Forgotten Village of Brandywine

Forgotten Village of Brandywine (HM15VQ)

Location: Northfield, OH 44067 Summit County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 16.656', W 81° 32.286'

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A bustling village once surrounded these falls. Taking advantage of the waterpower, George Wallace built a sawmill here in 1814. Over the next decade, the Village of Brandywine added a whiskey distillery, gristmill, woolen mill, and a dozen houses. In 1825, Wallace transferred his property to his sons, who then formed the Wallace Brothers Company.

Eventually, Brandywine's prosperity dried up. The Ohio & Erie Canal, and later the railroads, shipped goods to the cities of Akron and Cleveland, leaving towns like Brandywine behind. Except for the barn and house built by James Wallace in 1848—now restored as the Inn at Brandywine Falls—only a few hidden foundations remain of the Village of Brandywine.

Brandywine Falls' rock base (right) consists of alternating layers of erosion-resistant sandstone and easily eroded shales. In the Village of Brandywine (below) is the mid-1800s, a steel bridge carried Brandywine Road over Brandywine Creek, just before the falls next to the gristmill (to the left in photo). In the distance stands the Wallace Farm, now the Inn at Brandywine Falls.

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HM NumberHM15VQ
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 454935 N 4569713
Decimal Degrees41.27760000, -81.53810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.656', W 81° 32.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 39.36" N, 81° 32' 17.16" W
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Area Code(s)330, 216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8298-8322 County Rte 40, Northfield OH 44067, US
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