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Marysville in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marysville, Ohio

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
1. Marysville, Ohio Marker
Inscription.  
Side A
On August 10, 1819, Samuel W. Culberston (1780-1840), a Zanesville lawyer, established Marysville at the convergence of Mill Creek and the road connecting Delaware to Urbana. Culberston purchased 450 acres of land on July 10, 1817 and authorized Charles Roberts to survey the village, which originally contained 96 lots. Culbertson named the village in honor of his daughter, Mary Ellen (1810-1853), who later married US Congressman, Joshua Mathiot (1800-1849). The village was originally in Delaware County, located in part of the Virginia Military District. It was land given as bounties to soldiers from Virginia after the Revolutinary War. Union County, which included Marysville, was created in 1820, and Marysville became the county seat in 1822.

Side B
Culbertson wrote in 1820, "the legislature of Ohio last Session struck off a new County called Union, including our land, and appointed Commissioners to locate the County Seat. Last fall, I had a Town called Marysville, after my little Daughter, laid out on my land, and two weeks ago, the Commissioners met to fix the County Seat: my Brother attended
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By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
2. Marysville, Ohio Marker
for me, and procured the Site to be fixed in my Town, by donating the one half of it, to the County, for public Buildings." Ohio's legislature incorporated Marysville in 1838. Churches, schools, farms, businesses, and industries developed throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Surpassing 5,000 residents as of the 1970 census, Marysville obtained city status in 1971. In 2019, it celebrated its 200th anniversary.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Marysville, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 23-80.)
 
Location. 40° 14.113′ N, 83° 22.033′ W. Marker is in Marysville, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (State Highway 38) and Sixth Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Marker is at Marysville City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 South Main Street, Marysville OH 43040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marysville Journal-Tribune Clock (a few steps from this marker); Cyprian Lee House / Colonel Noah Orr, “Union County Giant” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Brick House in Marysville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Robert Sprague Beightler (about 400 feet away);
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By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
3. Marysville, Ohio Marker
Side 1 closeup: Original Plat of Marysville - 1819
Virginia Military District (about 500 feet away); The Civil War Cannons (about 600 feet away); Union County Veterans Monument (about 600 feet away); Union County, Ohio / Union County Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
 
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By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
4. Marysville, Ohio Marker
Side 2 closeup: City Hall and Opera House - 1878
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By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
5. Marysville, Ohio Marker
View looking to the southwest; Marysville City Hall is in the background.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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