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Historical Markers and War Memorials in East Liverpool, Ohio

Clickable Map of Columbiana County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Columbiana County, OH (110) Carroll County, OH (25) Jefferson County, OH (97) Mahoning County, OH (78) Stark County, OH (87) Beaver County, PA (217) Lawrence County, PA (40) Hancock County, WV (28)  ColumbianaCounty(110) Columbiana County (110)  CarrollCounty(25) Carroll County (25)  JeffersonCounty(97) Jefferson County (97)  MahoningCounty(78) Mahoning County (78)  StarkCounty(87) Stark County (87)  BeaverCountyPennsylvania(217) Beaver County (217)  LawrenceCounty(40) Lawrence County (40)  HancockCountyWest Virginia(28) Hancock County (28)
Lisbon is the county seat for Columbiana County
East Liverpool is in Columbiana County
      Columbiana County (110)  
      Carroll County (25)  
      Jefferson County (97)  
      Mahoning County (78)  
      Stark County (87)  
      Beaver County, Pennsylvania (217)  
      Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (40)  
      Hancock County, West Virginia (28)  
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1Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Beaver Creek
The history of the earth is written in the rocks. In Ohio, nearly 500 million years of time are recorded in our bedrocks, reflecting the coming of inland seas, the upheaval of mountain ranges and the birth and death of vast swamps. By reading these . . . Map (db m55084) HM
2Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey
West Side:Ohio1112 feet South of this spot was the "Point of beginning" for surveying the public lands of the United States. There, on September 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, began the Geographers . . . Map (db m33685) HM
3Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Bradshaw's Hall
A town hall built in 1850, which served as a community building and home of the first services of the First Methodist Protestant church. The church was organized in 1855 and occupied the building until 1923 when it was purchased and torn down by the . . . Map (db m44149) HM
4Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Carnegie Public Library
At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Andrew Carnegie, who spent time with relatives in East Liverpool during his childhood, donated $50,000 toward the construction of a public library. The building was dedicated on May 8, 1902. In the 1990's . . . Map (db m44150) HM
5Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Central School
Site of schools since 1820's Log House School. Union School in 1869. Central School built in 1894 for $65,000.00 and held 1,000 students. In 1971 following 77 years of service as East Liverpool's High School it was demolished. The ELHS Alumni . . . Map (db m80712) HM
6Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Ceramic Theater
East Liverpool's largest and most elegant theater opened in 1904. A stage theater with seating for 1200, it offered first run plays, star performers, high school graduations and movies. It was razed in 1961.Map (db m44152) HM
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7Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Diamond Theater
In 1907, the First United Presyterian Church was converted into retail shops (1st floor) and a theater (2nd floor) called the Bijou, later renamed the Diamond. Vaudeville and 10 minute movies were featured. It closed in 1920.Map (db m44154) HM
8Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — 9-15 — Gateway To The Northwest
Near this site on September 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, drove a stake: This was the "Point of Beginning" of the Geographer's Line for the survey of the first "Seven Ranges" of six-mile square townships in . . . Map (db m44155) HM
9Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — I.O.O.F. Building
Believed to be the oldest surviving commercial building in the city, this structure was built in 1874 by the Robert Hall Lumber Company. It has served as the headquarters for the Odd Fellows, as a bank and various other professional offices.Map (db m44158) HM
10Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Isaac Knowles - Knowles Block
This corner was once occupied by the ornate Victorian home of Isaac Knowles, the principal founder of the K.T. and K. Pottery Company. The home, built in the 1870's, survived Isaac's death in 1902 but was demolished prior to 1910. The home was . . . Map (db m44160) HM
11Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — J.C. Thompson Building
First opened in September, 1892, the J.C. Thompson building was originally home to the Crosser and Ogilvie store on the first floor and basement and Edmondson Photography on the second floor. Frequently appearing in photographs of the Diamond, the . . . Map (db m44161) HM
12Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Korean War Memorial
Dedicated by the City of East Liverpool to the memory of her sons who gave the Ultimate Measure of Sacrifice in Korea William E. Butler • Marvin L. Gilbert • Richard A. Potts • Richard E. Watson • Norman A. Grimm • James T. Butcher • David . . . Map (db m156071) WM
13Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — 18-15 — Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges
Side A:Land Ordinance of 1785In April 1784, the Continental Congress adopted the Report of Government for the Western Territory, a broad plan drafted primarily by Thomas Jefferson for organizing the United States' new western lands . . . Map (db m44156) HM
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14Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Little Beaver Creek
Little Beaver Creek Established by the People of Ohio Has been designated A State Wild and Scenic River In the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Under the provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of . . . Map (db m55087) HM
15Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Lock 36
[Text on Canal Lock Stone Marker]: Lock 36 Sandy & Beaver Canal Dedicated in memory of Jack A. Lanam [Text on Display Panel, Page 1]: Gaston's Lock (Lock #36) . . . Map (db m55013) HM
16Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Locke's Building
Believed to be the second oldest surviving commercial structure in the city, this building opened in 1880 as a men's clothing store. The second floor has been the location of several photo studios and at one time was occupied by Gertrude Fryette's . . . Map (db m44164) HM
17Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Mary Patterson Memorial Building
This building was built in 1924 by local industrialist Monroe Patterson as a memorial to his late wife, Mary T. Patterson. The structure was a home for working women and served as such for many years. When the building closed, it was donated to Kent . . . Map (db m44166) HM
18Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Millstones
from WE Golding & Sons Co. (1876-1937), ground flint & feldspar for the West Pottery District. When combined with talk & ball clay, they produced World Famous Rockingham Yelloware. original site 1000' SE on W 4th. St.Map (db m156067) HM
19Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — 16-15 — Ohio's Gateway
Fawcettstown, later to become East Liverpool, marked the first Ohio community to be encountered by early river travelers as they headed toward new challenges and new lives in the expanding nation. Indian canoes, flatboats, and steamboats carried . . . Map (db m49713) HM
20Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Potters National Bank Building
In 1881, the newly formed Potters National Bank, organized by local pottery manufacturers, established its new offices in a three-story structure on this corner. A newspaper, the Tribune was published in the basement. By 1901, the building became . . . Map (db m80713) HM
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21Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — 12-15 — Riverview Cemetery
(front) Envisioned as a rural cemetery with careful attention to landscaping design and symmetrical lots, the Riverview Cemetery was established in 1883 on forty acres of land. The chapel was a gift to Riverview from the Grand Army of the . . . Map (db m49715) HM
22Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Site of The Taylor Mansion
John N. Taylor, an owner of K.T. and K. Pottery Company built a three story Victorian mansion on this site and was once visited here by President William McKinley. The home was demolished to allow construction of the new City Hall.Map (db m44168) HM
23Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — State Theater
This beautiful theater opened in 1914 with the name of The McKinley Vaudeville Theater. The name changed to the Strand with silent films. Renovated in 1928 it became the State Theater. The stage and movie theater closed its doors in 1970.Map (db m44170) HM
24Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Sturgis House
Originally the private home of the Erlanger family, this building became the Sturgis Funeral Home, famous for having displayed the body of Pretty Boy Floyd in October, 1934.Map (db m44171) HM
25Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — The American Theater
Originally built as a Vaudeville house, the American Theater hosted its premier performance on Christmas Day 1909. With the advent of film, the American was converted to a movie theater in 1918. A major fire destroyed the structure on May 24, 1950 . . . Map (db m44148) HM
26Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — The Lincoln Highway
The Lincoln Highway, America's first trans-continental route, was officially opened in June, 1915, amid widespread local celebrations. The highway (US Route 30) originally entered the city's East End, but later alterations caused it to cross into . . . Map (db m44172) HM
27Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — 13-15 — The Pottery Capital of America
For nearly a century, East Liverpool dominated the United States pottery industry. Drawn to easily accessible clay deposits and ready river transportation, British-born potter James Bennett established the first commercial pottery here in 1841. His . . . Map (db m49711) HM
28Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — 7-15 — Thomas J. Malone Bridge / Gaston's Mill
"Thomas J. Malone Bridge" This covered bridge stood in the 1870s over Middle Run, on State Route 154, between Lisbon and Elkton, Elkrun Township. It was converted to a storage shed and moved twice by the Elkrun Township Trustees. Mr. . . . Map (db m44754) HM
29Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Traveler's Hotel
The Traveler's is the city's oldest surviving hotel. A portion of the present building was first constructed in the late 1890's as "The Landora". Later additions were constructed in 1910 and 1927. The Traveler's Hotel was a stopping point for those . . . Map (db m44174) HM
30Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who fought valiantly and died courageously that we might live in freedomMap (db m156075) WM
31Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated by the City of East Liverpool to the memory of her sons who gave the Ultimate Measure of Sacrifice in Vietnam. Joseph J. Compa, Jr. • C. Kenneth Skates • Richard F. Roach • Steven M. Haniotes • Stephen E. Seiferth • Arthur W. Smith . . . Map (db m156073) WM
32Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — W.L. Thompson Music Store
Constructed in the 1880's by Will L. Thompson for his rapidly expanding music business, this building was a showcase for band instruments, pianos and organs, as well as sheet music and similar merchandise. Thompson, composer of "Softly and Tenderly . . . Map (db m44175) HM
33Ohio, Columbiana County, East Liverpool — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Columbiana County who answered our country's call during the period of World War I. Their service stands out as a beacon light for all time. We are proud to honor them in this manner.Map (db m156069) WM
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Jan. 27, 2023