Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

12-18 The Oxcart Library

Side A: In 1829 the citizens of Lenox voted to change the township name to Olmsted as their part of a bargain to acquire 500 books owned by the heirs of Aaron Olmsted. Believed to be the first public library in the Western Reserve, the books were brought from Hartford, Connecticut, by oxcart and were stored in settlers’ cabins. The remaining 125 volumes are now housed in the North Olmsted Public Library.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: North Olmsted Landmarks Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Butternut Ridge Road in front of the North Olmsted Library, 
North Olmsted, 
Location: Located just E of Lorain Road
Latitude: 41.4122410
Longitude: -81.9257600