Fostoria, Ohio

Fostoria, Ohio (HMRM9)

Location: Fostoria, OH 44830 Wood County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 10.3', W 83° 25.27'

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Home of Fostoria Glass

Fostoria's glass era began when natural gas was discovered in the mid 1880s at "Godsend," five miles west of town. Aided by former governor Charles Foster, Fostoria attracted more than a dozen companies that manufactured utilitarian and decorative glassware from 1887 to 1920. These companies produced windows, bottles, tableware, lamps, shades, and electric incandescent lamps. The Fostoria Glass Company was the best-known manufacturer of glass in Fostoria. From 1887 to 1891, it made a wide variety of decorative glass including its famous "Victoria" pattern tableware. Even after the company relocated to Moundsville, West Virginia following the depletion of natural gas in the area, it retained the name "Fostoria," which is still synonymous with excellence in the glass-making art.
HM NumberHMRM9
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-74
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Fostoria Area Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 296897 N 4560639
Decimal Degrees41.17166667, -83.42116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 10.3', W 83° 25.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 10' 18.00" N, 83° 25' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1225 N County Line St, Fostoria OH 44830, US
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