“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Independence, Ohio

Clickable Map of Cuyahoga 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> Cuyahoga County, OH (278) Geauga County, OH (38) Lake County, OH (53) Lorain County, OH (72) Medina County, OH (44) Portage County, OH (34) Summit County, OH (145)  CuyahogaCounty(278) Cuyahoga County (278)  GeaugaCounty(38) Geauga County (38)  LakeCounty(53) Lake County (53)  LorainCounty(72) Lorain County (72)  MedinaCounty(44) Medina County (44)  PortageCounty(34) Portage County (34)  SummitCounty(145) Summit County (145)
Cleveland is the county seat for Cuyahoga County
Independence is in Cuyahoga County
      Cuyahoga County (278)  
      Geauga County (38)  
      Lake County (53)  
      Lorain County (72)  
      Medina County (44)  
      Portage County (34)  
      Summit County (145)  
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1Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — "Veterans Plaza"City of Independence — Dedicated May 27 1996 —
Army ☆ Navy ☆ Air Force ☆ Marine Corps Coast Guard ☆ Merchant Marines ☆ All Reserve Forces This plaza is dedicated to the sons and daughters of the City of Independence who have fought to preserve . . . Map (db m137936) WM
2Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Alexander / Wilson MillAdapting with the Times
For generations, two families have made their livlihoods in the gristmill at Lock 37. The Alexander family built the mill about 1853 to grind wheat into flour. Water from Lock 37’s spillway turned the mill’s wooden waterwheel and grindstones. In the . . . Map (db m202347) HM
3Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Floods and RepairsRegulating Water Level
Canal Engineers did not foresee the intensity of valley floods and later added structures to control water levels. Here a National Park Service worker adjusts a floodgate built in the early 1900s. Look closely at the actual structure. Can you see . . . Map (db m202345) HM
4Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Industrial Cleveland
By the late 1800s, Cleveland became part of the industrial revolution. Petroleum refining, steel making, chemical processing, and machine-tool production made the city a thriving economic center, as did its location in a national . . . Map (db m137915) HM
5Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Lock 37Family Business
Canal locks attracted businesses to serve canal boat crews, locals, and farmers. Here at Lock 37 the Vanouceks ran a tavern and general store, and the Alexander family operated a gristmill. A spillway allowed excess water to flow around the lock. . . . Map (db m202342) HM
6Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Mule PowerTowing Canal Boats
Hi, I’m Blossom. During the canal days.mules like me walked the towpath, pulling heavy boats behind us. We were strong engines, able to haul 60 tons or more of freight. Mules worked in teams of two or three. Cargo boats had a middle cabin to . . . Map (db m140592) HM
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7Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Old Stone Church of Independence Sesquicentennial
. . . Map (db m137917) HM
8Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — 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 . . . Map (db m137913) HM
9Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Route to the Coalfields
"Recent investigations have developed a wealth of coal...deposits, which will find an outlet to market over the Valley Railway...." So declared the founders of the Valley Railway Company in an 1874 prospectus. While this railroad . . . Map (db m137914) HM
10Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — The Quarry Era
From 1840 to 1900 quality sandstone & grinding wheels were quarried here & shipped throughout the States via the Ohio Canal. Now only abandoned quarries remain. The Historic Society & Kiwanis Club of Independence joined in 1980 to build . . . Map (db m137919) HM
11Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — 70 Vet Survivors of C.C.C. Memorial
In Memory of the 70 Vet Survivors of C.C.C. 1933-34Map (db m173032) WM
12Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — Kentucky & Ohio Soldiers Memorial
Kentucky & Ohio Soldiers Who died in service to our country within Defiance County, Ohio Ensign James Liggett • Pvt. Wyatt Stepp • Pvt. Guy Hinton • Pvt. William Bevis • 4th Sgt. Nathaniel Mitchell • Johnny Logan Indian Scout • . . . Map (db m173603) WM
13Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — Lock No. 13 & Independence Dam / Two Canals
Lock No. 13 & Independence Dam Through this lock passed many canal boats carrying produce, goods, and passengers not only from Ohio and Indiana but from as far south as New Orleans and as far east as New York City. Boats were drawn by . . . Map (db m195867) HM
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14Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — Site of Lock No. 13
Site of Lock No.13 Miami-Erie Canal Built 1825-45Map (db m173031) HM
15Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — Two CanalsAnthony Wayne Parkway
This marker is on the trunk line of both the Miami & Erie Canal and the Wabash & Erie Canal. The Miami & Erie Canal, built by Ohio, was begun on July 21, 1825 and completed in 1845. It connected the Ohio River at Cincinnati with Lake Erie at . . . Map (db m19438) HM
16Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — 6-20 — Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation / The Old Kentucky Burial Grounds
[Front Text] : "Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation" Camp No. 3 was located about six miles below Fort Winchester on the north side of the Maumee River. Militiamen from Kentucky, part of the forces led by War of 1812 Brig. Gen. . . . Map (db m37924) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022