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Elyria, Ohio, USA

"Elyria, a beautiful village, the capital of Lo rain co., 0, is finely situated at the confluence of the East and West Branches of Black River, 7 miles S. of Lake Erie, 25 miles W.S.W. of Cleveland, and 8 miles N.N.E. of Oberlin. It is on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, at the junction of the Sandusky and Nor walk divisions, where it crosses the Lake Shore & Tuscara was Walley Railroad. It contains 7 churches, a national bank, a savings and deposit-bank, and printing-offices which issue 3 or 4 weekly newspapers. Here are manufactures of grindstones, &c. The river falls about 40 feet at this place. Pop. in 1890,5611; of Elyria township, 6319."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott




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  • News 1844 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
    It becomes our painful duty to announce that a must lamentable accident occurred in our village on Monday evening of this week. While the Artillery co...Read MORE...


  • Elyria, Ohio, USA
    Black River, near Elyria, Ohio

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton,... Read MORE...

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    Red-Mill Falls, Black River, Elyria

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Elyria
    Elyria, a post-township in the N. part of Lorain county, Ohio, intersected by Black river. Population, 2658.

    Elyeia, a pleasant post-village, capi...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - The lock-up in the village of Charlotte, N. Y., was burned on the 13th and two sailors, Alexander Fisher and Michael McLane, of Elyria, Ohio,
    belonging to the schooner Cascade, of Green Bay, who were prisoners in the lock-up, were burned to death.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 23, 1869

  • News 1871 - DEATH FROM A CIGAR
    DEATH FROM A CIGAR. The Elyria Constitutionalist records the death of Mr. L. D. Boynton, an old and respected citizen of that place, as follows:

    I...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Elyria
    Elyria, a beautiful village, the capital of Lo rain co., 0, is finely situated at the confluence of the East and West Branches of Black River, 7 miles...Read MORE...


  • Elyria, Ohio, USA
    Hotel Andwur, Elyria, Ohio.
  • Elyria, Ohio, USA
    Elyria, Ohio. Lorain Co. County House
  • Elyria, Ohio, USA
    Eylria, O. West Falls.
  • News 1909 - ELYRIA FIRE LOSS $150,000. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FIVE STORY BUSINESS BLOCK WIPING IT OUT ENTIRELY. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE DAMAGED.
    CLEVELAND IS CALLED UPON FOR HELP BUT IT WAS SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE FLAMES WERE UNDER CONTROL. ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSS IS COVERED BY INS...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Elyria, a city, capital of Lorain co., Ohio, is finely situated at the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Black River, 7 miles S. of Lake...Read MORE...


  • News 1929 - FIVE KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION.
    Elyria, Nov. 9 (INS) - Five workmen were killed and four seriously injured when a gas explosion damaged the plant of the Timm Spring Company, here thi...Read MORE...




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Black River, near Elyria, Ohio

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton,... Read MORE...



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Red-Mill Falls, Black River, Elyria

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William C.... Read MORE...

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Hotel Andwur, Elyria, Ohio.

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Elyria, Ohio. Lorain Co. County House

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Eylria, O. West Falls.

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  • News  1844 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
    It becomes our painful duty to announce that a must lamentable accident occurred in our village on Monday evening of this week. While the Artillery... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Elyria
    Elyria, a post-township in the N. part of Lorain county, Ohio, intersected by Black river. Population, 2658.

    Elyeia, a pleasant post-village,... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - The lock-up in the village of Charlotte, N. Y., was burned on the 13th and two sailors, Alexander Fisher and Michael McLane, of Elyria, Ohio,
    belonging to the schooner Cascade, of Green Bay, who were prisoners in the lock-up, were burned to death.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 23, 1869
  • News  1871 - DEATH FROM A CIGAR
    DEATH FROM A CIGAR. The Elyria Constitutionalist records the death of Mr. L. D. Boynton, an old and respected citizen of that place, as follows:... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Elyria
    Elyria, a beautiful village, the capital of Lo rain co., 0, is finely situated at the confluence of the East and West Branches of Black River, 7... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - ELYRIA FIRE LOSS $150,000. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FIVE STORY BUSINESS BLOCK WIPING IT OUT ENTIRELY. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE DAMAGED.
    CLEVELAND IS CALLED UPON FOR HELP BUT IT WAS SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE FLAMES WERE UNDER CONTROL. ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSS IS COVERED BY... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Elyria, a city, capital of Lorain co., Ohio, is finely situated at the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Black River, 7 miles S. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1929 - FIVE KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION.
    Elyria, Nov. 9 (INS) - Five workmen were killed and four seriously injured when a gas explosion damaged the plant of the Timm Spring Company, here... Read MORE...

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