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Bath Township in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bath Township Hall / Bath Center Cemetery

 
 
Bath Township Hall side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
1. Bath Township Hall side of marker
Inscription.  
Bath Township Hall. A log meeting house, which also served both the Presbyterians and Congregationalists, was constructed here circa 1818. In 1839, a frame structure replaced the log house and served the community and the congregations until 1870, when the property was sold to Bath Township to construct a township hall. The trustees replaced the township hall with a new building in 1905. It was the seat of township government until 1980 and, among other uses, served as a meeting place for the Grange and other community groups. Although adapted to address new needs throughout the 20th century, the hall was extensively renovated in 2000. In 2005, the Bath Township Historical Society converted the building into the Bath Township Museum. An example of early 20th century Georgian Revival architecture, the township hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Bath Center Cemetery. Settlers from New England purchased this land in 1817 for use as burying ground and to build a meeting house. Located in the center of Bath Township, a part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, the site provided a convenient
Bath Center Cemetery side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
2. Bath Center Cemetery side of marker
place for public and religious gatherings and for a cemetery. Out of need, the cemetery was established before the township was founded in 1818. Many of Bath Townships farming families, as well as both owners and operators of businesses of Bath, are interred in the cemetery. In a tradition originating with Civil War veteran Perry Alexander, the graves of all veterans are marked with an American flag on Memorial Day as a tribute to their service.
 
Erected 2019 by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Bath Township, the Bath Township Historical Society and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 49-77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 10.144′ N, 81° 38.195′ W. Marker is in Bath Township, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bath Road (County Route 48) and North Cleveland-Massillon Road, on the left when traveling east on West Bath Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1241 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron OH 44333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ghent Woolen Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); Shaw Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ira Cemetery Information Board
Bath Township Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
3. Bath Township Hall
Marker is on the right between the house and the utility pole.
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads (approx. 2.7 miles away); Astronaut Judith Resnik (approx. 5 miles away); Yeck Family Portage Path North Terminus Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Old Portage Path (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Portage Path Connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bath unveils historical marker. 2019 article by Maria Lindsay in the West Side Leader via Akron.com. Excerpt:
Township officials said the marker ... was purchased with a $3,040 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, with Bath contributing $310. Ohio Historical Markers, a program administered by the Ohio History Connection, identify, commemorate and honor important people, places and events that have contributed to the state’s history, officials said. The marker contains historical information about Town Hall and the cemetery.
(Submitted on July 27, 2019.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Bath Center Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
4. Bath Center Cemetery Entrance
West Bath Road is on the right.
Bath Center Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
5. Bath Center Cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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