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.

3-64 Milligan – Ohio’s Icebox

Side A: On February 10, 1899, a United States Weather Bureau Station, operated by Steve Eveland, in the small hamlet of Milligan, Ohio, now part of McLuney, reported a temperature of 39 degrees below zero. To date, this is the lowest temperature officially recorded in Ohio. Milligan’s location in the flat valley of the Moxahala Creek made it susceptible to cold air masses drained from surrounding elevations. The record-breaking temperature in Milligan was recorded in the midst of a severe cold spell throughout Ohio that began on February 8 and ended on February 15, 1899 when temperatures reached a few degrees above zero. While Milligan can no longer be found on a map, it has been known as the coldest spot in Ohio for over one hundred years.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Robert Frame Family, The Gene Sherrick Family, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: OH 93, a little S of McLuney, 
Location: At intersection of TWP Road 1195
Latitude: 39.7288930
Longitude: -82.1017500