Currently 1346 historic markers may be found state-wide. From John Morgan's infamous Civil War raid to the birthplaces of Clark Cable and Dean Martin, these markers have helped transform the state's landscape into a constellation of alluring people, places and events. Twenty-six of Ohio's historic markers can be found in Lake County. Each marker has been researched quite extensively. Each provides a brief synopsis of the famous fact, year of induction, city and sponsoring organization. Each is numbered. The first number is our county ( 43 ) and the second number denotes its county rank (-1 ).
Of the twenty-six markers currently found in Lake County, two commemorate historic districts. They are the Mentor Avenue Historic District (43-10) and Mormon Community (43-21). Eight historic markers note famous buildings. The Uri Seeley House (43-25) found in Painesville Township tells the story of this famous settler and abolitionist. Another was the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Station (43-18). It was later known as the Painesville Station. Madison Township's Olde Tavern of Unionville became marker #43-13 in 2001.
Seven people and nine other sites comprise the remaining markers. Two Lake county residents of note were Cora Gaines Carrel(43-23) and Harry Coulby (43-24). Carrel was Ohio's first city councilwoman and resided in Willoughby. Coubly was a shipping 'czar' and the first mayor of Wickliffe. His home still stands today and is the home of city administration. Mariners may find marker #43-9 in Willowick of interest. It tells the story of the sinking of the Griffith. Indian Point (43-27) in LeRoy Township become an official site in 2009.
Each marker mentioned and those marker stories yet to be told are living histories of our county. Each marker is a vital educational tool. It is a 'roadway' you can explore in person. If the travel is too difficult, then navigate your computer mouse to http://www.remarkableohio.org/HistoricalMarker, a virtual tour is just a click away.