Milan, Ohio Timeline

1817 Ebenezer Merry Bought 453 Acre Plot of Land (that would become Milan, Ohio)
David Hinman Home Built (oldest known existing home in Milan)
1823 George Lockwood Home Built (59 S. Main Street)
1824 Milan Census - Population 220 and 32 Homes
1825 Ebenezer Andrews Home Built - 200 Main Street
1826 Wonder Bar Building Built (Ebenezer Andrews, owner)
Key Bank Building Built (Needlham & Daniel Hamilton, owners)
Old Eagles Hotel and Tavern Built (Seth Jennings, Proprietor)
1828 Hamilton-Rodman Home Built - Front Street
1829 Guy Stevens Built Three Homes For His Children
1832 Huron Institute Opens
Everton Judson Home Built - Edison Drive
Eldad Barber Home Built - now sexton's house
1833 On Feb 23rd, the town was incorporated with 450 people.
1833 The third tavern "The Mansion" was opened - it burned in 1853.
1834 East/West Stage Line routed through Milan at Eagle Tavern.
1836 Covered Bridge Opens
1837 Jenkins-Perry Home Built - Front Street
1837 Village of Milan grew to 650 inhabitants.
1838 A. P. Mowry Home Built - Edison Drive
1839 Milan Canal Opened (Dedication July 4, 1839 )
1842 Edison Home Built - Edison Drive
1845 Milan Stagecoach Inn Opened - Church Street
1846 Galpin Home Built - Edison Drive (MHM)
1847 Thomas Edison Born
James C. Lockwood Home Built
Mitchell-Turner-Henry Home Built - Center Street
1848 Captain Kelly Home Built - Williams Street
Lockwood Land Available For New Homes
1849 Wagon Trains Leave Milan for California Gold Rush (3/18/49)
1851 Milan Census -  Population 1,300
1854 Edison Family Moved to Port Huron, Michigan
1856 First Balloon Flight (From public square by Samuel Winchester)
1860 Hoag Home Built - Front Street
House of 40 Doors Built - Front Street
Building of Shops Built - 12 Main Street
Park Lounge Building Built - Front Street
1861 Civil War Started (April 12, 1861)
1863 Idaho Ship Built (by A. J. Mowry)
1864 Milan Canal Closed (Lock near Huron River damaged)
1865 Civil War Ended (April 9, 1865)
President Abraham Lincoln Assassination (April 14, 1865 - Washington)
1866 St. Anthony's Catholic Church Built
1867 Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument Dedicated (330 Names on monument)
Town Square Dedicated as Park
1868 Flood Took Out Huron River Dam (supplied water to the Milan Canal)
1873 Idaho Returned (wedged in damaged Huron River entrance lock)
Eagles Hotel and Tavern Burned
1876 Town Hall Dedicated (July 4th. on site of old Eagles Hotel)
1880 Kelly Block Built (owned by Captain Kelly)
Covered Bridge Torn Down
1881 Milan Canal Company Leased Towpaths to Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad
1882 King Iron Bridge Opened
Nickel Plate Railroad Opens Station in Avery
1888 Downtown Fire Destroys Town Hall, Park Hotel & Presbyterian Church
1889 Town Hall Rebuilt w/ New Clock Tower
Western Reserve Normal School Closes
1890 Milan Stagecoach Inn Fire
1891 W. H. Smyers House Built - Front Street
1896 Marion Page (Thomas Edison's sister) Purchased Edison Home
1910 Normal School Reunion
1917 Public Library Dedicated
1923 Edison, Ford & Firestone Visit Milan

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