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Hillsboro in Highland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hillsboro Center of Population 1870

1870-1970

 
 
Hillsboro Center of Population 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 25, 2022
1. Hillsboro Center of Population 1870 Marker
Inscription.  
In the year 1870 Hillsboro was the center of population of the United States.

The exact center was located 3/4 of a mile east in front of the Marshall Pike (S.R. 124) in a lane on the Lilley Farm in front of the Dr. Robert D. Lilley Home, a stone to this effect is set into the wall of the residence.
 
Erected by Highland County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1870.
 
Location. 39° 12.104′ N, 83° 36.56′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Ohio, in Highland County. Marker is on East Main Street (Ohio Route 124) west of South East Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 E Main St, Hillsboro OH 45133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland House (here, next to this marker); John Baker House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Fenher House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J.D.W. Spargur House (about 300 feet away); Ohio's Oldest Pharmacy
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(about 500 feet away); W. R. Smith & Co. (about 500 feet away); Stagler's 5 & 10˘ Store (about 600 feet away); Bell's Opera House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Highland Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 25, 2022
2. Highland Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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