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McCook House - Old

Why is this site important?

The McCook House was the home of Major Daniel McCook, who with his nine sons and the five sons of his brother Dr. John McCook, became known as the "Fighting McCooks" because of their contribution to the military, especially in the Civil War.

What to know about the site:

In 1837 Daniel McCook erected his large brick house on the southwest corner of the public square in Carrollton, where it was occupied by his family until 1848.  It was acquired by the state of Ohio in 1941 and dedicated in 1947 as a memorial to the gallant "Fighting McCooks."

Key things to see or do while visiting the site:

Carrollton is a quaint town and the county seat of Carroll County.  You'll find nice restaurants, a bakery, an amazing five and dime store and other places of interest there.


Located on the west side of the public square in Carrollton in Carroll County.


Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, and 2nd weekend in October
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

After Labor Day through 1st weekend in October: open
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Please check for hours for special events through out the year.


Adults: $3
Children: $1 


The McCook House is operated by the Carroll County Historical Society.  The site manager is Shirley Anderson.


Read more about the McCook Family at the McCook House web site.

The Carroll County Historical Society’s ( mission is to collect, preserve local history and provide opportunities for connecting the past with our future. The CCHS owns and operates a steam powered flouring mill that produces stone ground flours and corn meal for sale every Thursday. Their three day Fall Festival is located at the Algonquin Mill Complex, which is comprised of the Mill, school house, railroad station, farm house, several barns and storage buildings, a farm museum, several reconstructed log houses and an award winning arboretum. Both the Mill and McCook House are listed in the National Register of Historic Sites.

Plan your trip at the Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

The Bluebird Farm ( is a charming 19th century farm with restaurant, tavern, toy museum, amphitheater and market place. It has beautiful gardens and walking paths. It is less than 5 minutes from the McCook House.