Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Johnson Manufacturing Company
Subsequent additions expanded capacity and the Johnson Manufacturing Company became a national leader in the manufacture of railroad operating supplies. During the Great Depression, the Roll Rite cigarette roller, poultry waterers, and hygrometers were produced from patented Johnson designs. About 1939, the firm turned from railroads
Erected 2005 by Family of Charles F. Johnson III, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 40° 6.507′ N, 83° 45.548′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of Miami Street (U.S. 36) and Storms Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Miami Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Miami Street, Urbana OH 43078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (about 400 feet away); Champaign County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dayton, Springfield, and Urbana Electric Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Billy "Single" Clifford /Clifford Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
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