George Elbert Burr was born in Munroe Falls on April 15, 1859. He was a watercolorist, but also produced twenty-five thousand etchings.
His grandfather, Sylvester Gaylord, came to Ohio in 1809 from Middletown, Connecticut. His family settled along the north side of the Cuyahoga River in southern Stow Township at what is today Munroe Falls.
Burr's etchings are in the collections of major museums and libraries in cities such as London, New York, Boston, Denver and Phoenix. Burr was a nature lover and best known for his landscapes. An india ink drawing of Silver Lake that he drew at age 10 is included.