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Marysville in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cyprian Lee House / Colonel Noah Orr, “Union County Giant”

 
 
Cyprian Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2015
1. Cyprian Lee House Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.
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.

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.
Cyprian Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
2. Cyprian Lee House Marker
close up, side B

 
Erected 2009 by Marysville Uptown Renewal Team Shearer-Banks Insurance, Inc. The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7- 80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.126′ N, 83° 22.066′ W. Marker is in Marysville, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is on W Sixth St, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 W Sixth St, Marysville OH 43040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Oldest Brick House in Marysville (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Military District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Robert Sprague Beightler (about 400 feet away); The Civil War Cannons (about 400 feet away); Union County Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away); Union County, Ohio / Union County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); American Legion Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); American Legion Memorial Park / Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marysville.
 
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Cyprian Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
3. Cyprian Lee House Marker
full view of marker and the house
Cyprian Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
4. Cyprian Lee House Marker
portrait on marker
Cyprian Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
5. Cyprian Lee House Marker
DAR plaque on wall of house. Subject of another page, "The Oldest House in Marysville"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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