Remarkable Ohio

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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 are two markers numbered 9-73 in Scioto County. The other is 'Camp Oyo Boy Scout Camp.'

9-73 Hillcrest Children’s Home

Side A: The Hillcrest Children’s Home stood near this site in Wheelersburg and opened in 1921 to the first 57 of many children who would come to live there. A 50-room building intended for 100 children, Hillcrest often housed double to triple that number. The extended community supported Hillcrest, providing entertainment, sponsoring activities, and donating presents for the children whose times there left indelible memories. The home closed in 1970 and was razed the following year.
Side B: Same as Side A
Sponsors: Scioto County Historical Society, Hillcrest Children’s Home Group, Scioto County Commissioners, The Ohio History Connection
Address: NE corner of Gallia Pike and Hillcrest Road, 
Wheelsburg, 
OH, 
45694
Latitude: 38.7207390
Longitude: -82.8529800