Hicksville in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge / Amelia Swilley Bingham
Born in Hicksville in 1862, Daeida H.W. Beveridge co-developed and named, in 1887, the Los Angeles, California, suburb of Hollywood, since the early 1900s a world center of the film and television industry. With first husband H.H. Wilcox, she led development efforts there, and was instrumental in establishing much of the civic infrastructure, including the city hall, library, police station, primary school, city park, and much of the commercial district. Remarried to the son of a California governor after Wilcox's death, she continued to promote Hollywood until her death in 1914.
[Back Side Text]: "Amelia Swilley Bingham"
One of the prominent Broadway actors of her era, Amelia Swilley Bingham was born in Hicksville in 1869 and began her theatrical career here. Moving to New York, she debuted on Broadway in 1893 at the Bijou Theatre and achieved wide acclaim for her performances. Bingham later leased the theater and formed her own theatrical stock company, while continuing to act in her own productions. As a pioneering woman producer and director,
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hicksville Historical Society, Hicksville Elementary School, Hicksville Rotary, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 41° 17.538′ N, 84° 45.817′ W. Marker is in Hicksville, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on West High Street (Ohio Route 18) west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 West High Street, Hicksville OH 43526, 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. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Johnson Memorial Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away in Indiana); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.3 Antwerp's Vietnam Era - Lebanon - Grenada - Panama Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); Antwerp's Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); Antwerp's Persian Gulf - Iraq - Afghanistan Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hicksville.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.