Laurel's Travels - Akron, Ohio - November 6-11, 2007
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November 6, 2007  
 
I went to Akron, Ohio to visit family.  While I was there, I visited a lot of cemeteries to take pictures of family grave stones.  Most of which will not be on these pages.  I did do a little site seeing on a couple of days.  The weather in Akron at this time, was cold and overcast so most of my pictures will lack any blue skies.  The day prior to my arrival there were high winds, so many of the trees lost their fall foliage.
 
Jonathan Hale Homestead

The homestead is located in Bath Township north of Akron in Summit County, Ohio. The sign pictured says:

"Land Purchased in 1810.  Present house built about 1825 and maintained by the Western Reserve Historical Society as a museum in memory of the Western Reserve Pioneers"

Find out more about Jonathan Hale....
http://watlington.homelinux.org:8000/watlington/
hammond/node6.html
 
The church that is located on the homestead and some barns located across the street from the main house.
 
"The old covered bridge on the corner of Everett and Oak Hill Roads is one of the most outstanding points of historical interest still intact within the vicinity. Although this bridge is not situated within Bath Township, we mention it because it is one of the few bridges of similar construction still in existence in Ohio and is the only one left in Summit County. It is one hundred and fifteen feet long and was constructed out of seven by ten inch timbers. These massive timbers account for the long and useful life of this structure."
http://www.bathtownship.org/Service%20Department/
Service%20Dept%20history%20page%20web%202.htm


More photos of bridge: 
http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/
ohio/htm/3507701.htm
   
  October 2, 2013