This description is based on information
compiled by the Avon Historical Society.
Unlike most pioneers, Wilbur Cahoon came to Avon in 1814 as a well-to-do business man, ready to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities here. Within two years, the family owned the saw mill and the grist mill; and both were patronized by farmers from as far away as Elyria and Lorain to the west, and Clague Road to the east.
Built in 1825, this large home is one of the most impressive in Avon; but Wilbur Cahoon lived in it only one year before his death in 1826. The original land purchase was for 160 acres; and another 150 acres were added later, with a total investment of $550. The deed for the land is dated 1816 and is in the possession of the current owners.
HISTORICAL SKETCH OF AVON, OHIO, TO 1974
Century Homes of Avon, Ohio
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