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Chagrin Falls in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Chagrin River's "High Falls"

 
 
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
1. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
Inscription.  The Chagrin River was named for Francois Seguin, a Frenchman who traded with Native Americans in Northeast Ohio circa 1742. The "High Falls" of the Chagrin River primarily attracted settlers from New England (circa 1833) seeking a location with ample waterpower. By the mid-nineteenth century an axe factory, a foundry, 2 flour mills, 4 woolen mills, 2 sawmills, 3 paper mills, and a woodenware factory had been built along the riverbanks in Chagrin Falls. The "High Falls" provided a power source for a gristmill, built in 1836 at this location. Today, only one factory remains in operation in the Village of Chagrin Falls.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Chagrin Falls Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 35-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 25.852′ N, 81° 23.517′ W. Marker is in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on North Main Street
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
2. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
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. Right before the stairs leading down to the falls. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chagrin Falls OH 44022, 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. Chagrin Falls & Eastern Railway (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Cleveland Grand Prix (approx. 2.1 miles away); Birthplace of James A. Garfield (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hiram House (approx. 3 miles away); Solon Town Center (approx. 3.8 miles away); Building History (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bainbridge Center Historic District (approx. 4.1 miles away); Raw Jackson (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
3. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Parker Kuivila, May 15, 2017
4. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022