Lyme Village

Historic Lyme Village depicts life in the Firelands from the arrival of the first settlers, in the early 1800’s, to the early 1900’s.

Located 4 miles east of Bellevue, Ohio, at 5001 State Route 4, Historic Lyme Village is operated by the volunteers of the Historic Lyme Village Association.

Among the buildings in the village is the John Wright Mansion. This Second Empire Victorian Home was build between 1880 and 1882 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The John Seymour House, an 1836 Greek Revival House, was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The village is home to 14 other 19th Century buildings including log homes, barns, one room school, general store, town hall, and the Detterman Log Church.

The name Lyme is the current name of the township that the village museum is located in.  From 1815 to the middle of the 20th century the settlement on the corner of State Route 4 and State Route 113 was noted on maps and known as Lyme.  The name Lyme came from the area of Lyme Conn. which was where the Fire Suffers lived which were awarded the land in the Firelands of the Western Reserve of Conn.   This is basically Huron and Erie Counties in the present.  The name in Lyme Conn, came directly from Lyme Regis England.


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detterman church
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