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Wadsworth in Medina County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

General Elijah Wadsworth

General Elijah Wadsworth Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
1. General Elijah Wadsworth Memorial
We honor General Elijah Wadsworth, veteran of the American Revolution and the War of 1812; owner of Tract One, Wadsworth Township.
Erected 2008 by Service Clubs of Wadsworth: Lions International, Kiwanis International, Rotary International; on July 4th.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list.
Location. 41° 1.624′ N, 81° 43.772′ W. Marker is in Wadsworth, Ohio, in Medina County. Memorial is on High Street north of Maple Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 High St, Wadsworth OH 44281, 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. Johnson House Museum / Carriage Factory (a few steps from this marker); “Skypark” (approx. 3.6 miles away); Birth of Skypark (approx. 3.6 miles away); Veterans, Members, and Friends of Sky Park
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); Johnson’s Corners (approx. 5 miles away); Sharron Center Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); The Sharon Center Public Square Historic District (approx. 5 miles away); Slovenian Independent Society Home (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “He was a part owner of lands of the ‘Connecticut Western Reserve’ in Ohio, he being a member of the Connecticut Land Company. He moved to Ohio in 1799 to survey his lands and lived at the village of Warren, Ohio for some time. He moved to a portion of his properties at Canfield, Ohio in October 1802 and made his permanent home there. He owned the largest share of the lands that became Medina County, Ohio. Though he never lived there, the city of Wadsworth, Ohio was named in his honor.” (Submitted on May 19, 2019.) 
General Elijah Wadsworth Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
2. General Elijah Wadsworth Memorial
The yellow house is the Johnson House Museum and its historical marker is in the distance on the left.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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