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NILES

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 701 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NILES, a city of Trumbull county, Ohio, U.S.A., on the Ootacamund maintained by government. Mahoning river, at the mouth of the Meander and Mosquito creeks, about 55 M. E.S.E. of Cleveland. Pop. (1890) 4289; (1900) 7468 (2104 foreign-born); (1910) 8361. It is served by the Baltimore & Ohio, the Erie and the Pennsylvania railways, and by an interurban electric system. Coal and iron-ore are abundant in the vicinity, and the city's principal manufactures are sheet steel, sheet iron, tin, metal lath, boilers and railway cars. The municipality owns and operates its waterworks and electric-lighting plant. Niles was settled in 1832, laid out in 1834, incorporated as a village in 1865 and chartered as a city in 1895. It was named (1834) in honour of Hezekiah Niles (1777–1839), the founder and editor of the weekly Niles's Register (1811–1849).
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