Near Utica in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
During the 18th century ice cream was a rarity and considered a dish of the very wealthy. This was because ice was difficult to come by until the widespread use of “ice harvesting” and the insulated icehouse.
Then the number of confectioners who sold ice cream increased, and ice cream parlors began appearing in major cities. By the mid-19th century ice cream had become popular with the masses.
Erected by Velvet Ice Cream Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 12.913′ N, 82° 26.501′ W. Marker is near Utica, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Vernon Road.. Marker is in a covered outdoor antique agricultural implement display area next to "Ye Olde Mill.". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11324 Mt Vernon Road, Utica OH 43080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Ye Olde Mill" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hufford House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cora B. Clark Utica Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Homer Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Victoria Claflin-Woodhull-Martin / First Woman Candidate for President of the United States (approx. 5.1 miles away); Brandon World War II Honor Roll (approx. 7½ miles away); John Sparks (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
Also see . . . The History of Velvet Ice Cream. Website homepage (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,559 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.