MEDINA COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Homerville
(HOMER STA.)
9418 Zimmerman Road
(GPS: 41.017413,-82.126831)
C Private ???? Gone Wood
Lester 7060 Speith Road P Railroad ???? In Use Wood
Lester W. side of Lester Road south edge of town between S.R. 18 and Speith Road C Club 2002 In Use Wood
Lodi East side of Archer Street, just off of Bank Street
(GPS: 41.031491,-82.01964)
P Residence 1907 In Use Wood
Lodi 170 South Prospect Street at Cemetery Street
(GPS: 41.029569,-82.006242)
F Railroad ???? In Use Wood  
Lodi 204 Railroad Street at South Broadway
(GPS: 41.030659,-82.012905)
C Museum 1882 In Use Wood
Medina West Liberty Street F Business 1894 In Use Wood
Medina 307 State Road P Business 1900 None Wood
Sharon Center Relocated and used as a residence, but where?? P Residence ???? None Wood
Spencer West of SR-301, along tracks next to Spencer Forge P Railroad ???? In Use Steel
Valley City
(Liverpool)
6675 SR-303 C Civic 1895 None Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Boneta This combination store, post office and station was on the south side of Sharon-Copley Road.
Chippewa Lake Before there was a trolley station here, the CL&W had a loop track off the mainline and the Chippewa Lake station was on the east side of the lake. This can be seen on the 1897 county map.
Erhart
Garden Isle Station This depot was on Garden Isle Road (Township Road 73) about 1/2 mile north of Willow Road (County Highway 90). The depot was on the east side of the tracks. It served the large celery and onion farm there.
Homerville This is the "newer" Homerville station that was built on the mainline when the mainline was rerouted to the north.
Lafayette This station was on Chippewa Road (CR-50).
Litchfield  
LODI The original station here was southeast of the Lodi Lumber Company on the old main line just to the west of where it crossed the W&LE (GPS: 41.027337,-82.01001).
Mallet Creek
(York Center)
This station was near SR-18 and Fenn Road.
Medina This station was off West Smith Road between South Elmwood and South Court Streets. It was just to the SE of the old Medina Electric Light & Power Company which was torn town itself prior to 1932.
Pawnee  
Risley This station was on West Smith Road (County Highway 4).
Seville This station was south of Market Street on the east side of the tracks (GPS: 41.008886,-81.86365).
Silver Creek  
Spencer  
Spencer
Wadsworth This station was on the east side of Main Street, on the north side of the tracks.
1898 MEDINA COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Homerville (B&O) - Near very old B&O right of way which was subsequently re-routed to the north (the tracks went, the station remained near its original location, but was moved a short distance south to a farm).

Lester (Replica) - This is a replica depot built by the Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers, a 7.5" gauge railroad. Depot is full size.

Lodi (B&O) - Moved around the corner from original location in the 40s or 50s to become rental housing.

Lodi (W&LE) - Built in 1882, it was 48' by 18'-6". The depot was moved 13' closer to the main line, and had a freight section added in 1909, when the B&O rebuilt their main line closer to town. The addition of the freight section made the depot over 90' long. On January 31, 1977, a train/truck accident destroyed nearly 20' of the waiting room. The depot now belongs to the Lodi Railroad Museum, established in December, 2005, and is slated for a complete restoration as soon as grant money is secured.

Medina (CL&W Freight) - According to old maps, there was a smaller freight station and earlier passenger station at this location as early as 1885.

Medina (CL&W) - Moved to property of Medina Cut Stone from the tracks at West Liberty Street and Medina St. Used to be across the tracks from the freight station.

Spencer (AC&Y) - Used after original station was torn down.

Sharon Center (Northern Ohio) - The original location of the station was on Varney Drive (Township Road 204) on the south side of the tracks (GPS: 41.08931,-81.737514).

Valley City (CL&W) - Moved 1.5 miles west of original location. Formerly known as Liverpool.