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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Medina County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Medina County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Medina County, OH (44) Ashland County, OH (39) Cuyahoga County, OH (294) Lorain County, OH (74) Summit County, OH (181) Wayne County, OH (17)  MedinaCounty(44) Medina County (44)  AshlandCounty(39) Ashland County (39)  CuyahogaCounty(294) Cuyahoga County (294)  LorainCounty(74) Lorain County (74)  SummitCounty(181) Summit County (181)  WayneCounty(17) Wayne County (17)
Medina is the county seat for Medina County
Adjacent to Medina County, Ohio
      Ashland County (39)  
      Cuyahoga County (294)  
      Lorain County (74)  
      Summit County (181)  
      Wayne County (17)  
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1 Ohio, Medina County, Acme — 3-52 — “Skypark” — The Flying Community
Daniel E. Weltzien, pilot and hometown son, dreamed of a flying community, one where every family would have a plane in their garage for work or play. In June 1965, the Williams Farm on Acme Hill became a runway with taxiways to every home. . . . Map (db m132160) HM
2 Ohio, Medina County, Acme — Birth of Skypark
June 1965. Daniel Weltzien, the founder, developer, purchased the property known as “William’s Black Angus Farm.” Using all his entrepreneurial skills, he bartered his dream of a family airport. The main building of this airport was . . . Map (db m132415) HM
3 Ohio, Medina County, Acme — Veterans, Members, and Friends of Sky Park
In tribute to the Veterans, members and friends of Sky Park who have served their country and community. We will remember. Alan Trent • Albert C Riddle • Alexander Bettinger • Allan J Robinson • Allan S Neilson Jr. • Allen B . . . Map (db m132424) WM
4 Ohio, Medina County, Brunswick — 10-52 — Brunswick United Methodist Church
The Rev. Jacob Ward founded the Brunswick Methodist Episcopal Church in April 1817 with 13 members: Rhoda Stow, John and Lucy Stearns, John and Hannah Hulet, Samuel and Sarah Tillotson, Thomas and Phoebe Stearns, Solomon and Polly Harvey, Lydia . . . Map (db m136816) HM
5 Ohio, Medina County, Brunswick — 4-52 — Heritage Farm
Heritage Farm is a typical mid-19th century farm of the Ohio Western Reserve and has been restored and preserved. The original parcel of land consisted of 325 acres, which was purchased by David Berdan in 1818. The farmstead has been home to . . . Map (db m136814) HM
6 Ohio, Medina County, Brunswick — Historic Underground Railroad Station
This dwelling was an Underground Railroad station operated by Hiram B. Miller for many years. Here he hid hundreds of runaway slaves. He shipped them to Canada in drygoods boxes where they would be free. This caused persecution and the nickname of . . . Map (db m136815) HM
7 Ohio, Medina County, Hinckley — 2-52 — Judge Samuel Hinckley / John Brongers —                     1757–1840 / 1843–1932
Judge Samuel Hinckley. As a member of the Connecticut Land Company, Judge Samuel Hinckley of North Hampton, Massachusetts purchased township 4N Range 13W of the Western Reserve in 1795 for a sum equivalent to 23 cents an acre. The township . . . Map (db m137188) HM
8 Ohio, Medina County, Homerville — Galion Horse-Drawn Road Grader
Manufactured by the Galion Iron Works Company Galion, OH This grader was originally purchased by Homer Township on June 14, 1913. Original purchase price, $200.00 Refurbished by the Homervilie Community Center Committee 2008 Donated . . . Map (db m166287) HM
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9 Ohio, Medina County, Homerville — Homerville Veterans Memorial
U S A Eagle Project of Brandon Kost 2015Map (db m166288) WM
10 Ohio, Medina County, Litchfield — 8-52 — Litchfield Town Band
Around 1900, the newly formed Litchfield Cemetery and Park Association needed a band to lead processions to and from the town cemetery on Memorial Day. The Litchfield Town Band was born. Urial Crow served as its first director, so the group . . . Map (db m136758) HM
11 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — American House Hotel
On this corner from 1830 to 1954 stood the American House Hotel. From 1830 on, the American House Hotel was a well-known and popular stop along the Cleveland-Columbus Road. Visitors could find a comfortable room on the second, or, eventually . . . Map (db m177012) HM
12 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Canfield Building — c. 1830 — Historic Site —
The only wood frame building on the Square today, this building survived the 1848 and 1870 fires. Over the years it served as the 1850's law offices of Canfield and Kimball, a mercantile shop, the dental office of Dr. Nichols and the Smucker's . . . Map (db m177034) HM
13 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Donald J. Pease — 1931-2002
This building is named in recognition of the achievements of Donald J Pease-teacher, journalist and public servant who represented this district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. An Ohio University graduate and Fulbright . . . Map (db m202365) HM
14 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — 5-52 — Elm Farm Dairy
In 1927 Henry Abell, a master plumber, purchased a 100-acre dairy farm. When the Great Depression struck the nation two years later, Abell could find little work as a plumber and decided to develop his dairy farm. In 1934, he and his family . . . Map (db m134856) HM
15 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — 12-52 — First Congregational Church of Medina
In February 1819, seven individuals met in Isaac Barnes’ home to form a Congregational Church and entered into covenant. Reverend William Hanford of the Connecticut Missionary Society provided guidance and charged the new congregation to . . . Map (db m151352) HM
16 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — 13-52 — First Congregational Church of Weymouth
On January 19, 1835, Reverent Steven Barnes led sixteen men and women to establish the Weymouth Congregational Church at the home of Lathrop Seymour. From its beginnings, the congregation opposed slavery. In 1848, it adopted resolutions condemning . . . Map (db m205788) HM
17 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — First Site of the A. I. Root Company
where as a manufacturing jeweler A. I. Root saw the swarm of bees that started his interest in beekeeping. The first bee supplies were manufactured and the early issues of his magazine, Gleanings in Bee Culture, were printed by windmill power . . . Map (db m202370) HM
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18 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Medina County Courthouse — National Register of Historic Places — 1970 —
Medina County Courthouse, built in 1841, was originally a Greek Revival structure. In 1873 it was enveloped by a French Second Empire facade. This plaque is on the last exposed exterior wall of the original building.Map (db m177210) HM
19 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Medina County Veterans Memorial
In memory of their supreme sacrifice we honor those who gave their lives for God, principal, and love of country Inspired by Paul O. Harmon Jr. Killed in Vietnam May 31, 1968 Erected by American Legion Post 202 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post . . . Map (db m202371) WM
20 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Medina Town Hall & Engine House — 1878 — Historic Site —
Constructed after the village suffered three major fires, this building served as the community's only fire house until the 1990's. It also served as the home of village government and the police department. Renovated in 1968, it was the first . . . Map (db m177032) HM
21 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Original Court House — 1821 — Historic Site —
Completed in the early 1820's, this Federal style structure, the only one on the Square, was the first public building constructed in Medina. The brick county courthouse and jail survived the fires of 1848 and 1870. The original foundation stones . . . Map (db m177214) HM
22 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Original Court House and Jail — Erected 1821
First public building in the Village of MedinaMap (db m177485) HM
23 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Phoenix Block — 1870 — Historic Site —
Built by the honorable H.G. Blake after the Great Fire of 1870, it was one of the grandest buildings on the Square, and included a ballroom and theater on the third floor. It was the home of the Old Phoenix National Bank for over a century.Map (db m177029) HM
24 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Public Square Park — 1817 — Historic Site —
This two acre park was donated to Medina County by Elijah Boardman in 1817. The trees were cleared by Austin Badger in 1819. Since 1975, the Park and the surrounding Court House Square area have been listed on the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m177208) HM
25 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — 9-52 — Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
On March 11, 1817, Rev. Roger Searle of Connecticut met with a group of settlers at the home of Zenas Hamilton in Medina Township and founded St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. On April 10, 1817, the congregants cleared land near Weymouth and built a . . . Map (db m134853) HM
26 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — Spring Grove
Spring Grove circa 1883 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m177473) HM
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27 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Cleveland Southwestern Electric Railway
The Cleveland Southwestern Electric Railway known as the Interurban, began along today's Rapid Transit route from Cleveland to Berea in 1895, reached Medina in 1897 and extended to Columbus by 1907. This Interurban Station was located . . . Map (db m177472) HM
28 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Court House — 1841 — Historic Site —
Originally constructed as a two-story brick and limestone building in the Greek Revival style, and 1873 Second Empire style addition added wings on either side, a two-story front portico, the slate mansard roof with clock tower, and other decorative . . . Map (db m177209) HM
29 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Frederick Beck House — 614 South Court Street — Built: 1863 Style: Vernacular Farmhouse —
This house was built by Frederick Beck, the Medina Tax Assessor. His son William Beck owned Beck Hardware in Medina for 50 years. the wood floors were refurbished from the original St. Peter's Cathedral in Cleveland. A marble fireplace graces the . . . Map (db m177476) HM
30 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The George and Helen Hayden House — 644 South Court Street — Built: 1878 Style: Italianate Double Bracketed —
Original features include the wooden interior shutters, original faux marble fireplace, and all original interior doors and woodwork. Hayden was a Civil War veteran and returned to Medina to become an attorney and eventually a judge. Helen . . . Map (db m177477) HM
31 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Homer and Elizabeth Bennett House — 800 South Court Street — Built: 1951 Style: Colonial Revival —
Architect Harold Cassidy designed a home reminiscent of one Bennett had seen while traveling New England. Features include a library of solid cherry paneling with customer cabinetry. Bennett was the founder of Bennett Lumber Company in town . . . Map (db m177480) HM
32 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Joseph and Abbie Andrew House — 706 South Court Street — Built: 1874 Style: Italianate Double Bracketed —
The house survived an arson attempt in 1905 and another fire in 1923. Andrew lost an arm serving with Garfield's Regiment in the Civil War. He was President of Old Phoenix Bank, County Treasurer, Clerk of Courts and Mayor of Medina. The Malloy . . . Map (db m177478) HM
33 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The O.C. Shepard House — 575 South Court Street — Built: 1884 Style: Stick —
A derivative of the Gothic Revival style, this home was built by J.W. Martin for O.C. Shepard, the local feed store and mill owner. The home shows decorative work in the gables and an emphasis on surface textures created by placement of wood siding . . . Map (db m177474) HM
34 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Orlin and Emily Oatman House — 607 South Court Street — Built: c. 1890 Style: Stick Victorian —
Orlin Oatman, a prominent Medina businessman, partnered with his father and brothers in a meat market and Oatman Brothers Hardware. The Oatman's work and civic engagement evidences love and pride for Medina. Family was deeply important to them; they . . . Map (db m177475) HM
35 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The Paul and Mariah Parker House — 721 South Court Street — Built: 1883 Style: Eastlake Queen Anne —
Originally part of a ten-acre farm, the house has a beautifully sculptured fireplace chimney with terra cotta floral inlay gracing the front bay. Parker was a millwright, stonesman, bridge builder and Civil War veteran. He established the Medina . . . Map (db m177479) HM
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36 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — The War Bond Building
This structure was built in 1942 and placed in Medina Square, where it was used as a location for the sale of war bonds during Word War II. At the end of the war it was moved to city storage, then transferred to the property of Dr. Frederick . . . Map (db m177002) HM
37 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — 7-52 — Weymouth School
Built with the funds and labor of residents of Weymouth, this structure was home to the Weymouth School from 1925 to 1956. It was designed in the Colonial Revival style by Cleveland architect Paul T. Cahill (1888-1954). Two classrooms . . . Map (db m134850) HM
38 Ohio, Medina County, Medina — World War II 57 Millimeter Cannon
This gun is a 250 M.M. Minnewerfer captured by the American Forces during the World War 1918Map (db m202368) HM
39 Ohio, Medina County, Seville — 1-52 — "The Giants of Seville"
(Front Side) Seville's most famous residents, Captain Martin Van Buren Bates (1845-1919) and Anna Swan Bates (1848-1889) settled here in 1873. Their notoriety stemmed from their dramatic stature: Martin, a former Confederate soldier from . . . Map (db m61959) HM
40 Ohio, Medina County, Sharon Center — The Sharon Center Public Square Historic District
This town square and six of the surrounding buildings comprise the Sharon Historic District. Admitted to the National Register of Historic Places Oct. 3, 1980Map (db m202362) HM
41 Ohio, Medina County, Sharron Center — Sharron Center Veterans Memorial
Honor Roll erected in appreciation of the services of those from Sharon Center, Ohio who served in the World War 1917-1919 Clair Caskey • Harley J. Arnold • Wilber H. Burch • Carl C. Caskey • Harry C.Caskey • Benjamin I. Cole • . . . Map (db m202385) WM
42 Ohio, Medina County, Valley City — 6-52 — Liverpool Township / Liverpool and Valley City
Seba Bronson Jr. left Columbia Township in early 1810 and followed the Rocky River to an area one and a half miles north of here. He built a cabin and planted a crop and thus started what became known as the village of Hardscrabble in Liverpool . . . Map (db m136780) HM
43 Ohio, Medina County, Wadsworth — General Elijah Wadsworth
We honor General Elijah Wadsworth, veteran of the American Revolution and the War of 1812; owner of Tract One, Wadsworth Township.Map (db m134020) WM
44 Ohio, Medina County, Wadsworth — 11-52 — Johnson House Museum / Carriage Factory
Johnson House Museum. The Johnson House was built in 1852 and its first owner was Henry J. Traver (1827-1911), owner of Traver & Company carriage factory across the street. From 1877 until 1994 the house was the residence and office of four . . . Map (db m133912) HM
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Nov. 28, 2023