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Historical Markers in Tiffin, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Seneca County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Seneca County, OH (21) Crawford County, OH (22) Hancock County, OH (64) Huron County, OH (15) Sandusky County, OH (143) Wood County, OH (172) Wyandot County, OH (25)  SenecaCounty(21) Seneca County (21)  CrawfordCounty(22) Crawford County (22)  HancockCounty(64) Hancock County (64)  HuronCounty(15) Huron County (15)  SanduskyCounty(143) Sandusky County (143)  WoodCounty(172) Wood County (172)  WyandotCounty(25) Wyandot County (25)
Tiffin is in Seneca County
      Seneca County (21)  
      Crawford County (22)  
      Hancock County (64)  
      Huron County (15)  
      Sandusky County (143)  
      Wood County (172)  
      Wyandot County (25)  
 
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1Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 3-74 — Camp Ball
In July 1813 a detachment of soldiers under Lt. Col. James V. Ball built a supply fort here along the military road that ran along the west bank of the Sandusky River. Ball chose this site for its large spring of cold water, which he enclosed within . . . Map (db m17977) HM
2Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 8-74 — Camp NobleThe Buckeye Vanguard
This is the site of Camp Noble, named for Congressman Warren P. Noble, who obtained the officer’s commission for William H. Gibson as the colonel of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Companies of 100 began to arrive here August 12, 1861 from . . . Map (db m141529) HM
3Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 4-74 — Early Electric Illumination, 1884
When St.Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated on January 6, 1884, an ornate brass chandelier presented by the Edison Electric Light Company provided illumination for the ceremony. Wired for electric lighting before its completion, St. . . . Map (db m140953) HM
4Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — Fort Ball
1813. This Tree Marks The Site of Old Fort Ball Built in 1813 by Order of General Harrison.Map (db m104132) HM
5Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 12-74 — Founding of Tiffin
In 1822 Josiah Hedges purchased the land that would become Tiffin from the Delaware Land Office. By March, this land, situated across the Sandusky River from old Fort Ball (War of 1812) was surveyed and platted by General James Hedges, the brother . . . Map (db m119964) HM
6Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 9-74 — Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin
The Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Thomas F. Conlon, met with the newly appointed bishop of the Toledo Diocese, the Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs, to discuss building a charity hospital for the community. Community leaders and physicians promoted . . . Map (db m140838) HM
7Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 11-74 — Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum
The Seneca County Museum is the former home of local businessman Rezin W. Shawhan. Born in 1811, Shawhan arrived in Tiffin in 1832 and opened a store with his brother Lorenzo. The store’s success enabled Rezin to expand his interests into real . . . Map (db m140870) HM
8Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 14-74 — St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church has been located here since the parish's formation in 1845. Tiffin was established by Josiah Hedges in 1822, and shortly after, many German Catholic families began to settle in the area. They formed part of St. Mary's . . . Map (db m166162) HM
9Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 10-74 — State's First Female Lawyers
Side A In 1873, Tiffin's Cronise sisters became the first women admitted to the Ohio Bar. At that time, Ohio did not provide for the admission of women attorneys. On April 4th 1873, Nettie Cronise applied to the district court. Despite . . . Map (db m100140) HM
10Ohio (Seneca County), Tiffin — 6-74 — Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad
A) In 1858, the Sandusky Dayton Cincinnati Railroad Company took control of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad line and built the Tiffin passenger depot in 1862, which served as one of the six railroad depots in the Tiffin area. As a result of the . . . Map (db m119969) HM
 
 
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