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Fostoria in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Risdon Square

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Risdon Square Marker
Inscription. This monument marks the square of the village of Risdon founded in 1832. The land was owned by John Gorsuch, who settled here with his family in a clearing along the Portage River in 1831. He had a plat of the area made by David Risdon, Seneca County surveyor, after whom the town was named. This plat was officially recorded September 13, 1832. The village of Risdon had the first church and post office, and has the oldest house in Fostoria.
 
Erected 1975 by The Fostoria Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-74.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.929′ N, 83° 25.264′ W. Marker is in Fostoria, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of North County Line Road and Summit Street, on the right when traveling north on North County Line Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fostoria OH 44830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fostoria, Ohio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perry Center (approx. 4.2 miles away); Village of Arcadia /The Arcadia Heritage
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By Michael Baker
2. Risdon Square Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); New Riegel Parish and Convent (approx. 9.2 miles away); Sheriden Cave (approx. 12.8 miles away); Lunatic House 1885 (approx. 16.3 miles away); Wood County Infirmary (approx. 16.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Risdon Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. Risdon Square Marker
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By Michael Baker
4. Risdon Square Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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