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

Gustavus Center Historic District

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. Gustavus Center Historic District Marker
Side A
Inscription.  Side A
Major buildings dating from 1832 to 1898 surround the village green, the geographic center of Gustavus Township. Built in 1832 on the northwest quadrant, the George Hezlep House features Federal-Greek Revival architecture and has a closet reputedly used on the Underground Railroad. Built in 1840, the Farmers' Exchange Store was originally a double entrance Greek Revival structure. The Storekeeper's House, also a Greek Revival structure, was built next to the exchange store in 1840. South of this house is the Fraternal Hall, built in 1870. There were once four churches in Gustavus including the Methodist Church, built in 1856 with a temple front and a belfry, and the Congregational Church, built east of the center in 1854. The eclectic Town Hall was built in 1890 and fronts the southeast quadrant. The Gustavus Centralized School, reported as the first centralized school in the United States, was built in 1898 and was replaced by the current building in 1928.

Side B
Josiah Pelton of Connecticut arrived in Gustavus Center in 1800 after purchasing 6,605 acres comprising the northern half of Gustavus Township
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. Gustavus Center Historic District Marker
Side B
from Lemuel Storrs. In 1802, Pelton's son Jesse and his fiance Ruhamah DeWolfe accepted the offer of 100 acres to the first woman to settle in Gustavus. Gustavus steadily grew into a self-sufficient farming community. With the construction of paved roads and the introduction of the automobile, residents could travel and go farther to shop and sell their goods. In the twentieth century, farming remained at the center of Gustavus' economic life. While nearly all the businesses in the center have disappeared, the houses and institutions remain. These structures are representative of a rural nineteenth century Western Reserve township.
 
Erected 2000 by Gustavus Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-78.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.73′ N, 80° 39.947′ W. Marker is in Gustavus, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Marker is at the intersection of Kinsman Road NE (Ohio Route 87) and Ohio Route 193, on the right when traveling west on Kinsman Road NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmdale OH 44417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kinsman (approx. 4.2 miles away); Darrow Octagon House / Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
3. Gustavus Center Historic District Marker
Side A
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Upon This Tablet (approx. 5 miles away); Pennsylvania (was approx. 9.2 miles away in Pennsylvania but has been reported missing. ); Casterline Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fowler Township / Fowler Historic District (approx. 10 miles away); Bloomfield Township Commons (approx. 10 miles away); Pymatuning Wetlands / Pymatuning Reservoir (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
4. Gustavus Center Historic District Marker
Side B
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
5. Gustavus Center Historic District
Gustavus Federated Church
Built 1856
by: Mr. Alfred Morey
as Methodist Church
Gustavus National Historic District
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
6. Gustavus Center Historic District
Gustavus Federated Church
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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