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.

1-74 Risdon Square

Side A: This monument marks the square of the village of Risdon founded 1832. The land was owned by John Gorsuch, who settled here with his family in a clearing along the Portage River in 1831. He had a plat of the area made by David Risdon, Seneca County surveyor, after who the town was named. This plat was officially recorded September 13, 1832. The village of Risdon had the first church and post office, and has the oldest house in Fostoria.
Side B: same
Sponsors: The Fostoria Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: N CountyLine Street and Summit Street, 
Location: Risdon Square near a historic house in Fostoria
Latitude: 41.1655876
Longitude: -83.4208958