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Near McLuney in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox

Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
1. Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox Marker
Inscription.  On February 10. 1899, a United States Weather Bureau Station operated by Steve Eveland, in the small hamlet of Milligan, Ohio, now part of McLuney, reported a temperature of 39 degrees below zero. To date, this is the lowest temperature officially recorded in Ohio. Milligan’s location in the flat valley of the Moxahala Creek made it susceptible to cold air masses drained from surrounding elevations. The record-breaking temperature in Milligan was recorded in the midst of a severe cold spell throughout Ohio that began on February 8 and ended on February 15, 1899 when temperatures reached a few degrees above zero. While Milligan can no longer be found on a map, it has been known as the coldest spot in Ohio for over one hundred years.
Erected 2002 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, the Robert Frame family, the Gene Sherrick family, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-64.)
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. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 10, 1899.
Location. 39° 43.733′ N, 82° 6.105′ W. Marker is near McLuney, Ohio, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 93 and Township Road 1195, on the right when traveling south on State Route 93. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crooksville OH 43731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nelson McCoy Pottery Company (approx. 5 miles away); Januarius A MacGahan (approx. 5.7 miles away); Perry County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); New Lexington (approx. 6.2 miles away); Mariah Storts Allen (approx. 6.6 miles away); Rendville (approx. 7.6 miles away); Richard L. Davis: The Sage Of Rendville (approx. 7.6 miles away); Deerfield Township (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 12, 2018
2. Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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