Streetsboro Heritage Foundation
The mission of the Streetsboro Heritage Foundation is to preserve the history, artifacts and genealogical material of Streetsboro, Ohio, while disseminating information and maintaining the Singletary House Museum for future generations. Singletary House Museum tours will focus on its significant place in Streetsboro, Portage County, Ohio's Western Reserve, and United States history.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us- click below:
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd
Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
935 Singletary Drive Streetsboro, Ohio 44241
President- Elwood Howitt
Vice President- Linda Poje
Curator/Historian- Sarah Fast
Treasurer- Laura Holan & Mary Ann Howitt
Secretary- Barbara Fleming
John C Singletary 1810-1897
Hid Slaves- This home, known as the Singletary residence prior and during the Civil War was located at the Route 14 and Route 43 intersection in Streetsboro. The Singletary House was one of the 60 homes in Portage County which hid fugitive slaves using the Underground Railroad.
The Singletary House was located on the northwest corner of the public square in Streetsboro, Ohio. The home was started in 1826 and completed in 1828 for patriot and Revolutionary War veteran Colonel John C Singletary (1789-1851). His son, John C Singletary and his wife Mary Ann Carter Singletary raised a family of seven children in this grand old house before they moved to Colorado by 1894, and sold the 150+ acre farm to Martin Porter.
The photo on the left shows the intersection of 43 (running north and south and 14, looking west. The front of the Singletary House faced 14 (as is seen in both pictures) and the side entrance faced 43, as is shown in the picture on the left.
In 1964 Carlton Closs and his family lived in the home and sold Antiques. To see more of "Closs Antiques" click on the button at the top of this page.
Feel free to call Sarah Fast for a tour of this great old house!
"This Is My Town" by Carl Closs.
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The Aerial View links (above) include information & pictures on homes/businesses.
Click on them and see!
- click on the MEMBERSHIP FORM link
- read over the membership information
- print out 2 copies, mail one to us, keep one for yourself!
Did you say "Steak Dinner"?
Click the 2014 Calendar of events/membership icon above for details!