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Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum

 
 
Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum Marker
Inscription.  From 1829 to 1842, the northern region of Olmsted Township was called Frostville. It was named by Elias C. Frost, who operated a post office in his farmhouse located at what became the intersection of Kennedy Ridge and Columbia Roads in North Olmsted. Elias came to the Western Reserve in 1807. He married Phoebe McIlrath of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1809. Elias was a clerk for the Olmsted Universalist Church, a township trustee, and a militia captain. Like other Universalists, the Frosts hated slavery. Their grandsons, Francis, Charles, and William Frost fought for the Union in the Civil War. Charles died in the conflict.

The North Olmsted Historical Society was founded in 1953 and became incorporated as a non-profit association in 1961. A year later, Frostville Museum opened in the Prechtel House. The society took on the challenge of preserving the history of the entire original township and became the Olmsted Historical Society in 1969. The Frostville Museum has grown from one house to a small village. Volunteers are dedicated to preserving the past and the present for the future. In August 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama
Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum Marker
designated the society as a Preserve America Steward. Frostville is an affiliate of the Cleveland Metroparks.
 
Erected 2010 by Olmsted Historical Society, North Olmsted Landmarks Commission, Cleveland Metroparks, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 98-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) series lists.
 
Location. 41° 24.374′ N, 81° 53.445′ W. Marker is in North Olmsted, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Cedar Point Road east of Lewis Road, on the left when traveling west. It is at the Frostville Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24101 Cedar Point Rd, North Olmsted OH 44070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John J. Donnelly (approx. 0.4 miles away); Butternut Ridge Cemetery 1835 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Parker Ranch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Springvale Ballroom (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Peake's Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Coe Ridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Oxcart Library
Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Chestnut Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Olmsted.
 
Prechtel House at the Frostville Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
4. Prechtel House at the Frostville Museum
Carpenter House at the Frostville Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
5. Carpenter House at the Frostville Museum
Frostville Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
6. Frostville Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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