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

First Brick House

 
 
First Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
1. First Brick House Marker
Inscription. 560 feet south stands the first brick house built in Shelby County by John Wilson in 1816. He settled on the farm in 1807.
 
Erected by Shelby County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 15.462′ N, 84° 14.894′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Houston Road near Hardin Wapakoneta Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 1000 feet west of Hardin Wapakoneta Road on Houston Road, south side of road. Marker is in this post office area: Sidney OH 45365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardin (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Hardin (approx. 2 miles away); General Harmar Military Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lockington Dam (approx. 3 miles away); Lockington Locks (approx. 3.5 miles away); Sidney Fire Bell (approx. 5.1 miles away); Schultz's Battery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Big Four Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sidney.
 
Regarding First Brick House. The house still stands, and is down the drive on the farm. Private property. House looks in good shape but is unoccupied.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. First Brick House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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