Village of Arlington / The Arlington Heritage

Village of Arlington / The Arlington Heritage (HM1RKB)

Location: Arlington, OH 45814 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 53.732', W 83° 38.862'

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Village of Arlington

First a farming community, later a railroad
crossroads in southern Hancock County, Arlington
was one of the county's earliest settlements.
Gen. William Hull opened a trail into the area
during the War of 1812 as he crossed Buck Run
at Eagle Creek. He led his army to the Blanchard
River to establish Ft. Findlay. Robert Hurd owned
extensive tracts of land in the area, and his
sons were the first recorded settlers, building
a log cabin near this site in 1834. The rich farmland
and abundant water soon attracted
other settlers to the vicinity of "Hurdtown."
The name was changed to "Arlington" when the
village was formally surveyed in November, 1844.

The Arlington Heritage

1834: First log Cabin,
1844: Village platted with 16 lots,
1854: Asian cholera epidemic, 40 deaths,
1861: Civil War, town men leave,
1892: Village incorporated: Jim Huff, Mayor,
1897: First newspaper, "Arlington Gazette",
1900: First telephone, 1905: First high school graduation class,
1984: Sesquicentennial celebration
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number11- 32
Year Placed1984
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County Hancock Park District Arlington Lions Club The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 276961 N 4530535
Decimal Degrees40.89553333, -83.64770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.732', W 83° 38.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 43.92" N, 83° 38' 51.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park St, Arlington OH 45814, US
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