Chardon and Chardon Township, Ohio (Images of America Series)

Chardon and Chardon Township, Ohio (Images of America Series)

by Debbie Chuha, Bill Jackson, Chardon Bicentennial celebration
     
 

The name Chardon, a French word meaning "thistle," was adopted

by the township and settlement of Chardon around 1812 in

tribute to the owner of extensive local land holdings. Peter Chardon

Brooks, a wealthy Boston merchant, deeded land for a village square

modeled after the town plans of many New England villages on the

condition that the inhabitants

Overview


The name Chardon, a French word meaning "thistle," was adopted

by the township and settlement of Chardon around 1812 in

tribute to the owner of extensive local land holdings. Peter Chardon

Brooks, a wealthy Boston merchant, deeded land for a village square

modeled after the town plans of many New England villages on the

condition that the inhabitants would use his middle name to identify

the locale and establish the place as the seat of government. Although

Brooks never visited the area, he supported the town by providing a

large bell to the first church built. Chardon was soon selected as the

site of county government for the newly established Geauga County,

a territory that then encompassed today's Geauga and Lake Counties.

Sitting atop a wooded hill amid a forested and rolling landscape, the

town and its surrounding area developed first as a farming community,

gradually becoming a commercial center, and then a bedroom

community. Long known for its significant snowfall, Chardon is

recognized as an excellent place to raise families and educate children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738588544
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,299,233
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Chardon, the Chardon Bicentennial Celebration Steering Committee has published this pictorial history.

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