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Arlington in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Village of Arlington / The Arlington Heritage

 
 
Village of Arlington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 20, 2011
1. Village of Arlington Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.
Village of Arlington
First a farming community, later a railroad crossroads in southern Hancock County, Arlington was one of the county's earliest settlements. Gen. William Hull opened a trail into the area during the War of 1812 as he crossed Buck Run at Eagle Creek. He led his army to the Blanchard River to establish Ft. Findlay. Robert Hurd owned extensive tracts of land in the area, and his sons were the first recorded settlers, building a log cabin near this site in 1834. The rich farmland and abundant water soon attracted other settlers to the vicinity of "Hurdtown." The name was changed to "Arlington" when the village was formally surveyed in November, 1844.

The Arlington Heritage
1834: First log Cabin,
1844: Village platted with 16 lots,
1854: Asian cholera epidemic, 40 deaths,
1861: Civil War, town men leave,
1892: Village incorporated: Jim Huff, Mayor,
1897: First newspaper, "Arlington Gazette",
1900: First telephone, 1905: First high school graduation class,
1984: Sesquicentennial celebration
 
Erected 1984 by Historic Preservation Guild of Hancock County Hancock Park District Arlington Lions Club The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11- 32.)
 
Marker series.
Village of Arlington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 20, 2011
2. Village of Arlington Marker
close up, side B
This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.732′ N, 83° 38.862′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on Park Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in the Village Park at the east edge of town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Park Street, Arlington OH 45814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnny Appleseed (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Blanchard (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mt. Blanchard Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Necessity / William Hull Memorial Park (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Hullís Trail 1812 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hull's Trail (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hull's Trail, 1812 (approx. 8 miles away); Rawson and the Railroads / (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Village of Arlington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 20, 2011
3. Village of Arlington Marker
full view of marker
Village of Arlington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 20, 2011
4. Village of Arlington Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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