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.

4-22 Milan Canal Basin

Side A: Milan was a leading Great Lakes port after the completion of the 3 mile Milan Canal in 1839. Center of activity was the Milan Basin at this site where produce was brought from area farms for shipment to lake and world ports through 14 warehouses by as many as 20 schooners a day. Seventy-five vessels were built in the basin. Railroad competition and the flood of 1868 ended Milan’s port activity.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Ohio Historical Society and the Milan Museum
Address: 9 N Edison Drive, 
Location: Berm of North Edison, adjacent to the Edison Birthplace Museum
Latitude: 41.3002944
Longitude: -82.6045130