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Title, side A
Risdon Square
Title, side B
Map of plat
Text, side A
This monument marks the square of the village of Risdon founded 1832. The land was owned by John Gorsuch, who settled here with his family in a clearing along the Portage River in 1831. He had a plat of the area made by David Risdon, Seneca County surveyor, after who the town was named. This plat was officially recorded September 13, 1832. The village of Risdon had the first church and post office, and has the oldest house in Fostoria.
Text, side B
Map
Location
North County Street in Risdon Square near a historic house in Fostoria
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.165461, Longitude: -83.420906.
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