Allen County, Ohio
Did You Know?
I lived in northwest Ohio most of my life and prided myself on having what I considered at least a novice knowledge of area history. Boy was I wrong. It wasn't until I stumbled across a site on the net titled "HMdb the Historical Marker Database," that I learned just how little I actually knew. The site lists every historical marker in the state of Ohio categorized by county. If you want to learn more about a particular county, type in your browser the county name and state followed by the words "historical markers." Example for Allen County type in "Allen county ohio historical markers" then click on the link to the site. The page for that county will list markers and you can pick the one that interests you.
I was amazed at all the wonderful sites and stories round the area that I wasn't even remotely aware of. While I'll continue with my Fort Amanda postings my initial plan is to post things I find interesting on markers in Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam, Van Wert and other nearby counties that I find particulaly interesting and think others might find interesting as well. My hope is it will create more interest in state and local history. I'll create a link directly to the marker and may even add some comments, maps or pictures of my own. If you want more details on that posing just click on the link. So here we go.
Did You Know?
1835 Surveyors map of the proposed village of Hartford, Ohio