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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Summit County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Summit County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Summit County, OH (145) Cuyahoga County, OH (278) Geauga County, OH (38) Medina County, OH (44) Portage County, OH (35) Stark County, OH (79) Wayne County, OH (17)  SummitCounty(145) Summit County (145)  CuyahogaCounty(278) Cuyahoga County (278)  GeaugaCounty(38) Geauga County (38)  MedinaCounty(44) Medina County (44)  PortageCounty(35) Portage County (35)  StarkCounty(79) Stark County (79)  WayneCounty(17) Wayne County (17)
Akron is the county seat for Summit County
Adjacent to Summit County, Ohio
      Cuyahoga County (278)  
      Geauga County (38)  
      Medina County (44)  
      Portage County (35)  
      Stark County (79)  
      Wayne County (17)  
 
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1Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 1797 Portage Path SurveyTrail Stones Identify Portage Path
This series of flat stones has been laid on the ground to mark the actual trail of the Portage Path as it was surveyed by Moses Warren in 1797. From here, the trail winds southwest and then southerly and up the hill through the park. Then North . . . Map (db m48754) HM
2Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 32-77 — 1936 Akron Rubber Strike
Five Depression-era strikes against many of Akron's rubber companies culminated in a giant "sit-down" strike against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the industry's leader, in February and March of 1936. The fledgling United Rubber Workers (URW), . . . Map (db m43625) HM
3Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 50-77 — Abolitionist John Brown(1800-1859)
Side A Born in Torrington, Connecticut, John Brown moved with his family to Hudson, Ohio, in 1805 and lived many years in Portage and Summit Counties. His expert knowledge of sheep and wool led to a business partnership with Colonel Simon . . . Map (db m164892) HM
4Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 29-77 — Airdock
A colossus of engineering acumen and structural steel, the Airdock was built in 1929 as the construction facility for the U.S. Navy's rigid airships, the USS Akron (1931) and USS Macon (1933). The airships, or dirigibles, served as . . . Map (db m43475) HM
5Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 46-77 — Akron Community Service Center and Urban League
On May 1, 1950, the Akron Community Service Center and Urban League building opened to the public. The Center was a gathering place for African Americans of the community, where they addressed workplace, education, and other issues dividing . . . Map (db m142804) HM
6Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 47-77 — Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway
In 1951, several pioneer drag racers opened one of the Midwest’s first drag strips known by local racing enthusiasts as the “Fulton Airport Champions Raceway.” For the next eight years half-brothers Art and Walt Arfons, Otis . . . Map (db m142783) HM
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7Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Alaskan Totem Pole
Presented to the All-American Soap Box Derby by the Juneau, Alaska, Rotary Club Original of this pole stands at Wrangell, Alaska, where since 1890 it has served as a memorial to the Kiksadi chief, Kolteen ...the monument consists . . . Map (db m48713) HM
8Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 24-77 — Astronaut Judith Resnik
"The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future and we'll continue to follow..." President Ronald Reagan
As the second American woman . . . Map (db m43539) HM
9Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Contributions Of African Americans To Akron's Rubber Industry
During the 20th century heyday of the rubber and tire industry in Akron, approximately 4,000 African-American men and women were employed at jobs in the big companies. World War I brought about a marked increase in opportunities and in the number . . . Map (db m202414) HM
10Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Contributions Of Women To Akron's Rubber Industry
Prior to 1900, there were few positions for women at Akron factories that produced cereal, clay products, and farm machinery. Akron's first rubber factory, B.F. Goodrich, which opened in 1870, relied on women workers who made hundreds of products . . . Map (db m202413) HM
11Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Creating Crossroads of CommerceOhio & Erie Canalway
You are near "Hall's Corners," the center of Akron's first business district, named after the general store that once stood at the corner of Market and Howard streets. Across Market Street from where you are standing, was the Empire House, the most . . . Map (db m48848) HM
12Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Dr. Bob's Home
The home of Dr. Bob & Anne Smith from 1916 to 1950 Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous ————— The birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous June 10, 1935 Akron, Ohio This property is listed in the . . . Map (db m48847) HM
13Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 38-77 — Elm Court / Our Lady of the ElmsArthur Hudson Marks (1874 - 1939) / Sisters of St. Dominic
Side A: Elm Court Arthur Hudson Marks (1874-1939) Elm Court, designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw of Illinois, was built in 1912 for Arthur Hudson Marks. The original mansion exemplifies the Italian Renaissance Revival style. Elm Court . . . Map (db m43505) HM
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14Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 23-77 — Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Industrialist and entrepreneur Franklin Augustus Seiberling (1859-1955) named his fledgling rubber goods manufacturing company "Goodyear" to honor Charles Goodyear, the man who invented the vulcanization process for curing rubber. Seiberling . . . Map (db m43451) HM
15Ohio (Summit County), Akron — GG9
In 2009, on a cool September evening in Cologne, Germany, our local delegation eagerly awaited the announcement if Akron and Cleveland had been chosen to host the 2014 Gay Games. Our anticipation - which had grown increasingly intense over . . . Map (db m202411) HM
16Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 36-77 — Glendale Steps
Built over a two-year period, from 1936-1937, by the Federal Works Progress Administration, the Glendale Steps survive as a monument to the work of stone craftsmen during the Great Depression. Spanning a 200-foot slope, the purpose of the Glendale . . . Map (db m43554) HM
17Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 26-77 — Hall Park Allotment Historic District
Akron, an industrial boomtown in the early twentieth century, grew in population nearly fivefold between 1900 and 1920. As the city industrialized, middle class residents sought homes on West Hill, away from the smoke and soot of heavy industry on . . . Map (db m142835) HM
18Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 17-77 — Howard Street District
Side A: The center of African-American culture in Akron during the mid-20th century, Howard Street was home to many of the city's black-owned business and entertainment establishments, and provided an atmosphere in which minority-owned . . . Map (db m43566) HM
19Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 30-77 — Karl Arnstein
The innovations of Dr. Karl Arnstein (1887-1974), an aerospace industry pioneer, form the foundation for lighter-than-air technology in use today. His mathematical proof and application of modern stress analysis allowed the construction of larger, . . . Map (db m43454) HM
20Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 41-77 — Middlebury Cemetery
This burying ground was the first public cemetery located within Akron's boundaries. It was also known as the "Old Cemetery" and the "Newton Street Cemetery." Deacon Titus Chapman donated this land in 1808 as a burying ground, and he was probably . . . Map (db m43444) HM
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21Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 7-77 — Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M.
On December 21, 1818, The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio granted a Charter to Middlebury Lodge No. 34 marking the beginning of Freemasonry in Summit County. The Lodge was located on Case Avenue, then known as Water Street. Two . . . Map (db m43446) HM
22Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Motorless Flight
To honor the pioneering spirit and enthusiam of the citizens of Akron who supported the significant advances to motorless flight from 1929 to 1936. A commemorative flight today re-enacts the first towed glider flight 50 years ago from Akron . . . Map (db m156383) HM
23Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 1-77 — Portage Path
You are standing on the famous portage, carrying-place between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers. The two streams and the portage across the watershed formed an early route between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. First the Indians, then French and . . . Map (db m43550) HM
24Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Portage Path North Terminus
The North Terminus canoe landing of the Portage Path was located here along the Cuyahoga River. The 1797 survey of the trail began at a black cherry tree on the south bank of the river. If standing today, that tree would be in the middle of the . . . Map (db m48846) HM
25Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 6-77 — Site of Sojourner Truth's Speech on Women's Rights
On this site on May 29, 1851, Sojourner Truth, a former slave, gave her world famous "And Ain't I a Woman?" speech, recalling the hardships she had endured. Active in both the Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements, she electrified an audience . . . Map (db m43726) HM
26Ohio (Summit County), Akron — St. Bernard's ChurchEstablished 1861 — ✝ —
This sacred structure, completed in 1905, has been recognized as a significant landmark in the history of both the State of Ohio and the United States of America Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. . . . Map (db m202409) HM
27Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 19-77 — Stan Hywet Hall
The former "country estate" of the Frank A. Seiberling family, Stan Hywet Hall is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in the United States. "F.A." Seiberling (1859-1955) co-founded the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1898 and . . . Map (db m43508) HM
28Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Summit County Vietnam Veterans Memorial"They gave their lives for us"
Walter J. Nerad, Jr. • Ted Neura • Paul Haltsley, III • George H. Frazee • Frank Wilson • Gene T. Davis • La Valle E. Carlton • Michael M. Medley • Ronald M. Cantor • Billy O. Deweese I • Wilbur G. Wise • Stanley K. Semler • . . . Map (db m202406) WM
29Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 22-77 — The Cascade Valley / The Mustill Site
The Ohio & Erie Canal was completed from Cleveland to Akron in 1827. From the Mustill Site, the canal rose 15 locks to the summit in Akron. The “Cascade Mill Race,” built by Dr. Eliakim Crosby in 1832, paralleled the canal, creating a large . . . Map (db m142834) HM
30Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 40-77 — The Gate Lodge, Stan Hywet Hall & GardensBirthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous
Side A: The Gate Lodge, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Completed in 1915, the Gate Lodge is one of several service buildings located at Stan Hywet Hall dedicated to the operations of the estate. Located at the front entrance gates, this two-story . . . Map (db m43509) HM
31Ohio (Summit County), Akron — The Old Portage Path
The Old Portage, an eight-mile overland connection between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers, was the longer of two portages used by prehistoric peoples and early settlers. This was just one link in the water route between Lake Erie and the Ohio . . . Map (db m48845) HM
32Ohio (Summit County), Akron — The Portage Path Connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River
The First Americans You are standing at the North Terminus of the renewed Portage Path, which formed the vital link in the shortest and best water route between the great lake to the north and the rivers flowing south. The trail was created . . . Map (db m48755) HM
33Ohio (Summit County), Akron — The Signal Tree
Trees with unusual shapes were often, used by Indians as landmarks to identify important trails. This 300 year old Bur Oak (Guercus Macrocarpa) marked the northernmost point of the Portage Trail, which connected the Cuyahoga (whose course was . . . Map (db m161199) HM
34Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 28-77 — The Soap Box Derby
An annual summer tradition for American youth since the 1930s, the All-American Soap Box Derby was the concept of journalist Myron E. ("Scottie") Scott, who covered an impromptu homebuilt gravity-car race in Dayton in 1933. Scott conceived and . . . Map (db m43477) HM
35Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 37-77 — Treaty of Fort McIntosh Boundary Line
In 1785, American Indian tribal leaders from the Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa, and Wyandot met with representatives sent by the United States Congress to sign the controversial Treaty of Fort McIntosh. The treaty surrendered control of Native . . . Map (db m43512) HM
36Ohio (Summit County), Akron — United Rubber Workers International UnionSince 1935
In downtown Akron at the Portage Hotel, 12 September 1935, a national convention of rubber workers met and organized the United Rubber Workers of America. Convention delegates elected Sherman Dalrymple president and dedicated the URW international . . . Map (db m43731) HM
37Ohio (Summit County), Akron — United States Synthetic Rubber Program 1939-1945National Historic Chemical Landmark — Akron, Ohio —
Top plaque: When the natural rubber supply from Southeast Asia was cut off at the beginning of World War II, the United States and its allies faced the loss of a strategic material. With U.S. government sponsorship, a consortium of companies . . . Map (db m44733) HM
38Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 11-77 — Wesley Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
This church, founded in 1866, is the oldest Black congregation in Akron. After worshipping in several locations, the congregation held a fund-raiser to help finance the construction of a permanent home. The person collecting the most money had the . . . Map (db m43501) HM
39Ohio (Summit County), Akron — Yeck Family Portage Path North Terminus MemorialPreserving the Trail of the Portage Path — To the Tuscarawas —
The Portage Path is now marked for all time in bronze to honor and memorialize the American Indian who for untold centuries preserved and cared for this land and its waterways. During the 1990's, the Yeck Family initiated a program to research, . . . Map (db m48751) HM
40Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — 10-77 — Anna Dean FarmBarn No. 1
Ohio Columbus Barber began construction of his farm complex in 1909; Barn No. 1 was the first structure. The farm, named for his daughter and son-in-law, ultimately encompassed 3500 acres and 102 structures. It was famous for both the design . . . Map (db m143222) HM
41Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — Barberton Military Honor Roll
Dedicated to all Barberton military personnel who participated in World War II (green), or were in action during the Korean (blue), Vietnam (red), Persian Gulf (black), Afghanistan (taupe), Iraq (beige) and any future Wars involving the United . . . Map (db m48880) WM
42Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — 14-77 — Colt BarnAnna Dean Farm
Ohio Columbus Barber, a wealthy Ohio businessman and founder of Barberton, retired in 1905 to develop his Anna Dean Farm. Built in 1910, the colt barn was a part of this 3000-acre estate. Although originally intended for bulls, the building was . . . Map (db m43735) HM
43Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — Glenn "Jeep" Davis
To honor your many accomplishments as a teacher, coach, and athlete, and to thank you for setting a great example for your peers and the youth of the Magic City. Athletic Accomplishments Selected.....All Ohio Football-1954 . . . Map (db m48876) HM
44Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — 12-77 — Johnson’s CornersSecond Settlement in Norton Township
Thomas Johnson first came to Norton Township in 1814, and within three years he had established the township’s first sawmill along the fast-moving waters of Wolf Creek. The enterprising Johnson also erected a tavern, store, and post office, . . . Map (db m143224) HM
45Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — 5-77 — Main Gatehouse of Ohio C. Barber’s Anna Dean Farm1909 to 1970
On this site stood the Main Gatehouse of the Anna Dean Farm, estate of Barberton town founder and industrialist Ohio C. Barber. The Anna Dean Farm was not only a lavish estate but also a farming showcase built to promote and develop scientific . . . Map (db m43734) HM
46Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — Ohio Columbus Barber
1891 Founder City of Barberton Sculptors, Virgil and Zak Villers Dedicated September 29, 2007Map (db m48900) HM
47Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — 16-77 — PPG Industries in Barberton1900 - 2000
Attracted by the availability of raw materials and railroad transportation, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG) built a plant here in 1899 to make soda ash for the company's glassmaking operations. This plant began production in 1900 as the . . . Map (db m43744) HM
48Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — 33-77 — Slovenian Independent Society Home
In 1918, early Slovene immigrants organized the Slovenian Independent Society Home and later constructed this hall, which became the center for Barberton Slovene cultural, social, and recreational activities. They formed dramatic and singing . . . Map (db m143223) HM
49Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — Staff Sergeant Howard E. WoodfordJune 21 1921 - June 7, 1945 — In Memory —
Third Battalion, 130th Infantry 33rd Division, Army of the United States Posthumously Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor By his daring, skillful, and inspiring leadership, as well as by his gallant determination to search out and . . . Map (db m48898) HM
50Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Maj. Kenneth Cordier and all Prisoners of War and Missing in ActionMap (db m48906) HM
51Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Lt. Col. Richard Keirn and all Prisoners of War and Missing in ActionMap (db m48907) HM
52Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Capt. Alan Trent and all Prisoners of War and Missing in ActionMap (db m48950) HM
53Ohio (Summit County), Barberton — The Freedom Tree
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to 1Lt. Mark Peterson and all Prisoners of War and Missing in ActionMap (db m48953) HM
54Ohio (Summit County), Bath — 45-77 — Hale, Hammond, Cranz Homesteads
This cemetery is the resting place of many of the Hale, Hammond, and Cranz family members who were integral in founding and developing Bath Township. Connecticut natives Jonathan Hale and Jason Hammond were the first to purchase land in the area . . . Map (db m134588) HM
55Ohio (Summit County), Bath — Ira Cemetery Information Board
This is the original home of Jonathan Hale drawn by Albert Ruger. It is based on the recollection of James Hale as depicted in Old Homesteads of the Hale Hammond Pioneers complied by C. 0. Hale. Jonathan Hale arrived in Township 3 Range 12 in 1810. . . . Map (db m134606) HM
56Ohio (Summit County), Bath — 44-77 — Shaw Cemetery
In 1928, Samuel and Charlotte Hale Shaw came to Bath Township from Bristol, New York. They purchased 145 acres of land where Samuel, a carpenter, built a two-story frame house. They had six children; two died in infancy. Their two year old daughter, . . . Map (db m134607) HM
57Ohio (Summit County), Bath Township — 49-77 — Bath Township Hall / Bath Center Cemetery
Bath Township Hall. A log meeting house, which also served both the Presbyterians and Congregationalists, was constructed here circa 1818. In 1839, a frame structure replaced the log house and served the community and the congregations until . . . Map (db m137210) HM
58Ohio (Summit County), Boston — A New Champion for an Old Canal
The Ohio & Erie Canal is an early 19th-century creation built to meet growing transportation needs. The Towpath Trail is a late 20th-century creation, built because visionary individuals saw new uses for the abandoned canal. One of these . . . Map (db m44908) HM
59Ohio (Summit County), Boston — A River Renewed
The Cuyahoga River is a symbol of what’s possible when people work together for clean water. As an industrial river flowing through Akron and Cleveland, it became internationally famous for its pollution. Today the river is a water trail and the . . . Map (db m202355) HM
60Ohio (Summit County), Boston — A River, Canal, and Railroad Town
The village of Boston grew up along the Cuyahoga River. After the Ohio & Erie Canal opened in 1827, the community boomed with boatyards and businesses serving canal traffic. The Valley Railway opened in 1880 and spurred construction of the . . . Map (db m202357) HM
61Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Boston
Boston, the oldest village in Summit County, was first settled by surveyor James Stanford in 1806. The village's first mill was built in 1821, and the Ohio & Erie Canal's arrival in 1827 expanded opportunities for commerce and industry. Many boat . . . Map (db m44927) HM
62Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Boston Mills Road Bridge
An 1834 survey map provides the earliest evidence of a bridge crossing the Cuyahoga River at this site. This rendering, based on a 1890's postcard, shows a covered bridge connecting the Akron-Cleveland Road (now Riverview Road) to the village of . . . Map (db m48996) HM
63Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Boston Store
The Boston Land & Manufacturing Company store, built in 1836, displays a high level of craftsmanship. The fan-shaped lunette above the store front shows the influence of Federal-style architecture. The building's unusual trapezoidal shape results . . . Map (db m44922) HM
64Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Building a Canal Boat
The size and shape of a canal boat is determined by the smallest lock. Along the Ohio & Erie Canal the smallest is 75 feet long by 15 feet wide. Workers begin building a boat by laying the keel. Made from white oak timbers, the keel forms . . . Map (db m202373) HM
65Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Bustling Boat-Building Village
William Barnhart and James Fayerweather’s boatyard is humming with activity. Shipwrights enclose the hull of a canal boat with white-oak boards from Julius Edson’s sawmill and lumberyard. The blacksmith, R. Darmer, makes deadeye rings for canal . . . Map (db m202372) HM
66Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad follows the historic route of the Valley Railway, which began freight and passenger service between Cleveland and Canton in 1880. Today, you can travel the same path to experience the rich cultural history and . . . Map (db m44906) HM
67Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Early 1900s BostonBag Industry Town
Boston’s economy boomed building canal boats. Later it shifted to making toy marbles and then paper. If you were standing here in the early 1900s, the photo below shows what you would have seen. Across the Cuyahoga River stood the Cleveland-Akron . . . Map (db m202378) HM
68Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Fortunes Rise and Fall
Boston and its citizens experienced booms and busts. Entrepreneur Julius Edson built a business empire that included a sawmill, a gristmill, and major land parcels. By 1856 he also had gained a controlling interest in the 20-year-old Boston Land . . . Map (db m202374) HM
69Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Industry Shapes the Valley
The presence of industry changed the physical appearance and social composition of the Cuyahoga Valley. In the early years of the 20th century, both the Cleveland Akron Bag Company and the Jaite Paper Mill built new structures that impacted the . . . Map (db m44894) HM
70Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Linking the Wilderness to the World
The Ohio & Erie Canal was among the most successful canals during the periods when canals contributed to our nation's growth. In 1827 the canal opened from Cleveland through the Cuyahoga Valley to Akron. When completed in 1832 it stretched 308 . . . Map (db m44929) HM
71Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Ohio & Erie Canalway110 Miles, Endless Possibilities
The Ohio & Erie Canalway celebrates the first 110 miles of a waterway that helped the nation grow. Dug by hand from 1825 to 1832, the Ohio & Erie Canal was the first canal west of the Appalachian Mountains. It connected Lake Erie to the Ohio . . . Map (db m202381) HM
72Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Protecting Cuyahoga Valley
Efforts to preserve Cuyahoga Valley began in the 1920s with new county park systems around Cleveland and Akron. After World War II, major suburban development projects threatened the valley. Construction of interstate highways was followed by power . . . Map (db m202353) HM
73Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Rail and Industry Shape the Valley
When the Valley Railroad opened in 1880, the industrial cities of Cleveland and Akron became a short train-ride away. This new transportation allowed industries to locate in the countryside, where there was room to build sprawling factories. . . . Map (db m202358) HM
74Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Ride the Rails
The first steam engine chugged its way down the new Valley Railway in 1880, beginning an era of progress for the Cuyahoga Valley. Regional industrial growth boosted demand for coal and other raw materials. The railway connected mineral fields in the . . . Map (db m202350) HM
75Ohio (Summit County), Boston — The Development of Valley Industry
While the Valley Railway, the precursor to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, was founded primarily as a conduit for freight and passengers moving among Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, it also became integral to the success of two factories within the . . . Map (db m44858) HM
76Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Welcome to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Since the 1800s, the Cuyahoga Valley has been a place where people from nearby cities relax in nature. Building on this tradition, locals worked tirelessly to preserve what is now Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Created in 1974, the park protects . . . Map (db m202382) HM
77Ohio (Summit County), Botzum — Lock 24Lost Village
After the Ohio & Erie Canal opened, a tavern and store sprung up south of here to serve boat crews. By the mid-1800s, 40 to 50 boats were passing through nearly every day. The community expanded. A rival store, hotel, blacksmith shop, warehouse, and . . . Map (db m203429) HM
78Ohio (Summit County), Botzum — Lock 25Botzum Businesses
Most valley families pieced together a living, earning income in different ways. In the mid to late 1800s the Botzums were the most prosperous family in the area. John August Botzum owned a canal boat, sawmill, general store, and farm. He and his . . . Map (db m203428) HM
79Ohio (Summit County), Copley — Copley Township Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Copley Township who served in the armed forces and in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of our countryMap (db m202421) WM
80Ohio (Summit County), Copley — Old Glory
I am the star spangled banner conceived in 1777 out of the love America bore for liberty and honor I am the memorial of countless heroes who shed their blood to preserve this sacred heritage I have inspired generations of gallant men . . . Map (db m202420) WM
81Ohio (Summit County), Copley — Summit County Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Summit County who served in the armed forces and in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of our countryMap (db m202422) WM
82Ohio (Summit County), Coventry — 35-77 — Coventry Township / Portage Lakes
The land on which Coventry Township is situated was ceded in 1785 to the United States by the Delaware, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Wyandot tribes under the Treaty of Fort McIntosh. The area was a choice location for Native Americans, settlers, and fur . . . Map (db m142749) HM
83Ohio (Summit County), Cuyahoga Falls — Cuyahoga River
For thousands of years, Native Americans followed a north-south trade route through here. The Cuyahoga River allowed travel by canoe to an eight-mile portage trail to the south-flowing Tuscarawas River, which eventually led to the Ohio River. . . . Map (db m183610) HM
84Ohio (Summit County), Cuyahoga Falls — 42-77 — High Bridge Glens
In 1879, local hardware store owners L.W. Loomis and H.E. Parks established a summer resort at Front Street and Prospect Avenue. The High Bridge Glens and Caves park spanned both sides of the Cuyahoga River and featured a dance and dining pavilion, . . . Map (db m142837) HM
85Ohio (Summit County), Cuyahoga Falls — History of 1832 Front Street
The property was first recorded in 1892, the building was built in 1912 as a store front by Archie B. Syme Construction. (The Syme name is still visible above the front entrance canopy) Early recordings indicate the address as 214 South Front . . . Map (db m144125) HM
86Ohio (Summit County), Everett — Birth of the Park IdeaCuyahoga Valley National Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The years following World War II brought suburban growth to the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley, and by 1960 development threatened the valley's pastoral character. The valley needed a champion, and John F. Seiberling stepped to the . . . Map (db m166147) HM
87Ohio (Summit County), Everett — Building a National ParkCuyahoga Valley National Park
The law that established Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 1974 did so in name only. The hard work of building the park remained ahead. Over the next 34 years, Congressman Ralph Regula championed the park in the House of Representatives. He helped . . . Map (db m166180) HM
88Ohio (Summit County), Everett — Everett Covered BridgeCuyahoga Valley National Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The reconstructed Everett Covered Bridge stands as a reminder of a common 19th-century Ohio scene. While its original date of construction is uncertain, it is patterned on the 1869 Smith Truss design. In the 19th century, Ohio led the nation . . . Map (db m166145) HM
89Ohio (Summit County), Everett — Expanding the VisionCuyahoga Valley National Park
Congressman Ralph Regula valued Cuyahoga Valley National Park because it provided open space for outdoor recreation. He supported the park as a place that could be visited more affordably and frequently than remote western national parks, and . . . Map (db m166152) HM
90Ohio (Summit County), Everett — John F. SeiberlingFriend of the Cuyahoga Valley
"We will never see the land as our ancestors did. But we can understand what made it beautiful and why they lived and died to preserve it. And in preserving it for future generations, we will preserve something of ourselves… There is no more . . . Map (db m166148) HM
91Ohio (Summit County), Everett — Rallying Support for the Park IdeaCuyahoga Valley National Park
John F. Seiberling put the democratic process to work for the park, mustering support at all levels from citizenry to government. In the 1960s, he encouraged park studies, Ohio Department of Natural Resources involvement, and citizen . . . Map (db m166149) HM
92Ohio (Summit County), Everett — Ralph Regula: Creating a LegacyCuyahoga Valley National Park
"…we could be the architects in preserving this heritage for future generations, it goes far beyond today in terms of the potential." -Congressman Regula in 1974 hearing for the establishment of Cuyahoga Valley National . . . Map (db m166151) HM
93Ohio (Summit County), Ghent — 18-77 — Ghent Woolen Mill1832
The Ghent Woolen Mill was one of at least thirteen mills built in the Yellow Creek Valley to take advantage of the water power available in the creek’s 400-foot fall across Bath Township. Erected by Messrs. Allen and Bloom in 1832, it was a . . . Map (db m134611) HM
94Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — Boyhood home of John Brown
Hudson, Ohio. Boyhood home of John Brown (1800-1859.) Abolitionist John Brown came to Hudson as a boy in 1805 and lived here until 1826. A frequent visitor to Hudson in the ensuing years, Brown attended services at the Free Congregational Church, . . . Map (db m158469) HM
95Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — 31-77 — First Congregational Church of Hudson
On this site, the first meetinghouse owned by the Hudson Congregational Church was dedicated March 1, 1820, twenty-one years after David Hudson first came to the Hudson area. Its members met here until they completed their sanctuary on Aurora Street . . . Map (db m36192) HM
96Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — First Log House in Summit County
Near this spot stood the first log house in Summit County, built by David Hudson of Goshen, Connecticut, in 1799. It was the birthplace, October 28, 1800, of the first white child in this county Anner Maria Hudson. Erected . . . Map (db m41268) HM
97Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — First Schoolhouse in Summit County
On this site stood a log schoolhouse built in 1801, the first in Summit County. It was used as a meeting-place by the Hudson Congregational Church formed by David Hudson, its lifetime Deacon, and organized September 4, 1802, by Rev. Joseph Badger. . . . Map (db m36193) HM
98Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — 39-77 — Gustave H. Grimm
On this site in 1882, Gustave H. Grimm (1850-1914), a German immigrant tinsmith, established the G.H. Grimm Manufacturing Company. His device, the Champion Evaporator, revolutionized maple syrup production with the use of a corrugated pan which . . . Map (db m29261) HM
99Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — Hudson and the Underground RailroadHistoric Underground Railroad Site
Hudson had a long tradition of being an anti-slavery town. By 1826, records show that the town's founder, David Hudson, was hiding runaway slaves at his home. Early settler Owen Brown and his family helped organize the Underground Railroad in . . . Map (db m189296) HM
100Ohio (Summit County), Hudson — Loomis Observatory
Elias Loomis and Charles Augustus Young worked in this Observatory, built in 1838, the third to be erected in the United States, the second oldest standing (1926).Map (db m36202) HM

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