Official Travel and Lodging Guide Fairfield County, Ohio: Lancaster-Pickerington

Stonewall Cemetery
Stonewall Cemetery


Historic Parks, Fairfield County, Ohio


Historical parks Map

See Historical Parks Page and find a complete list of Parks are open to the public:

Two Glaciers Park - Madison Township

Hansel Preserve - Pleasant Township

Smeck Historical Farm - Liberty Township

Others still underdevelopment.

 

Stonewall Cemetery

Location: Stonewall Cemetery Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Stonewall Cemetery also know as Presidents Cemetery. In 1812, Nathaniel Wilson II received land from the general land office. The cemetery is along the edge of this property in Hocking Twonship. In order to preserver the cemetery, Nathaniel Wilson III deeded this land in trust to the Presidents of the United States. There are no presidents buried here. In 1838, a stonewall was erected around the cemetery. The wall was constructed without the use of mortar and it is considered one of the best examples of dry masonry in Ohio.

Lockville Park Township

Historical Parks Site

Pickerington Rd. Bloom Township

Lockville, Ohio was the site of seven locks along the Ohio-Erie Canal. Today Lockville Park, a part of the Fairfield County Historical Parks system, has 6 acres of land with 3 sets of intact locks from the Ohio-Erie canal with towpath and basin. The stone masonery of lack 11, 12 and 13 can be easily viewed by visitors.

Access to the park is along Pickerington Road. A parking lot and picnic tables are easily accessible. More of the lock is surrently being uncovered.

Hartman II Covered Bridge was moved to Lockville Park in 1967. It is one of the 18 covered bridges still in existence in Fairfield County. See others here.

Flight of the Hawk Sculpture Park

Off Rt 33 at the Bypass entrance south of Lancaster, Ohio in Berne Township.

The park features a steel sculpture of a red-tailed hawk made up of more than 3,000 pieces, weighing more than 2,500 pounds and having a wingspan of more than 14 feet. The hawk appearws to be landing on a "nest" 40 feet in the air.

Created by nationally known sculptor, Ric Leichliter, alife-long resident of Fairfield County, Ohio. He currently resides in the Village of Sugar Grove not far from the sculpture.

 

Cross Mound Indian Mound

In Clear Creek Township (see map above)

Open dawn to dusk.

Website

"X" chaped Prehistoric Indian Mound on 29 acres; only one of its kind know to exist in the world. Possibly Fort Ancient Culture. Also a rare stone mound. Reached by crossing a suspension bridge over Salt Creek. The bridge, build in 1936, is the only existing WPA project in Fairfield County. 

Picnic Shelter available.

Rock Mill and Covered Bridge

Website

Rock Mill is open on weekends - May - October Saturday- Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. Visits to the grounds can be made sunrise to sunset throughout the year. 

Location: Fairfield County, Bloom Township From Lancaster, NW on S.R. 33 business route 2 miles, left on Lithopolis Rd (in Hooker), 3 miles, at intersection, on ROck Mill Road, Hocking River. 

Ohio's oldest and largest gristmill on the upper fall of the Hocking River. The mill is 6 stories with 2 below grade level. Powered by a 26 ft. overshot water wheel with a mill race cut through solid sandstone more than 30 feet long.

Fairfield County Historical Parks, employees and volunteers dedicated themselves to findin monies and local craftsmen to stabilize the mill initially (1991) and subsequently restored the structure with its completion in 2010. It has a beautiful waterwheel installed in 2012.