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Bay Village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Calhoon Memorial Park

Calhoon Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
1. Calhoon Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  Joseph Calhoon brought his family from Vergennes, Vermont, to Dover Township in 1810, and they established themselves as the first permanent settlers in what would become Bay Village, Ohio. The Calhoon house, called Rose Hill, was built in 1818 and replaced the log cabin the family built upon their arrival. Granddaughter Ida Maria Calhoon bequeathed her family’s 115-acre homestead as the Calhoon Memorial Park to the citizens of Bay Village in 1917. In accordance with the family’s wish, Rose Hill serves the community as a museum and library. The Reuben Osborn House (1815), thought to be the oldest frame house between Cleveland and Lorain, and the Community House (1882), formerly the Calhoon barn, join Rose Hill on the grounds of the memorial park. Calhoon Memorial Park is the center of the community activity in Bay Village.
Erected 2002 by the Bay Village Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is
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included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
Location. 41° 29.319′ N, 81° 55.658′ W. Marker is in Bay Village, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Calhoun Road and Lake Road (U.S. 6), on the left when traveling south on Calhoun Road. At the entrance to the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27715 Lake Rd, Bay Village OH 44140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lakeside Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dover Lake Shore Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Astronaut Robert Franklyn Overmyer (approx. 2.7 miles away); Theodore Elijah Burton / Dover Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away); Clague Family Homestead (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Weston House / Sandstone Houses (approx. 3 miles away); Jack Miner (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay Village.
More about this marker. There is a duplicate of this marker at the other side of the park on Dover Center Road. Same number, title and text. Unlike this marker, that one has two photographs embedded in the marker on either side of the title.
Calhoon Memorial Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
2. Calhoon Memorial Park and Marker
Rose Hill is in the distance, obscured by trees, and the Community House is on the right.
Calhoon Memorial Park Community House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Diane Plogger, December 26, 2021
3. Calhoon Memorial Park Community House
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 29, 2021, by Diane Plogger of North Olmsted, Ohio.
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