Bentleyville


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Bentleyville

The town of Bentleyville was Griffithsburg's closest neighbor. Addison Bentley founded the settlement in 1831 at the junction of two branches of the Chagrin River. Neither town grew into the urban center envisioned by their founders, as business and settlers were increasingly drawn to the village of Chagrin Falls during the latter half of the 1800s.

The home of Addison Bentley, pictured above, was built in 1832. The colonial mansion was demolished in 1955 to make way for the construction of the Miles-Bentleyville Bridge.


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