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Alliance in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Crossing

 
 
The Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, October 3, 2018
1. The Crossing Marker
Inscription. The coming of the railroads to Alliance is an important event in Stark County's history. In 1851, the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad (running SE to NW) and the Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad (E to W) intersected at this location. It was known as “the crossing” and became the Village of Alliance. William Robinson, Jr., the president of the Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad, is credited with applying the name "Alliance" to the crossing, dating to when the railroads bought rights-of-way in 1849 and anticipated the intersection of the lines. A plat named “Alliance” was recorded September 26, 1850. The Village of Alliance was established in 1854, when 100 citizens of the communities of Williamsport, Freedom, and Alliance (also known as Liberty), signed a petition to incorporate on March 15. The petition was accepted and recorded in June.
 
Erected 2017 by Alliance Historical Society Wednesday Morning Tip Club of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 26-76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.287′ N, 81° 5.719′ W. Marker is in Alliance
The Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, October 3, 2018
2. The Crossing Marker
full view of marker
, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Webb Street and Ash Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. marker is in small park area at Alliance Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 E Main St, Alliance OH 44601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Alliance-Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mabel Hartzell (approx. mile away); The Deceased of Co. F. 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Sultana Tragedy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spanish American War Veterans (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lexington Quaker Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Marlborough Quaker Burying Grounds & Meeting House (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alliance.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, October 3, 2018
3. The Crossing Marker
marker as seen from a distance
The Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, October 3, 2018
4. The Crossing Marker
the "diamond", where two railroads cross
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 13 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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