North Olmsted in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Settlement and Schoolhouse
David Stearns, the first permanent settler, built a log cabin near this site on the "Ridge" (Lorain Road) in 1816. Stearns was given this land by his father, Elijah, who had bought 1,002 acres from the Olmsted family. This area of North Olmsted was first called Kingston, renamed Lennox in 1823, and Olmsted in 1829. In 1827, Stearns donated his cabin to the community to be used as the first schoolhouse. In 1852 the cabin was moved to Butternut and Dover Center and continued to serve as a school.
Erected 1978 by North Olmsted Landmarks Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 24.283′ N, 81° 56.9′ W. Marker is in North Olmsted, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Lorain Road (Ohio Route 10) and Christman Drive, on the right when traveling west on Lorain Road. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to North Olmsted Fire Station 2. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29592 Lorain Road, North Olmsted OH 44070, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Olmsted Veterans Plaza The Oxcart Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Springvale Ballroom (approx. 1.9 miles away); Butternut Ridge Cemetery 1835 (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Weston House / Sandstone Houses (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jack Miner (approx. 3 miles away); Coe Ridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); John J. Donnelly (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Olmsted.
Also see . . . Brief History of North Olmsted. (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.