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Historical Markers and War Memorials in North Olmsted, Ohio
Location of North Olmsted, Ohio
► Cuyahoga County (190) ► Geauga County (30) ► Lake County (45) ► Lorain County (43) ► Medina County (18) ► Portage County (32) ► Summit County (104)
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|Isaac Scales (1786-1821) settled on this site. At his death, he was buried in his back yard. A large rock marked his grave. The land was reclaimed by Charles Olmsted who deeded it to the Township in 1835 for a public burial ground. Early settlers . . . — — Map (db m11546) HM|
| In 1823, Asher and Abigail Coe migrated from Connecticut and settled here. By mid-century the Coe family operated the second largest dairy farm in Ohio. Their home was used as a post office in 1843. The Universalist Church, built in 1847 at . . . — — Map (db m43341) HM|
|The Universalist religious movement spread across Ohio as the state was settled in the 1800s. Universalists proclaimed a loving God and universal salvation. Believers were sometimes scorned as “no-Hell-ers.” Olmsted’s First Universalist . . . — — Map (db m134225) HM|
|From 1829 to 1842, the northern region of Olmsted Township was called Frostville. It was named by Elias C. Frost, who operated a post office in his farmhouse located at what became the intersection of Kennedy Ridge and Columbia Roads in North . . . — — Map (db m136817) HM|
| Side A: Joseph Peake was born in Pennsylvania in 1792 and came to Ohio in 1809 with his parents and brother. They were the first African Americans to settle permanently in the Cleveland area. He was the son of George Peake, a runaway slave from . . . — — Map (db m43348) HM|
| David Stearns, the first permanent settler, built a log cabin near this site on the "Ridge" (Lorain Road) in 1816. Stearns was given this land by his father, Elijah, who had bought 1,002 acres from the Olmsted family. This area of North Olmsted was . . . — — Map (db m43342) HM|
Dedicated to the courageous
men and women who have
served our great nation
World War I • World War II
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In loving memory of our boys
who made the supreme sacrifice
Curtis Black • Frank Dewey
Almo W. . . . — — Map (db m44854) HM|
|Adele Von Ohl Parker was a daredevil stunt rider once starring in Buffalo Bill's shows. Stranded during the Depression, she started a riding school; her flamboyance captivated her young riders. The 34-building ranch was the scene of many rodeos and . . . — — Map (db m11547) HM|
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Springvale Ballroom is located on part of the one hundred and forty acre tract that English immigrant John Biddulph bought in 1840. Fred Biddulph, John Biddulph's grandson, was born near this site in 1887. Fred and his wife, Clara, . . . — — Map (db m43345) HM|
| In 1829 the citizens of Lenox voted to change the township name to Olmsted as their part of a bargain to acquire 500 books owned by the heirs of Aaron Olmsted.
Believed to be the first publicly-owned library in the Western Reserve, the books . . . — — Map (db m43344) HM|