Poland in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Old Stone Tavern
Built in 1804 by Jonathan Fowler, one of the founders of Poland Village, this structure served as his family home, general store, tavern and a hotel all at the same time. It became an important stagecoach stop on the main highway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. In 1861, the future President of the United States, William McKinley was sworn into the Union Army from the tavern's front porch.
Erected 2009 by Town One Streetscapes, Village of Poland, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-50.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 1.408′ N, 80° 36.77′ W. Marker is in Poland, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 170) near College Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South Main Street, Youngstown OH 44514, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poland Village Hall (a few steps from this marker); President William McKinley's Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Peterson Park and Clock Tower The History of Poland (about 400 feet away); Poland Village / Poland Town Hall (about 500 feet away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poland Academy and Poland Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poland.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Stone Tavern. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Underground Railroad in the Mahoning Valley. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. President William McKinley, Jr. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 682 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.