Buffington Island Monument

Admission to the Buffington Island Monument is free.

  • Open daily from dusk – Dawn.
  • Location: (Map It) Meigs County on Route 124 approximately 20 miles east of Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-686-1535

The Buffington Island Monument:  Don’t be misled, you will not have to swim or take a ferry to see this park and monument, as it is not really located on an island. The monument is a tribute to the soldiers who fought in a major Civil War battle here in Ohio. Renowned Major Daniel McCook of the “fighting McCook” family was a casualty of the battle. The monument itself was built from broken glacial rock found in Ohio.