Poland in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Old Stone Tavern
Built in 1804 by Jonathan Fowler, one of the founders of Poland Village, this structure served as his family home, general store, tavern and a hotel all at the same time. It became an important stagecoach stop on the main highway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. In 1861, the future President of the United States, William McKinley was sworn into the Union Army from the tavern's front porch.
Erected 2009 by Town One Streetscapes, Village of Poland, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-50.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 41° 1.408′ N, 80° 36.77′ W. Marker is in Poland, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 170) near College Street, on the leftTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South Main Street, Youngstown OH 44514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poland Village Hall (a few steps from this marker); President William McKinley's Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Peterson Park and Clock Tower (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of Poland (about 400 feet away); Poland Village / Poland Town Hall (about 500 feet away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poland Academy and Poland Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poland.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Stone Tavern. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Underground Railroad in the Mahoning Valley. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. President William McKinley, Jr. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.