The Giants of Seville

By Marion Wijnberg
circa 1870: Giant Captain Bates, husband of 8 ft 3 ins giantess Anna Swan. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Seville, Ohio is a little town that sits about 44 miles South of Cleveland, with an estimated population for 2018 of only 2,411.

A man by the name of Martin van Buren Bates settled there with his wife in 1873 and put Seville, Ohio on the map, so to speak.