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.

2-66 Pike County Courthouse

Side A: The Pike County Courthouse was at Piketon from 1815-1861 when county residents voted to move the county seat to Waverly. The Waverly Public Square was donated to the county by the Meschech Downing family in September, 1861. A committee was appointed to oversee the courthouse construction and the completed structure was deeded to the county in December 1866 for $5. An addition was added to the front in 1909. Inside, the common pleas courtroom houses busts of entrepreneur-businessman and first millionaire of Pike County, James Emmitt, and his wife, Louisa, and a mural of “Blind Justice” painted by late local lawyer, W. T. Reed.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Pike County Commissioners, Ralph J. Breseter, Dr. John R. Allen Jr., Raymond Fout Jr., and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 100 E. 2nd St., 
Location: Located on the E corner of W 2nd St. and S Market St.
Latitude: 39.1261410
Longitude: -82.9842524