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History & History-related items
Statistics & Facts
The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Silver Lake is approximately 3,052 (1990), 2519 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,274 (1990), 1004 (2010).
The amount of land area in Silver Lake is 3.673 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.469 sq kilometers.
The distance from Silver Lake to Washington DC is 289 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 116 miles. (as the crow flies)
Silver Lake is positioned 41.15 degrees north of the equator and 81.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
Silver Lake Village, Ohio was once called Silver Lake Amusement Park. The land with two lakes, Silver Lake and Crystal Lake was, in 1808, home to the Seneca Indians. It was purchased by Ralph Hugh Lodge in about 1875. Ralph and Julia (Plum) raised 10 children and started the Silver Lake Amusement Park. It could be reached by train from Cleveland, Ohio. It contained a Zoo, baseball field, miniature train, and a Pavilion that could seat 500 people and had a hard maple wood dance floor. There were several boats that cruised the lake and had a band for dancing. There also was the Silver Lake Airport, the first Airport in Summit County. (from the writinghs of William Lodge, 1947)
This history page has much information and many photographs of Silver Lake, both past and present.
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