Boy and the Boot.

Boy and the Boot

Field review by the editors.

Wadsworth, Ohio

In an act of civic generosity, the city of Sandusky lent the town of Wadsworth its Boy and the Boot statue in late 2013, so that Wadsworth could make a copy for itself. That copy was unveiled with much fanfare on Memorial Day 2014. The boy stands in the center of a new fountain, water dribbling from the hole in his leaky boot.

Wadsworth had previously had its own Boy and the Boot statue, but it disappeared during World War II, possibly melted for scrap metal in a burst of patriotic fervor (If so, Uncle Sam was disappointed; the statue was made of a wartime-worthless "pot metal" alloy).

The Memorial Day unveiling of the Boy and the Boot was deliberate, as Wadsworth believes that the statue is a war memorial, honoring a Boy who carried water to wounded Civil War soldiers in his Boot, pouring it from a hole in the toe.

Also see: Boy and the Boot Round-Up

Boy and the Boot

Greenwich Rd, Wadsworth, OH
Downtown. In the median of Greenwich Rd, a half-block east of its intersection with Hwy 94/Main St.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Porthole Cover from the MainePorthole Cover from the Maine, Wadsworth, OH - < 1 mi.
Grave of the Married GiantsGrave of the Married Giants, Seville, OH - 7 mi.
Giants - Seville Historical Society MuseumGiants - Seville Historical Society Museum, Seville, OH - 7 mi.
In the region:
Big To-Go Coffee Cup, Berlin, OH - 32 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Ohio

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Ohio.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

August 5, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Ohio Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Desert of Maine, Freeport, Maine (Aug 3-9, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Wadsworth, Ohio

Nightly rates found:

Hotels Near...

Book Now