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Gates Mill in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Mills of Gates Mill

The Mills of Gates Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
1. The Mills of Gates Mill Marker
Inscription.  The village of Gates Mills derives its name from its founder, Holsey Gates, and from the importance of mills in the agricultural community. In 1826, the year of Gates Mills’ founding, a sawmill was constructed to increase the lumber supply and attract new settlers. In the following year, a rake factory was established, and by 1829 a gristmill was in operation. The Chagrin River was dammed to create a millrace that regulated the flow of water to the wheels that powered the mills. Shops and houses encircled the mills, which were the center of industry in Gates Mills.
Erected 2002 by the Village of Gates Mill and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 25-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 41° 31.048′ N, 81° 24.33′ W. Marker is in Gates Mill, Ohio
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, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Epping Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7580 Old Mill Rd, Gates Mills OH 44040, 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. Ursuline College (approx. 3.3 miles away); Saint Angela Merici (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Cleveland Grand Prix (approx. 4.1 miles away); Raw Jackson (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Pleasant Valley Road Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Hiram House (approx. 5.2 miles away); David Berger Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); William E. Telling / William E. Telling Mansion (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  PDF file: Village Brochure. “From 1899 to 1925 The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Railway ferried passengers from Cleveland to Gates Mills and on into Chesterland, Middlefield and Chardon. The Maple Leaf Route ran east following Mayfield Road until it turned south where St. Francis Catholic Church now stands. The track wound down Berkshire Road veering back toward the village to cross The Chagrin River just east of St. Christopher’s Church. After many years of neglect The Community Club sponsored the restoration and lighting of The Interurban Bridge in 2004. Today The Walking Bridge unites the Village and offers residents sylvan views of the river.” (Submitted on July 25, 2019.)
The Mills of Gates Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
2. The Mills of Gates Mill Marker
Old Mill Road is in the background.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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