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Conneaut in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Western Reserve

 
 
Western Reserve Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. Western Reserve Marker
Inscription.  On July 4, 1796, Moses Cleaveland and his survey party landed at the mouth of Conneaut Creek on the southern shore of Lake Erie in what is today Conneaut, Ohio. The Connecticut Land Company, a private land speculation enterprise, had hired General Cleaveland as its agent to survey the Connecticut Western Reserve lands and to found a settlement along the Cuyahoga River, later named Cleveland. Group members pitched tents and erected a crude shelter to protect the provisions and survey equipment before celebrating the independence of the new country with toasts and salutes. The next day they organized into field groups to begin the historic survey of measuring the townships and ranges of the Western Reserve.
 
Erected 1998 by 1796 Conneaut Bicentennial Commission 1996, Civic Development Corporation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1796.
 
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41° 56.576′ N, 80° 33.378′ W. Marker is in Conneaut, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conneaut OH 44030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Conneaut Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Remembering Our Fallen Heroes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conneaut Viaduct (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conneaut (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum (approx. half a mile away); Nickel Plate Road Berkshire Locomotive No. 755 (approx. half a mile away); Hopper Car and Caboose (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conneaut.
 
Western Reserve Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. Western Reserve Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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