The Stranahan home was the centerpiece of an estate known as "Stranleigh.” The title combines the family's last-name and an old English suffix meaning meadow or clearing in a forest. Stranleigh boasted a large farm with cattle, sheep, corn and bean fields, as well as extensive orchards and staff housing.
The manor house stood as a sanctuary
for the Stranahan's large family for more
than three decades. Today the park covers 500 of the original 750 acre estate. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 41° 40.857′ N, 83° 39.861′ W. Marker is in Wildwood, Ohio, in Lucas
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putting Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Formal Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swimming Pool (about 400 feet away); Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk (about 500 feet away); Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot (about 600 feet away); River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel (about 600 feet away); Limousine Garage / Metroparks Hall (about 700 feet away); Horse Stables / Visitors Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wildwood.
Also see . . . Manor House Tour Pictorial. (Submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.