Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum

Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum (HM2LQJ)

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N 41° 6.961', W 83° 10.872'

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The Seneca County Museum is the former home of local businessman Rezin W. Shawhan. Born in 1811, Shawhan arrived in Tiffin in 1832 and opened a store with his brother Lorenzo. The store's success enabled Rezin to expand his interests into real estate and banking. Upon his death in 1887, his estate was valued in excess of $1 million. Much of it was bequeathed to his second wife, Della Watson Shawhan. He also left bequests to Heidelberg College, the library, and Tiffin's churches. The Greek Revival-style house, built in 1853, was passed down through the family, ending with Lynn Troexl who, in 1941, donated it to the county for use as a museum. The house is part of the Fort Ball-Railroad Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByWilliam G. Pomeroy Foundation, Seneca County Historical Society, and The Ohio History Connection
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Date Added Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 316873 N 4553928
Decimal Degrees41.11601667, -83.18120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 6.961', W 83° 10.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 6' 57.66" N, 83° 10' 52.32" W
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