Near Wellington in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Horr Cheese House, 1865 / Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929)
Horr Cheese House, 1865
As late as the Civil War era, cheesemaking in Ohio remained largely a cottage industry. After investigating new processes and obtaining pledges for a reliable milk supply from area farmers, brothers C.W. and J.C. Horr built a modern factory in Huntington Township in 1865. The Horr Cheese House was immediately successful, prompting more farmers -- and cheese makers -- to enter this industry. By 1878, more than forty similar operations made Loraine County a center of the American cheese industry. The Cleveland, Columbus, & Cincinnati Railroad at Wellington enabled distribution to national markets. The Horr's pioneer operation stood 1.4 miles east.
Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929)
Myton T. Herrick, Governor of Ohio from 1904 to 1906, was born in Huntington Township in 1854 and lived here until age 12. A respected Cleveland attorney and businessman, Herrick was a friend and confidant to Senator Mark Hanna and Presidents McKinley, Taft, and Harding. His public service career culminated in two appointments as ambassador to France, from 1912
Erected 2000 by The Huntington Historical Society, The Stocker Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-47.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft, the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 41° 6.035′ N, 82° 13.202′ W. Marker is near Wellington, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 58 and Ohio Route 162, on the right when traveling north on State Route 58. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27899 S Ashland-Oberlin Road, Wellington OH 44090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huntington Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. Spirit of ’76 (approx. 4.6 miles away); Archibald M. Willard (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sullivan Veterans Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Sullivan Veterans War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Galion Horse-Drawn Road Grader (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellington.
Also see . . .
1. Myron T. Herrick. The Ohio Historical Society provides a biography of Governor Herrick. (Submitted on December 7, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. For the Love of Cheese. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's website, Our Ohio, provides information on the cheese industry in the state. (Submitted on December 7, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
3. Myron T. Herrick - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on December 9, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2010, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.