Local man presented with Historical Award

Hamilton County Recorder Wayne Coates presented an award to a local man for his volunteer work in preserving the history in Hamilton county.

Coates presented the Griffin Yeatman Award to Charles Gordon Edwards on Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

The Griffin Yeatman Award is an annual award given to citizens and groups who volunteer their time and service to the excellence in historic preservation of buildings, sites, structures memorabilia, research and documents concerning the history of Hamilton County.

Charles Gordon Edwards reactivated the national Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Historic Sites and Buildings Committee. Edwards was also instrumental in the installation of the Revolutionary War historic marker at the 1781 Lochry Battle British/Indian Internment Camp along the East Miami River Road near Cleves.

Because of his efforts and the works of the Cincinnati Chapter, 484 Revolutionary War Patriot graves have been identified in Hamilton County.

Other recipients of the 2011 Griffin Yeatman Award are the Betts House in Cincinnati and the Gorge Heritage Farm in Evendale.

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