Cyprian Lee House / Colonel Noah Orr 'Union County Giant" : Marker #7-80
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N 40° 14.122 W 083° 22.066
17T E 298574 N 4456570
Quick Description: Located on E 6th St. near the courthouse in Marysville.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2009 3:46:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM7H1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
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Long Description:
Side A : "Cyprian Lee House"
Cyprian Lee (1792-1854) settled in the Union County wilderness in 1820 and purchased the 118 West Sixth Street lot in 1828 for $6. County treasurer, coroner, shoemaker, and anti-slavery activist, Lee lived here in a log cabin until 1832 when this Greek Revival two-story brick house was completed. Other notable citizens to have resided in this oldest brick house in Marysville were showman Noah Orr (1836-1882), also known as the "Union County Giant," and Josiah Jacob Morelock (1833-1899), a member of the Marysville City Council and the first Fire Department in Marysville. The Morelock family tannery business and stables were located behind this house.

Side B : "Colonel Noah Orr 'Union County Giant""

Colonel Noah Orr was born on September 19, 1836, in Union County. His fame derived from the fact that he was a very large man. At 7 feet 8 inches tall (nearly 9 feet in costume) and 500 pounds in weight, he toured the country as a giant and performer from the 1850s to 1882. He appeared with many leading circuses, shows, and museums. From 1878 to 1882, Orr traveled with the Liliputian Opera Company, a group of midget actors and one giant who performed musical comedies. His famous career ended July 1, 1882 when he died at this location.
Marker Number: 7-80

County: Union

Significance of Location: Other

Bicentenial Mark: no

Website address: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate description: Not listed

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