Near Bath in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads
When the township organized in 1818, the settlers needed to choose a name. Surveyors called it Wheatfield, but it became known as Hammondsburgh. Jonathan Hale reportedly exclaimed, “O, call it Jerusalem, Jericho, or Bath...anything but Hammondsburgh!” Bath was selected as the name of the township. In 1863, William and Mary Drushel Cranz purchased the
Erected 2012 by Bath Township: Heritage Corridors of Bath, Bath Township Historical Society, Bath homeowners, and Bath business associations; and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 45-77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 11.375′ N, 81° 35.517′ W. Marker is near Bath, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Hill Road and Ira Road, on the right when traveling north on Oak Hill Road. It is at the cemetery where Ira Road makes a 90 degree turn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bath OH 44210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ira Cemetery Information Board (a few steps from this marker); Bath Township Hall / Bath Center Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ghent Woolen Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Shaw Cemetery Robert L. Hunker (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Eisenmann / Boston Township Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Peninsula Village Historic District (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Old Portage Path (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bath.
Also see . . . Trifold brochure on Ira Cemetery, Bath Township, Cranz, Hale, and Hammond. “Jason Hammond served in the American Revolutionary War at age 17. Following the war he became a farmer, miller and merchant near Manchester, Connecticut. Jason married Rachel Hale and they had six children: Theodore, Rachel, Jason, Lewis, Mary, and Horatio.” (Submitted on May 30, 2019.)
Additional keywords. It is at Ira Cemetery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.