The Village of McComb

The Village of McComb (HM1RJ4)

Location: McComb, OH 45858 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 6.369', W 83° 47.047'

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Side A
The village was laid out on August 18, 1847, by Benjamin Todd, and consisted of 18 lots in Section 26 of Pleasant Township. Originally named Pleasantville, it was incorporated in 1858 and the name was changed in honor of Maj. Gen. Alexander Macomb, famous for defending Plattsburgh, N.Y., during the War of 1812 and later Commander of the U.S. Army. William Chapman was the first mayor.Side B

The first school was a crude log structure, built in 1838 on West Main Street. The post office was established January 14, 1850. On July 4, 1881, the first passenger train run was made to McComb on the Nickel Plate Railroad. The fire department was organized in 1884, with 40 members. In 1887 natural gas became plentiful, $1.50 per month paid for lighting and cooking, $2 for heating. The library was established in June, 1921. The Miller-McComb Hospital was completed in 1936.
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HM NumberHM1RJ4
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number8- 32
Year Placed1982
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County McComb Lions Club The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 266214 N 4554276
Decimal Degrees41.10615000, -83.78411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 6.369', W 83° 47.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 6' 22.14" N, 83° 47' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 OH-235, McComb OH 45858, US
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