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.

5-46 The Mills Brothers

Side A: Born in Piqua, Ohio, the Mills Brothers grew up and attended school in Bellefontaine. The brothers — John, Jr., Herbert, Harry, and Donald Mills — were the first African-American vocal group to perform on a national radio broadcast and achieve commercial success. Enjoying worldwide fame throughout their career, the Mills Brothers popularized such hits as “Tiger Rag,” “Paper Doll,” and “You Always Hurt the One You Love.” After the death of John, Jr. in 1936, the remaining brothers were joined by their father, John, Sr. In all, the Mills Brothers recorded over 1,200 songs.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Logan County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 211 E Sandusky Ave, 
Location: Brown Park, just E of Fountain Place on E Sandusky Ave
Latitude: 40.3625160
Longitude: -83.7566310