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Near Richfield in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sikh Gurdwara

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
1. Sikh Gurdwara Marker
Inscription.  This marks the site of the first Sikh Gurdwara in the state of Ohio. Sikhs began to arrive in Ohio after India’s freedom from British rule in 1947. They came for advanced education at universities in the state. With liberalization of immigration laws in the 196Os, many Sikhs settled in metropolitan areas and set up organizations to hold congregational prayer. The Guru Nanak Foundation of Greater Cleveland Area was named after Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh Faith. The Foundation, which at first used rental facilities for religious activities, was incorporated in 1976. However, by 1980 it was able to purchase a building at 3305 West 25th Street in Cleveland. Membership swelled during the 1980s, and in 1991 the congregation decided to move the Gurdwara to its present location in Richfield.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 
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By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
2. Sikh Gurdwara Marker
14.741′ N, 81° 39.567′ W. Marker is near Richfield, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Broadview Road (Ohio Route 176) south of Harburn Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4210 Broadview Rd, Richfield OH 44286, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brecksville Township’s First Settler (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Ahola Corporation (approx. 2.9 miles away); Shaw Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Judge Samuel Hinckley / John Brongers (approx. 4˝ miles away); Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ira Cemetery Information Board (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Development of Valley Industry (approx. 5.2 miles away); Industry Shapes the Valley (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
3. Sikh Gurdwara, Richfield Ohio
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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