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Near Broadview Heights in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Brecksville Township’s First Settler

Brecksville Township’s First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
1. Brecksville Township’s First Settler Marker
Inscription.  In 1811, Colonel John Breck sent Seth Paine to survey a new township of the Western Reserve. Travelling from Massachusetts, the Paine family journeyed by wagon pulled by a team of oxen, a trip that took them forty-two days. For his compensation, Paine was given 200 acres of land that is now part of the cities of Broadview Heights, Brecksville, and North Royalton. He chose acreage in the southwestern area of the township and built the first family structure in this area. His log cabin sat northeast corner of Broadview and Boston roads and later became one of the first schoolhouses from which his daughter, Orianna, taught. The vast body of land that Colonel Breck was granted the authority to allot was given the name Brecksville Township. In 1818. the west end of Brecksville Township, consisting of 21.28 square miles, was renamed Royalton Township.
Erected 2009 by Broadview Heights Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 92-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education
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Settlements & 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 1811.
Location. 41° 16.652′ N, 81° 41.08′ W. Marker is near Broadview Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadview Road (Ohio Route 176) and Boston Road, on the right when traveling north on Broadview Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10576 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights OH 44147, 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. Sikh Gurdwara (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Ahola Corporation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hampson Post No. 499 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); John Shepherd - An American Hero (approx. 3˝ miles away); Judge Samuel Hinckley / John Brongers (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ride the Rails (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Lure of the Countryside (approx. 5.8 miles away); A Travel Guide for the Valley (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Brecksville Township’s First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
2. Brecksville Township’s First Settler Marker
The intersection with Boston Road is behind the photographer.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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