The home of Wilbur Cahoon and his family, Avon's first settlers, is located at 2940 Stoney Ridge Road. On September 14, 1814, the Cahoon family of nine, soon to be ten, settled on 800 acres of land after moving from Salisbury, New York. Their mission was to build a sawmill and grist mill to start a new settlement. The original Cahoon family log cabin was built just south of the current home's location, near the place where Stoney Ridge Road crosses over the French Creek. Construction of the historic 12-room Greek Revival style home began in 1825 and the home was placed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Museum Open Hours
Beginning April 19, 2023, the Cahoon House will be open Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open hours are subject to change, so please check back for updates before visiting.
Have more questions? Reach out to Parks & Recreation at 440-937-4461 for more information.