Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

1-20 Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge / Amelia Swilley Bingham

Side A: Born in Hicksville in 1862, Daeida H.W. Beveridge co-developed and named, in 1887, the Los Angeles, California, suburb of Hollywood, since the early 1900s a world center of the film and television industry. With first husband H.H. Wilcox, she led development efforts there, and was instrumental in establishing much of the civic infrastructure, including the city hall, library, police station, primary school, city park, and much of the commercial district. Remarried to the son of a California governor after Wilcox’s death, she continued to promote Hollywood until her death in 1914.
Side B: One of the prominent Broadway actors of her era, Amelia Swilley Bingham was born in Hicksville in 1869 and began her theatrical career here. Moving to New York, she debuted on Broadway in 1893 at the Bijou Theatre and achieved wide acclaim for her performances. Bingham later leased the theater and formed her own theatrical stock company, while continuing to act in her own productions. As a pioneering woman producer and director, Bingham served as the first president of the Professional Woman’s League. She died in New York in 1927.
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hicksville Historical Society, Hicksville Elementary School, Hicksville Rotary, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 123 West High Street, 
Location: In front of St. Pauls Church
Latitude: 41.2923460
Longitude: -84.7636140