History of Uptown Norwalk Historic District
Welcome to Norwalk, Ohio, founded in 1817 by settlers from Connecticut whose lands were burned by the British during the American Revolution. As the heart of the "Firelands" and the county seat for Huron County, Norwalk is known for the graceful maple trees lining its boulevards, thus earning its nickname "The Maple City."
The corporate home of Norwalk Furniture, the city has enjoyed a history of successful entrepreneurs. Body by Fisher was started by the Fisher Brothers, who grew up in Norwalk in the late 1800's. Norwalk Truck Lines, owned by John Ernsthausen, was once the largest independently owned trucking company in America.
Historical, sports, scientific and entertainment figures have been an important part of the Norwalk area's heritage. Norwalk inventors from the turn of the century collaborated with Thomas Edison, born in neighboring Milan. Major League Baseball pitcher Lefty Grove was a long-time resident of Norwalk. NFL Hall of Fame football coach Paul Brown was born in the city, as was the emerging young actor Graham Phillips.
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Main Street Norwalk
12 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857