Preserving Lake History in Action

A new project has begun!!!. An inspired group of Indian Lake Area Historical Society volunteers started on the clean up and preservation of the historic Native American Indian Mound near Dunn's Pond. This mound was built by the historic Hopewell Indian tribe. Volunteers have made a good start, cutting down unwanted trees, removing fence posts, rails, and brush and debris. If you want to join in on the project contact John Coleman. Always looking for extra help.

Calendar of Events

Indian Lake Area Historical Society

Orchard Island
Post Office Rededication Video

​Sunday, July 10, 2016 ​

video by ​Amanda Dunlap

  • General Membership meetings will begin March 26, 2018 at 7 pm at the Galilee Lutheran Church, 201 Lincoln Blvd., Russells Point, OH 

Photo Gallery

Third Annual Ornament Chosen​

ILAHS Receives Chamber's Beautification Award

The Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award was given to the Indian Lake Historical Society at their annual meeting on December 12, 2017.. ILAHS Member Charlie Strete of Lakeview accepted the award on their behalf. Strete and many other volunteers refurbished a 1912 post office on an island near Russells Point. The lobby and working section of the post office duplicate what the building was like in the early 1900s. ODNR accepted a request to rename the area Post Office Island.

When you become a member of the Indian Lake Area Historical Society, you are supporting our efforts to preserve, protect, and share our rich heritage. Lifetime membership is now available for $300.


Our Lady of Fatima Statue has been chosen for this year's fundraiser. They can be purchased for $20 at The Robbins Nest in Russells Point, The Depot in Lakeview, Hurley's Farm Market in Huntsville or call Charlie Strete at 740-215-1110.

Plaques are set at the Park
​Visit the Sandy Beach Bridge Park to view the new plaques and learn about the rich history of Indian Lake.


If you have old pictures, newspaper articles, or stories about the history of the lake, we'd love to hear from you. We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures, new and old of Indian Lake.