Near Northfield in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Impact of the Canal
Canal construction in 1825 flooded their fields and destroyed their crops. The family had to buy feed, flour, and seeds for several years. Stephen sued the State of Ohio and won a settlement of $130.
The Frazees built the brick farmhouse across the road about the same time the canal opened. The canal provided the Frazees and all local farmers with an effective means to send their products to market.
Cross the road and explore the Frazee House’s exterior.
Both the house and canal symbolized greater prosperity. What are the positive and negative consequences of public works where you live?
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 41° 21.139′ N, 81° 35.594′ W. Marker is near Northfield, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, on the left when traveling south. Marker located within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Symbol of Success (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander / Wilson Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Floods and Repairs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lock 37 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mule Power (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hell's Half Acre (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lock 38 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mudcatcher (approx. 2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.