Fall Creek Township is located in the northwest corner of Henry county, and bounded on the north by Delaware county, on the east by Jefferson township, on the south by Harrison township, and on the west by Madison county, and contains thirty square miles, and is watered by Fall Creek, Deer Creek, and their tributaries. The surface of the township is generally rolling, the soil rich and productive ; timber, building material, gravel, and stock water, as good as can be found in the county.
Honey Creek, Mechanicsburg, and Middletown, are three very enterprising towns of this township.
The present population of this township is very near 2400.
The value of real and personal property is over ;$ 1,000,000.
Some of the first settlers of the township were Abraham Thomas, David Keesling, Wm. Stewart, Joseph Franklin, John Hart, John Keesling, Jacob Keesling, George Keesling, and Adam E. Conn.
Township Trustee, J. A. Young ; number of school houses, 8 ; valuation of school property, $??,500.
United Brethren Church, Honey Creek ; pastor in charge, J. M. Kabrich ; membership, 40 ; Sabbath school superintendent, Wm. Gossett ; average attendance, 60.
White Union Sabbath School, two and a quarter miles south of Honey Creek ; superintendent, William Gossett ; average attendance, 70.
German Baptist Church, Upper Fall Creek, two and a half miles east of Middletown ; pastor in charge, George Hoover ; value of church property, ;$1,200.
Christian Church, Middletown; pastor, Aaron Moore ; membership, 80 ; superintendent of Sabbath school, John Swope ; average attendance, 190; value of church property, ;$2,000
M. E. Church, two miles north-east of Middletown ; Rev. Pierce, pastor; superintendent of Sabbath school, Perry Painter ; average attendance, 40.
M. E. Church, Middletown; pastor, J. F. Pierce; superintendent of Sabbath school, Jonas McCune ; average attendance, 90.
Christian Church, one and a half miles north-west of Middletown ; pastor, J. P. Dykes; membership, no; value of church property, ,$1,500.
M. E. Church, Mechanicsburg; superintendent Union Sabbath school, A. S. Huston; average attendance, 60 ; value of church property, $4,000.
Middletown Lodge, No. 97, I. O. O. F.; membership, 80; value of property, $2,000.
Middletown Encampment, No. 114; membership, 25.
Middletown Lodge, No. 271, F. & A. M. ; membership, 54; value of Lodge property, $6,000.
Middletown Grange, No. 69; organized March 13, 1873; membership, 50 ; Cyrus Van Metre, Master ; Milton Franklin, Secretary.
Mechanicsburg Lodge, No. 392, F. & A. M.; membership, 31; value of property, $300.
Mechanicsburg Lodge, No. 327, L O. O. F.; membership, 30; value of Lodge property, $700.
Deer Creek Grange, No. 860, Mechanicsburg ; organized De- cember 20, 1873; membership, 90; C. A. Fleming, Master; J. H. Rent, Secretary.