Wyoming in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of "Wyoming"
In early April, 1861, Reily invited neighbors to his home, in his words, “for the purpose of giving a name to our embryo village.” Wives were invited, too, and asked to participate. After careful deliberation, a vote resulted in a tie between Wyoming and Hebron. Reily, who had not voted, broke the tie by selecting the name “Wyoming.”
One week later, the Civil War began, Reily joined the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Eventually promoted to the rank of colonel, he was wounded in the battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and died several days later. His wife and family moved to Colorado after the war ended.
In ensuing years, the turret and Victorian features were added, and most of the land was sold off in parcels. Today, the home is recognized as the “Birthplace of Wyoming” for Robert Reily’s contribution to its name.
Erected 2017 by Wyoming
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 39° 13.809′ N, 84° 28.863′ W. Marker is in Wyoming, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Liddle Lane, 0.1 miles north of Reily Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the driveway entrance to “Twin Oaks”. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barney-Fisk-Stearns Property (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linden Drive (approx. half a mile away); Stearns and Foster Company (approx. half a mile away); Robert Reily (approx. half a mile away); Milestone (approx. half a mile away); Spreen’s Corner (approx. half a mile away); Doughboy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyoming Avenue Business District (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyoming.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.