Near Peninsula in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Stanford – one of the original settlers of the Western Reserve and surveyor for the Connecticut Land Company – claimed this land in 1806. His oldest son, George, built this house in 1843 and expanded the family farm to 283 acres by 1853. Besides farming, George and his son ran a lumber business on the property.
Today, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers overnight accommodations for individuals ad groups in a restored Stanford House. The building’s interior reflects its historic character while also featuring furnishings crafted locally from sustainable and reclaimed materials.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 41° 16.265′ N, 81° 33.406′ W. Marker is near Peninsula, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Stanford Road north of Boston Mills Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of the Cuyahoga Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Township World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bustling Boat-Building Village (approx. half a mile away); Fortunes Rise and Fall (approx. half a mile away); Building a Canal Boat (approx. half a mile away); Early 1900s Boston (approx. half a mile away); Ohio & Erie Canalway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (approx. 0.6 miles away).
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