The Keeper's House

The Keeper's House (HMCGV)

Location: Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440 Ottawa County
Country: United States of America
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N 41° 30.873', W 82° 44.521'

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Built in 1822, this native limestone structure was the home of Benajah Wolcott, first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse (originally called the Sandusky Bay Light), and his second wife, Rachel Miller Wolcott. Benajah maintained the lighthouse from 1822 until his death ten years later. After Benajah's passing the U.S. Government appointed Rachel as the keeper, making her the first female lighthouse keeper on the Great Lakes. The building is the oldest known residence still standing in Ottawa County and is a fine example of a "hall-and-parlor house," an early American home design.
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HM NumberHMCGV
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number6-62
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Ottawa County Historical Society, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 354636 N 4597344
Decimal Degrees41.51455000, -82.74201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.873', W 82° 44.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 52.38" N, 82° 44' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2071-2173 County Rd 135, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, US
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