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East Liverpool in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio's Gateway

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
1. Ohio's Gateway Marker
Inscription. Fawcettstown, later to become East Liverpool, marked the first Ohio community to be encountered by early river travelers as they headed toward new challenges and new lives in the expanding nation. Indian canoes, flatboats, and steamboats carried increasing traffic, both passenger and freight, along these Ohio "Gateway" shores. Many of these early craft were built locally and local residents served as crewmen. Products from farms and ceramics from this city's pioneer potteries were shipped from this site. The wharf area also served as a landing place for many of the early English potters who came here to ply their trades and, in the process, create a defining industry. The river continues to play an important role in industrial and recreational capacities.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commisson, Tall Stacks, Inc., East Liverpool Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.906′ N, 80° 34.526′ W. Marker is in East Liverpool, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street. Click for map. Located
Ohio's Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
2. Ohio's Gateway Marker
at Broadway Wharf on the Ohio River. Marker is in this post office area: East Liverpool OH 43920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pottery Capital of America (a few steps from this marker); Potters National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Patterson Memorial Building (approx. mile away); Bradshaw's Hall (approx. mile away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. mile away); Locke's Building (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in East Liverpool.
 
Also see . . .  Remarkable Ohio. Marker Program (Submitted on November 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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