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

The Village of Milford Center

 
 
The Village of Milford Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 10, 2018
1. The Village of Milford Center Marker
close up, front side
Inscription. In 1799, a man named George Reed first came to this spot along the Darby Creek. He settled and erected a grist mill with a mill race nearly a half mile long in 1810 to 1812. In those days, man and animals had to ford the creek, so the crossing became known as the “Mill- Ford” at the George Reed Mill. Mr.Reed laid out the town in 1814 and was joined by other settlers in the area establishing the Village of Milford in 1816. In the 1820’s the name of the town changed to “Milford Center” for a more dignified status as the Village became the county seat.

The map above shows the Village in 1870 with two railroad lines, ½ mile mill race, and the size of the town.

The Great Churches of Milford Center
both past and present
Christian Church
Methodist Episcopal Church
Milford Center United Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church
The Church of Christ in Christian Union
The Colored Baptist Church
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Trinity Chapel Church-Christ
Victory Baptist Church

 
Location. 40° 10.778′ N, 83° 26.042′ 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

The Village of Milford Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 10, 2018
2. The Village of Milford Center Marker
close up, back side
traveling north on Mill Street. Touch for map. 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. Honor Roll 1918 (a few steps from this marker); Union County’s First Courthouse (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.
 
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The Village of Milford Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 10, 2018
3. The Village of Milford Center Marker
close up of text on back side
The Village of Milford Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 10, 2018
4. The Village of Milford Center Marker
more text on back
The Village of Milford Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 10, 2018
5. The Village of Milford Center Marker
Church text
The Village of Milford Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 10, 2018
6. The Village of Milford Center Marker
as seen from a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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