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

Colonel Noah Orr

1836-1882

 
 
Colonel Noah Orr Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
1. Colonel Noah Orr Marker
Inscription.  
This art installation celebrates Colonel Noah Orr, who was born on September 19, 1836, in Union County. Known as Union County's Giant, his fame derived from the fact that he was a very large man. At 7 feet, 8 inches tall (nearly 9 feet in costume) and 500 pounds in weight, Colonel Orr toured the country as a giant and performer from the 1850s to 1882. He appeared with many leading circuses, shows, and museums. From 1878 to 1882, Orr traveled with the Liliputian Opera Company, a group of comedic musicians with dwarfism. His famous career ended July 1, 1882 when he died at his home on West Sixth Street.

This art installation is dedicated to the memory of Chad Flowers, Marysville City Planner.

This project was made possible by support from Team Marysville, the City of Marysville, Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership, Streamline Design & Print, and Joseph Ruby.
 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1882.
 
Location. 40° 14.181′ N, 83° 
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22.036′ W. Marker is in Marysville, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fifth Street and South Main Street, on the left when traveling west on West Fifth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 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. Major General Robert Sprague Beightler (a few steps from this marker); Cyprian Lee House / Colonel Noah Orr, “Union County Giant” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oldest Brick House in Marysville (about 400 feet away); Union County Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away); Marysville, Ohio (about 400 feet away); Reuben L. Partridge (about 400 feet away); Union County, Ohio / Union County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Marysville Journal-Tribune Clock (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonel Noah Orr Temporary Art Installation. Link to web page that describes the art installation that is expected to be on display until sometime in 2021. The article explains that the image of Colonel Orr is life-size, and it gives a biography of Colonel Orr and a brief history of the Lilliputian Opera Company. (Submitted on March 27, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company
Colonel Noah Orr Art Installation and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 12, 2019
2. Colonel Noah Orr Art Installation and Marker
. Wikipedia article (Submitted on March 27, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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