Near Holliday City in Williams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Parkersburg
North of this point lies the village of Parkersburg, pelted by Andre Ferrier, Jan. 25, 1838. The village plot was vacated Sept. 1844. North of C R. I, along Beaver Creek, lie the sites of three mills: The Andrew Smith Sawmill built ca 1837; the Henry Newman Sawmill built on 1838; and the J M. Hester Mill built ca 1370 near the present reconstructed dam site. The Andrew Ferrier Mill, built ca 1337, lies just east of this point point. This millstone was donated by Dr. Friederike and Susan (Swisher) Richardson. West of the intersection of C. R I and C.R. 15-50, lies the site of the Henry Newman Civil War Underground railroad station. Still further west lies the site of the W.S. Boone Sawmill. About ¼ mile east of S.R. 15 is the site of a large walnut tree (6 ft. diameter and 60 ft. to the first limb) cut in the U.S. ca 1901. The famous Samuel K. Swisher gravel pit, lies just north of this point in vicinity of the Parkersburg village plot.
Erected 1994 by Williams County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRIndustry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 41° 32.65′ N, 84° 31.483′ W. Marker is near Holliday City, Ohio, in Williams County. Marker is on County Road I 0.1 miles east of County Road 1550, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15465 County Road I, Bryan OH 43506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casimir Pulaski (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bryan's Air Mail Field (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rail Speed Record (approx. 4.6 miles away); Williams County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); G. Grant Brown Building (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bryan Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Richard E. Schreder (approx. 5.2 miles away); Paul Allman Siple (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.