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Near Warren in Trumbull County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Howland Springs

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. Howland Springs Marker
Inscription.  On January 31, 1798, Joseph Howland bought Township 4-Range 3 (Howland Twp.) for $12, 903.23 and an equalizing portion of Township 1-Range 10 (Springfield Twp.) as part of a lottery held to distribute Connecticut's Western Reserve lands. On February 26, 1803, Dr. John Seely bought 85 acres of the Howland Township acreage that included a mineral springs and developed it into a health spa for the treatment of "scrofulous & dyspeptic diseases". The spa became the Township's center for culture and recreation with future Presidents James A. Garfield and William McKinley reported as frequent Howland Springs visitors. In 1873, the Shedd brothers built a three-story hotel south of the springs with a dance hall, billiard room, and bowling alley. The hotel flourished until fire destroyed it on June 16, 1882; consequently recreational use of the springs diminished. Today, the sale of spring water throughout northeastern Ohio makes Howland Springs the oldest continuous business in Howland Township.
 
Erected 2003 by Howland Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-78.)
 
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Howland Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. Howland Springs Marker
This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 13.452′ N, 80° 44.233′ W. Marker is near Warren, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Marker is on Howland Springs Road SE 0.2 miles east of Niles Corland Road SE (Ohio Route 46), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warren OH 44484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William McKinley (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Heaton (approx. 3.4 miles away); William McKinley Birthplace (approx. 3.4 miles away); Camp Hutchins-Warren's Civil War Training Camp / Camp Hutchins and the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (approx. 3.9 miles away); Vienna Township Green and Cemetery / Vienna Township (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mahoning Lodge #29, IOOF (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mary Ann Campana (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Erie Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warren.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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