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Bellevue in Huron County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henry Morrison Flagler

(1830-1913)

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2019
1. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
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Inscription.  A founder of the Standard Oil Company, Henry Morrison Flagler spent his formative years in Bellevue and began his business career here in 1844, building his home near this site in 1858. He first became associated with John D. Rockefeller as a fellow grain merchant. The two later formed the Standard Oil Company in 1870 with capital partially furnished by members of the local Harkness family. Standard Oil became America's largest and most powerful corporation in the late 1800s, and Flagler used his wealth to develop the state of Florida. His Florida East Coast Railroad, known as "the railroad over the sea," extended from Jacksonville to Key West, Florida. The cities of Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine grew with Flagler's intensive development efforts.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Mad River and Nickel Plate Railroad Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-39.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Henry Morrison Flagler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2019
2. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
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41° 16.25′ N, 82° 50.433′ W. Marker is in Bellevue, Ohio, in Huron County. Marker is on Southwest Street (Ohio Route 269), on the left when traveling south. marker is at the Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 Southwest Street, Bellevue OH 44811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tremont House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Circuit Riders / Bishop John Seybert (approx. half a mile away); McPherson Birthplace (approx. 7.2 miles away); James Birdseye McPherson (approx. 7.3 miles away); McPherson Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); General James Birdseye McPherson (approx. 7.3 miles away); Snow's Grist Mill (approx. 9 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellevue.
 
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Henry Morrison Flagler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2019
3. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
marker as seen from a distance, looking across the street
Henry Morrison Flagler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2019
4. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
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Henry Morrison Flagler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2019
5. Henry Morrison Flagler Marker
part of the museum
<i>Henry Flagler and his train</i> image. Click for full size.
Harris (Photo courtesy of the University of Miami Libraries), January 22, 1912
6. Henry Flagler and his train
"The first Florida East Coast Railway train arrives in Key West on January 22, 1912. That is railroad magnate and entrepreneur Henry M. Flagler himself at the center, with a straw hat."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   6. submitted on June 17, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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