Uniontown in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Richards Buchtel
January 18, 1820 – May 23, 1892
Erected 2013 by Friends of Green Branch Library and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 46-77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 57.067′ N, 81° 28.02′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Town Park Boulevard west of Massillon Road (Ohio Route 241), on the right when traveling west. It is at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4046 Massillon Rd, Uniontown OH 44685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coventry Township / Portage Lakes (approx. 4˝ miles away); Alaskan Totem Pole (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Soap Box Derby (approx. 6.1 miles away); Motorless Flight (approx. 6.3 miles away); Airdock (approx. 6.3 miles away); Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway (approx. 6.3 miles away); Karl Arnstein (approx. 6.3 miles away); Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Airship Hangar (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Also see . . . John R. Buchtel. Excerpt:
In an address at his funeral, J. Park Alexander, a prominent Akron citizen who had known him intimately for years, said:(Submitted on November 18, 2019.)
“To John R. Buchtel is due full credit for what Akron is today. He neither lagged nor shirked from his full share of any enterprise to build up Akron. — When Akron was a village, every step of improvement, each line of progress, every school, every church, all charities, had the assistance of this big-hearted man. — In every great contest that had for its object the betterment of the city or the inhabitants thereof, either morally, physically, intellectually, or religiously, John R. Buchtel was always on the right side — his banner never lowered when once a good cause was undertaken,
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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