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Cleveland Heights in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Rufus Dunham


Rufus Dunham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 28, 2008
1. Rufus Dunham Marker
Inscription.  Freemason, public official, Whig Party activist. Well-known as the genial proprietor of Dunham's Tavern, a popular stagecoach stop on the Buffalo Road (Euclid Avenue) midway between Doan's Corner (East 105th Street) and Public Square. The tavern, one of the oldest buildings in Cuyahoga County still stands on its original foundation. A reminder of the early days of Cleveland.
Erected by Lake View Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 30.821′ N, 81° 35.841′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20). Marker is in Lake View Cemetery, near the Euclid Avenue entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry A. Sherwin (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Teachers and Children Who Lost Their Lives in the Collinwood School Fire
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl B. Stokes (about 500 feet away); Ernest R. Ball (approx. 0.2 miles away); L. Pearl Mitchell (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Carabelli (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burial Place of James A. Garfield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Heights.
Regarding Rufus Dunham. The grave site of Dunham could not be readily located.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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