Lakewood in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland
Among his accomplishments, Kirtland helped to found the organizations that developed into today’s Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He served as a state representative from 1828 to 1834 and was appointed to the Ohio geological survey in 1832. As part of that survey, Kirtland prepared an nearly complete, and scientifically important, list of Ohio’s animals. As a physician, Kirtland served as the examining surgeon of Ohio’s Civil War recruits and donated his income from that
Erected 2015 by Giant Eagle, Inc.; the Lakewood Historical Society; and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 120-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 41° 29.084′ N, 81° 47.377′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Bunts Road south of Detoit Avenue (Alternate U.S. 6), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakewood OH 44107, 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. Nicholson Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alexander Winton Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lakewood Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oldest Stone House (approx. ¾ mile away); The National Carbon Company / GrafTech International (approx. 1.1 miles away); Detroit Avenue Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cowan Pottery (approx. 2.6 miles away); The West Park African American Community (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
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 117 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.