Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Allen County, Ohio
Allen County was originally Indian territory not opened for settlement until 1817, and was formally surveyed in 1820. County government was organized in 1831 and with the improvement of roads, settlers came and established communities in every part of Allen County. The soil was rich and there were natural springs and salt licks. The greatest single factor in its development was the discovery of oil in 1885 and for a time, the Lima oil fields were the nations [sic] most productive. Allen County consists of 410 square miles. It includes two cities, eight incorporated villages and twelve townships.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Natural Resources • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 40° 44.571′ N, 84° 6.311′ W. Marker is in Lima, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Street (Ohio Route 81), on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lima OH 45801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Bell (a few steps from this marker); Allen County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Faurot Opera House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio's First Electric Street Car Line (about 500 feet away); BP America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site Of Lima's First Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adam Welty Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lima.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,455 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. 3. submitted on October 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.