Tell Again Tuesday
A blog series where we shamelessly share posts from others that we have enjoyed.
The Ohio Firelands
June 3, 2016 by Becky Lower
When I moved back to Ohio after an absence of several decades, I ended up in a part of the state previously unexplored by me, despite having spent the first twenty-two years of my life in Ohio. One of the things I noticed was the constant reference to the Firelands. On nearly every corner in my newly adopted part of the state, there are schools, medical centers, churches, credit unions, a cattle company, grocery stores, retirement centers—all with the Firelands name. I asked people every chance I got what the Firelands was in reference to, but no one had a good explanation.
So, being the historian that I am, I decided to find out. What I didn’t expect was to find was the origin of the name had its roots in . . .
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