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Historic Markers

Historic Markers Dot the County, Telling of Days Past

There have been markers placed by or under the auspices of the Lake County Historical Society, the National Register of Historic Places, the Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, and many other organizations. A great deal of research is done to qualify for these markers. There are many more than are listed here. Remarkable Ohio has a web site of markers, including photos of most of them.

Historic Districts

Mentor Avenue District, Painesville City Painesville City Hall, 7 Richmond St. (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Mormon Community 8876 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland.

Buildings

Casement House 436 Casement Avenue, off US 20, Painesville Twp. (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

The Olde Tavern of Unionville SR 84 at County Line Road, Unionville, Madison Twp. (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Rabbit Run Theater 5648 West Chapel Road, Madison (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station known as the Painesville Station, 475 Railroad Street, Painesville (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Fairport Lighthouse 129 Second Street, Fairport

Kirtland Temple 9020 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland

Matthews House A Jonathan Goldsmith house, 391 W. Washington Street, Painesville

Uri Seeley House A Jonathan Goldsmith, home of early settler and abolitionist, 969 Riverside Drive, Painesville Twp.

People

Thomas W. Harvey, at his home, Mentor Avenue, Painesville (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Hugh Mosher 3885 Main Street, Perry Village (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Daniel Carter Beard Harvey High School, Painesville - at Lake County Historical Society in 2008 (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Cora Gaines Carrel, Ohio's first city councilwoman Vine Street between Skiff St. and Freeway, Willoughby - in 2008 at Willoughby City Hall (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Harry Coulby, first Wickliffe mayor and shipping "czar," at his home, 28730 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe

Henry Kelsey Devereau and "The Spirit of '76" The drummer boy, 28730 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe

James A. Garfield President, at Lawnfield, 8095 Mentor Aveenue., Mentor

Other Sites

The Willoughby University of Lake Erie, Wes Point Park, Willoughby (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Sinking of the Griffith in Lake Erie, Lakefront Lodge, Lake MetroParks, 30435 Lakeshore Blvd. at E. 305 St. Willowick (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Mentor Lagoons, Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina, Mentor, 30435 Lake Shore Blvd. (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

Indian Point and The Whittlesey People, 13165 Seeley Road, Leroy Twp

Indian Point Fort and The Prehistoric Erie, Indian Point, Leroy Twp

Lake County YMCA Parking lot of Bank One, Liberty Street at Washington Street, Painesville

Pleasant Valley Road Bridge 37965 Pleasant Valley Road, Willoughby Hills

Rose Capital of the Nation, Commemorative Rose Garden, 8537 Mentor Avenue, Mentor (Ohio Historical Marker sponsored by Longaberger Baskets)

LaSalle Expedition 1669 Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, 301 Huntington Beach Drive, Fairport Harbor.

Here are a few newspaper articles:
The Lake County Tribune Friday June 20, 2003 p. 1 - Rabbit Run
The Lake County Tribune Friday May 23, 2003 p 1 and 73 - Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station
The News-Herald June 17, 2003 p. 1

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