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Lorain in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Founding of Lorain, Ohio

 
 
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By Christopher Light, February 16, 2008
1. Founding of Lorain, Ohio Marker
Inscription. At the mouth of the Black River in April, 1787, Moravian missionary David Zeisberger attempted a settlement of Indians but was ordered further west by unfriendly Delaware Indians. On July 16, 1834, a plat of this site was filed by Conrad Reid, Daniel Baldwin, Quartus Gillmore and Barna Meeker. The town, Black River, was incorporated as Lorain fifty years later.
 
Erected 1984 by The Greater Lorain Chamber of Commerce, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 28.279′ N, 82° 10.625′ W. Marker is in Lorain, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeside Avenue and Alabama Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Lakeside Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the east side of the Black River, near a boat ramp. From US 6 (East Erie Ave), east of the river (over the bridge) to Colorado Street (traffic light), north (towards the lake) to Lakeside Road, and left toward the marina. Marker is in this post office area: Lorain OH 44052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trading Post (a few
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By Christopher Light, February 11, 2008
2. Founding of Lorain, Ohio Marker
steps from this marker); The Lorain Tornado, 1924 (approx. mile away); Shipbuilding (approx. 0.4 miles away); Helen Steiner Rice (approx. 1.3 miles away); Burrell Homestead (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jay Terrell and his "Terrible Fish" (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sandstone Center of the World (approx. 5.7 miles away); 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lorain.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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