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Milford Center in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union County’s First Courthouse

 
 
Union County’s First Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 9, 2018
1. Union County’s First Courthouse Marker
close up
Inscription. Constructed in 1820-21, the County’s original government seat was the first frame building in Milford Center. At the time it stood at the southwest corner of the Village Square (present Mill & State Streets) just to the south of George Reed’s Mill (from which the town is named). Following the relocation of the county Seat to Marysville, the original of this building was used as a commercial building and later moved to become a residence (lived in until 1907) at what is now the vacant lot immediately to the east of 148 West State Street. In 1907 the original was restored and moved to the Union County Fairgrounds in Marysville where it was subsequently destroyed.

This replica of the original courthouse was constructed from photos and sketches, by the Village of Milford Center as a part of the celebration of Ohio’s bicentennial in 2003. The Village is indebted to the following volunteers for this construction: Maurice “Mac’ McCarty, Ronald “Red” Baker, Ron Barker, Ray Chappelear and Ronald Payne.
 
Location. 40° 10.76′ N, 83° 26.056′ W. Marker is in Milford Center, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street (U.S. 36) and State Street (County Route 57), on the right when traveling north on Mill Street. Touch for map

Union County’s First Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 9, 2018
2. Union County’s First Courthouse Marker
full view of marker
. marker is in Bicentennial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 N Mill St, Milford Center OH 43045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Milford Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll 1918 (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Township Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Union Township Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Milford Center Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Bridgeport / Bridgeport Iron Bridge (approx. 2½ miles away); Culbertson Covered Bridge / Reuben L. Partridge (1823- 1900) Bridge Builder (approx. 3 miles away); Mitchell Cemetery Stone #2 (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford Center.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Union County’s First Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 9, 2018
3. Union County’s First Courthouse Marker
marker and building as seen from Mill Street
Union County’s First Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Archived Picture
4. Union County’s First Courthouse Marker
archived picture of original building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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