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Trumbull County, Ohio
Mineral Ridge and Niles
Mineral RidgeThe Welsh started to settle in this area around 1847. R. D. Thomas noted in that there were two blast furnaces and five small coalmines in the area in 1872 and that many Welshmen were contractors and managers there. He also estimated that the Welsh population there was approximately 500 at the time.
NilesIt is not known when exactly the Welsh moved to Niles but it is believed that around 300 lived in the town by 1872. The majority were employed in the rolling mills and the nail factories. The Baptists used to congregate to worship in a schoolhouse in the town and a Welsh Congregationalist Church was established there in 1855.
Digitized materials held at NLW
(English and Welsh)
(Welsh; English newspaper cuttings)
Forty-Ninth Annual Gymanfa Ganu Song Festival
Fifty-Sixth Annual Gymanfa Ganu Welsh Hymn Festival: The Niles Gymanfa Ganu Association
Brief descriptions of Mineral Ridge, Niles, Church Hill, Hubbard, Coalburgh and Brookfield can be found in:
Materials digitized in Ohio