“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Burton, Ohio Historical Markers

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By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
Burton Marker
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — Burton
Here was the first telephone station in the state of Ohio in 1877 — Map (db m122780) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — 10-28 — Burton Congregational Church
The Burton Congregational Church was organized in 1808 and met in several nearby locations before this present building was erected in 1836 at a cost of $4,000. It was originally located within the park directly opposite where it stands today, but . . . — Map (db m122754) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — 9-28 — Burton, Ohio-First Permanent Settlement in Geauga County / The Village Green
Side A In 1796, surveyors for the Connecticut Land Company designated an area five miles square surrounding this place as Range 7, Township 7 of the Connecticut Western Reserve. A landowner's expedition on June 15, 1798, arrived at the . . . — Map (db m122760) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — Civil War Cannon
In 1877, Burton Village merchants purchased this ten-pound Parrott gun from the War Department in Washington, D.C. The cannon is said to have been fired at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, during the Civil War. The inauguration of Rutherford B. . . . — Map (db m122771) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — Erected to the Memory of the Soldiers of the American Revolution
Erected to the Memory of the Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Burton, Ohio This tablet was placed by citizens of Burton and dedicated by the Western Reserve Society, Sons of the American Revolution September 12, 1937. Amos Beard . . . — Map (db m122773) WM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — In Commemoration of Rev. Joseph Badger1757-1846
Soldier of the Revolution Pioneer Missionary and Educator of the Western Reserve Founder of the Burton Academy in this village in 1805 Marked on July 24, 1926 — Map (db m122772) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — 11-28 — The Burton Village Historic District
Side A In recognition of its noteworthy representation of the history, culture, and architecture of the Western Reserve, Burton Village's Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The Historic . . . — Map (db m122778) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — The Hickox Brick
Built in 1838 by Eleazer Hickox who came to Burton in 1804. The frame annex is part of the old home of Thomas Umberfield, the first white settler in this, Geauga County. He arrived here in 1798. — Map (db m122779) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — 12-28 — The Second High School / The Burton Public Library
Side A The Second High School This Queen Anne style building with segmental-arched windows and steep hipped roof was Burton's second high school. Completed in 1885 at a cost of $12,500, it is wood framed with a brick and stone . . . — Map (db m122774) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — Under This Penstock Base
Stood the original stone marking the common corners of Lots 35 & 36 and 45 & 46 from which the Village of Burton was surveyed. — Map (db m122776) HM
Ohio (Geauga County), Burton — 14-28 — Welton Cemetery
Side A Welton Cemetery was known as Roselawn Cemetery until the early 1900s. Early settlers to the Burton area donated the land. Welton Cemetery is the burial place for veterans of the nation's wars and for several state officials. Judge . . . — Map (db m122782) HM

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