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John Young
John Young

John Young (1763 - 1825) was the founder of Youngstown, Ohio, a village that eventually became one of the nation's largest steel producers.[1] Young, a native of New York, first surveyed the area in 1796 and settled there soon after.[2] On February 9, 1797, he purchased the entire township, 15,560 acres (63 kmĀ²), from the Western Reserve Land Company for $16,085.[3] He plotted the town in that year, which was recorded on August 19, 1802, with the date and name of "Youngstown, 1797".[4] Young lived in the area from 1799 to 1803.[5] Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Connecticut Western Reserve was land claimed by Connecticut in the Northwest Territory in what is now northeastern Ohio. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... --69. ...


  1. ^ Youngstown History Accessed 2007-03-10
  2. ^ "Builders of Youngstown: John Young", The Youngstown Daily Vindicator, October 13, 1924.
  3. ^ Aley, Howard C. (1975). A Heritage to Share: The Bicentennial History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. Youngstown, OH: The Bicentennial Commission of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio, pp. 28-29. 
  4. ^ Blue, Frederick J.; et al. (1995). Mahoning Memories: A History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company, pp. 15-16. ISBN 0898659442. 
  5. ^ Youngstown History Accessed 2007-03-10



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