MilanArea.com Pictorially Celebrates the Milan, Ohio Lifestyle

The Village of Milan, Ohio is a town of approximately 1450 people located in Erie County about 2 miles south of the Ohio Turnpike Exit 7 (number 118 - the Sandusky/Norwalk exchange). Milan was founded by Ebenezer Merry in 1817 as Beatty (and sometimes called Merry's Mill by the locals), but the name was changed to Milan by 1824 and by 1833 the population had grown enough for the town of Milan to be incorporated by the State of Ohio. In 1839, the Milan Canal was opened which allowed shipping direct from Milan to Lake Erie and the town became known as a shipping port and an area that built schooners for the Great Lakes. Eventually the railroad replaced the canal and Milan became a small community with a unique history. Milan most famous person was the great inventor Thomas Edison, who was born in 1847 and his birthplace and childhood home is a featured attraction for visitors to Milan.  The distinctive charm of historic Village of Milan is shown in photos throughout this site including a visit to the Milan town square which was originally designed like a rural Connecticut town square. This site is divided into two sections - the current lifestyle of Milan which you can access from this page and the history of Milan which can access from the link below.

175 Years  - The Milan Canal - July 4, 1839

The Village of Milan, Ohio (Updated 9/12) Go Take A Hike - Kick-Off
On The Milan Village Square (updated 6/12) Pedal Erie Parks Bike Tour
Thomas Edison Birthplace (updated 11/12) Restaurants of the Milan Area
Milan-Berlin Public Library (Updated 7/13) Erie MetroParks Page
Milan Historical Museum James H. McBride Arboretum (Updated 6/12)
MilanArea Photo Galleries - 30 pages BGSU College - Firelands Branch
Milan State Wildlife Area Grocery Shopping in Norwalk (Updated 6/12)
Milan Melon Festival  (updated 9/12) DuPont Marsh State Preserve
Handicapp Parking at Melon Festival Castalia Quarry MetroPark Reserve
Milan Melon Festival - Classic Car Show Castalia State Fish Hatchery
Edison Trail - Oxbow Trail Back To The Wild Nature Rehabilitation
Edison-Milan Canal Basin Trail Resthaven Wildlife Area
Mid Summer Antiques Fest (Updated 7/12) Schoepfle Garden
Cruisin' on the Square (Updated 4/12) Huron River Trail
Edison Park (Updated 9/12) Old Woman Creek State Preserve
Memorial Day in Milan (Updated 6/14) Sheldon Marsh State Preserve
Milan Township Hall (Updated 4/12) Eagle Point Preserve (updated 6/12)
Galpin Nature Trail Birmingham School MetroPark
Antique Shops of Milan, Ohio (Updated 8/12) Osborn MetroPark
Milan, Ohio Cemetery (Updated 4/12) Pelton Park
"New" Village Station MilanArea Site Map
Churches of Milan, Ohio (Updated 6/14) Links To Other Milan Area Sites
The Coupling MetroPark (updated 6/12) WeatherNet 5 Doopler Weather Map
Edison Woods MetroPark Preserve Sites To Visit on the Internet
Hoffman Forest MetroPark (updated 6/12) Premiere Theater & Cinemark (Updated 8/12)

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Photo Gallery Index - Pages 26 thru 30

 
 

Milan Pioneer Stories - The Tragic Story of Return Ward

Milan State Wildlife Area Update

Camp Avery & The War of 1812 (posted 8/2012)

Follow Me on Facebook with Lots of Photos

Milan, Ohio Site Updated: June 28, 2014

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Awards & Recognition for MilanArea.com

 MilanArea.com Owner Awarded
The 2011 President's Volunteer Service Award
Nominated by Erie MetroParks

 

MilanArea.com Owner Awarded
Ohio House of Representatives Special Recognition

 

 MilanArea.com Owner Awarded
The 2010 President's Volunteer Service Award
Nominated by Friends of Erie MetroParks

 

MilanArea.com Owner Awarded
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement

 

MilanArea.com Owner Awarded
Milan Chamber of Commerce 2010 Community Pride Award

 MilanArea.com Owner Awarded
The President's Volunteer Service Award - 2008
Nominated by Erie MetroParks - Silver Award for Erie County

MilanArea.com Awarded
American Trails Honorable Mention
for the Best Use of Photographs - Huron River Greenway

 

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