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Dublin in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Field of Corn

Farming

— Fifth Plaque —

 
 
Field of Corn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
1. Field of Corn Marker
Inscription.  Farming was central to the economy of this region from the time of the first European settlers in the late 1700s. Early settlers cleared land on which to lie and farm, and corn was their most important crop. They grew corn in much the same way Native Americans had for centuries. Most corn was sold to distilleries, which were established throughout Ohio by the early 1800s. As the population grew, so did the amount of corn raised, and by 1850, Ohio led the nation in corn production. Franklin County was among the top corn producing regions in the state for many decades, and the family farms that surrounded the mercantile village of Dublin contributed to this productivity. As recently as 1965, Frantz Rings, Sawmill, Case, Brand, Tuttle, Avery, and Post roads were all flanked by cornfields. In the 1990s, Ohio still ranks as one of the nation’s largest producers of corn.
 
Erected 1994 by Dublin Arts Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
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40° 5.096′ N, 83° 7.437′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Rings Road near Frantz Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4995 Rings Rd, Dublin OH 43017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Field of Corn (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dublin Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jessie Wing Building (approx. one mile away); Samuel Paulus House (approx. one mile away); John Sells House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
Field of Corn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
2. Field of Corn Marker
full view of marker, with "Field of Corn"
Field of Corn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
3. Field of Corn Marker
marker can be seen at distance
Field of Corn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
4. Field of Corn Marker
the "Field of Corn"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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