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Chagrin Falls in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Chagrin River's “High Falls”

 
 
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
1. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
Inscription. The Chagrin River was named for Francois Seguin, a Frenchman who traded with Native Americans in Northeast Ohio circa 1742. The "High Falls" of the Chagrin River primarily attracted settlers from New England (circa 1833) seeking a location with ample waterpower. By the mid-nineteenth century an axe factory, a foundry, 2 flour mills, 4 woolen mills, 2 sawmills, 3 paper mills, and a woodenware factory had been built along the riverbanks in Chagrin Falls. The "High Falls" provided a power source for a gristmill, built in 1836 at this location. Today, only one factory remains in operation in the Village of Chagrin Falls.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Chagrin Falls Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 35-18.)
 
Location. 41° 25.852′ N, 81° 23.517′ W. Marker is in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on North Main Street. Touch for map. Right before the stairs leading down to the falls. Marker is in this post office area: Chagrin Falls OH 44022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cleveland Grand Prix (approx. 2.1 miles away); Solon Town Center
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
2. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); David Berger Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Twinsburgh Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); "Eisenhower" Green Ash Tree (approx. 8.6 miles away); Twinsburg World War II - Korea - Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Twinsburg World War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Wilcox Twins (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
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The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Parker Kuivila, May 17, 2017
3. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Parker Kuivila, May 15, 2017
4. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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