Ohio's Gateway

Ohio's Gateway (HMXJS)

Location: East Liverpool, OH 43920 Columbiana County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.906', W 80° 34.526'

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Fawcettstown, later to become East Liverpool, marked the first Ohio community to be encountered by early river travelers as they headed toward new challenges and new lives in the expanding nation. Indian canoes, flatboats, and steamboats carried increasing traffic, both passenger and freight, along these Ohio "Gateway" shores. Many of these early craft were built locally and local residents served as crewmen. Products from farms and ceramics from this city's pioneer potteries were shipped from this site. The wharf area also served as a landing place for many of the early English potters who came here to ply their trades and, in the process, create a defining industry. The river continues to play an important role in industrial and recreational capacities.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number16-15
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commisson, Tall Stacks, Inc., East Liverpool Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 535913 N 4496117
Decimal Degrees40.61510000, -80.57543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.906', W 80° 34.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 54.36" N, 80° 34' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)330, 234
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-550 Walnut St, East Liverpool OH 43920, US
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