Woodville "The Lime Center of the World" / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike

Woodville "The Lime Center of the World" / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike (HM240)

Location: Woodville, OH 43469 Sandusky County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 27.066', W 83° 21.877'

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Woodville "The Lime Center of the World." Woodville and the surrounding area is situated in the center of a huge deposit of some of the purest dolomitic limestone in the world. The absence of cracks in the rock stratum and relatively level terrain in the area prevents the contamination of the limestone. In recent years, Ohio has ranked as high as first nationally in the production of lime, and fourth in the production of crushed stone. Demand for the lime and lime products as a building material led to the economic growth and development of Woodville.

Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike. The first road to traverse Sandusky County through the Black Swamp was little more than a muddy path connecting Lower Sandusky (Fremont) and Perrysburg with Woodville. The arduous task of clearing the 120-foot-wide road through the swampy forest was completed within four years. By 1842, the work of stoning the road and draining adjacent lands was completed. Tolls were collected to maintain the road, and it became known as the Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike. After 1888 it became a toll-free road and today is U.S. Route 20.
HM NumberHM240
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number6-72
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Woodville Historical Society, Martin Marietta, The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 302487 N 4591534
Decimal Degrees41.45110000, -83.36461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.066', W 83° 21.877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 3.96" N, 83° 21' 52.62" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 W Main St, Woodville OH 43469, US
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