People Not From Coolville
Coolville: A great place to be from
Nestled gently in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Coolville, Ohio, provides an incorporated home to over 400 residents who are not all that famous. A quick stop at the Cool Spot Truck Stop (25780 Brimstone Rd) reveals no one you've ever heard of, but the coffee is hot and the lottery tickets are always ready to be scratched off.
Fortunately, many famous people not from Coolville inhabit nearby environs.
Celebrate with us the ever-growing list of cool cats about which you should know.
The Adena Culture
Also known as Mound Builders, the Adena people often receive credit for initially inhabiting Ohio before it was called Ohio and absorbed into the United States in 1803. Adena hunters and gatherers undoubtedly subsisted upon local fauna as they dwelt near the confluence of Fourmile Creek and the Hocking River, which would eventually come to be recognized as Coolville. They didn't build a library or a truck stop, but their burial mounds persist to the present day.
Charles Francis Brush
Lining the streets of Coolville, along with discarded lottery tickets, are streetlights. Credited with inventing street lighting technology is Charles Francis Brush, a Euclid, Ohio, native.
Mr. Brush devised exterior lighting technology before Thomas Edison got involved. He unfortunately attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, a handicap that may have doomed his career from an early age. Returning to Cleveland after earning his degree may have also set him back significantly. Had he settled in Coolville, history may remember him differently.
If ever a guy was sufficiently impressive to be from Coolville, Granville Woods was that kind of cool guy. The dude earned over 50 patents throughout his prolific lifetime. The B&O Railroad ran through Coolville and Mr Woods invented an electrical device enabling trains to use telegraph lines. He called it the multiplex telegraph and even Thomas Edison thought it was awesome. Born in nearby Columbus, Ohio, he may have passed through Coolville on his way to somewhere and he undoubtedly left everywhere better than he found it.
Steven Adler / Mike Coletti
When the history of rock bands is written into a book, Guns and Roses will get a paragraph. People in Coolville will visit the public library and check out the book. They will read about drummer Steven Adler, born just a few miles to the north in Cleveland. They will not read about his time spent in Coolville because he didn't spend any. Had his mother moved the family to Coolville instead of Los Angeles, perhaps Guns and Roses would have earned their chops playing at the Coolville Lions Club or touring with the Coolville Hot Club and their unique brand of gypsy swing music. Long live rock.
The brother of a famous major league baseball player. Dave Rose was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and is not known to have visited Coolville at any time during his brother's illustrious and checkered career. Dave's younger sibling holds the major league record for most hits in a career but is currently banned from baseball for failing to reconfigure his life in a timely manner. The commissioner of baseball is not known to have considered opinions of Coolville residents in relation to Rose's lifetime penalty.
Do you want to know more?
- Coolville Muskrats
You need not be from Coolville to enjoy the majestic beasts populating this southwestern Ohio village.
- Coolville Gnats
We all love living in Coolville, but sometimes the bugs tend to annoy. This little village of about 400 people is no different from the remainder of southwestern Ohio when it comes to insects.
- Coolville Hats
Fortunately for you, hats popularized in Coolville can be ordered online.
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