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Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
1. Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum Marker
Inscription.  The Seneca County Museum is the former home of local businessman Rezin W. Shawhan. Born in 1811, Shawhan arrived in Tiffin in 1832 and opened a store with his brother Lorenzo. The store’s success enabled Rezin to expand his interests into real estate and banking. Upon his death in 1887, his estate was valued in excess of $1 million. Much of it was bequeathed to his second wife, Della Watson Shawhan. He also left bequests to Heidelberg College, the library, and Tiffin’s churches. The Greek Revival-style house, built in 1853, was passed down through the family, ending with Lynn Troexl who, in 1941, donated it to the county for use as a museum. The house is part of the Fort Ball-Railroad Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Seneca County Historical Society, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 11-74.)
 
Location. 41° 6.961′ N, 83° 10.872′ W. Marker is in Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is on Clay Street west of
Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
2. Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum Marker
Frost Parkway and the Sandusky River, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Ball (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Ball (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Founding of Tiffin (approx. ¼ mile away); State's First Female Lawyers (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Electric Illumination, 1884 (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Noble (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiffin.
 
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Rezin W. Shawhan House & the Seneca County Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
3. Rezin W. Shawhan House & the Seneca County Museum
Marker is in profile just to the left of the building’s left edge.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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