• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Church in Everett

Everett Church of Christ.

Everett Church of Christ

Courtesy/Peninsula Library & Historical Society

On Sundays, at the conclusion of a long week of planting, harvesting, and selling crops, Everett community members gathered together at the local church. On this day of rest, residents tended to their spiritual needs and shared fellowship with neighbors. After a fire destroyed the original church in 1908, the community found the resources and energy to re-construct the Everett Church of Christ in the same location on Everett Road (renamed The Church in the Valley in the 1990s). The original church was a simple wood-frame building with curved pews and a belfry. Even after reconstruction and additions, visitors to the church today can still see vestiges of the earlier design.

 
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In Their Own Words
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Children and Church (38 seconds)
Jan Thomas recalls how, as a child, she looked forward to eventually attending service upstairs with the adults.

Church Construction and Renovation
(37 seconds)
Hazel Broughton, former Everett resident, compares the older and newer versions of the church, and describes how church members and architects worked to preserve the structure's historical integrity.


Did You Know?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.