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

Harvey S. Firestone

 
 
Harvey S. Firestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
1. Harvey S. Firestone Marker
Inscription. Inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, Harvey Samuel Firestone (1868-1938) was born on a nearby farm in 1868 and attended school in Columbiana. He founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1900 and soon after developed a method for mass-producing tires for the infant automobile industry. Continuing innovation and steady contracts with large automakers led to the company's lasting success. Firestone Park is his lasting legacy to Columbiana. The Firestone family's monument is located in nearby Columbiana Cemetery.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Historical Society of Columbiana/Fairfield Township, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.363′ N, 80° 41.145′ W. Marker is in Columbiana, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Touch for map. Located in Firestone Park. Marker is in this post office area: Columbiana OH 44408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Hanna Log Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log House Museum
Harvey S. Firestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
2. Harvey S. Firestone Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherry Valley Coke Ovens (approx. 3.7 miles away); Southern Park Stables (approx. 7.9 miles away); Unserheim (approx. 8.2 miles away); Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden (approx. 8.7 miles away); Church Hill Road Bridge / Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 8.8 miles away); Canfield Fair (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbiana.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harvey Firestone at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Firestone Tire. official website (Submitted on October 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Harvey Samuel Firestone image. Click for full size.
By MacDonald, Pirie, 1867-1942, photographer, 1915
3. Harvey Samuel Firestone
Henry Ford, Thomas Edison & Harvey Firestone image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison & Harvey Firestone
Harvey Firestone (far right) kept some impressive company. In this photo he is seen with Henry Ford (left) and Thomas Edison (center). The trio often vacationed and worked together. Firestone and Ford were so close, in fact, that William Clay Ford married Martha Firestone, who was the granddaughter of Harvey Firestone. The couple then went on to become the parents of current Ford Motor Company Chairman, William Clay Ford, Jr. From an article in Diesel Power Magazine.
Harvey S. Firestone Park plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
5. Harvey S. Firestone Park plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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