Lake Historical

A project by Lake County History Center

The Lake County Historical Society along with the Cleveland Foundation Lake/Geauga Fund are happy to bring these historic walking and driving tours to you. Explore each site and tour around Lake County, take photos and share your experiences with #LakeHistory.

All walking and driving tours are located in Lake County, Ohio. Lake County is Ohio's smallest county and was formed in 1840. Interesting fact: 2/3rds of Lake County is underneath Lake Erie.

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Recent Stories

In a 1954 interview with the “Painesville Telegraph,” long-time resident Jeannette Munson recalled her father telling her when many of the early Mentor residents returned to visit their former…

In early 1800 this section of the country (Northeast Ohio) was surveyed by a group of men from Connecticut. Some of them decided to make this area their home and it was named Charlton. Prior to…

The Wickliffe Cemetery, established circa 1808, is the final resting place of Wickliffe’s early settlers, Civil War soldiers and notable residents. The cemetery consists of 184 known graves.…

North Kirtland cemetery, even though it is right across Maple Street from the famous Kirtland Temple, it is not, and never has been, a church cemetery. Most people have always called it "The Temple…