Mentor is located in the northeastern part of the state of Ohio and a city Lake County that sits on Lake Erie and in the northeast part of Cleveland. The area where the present-day Mentor stands were referred to as Mentor township that was organized in 1815 and was named after an early settler in the site named Hiram Mentor. The village experienced rapid growth in population and industry after the end of World War II, and in 1963, the township and village of Mentor were consolidated. Then United States President James A. Garfiel bought a farm in the site in 1876, and his home, Lawnfield, was later preserved as a national historic site and a memorial museum that depicts the history of the Western Reserve.
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