Milan - Milan, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 41° 17.877 W 082° 36.350
17T E 365554 N 4573076
Quick Description: Similar to the official Ohio historical markers, this one describing Milan, Ohio was placed for the state sesquincentennial.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2009 1:25:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM7YR8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 3

Long Description:
Sign text (park side face):
Milan
Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison, February 11, 1847.
A Moravian village, Petquotting, 1804-1809.
First permanent white settlers came in 1816.
Milan village platted, 1817; incorporated February 23, 1833.
Ships' canal to lake completed July 4, 1839 made Milan leading wheat port, 1839-1864, second only to Odessa, Russia.
Shipbuilding industry flourished, 1841-1867; 76 vessel built.

Sign text (street side face):
As part of "The Firelands of Ohio"
Erie County
... had its origins in the Revolutionary War. Connecticut towns were burned in the historic raids of Benedict Arnold and British General Tyron. 500,000 acres in the Western Reserve were awarded by the Connecticut Assembly in 1792 to indemify the fire-sufferers, therefore known as "The Firelands", consisting of what is now Huron and Erie Counties, plus Ruggles and Danbury Townships.
Originally part of Huron County, organized 1811, first courthouse at Ft. Avery; County of Erie formed in 1838.

Presented 1953 - Ohio Sesquicentennial
Sandusky Register-Star News
Founded 1822
Group that erected the marker: Sandusky Register-Star News

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
In the town square
Milan, OH USA


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