Ohio Historical MarkerBuilt 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Ottawa County Historical Society, and the Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 354636 N 4597344|
|Decimal Degrees||41.51455000, -82.74201667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 30.873', W 82° 44.521'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 30' 52.38" N, 82° 44' 31.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||419, 567|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2071-2173 County Rd 135, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, US|
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