Kinsman in Trumbull County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The township of Kinsman was purchased by John Kinsman of Lisbon, Connecticut, in 1799 from the Connecticut Land Company. Kinsman has been the home of many notable citizens, some of whom include: Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876) and James McGrannahan (1840-1907) were hymn composers and religious musical directors for the nationally-known evangelical Dwight L. Moody Revival Meetings held in Kinsman for thirty years in the late 1800s. Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was a famous labor and criminal lawyer who grew up in Farmdale and in the "octagon house" in Kinsman. Darrow in probably best known for his work as a defense attorney in the Scopes Trial. (continued on reverse side)
(continued from reverse side) Dr. Ernest Lyman Scott's (1877-1966) pioneering method of extracting insulin was later used by Frederick Banting and John Macleod in their Nobel Prize-winning work treating diabetes. Edmond Moore Hamilton (1904-1977) was a science fiction author and his wife, Leigh Brackett Hamilton (1915-1978), was a screen writer. Two of Leigh's popular movie scripts were Rio Bravo and Star Wars II. William
Erected 1996 by Kinsman Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-78.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 26.651′ N, 80° 35.298′ W. Marker is in Kinsman, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 5 and Ohio Route 7, on the left when traveling east on State Route 5. Located in Kinsman Square, intersection of Routes 5, 7, and State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsman OH 44428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Darrow Octagon House / Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gustavus Center Historic District (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pennsylvania (was approx. 5.3 miles away in Pennsylvania but has been reported missing. ); Upon This Tablet (approx. 7½ miles away); Jamestown Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Fowler Township / Fowler Historic District Pennsylvania (approx. 9.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Pymatuning Wetlands / Pymatuning Reservoir (approx. 10.1 miles away).
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