Merion Village

Merion Village (HMBDC)

Location: Columbus, OH 43206 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.185', W 82° 59.272'

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Side A:
Merion Village was named for the Nathaniel Merion family, who in 1809 settled what is now the South Side of Columbus on 1800 acres of the Refugee Lands. Entrepreneur William Merion operated "Merion's Landing" in the 1830s to capitalize on the canal trade from the Columbus Feeder Canal. This area saw a large influx of German immigrants as the South Side industrialized in the mid-nineteenth century. Later, many Irish, Italian, and eastern European immigrants who worked in the local steel mills and foundries made their homes here.

Side B:
Many of the homes in Merion Village date from an early-1900s building boom as the "Steelton" area to the south became a manufacturing center. Homes, churches, schools, and stores quickly rose on farmland and other undeveloped land between the mills and the near South Side. Streetcars ran down Parsons Avenue and Fourth Street.

This park is the former site of the Moeller Homestead, which stood adjacent to Moeller's Elevator Works factory, both now demolished. The Moeller family were early South Side residents. The City of Columbus dedicated Moeller Park in 1993.
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HM NumberHMBDC
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number35-25
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Merion Village Association, The City of Columbus, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330152 N 4422591
Decimal Degrees39.93641667, -82.98786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.185', W 82° 59.272'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 11.10" N, 82° 59' 16.32" W
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Area Code(s)419, 614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 279-301 Hanford St, Columbus OH 43206, US
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