A History of Indian LakeThe original Lewistown Reservoir was created by manually excavating and building approximately 3 miles of earthen dam in several areas and joining seven natural lakes and large ponds.The largest stretch of this structure is the area along the lake between Russells Point, Lakeview and extending to the Blackhawk area, which is known as the bike path. The process of constructing the reservoir resulted in an irregular shoreline and many islands. Before the lake was formed, these islands were simply areas of higher ground. Around the lake, distinct areas of development occurred, each having their own character and history. These areas include Orchard and Wolf Islands (both of which were originally not connected to the mainland), Chippewa, Avondale, Turkeyfoot, Sassafras Point, O'Connor's Point, Long Island and Waterbury. Also unique to Indian Lake is the area Indian Isles. This string of Islands, permanently connected with bridges includes, Lake Ridge, Shawnee, Seminole, Sunset, Crantown, Pew, Miami, Tecumseh and Minnewauken. Many of the islands are named in honor of Indian Tribes that dominated the area in earlier times. Other islands can only be accessed by water but still have permanent summer homes including Crystal Beach, Turtle Shell, Big Walnut, Oak Island and Bellefontaine Island.
|Placed By||The Indian Lake Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 254558 N 4484264|
|Decimal Degrees||40.47281667, -83.89525000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 28.369', W 83° 53.715'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 28' 22.14" N, 83° 53' 42.9" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 130 Wilgus Ct, Russells Point OH 43348, US|
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