remarkable Ohio


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2-53 Captain Joseph C. McElroy

Side A: Born at Oak Grove, prospected in the California goldfields in 1849. During the Civil War he raised a militia company at Racine, and was later promoted Captain of Co. K, 18th O.V.I. After the war, he served on the Racine Village council, Sheriff of Meigs County, and was a member of the Ohio General Assembly. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Commission for the Chichamauga Battleground National Park, and served 14 years as Postmaster of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Myrtle Bridgeman Dunn and Family and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: In Greenwood Cemetery, at the end of Greenwood Road, 
Location: W end of the cemetery
Latitude: 38.9769400
Longitude: -81.9096950