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The Hilltop Historical Society was founded in 1986 to promote the history of the Hilltop Area of Columbus, Ohio

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There will be a marker placed on West Broad Street in front of West Gate Lodge No. 623 located at 2925 West Broad Street. The Plaque will contain information about the West Gate  property being the location of the site of the entrance to Camp Chase.  The Dedication Ceremony is slated for Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 11 AM. There will be Civil War Re enactors on the property during and after the dedication ceremony.


Sunday June 8, 2014 at 3PM

The Annual 119th

 Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Memorial Ceremony

will remember

Pvt. Phillip Sallee

Grave Marker 65

Co. B 8th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA


Pvt. James Milligan McVickers

Co. C 88th Ohio Volunteer Infantry


Wreaths Across America came to Camp Chase onfederate Cemetery on Dec 14, 2013. We have increased the number of wreaths to 119 this year. Thanks to the Civil Air Patrol for sponsoring the cemetery.


Monty Chase lays the Navy wreath at the Arch


We had all ages to help lay the wreaths

Columbus Dispatch video about Camp Chase and Wreath Laying. Learn how we respect and remember those who are buried there.

Thank you to all who attended the Annual 118th Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Memorial Ceremony

June 9, 2013



Compatriots at Camp Chase
Mr. Grant and Mr. Chase
June 9, 2013


The Hilltop Historical Society's own Monty Chase and his wife Margaret as they appeared as Salmon Portland Chase and his daughter, Kate Chase Sprague at the opening of the Association of Lincoln Presenters Convention here in Columbus, April 11, 2013.

For more information on Camp Chase and the Hilltop Historical Society contact Dick Hoffman at this link


Links to Hilltop Groups

Personal Memorires Web Site

History of Columbus Restaurants

Hilltop Business Association

Westgate Neighbors Association

Wilshire Heights Neighborhood Association

Greater Hilltop Area Commission

Homes on the Hill

Friends of the Hilltop

West High School Alumni Association

Friends of Westgate Park E-Mail address

Highland West Neighbors Association

Greenlawn Cemetery

Grove City Area Visitors Bureau

At long last, the 6 Mile Marker on the National Road has returned to it’s original location (this is not a replica.) It is located just to the west of the on ramp to I-270 north on West Broad St. The Hilltop Historical Society was given the Mile Marker over 10 years ago and had it in safe storage at Modlich Monument Company until it went to the Country Engineer for restoration and to be put back in place. We thank both the Modlich Monument Company and Dean Ringle the Franklin Country Engineer for maintaining this part of the Hilltop History.


Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery on Jan 3, 2014. Under a blank of pure snow.


The wreaths were removed from the Cemetery on Sunday March 2, 2014





Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery May 2010





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