Saturday, February 11, 2012
Edison Birthplace in Milan, Ohio
Thomas Alva Edison was born in this brick home on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Thomas A. Edison was issued over one thousand patents, including the phonograph, kinetoscope, and innovations in the electric lamp and the telegraph. According to the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum, Nancy and Samuel Edison started building their home, which was designed by Samuel, in the fall of the 1841. In 1854, the Edison family sold their Milan home, and moved to Port Huron, Michigan. After the death of Thomas A. Edison in 1931, Mrs. Edison and her daughter Mrs. John Eyre Sloane worked on achieving the goal of Thomas Edison's birthplace becoming a museum that would be open to the public. The Edison Birthplace is now maintained by the Edison Birthplace Association, Inc.
A statue of young Thomas Edison and his mother Nancy can be seen in the Milan Town Square.
The Invention Restaurant in Milan features a cutout wooden figure of Thomas Edison.
The back yard of the former Edison family home looks an ideal place for youngsters to roll down the hill!
On October 18, 1931, one of America's most famous inventors passed away. Thousands of individuals, businesses, and communities dimmed their lights on the evening after Thomas A. Edison was buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Orange, New Jersey. In 1963, the remains of Thomas A. Edison and his second wife Mina were removed to Edison's Glenmont estate, now the Edison National Historical site. You can view the tombstone of Thomas A. Edison at FindaGrave.com. Read more about Thomas A. Edison at the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project.