Village of Milan
The Village of Milan is a classic example of the high quality of life found in small town America. The Firelands was given as compensation to Connecticut families burned out and ...
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Village Departments
The Village of Milan is formed by 10 primary departments including: Building, Electric, Finance, Police, Mayors Court, Streets, Utilities, Water, Waste Water, and Zoning.
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Businesses in Milan
The Milan Chamber of Commerce has grown to be a strong, progressive, volunteer organization of over 140 business members. Businesses of all sizes derive value from...
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Milan Schools
Milan is extremely fortunate to have an outstanding public school system available to its younger residents in the Edison Local Schools. The school district has achieved a designation of EXCELLENT having...
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Milan Public Library
The beautiful Carnegie building houses the Milan-Berlin Township Public Library at 19 E. Church Street. The Public Library provides full services to area residents with...
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Historic Museums of Milan Ohio
Milan is home to the Edison Birthplace Museum, and the Milan Historical Museum which is a seven building campus located just steps from the birthplace of America's greatest inventor, Thomas A. Edison.
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Charming photo of Milan - The Birthplace of Thomas Alva Edison
About the Village of Milan Ohio
New England styled community and architecture in the heart of Mid West From magnificent scenery to the excitement of the Melon Festival, you will discover many different places and activities within our beautiful community.

History! There are reminders of history at every turn, in the New England styled community. The birthplace of the famous inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, the Hoover Potato Digger, Ship Building, Milan Canal, and architecture. There are museums with working antiques, the world famous Mowry glass collection, and inventions. You'll see one-of-a-kind crafts, rare antiques, and festivals.

Take time to enjoy the scenic Town Square with its delightful charm of by-gone era, the restored architecture houses, several antique shops, friendly restaurants and other businesses, or just relax in the park and enjoy the soothing tranquility of a small town. Come share the wonderful surprises of Milan, Ohio.
History of the Village of Milan
Milan was founded in 1816 as Merry's Mill, after Ebenezzer Merry who settled here and built a flour and sawmill. In 1839, the completion of the man-made canal linking Milan to the Huron River launched a trade boom. At one time, Milan's wheat export volume ranked second only to Odessa, Russia with our two million dollars worth of commodities exported in 1847. Canal usage was eventually replaced by the railroad, and when a flood destroyed the dam, the canal was never rebuilt.

Milan's history includes an era of ship building when 75 schooners up to 125 feet long were built. It was also during this time that Milan served as the formation site of wagon trains headed West.

Milan's largest potato farmer, Isaac Hoover, invented and manufactured the "Hoover Potato Digger."

But Milan's most famous inventor was Thomas Alva Edison. Born February 11, 1847 in the home now open for tour, Edison spent his early childhood here. During the course of his career, Edison was granted over 1,000 patents. Of all his great inventions, it is the incandescent light to which his name is most often linked to. Milan's history is rich and varied and is still visible to today's visitor. Come spend a day and learn even more in Milan, OH.
Charming photo of the Village of Milan Ohio
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MAILING ADDRESS:
11 S. Main Street
PO Box 1450
Milan, OH 44846

PHONE NUMBERS:
Mayor -
(419) 499-2631

Administrator -
(419) 499-2944

 

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