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Milan in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Milan / Erie County

 
 
Milan side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2020
1. Milan side of marker
Inscription.  
Milan
Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison, February 11, 1847.

A Moravian village, Pequotting, 1804–1809.

First permanent white settlers came in 1816.

Milan village platted, 1817; incorporated February 23, 1833.

Ship’s canal to lake completed July 4, 1839, made Milan leading wheat port, 1839–1864, second only to Odessa, Russia.

Shipbuilding industry flourished, 1842–1867; 75 vessels built.

As part of “The Firelands of Ohio”… Erie County had its origin in the Revolutionary War. Connecticut towns were burned in the historic raids of Benedict Arnold and British General Tyron. 500,000 acres in the Western Reserve were awarded by the Connecticut Assembly in 1792 to indemnify the fire-sufferers, therefore known as “The Firelands”: consisting of what is now Huron and Erie Counties, plus Ruggles and Danbury Townships. Originally part of Huron County, organized 1811, first courthouse at Fort Avery: County of Erie formed in 1838.
 
Erected 1953 by Ohio Sesquicentennial and the Sandusky Register-Star-News, founded 1822.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 41° 17.88′ N, 82° 36.352′ W. Marker is in Milan, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on N. Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in Lake Front Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 N Main Street, Milan OH 44846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Last Mission of the Moravians (here, next to this marker); Milan Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Milan Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Original Bell Installed May 1891 (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Alva Edison (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Smaller Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Miland House Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Lehman Galpin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milan.
 
Erie County side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 23, 2015
2. Erie County side of marker
Milan / Erie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 23, 2015
3. Milan / Erie County Marker
Milan / Erie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2020
4. Milan / Erie County Marker
Milan Town Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 23, 2015
5. Milan Town Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4. submitted on May 30, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2024