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
History of the Village of Milan
History of our Village
Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone pictured in this photo. Edison was born at 9 Edison Drive in 1847 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 driven from their homes during the Revolutionary War. Earlier inhabitants of this new frontier were Moravian missionaries and “believing Indians” who called their riverbank home Pettquotting, now Front Street, Milan. The Village of Milan was incorporated in the State of Ohio on February 23, 1833. Other important Milan historical events included the opening on July 4, 1839 of the Milan Canal, connecting the Huron River below Milan to Lake Erie. The canal provided a vital transportation link for the abundant lands in the northern Ohio area, making Milan the 2nd largest grain exporting port in the entire world, second only to Odessa, Russia. The establishment of the early railroads put an end to the canal days throughout the United States but in 1847 another global altering event happened at 9 Edison Drive in Milan. Thomas A. Edison was born and spent his early formative years at this address. The importance of this historical event continues to be celebrated at this address in the form of the Edison Birthplace Museum.

Additional Milan historic information through collections and exhibits is available at the Milan Historical Museum, located a few doors down Edison Drive from the Edison Birthplace Museum.  
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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