Antwerp and Carryall Township

Antwerp and Carryall Township (HM1B12)

Location: Hicksville, OH 43526 Paulding County
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N 41° 10.814', W 84° 44.447'

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(Side One)
The completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal on July 4, 1843 brought many new settlers into this region. The Wabash and Erie Canal connected with the Miami and Erie Canal at Junction. Antwerp, ideally located on the Maumee River, was seen as a perfect place in which to establish a town. That same year surveyors W. Wilshire Riley and Samuel Rice platted what would become Antwerp. Naming rights belonged to Riley and storeowner Horatio N. Curtis, who wanting a name not duplicated anywhere else in the country, named it after Antwerp, Belgium. Early pioneers subdued the massive forests that once formed the "Black Swamp" and built a thriving city. Antwerp was incorporated in 1863.

(Side Two)
The Toledo, Wabash & Western Railroad was the first railroad built in Paulding County, and it arrived in Antwerp in 1855. The railroad eventually led to the demise of the canal, and from 1855 on, most new settlers arrived by train. As wood industries flourished, Antwerp became the largest village in the county during the Civil War period. Antwerp is known for several places and events—the Norfolk & Western Railway Depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, the Antwerp Reds Baseball Team, which allowed anyone to play on and "always seemed to win," the 1938 Antwerp High School Football Team, which was undefeated, untied, and unscored upon, and for being the home of naturalist and historian Otto E. Ehrhart. Governor James Rhodes dedicated the Ehrhart Museum in 1965.
HM NumberHM1B12
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-63
Year Placed2003
Placed ByRock-a-Thon Gals to Honor All U.S.A. Military Veterans, Antwerp Gold Star Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5087 and Auxilary, and the Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 689491 N 4561225
Decimal Degrees41.18023333, -84.74078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 10.814', W 84° 44.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 10' 48.84" N, 84° 44' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Railroad St, Hicksville OH 43526, US
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