Richland Co., Ohio

 
 

Place List

 
 

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Richland Co. Place List

 
 
 

Richland County ... The name was inspired by the county's agriculturally rich farmlands.



Townships In Richland County (current)

Bloominggrove
Butler
Cass
Franklin
Jackson
Jefferson
Madison
Mifflin
Monroe
Perry
Plymouth
Sandusky
Sharon
Springfield
Troy
Washington
Weller
Worthington
 

 

NEW COUNTY NOTICES (1844)

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Source:  The Shield & Banner (Mansfield):  10/23/1844


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Source:  The Shield & Banner (Mansfield):  11/13/1844

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Mansfield Street Names
That Have Changed

Market Street = Park Avenue
Bloom Street = Fifth Street
Chestnut Street = Glessner Ave.
Short Street = Sixth Street
Water Street = Adams Street
Sugar Street = Franklin Ave.

CITIES / VILLAGES / TOWNS / LAKES

Including TRACTS OF LAND, ADDITIONS, PARKS, etc.

Adario - (Butler Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • Formerly known as Lafayette

  • Formerly known as Whetstone

  • Junction of Co. Rd. 77 and Co. Rd. 84

  • Pronounced >> ADD-AH-RYE-AH

  • J.J. Wood appointed postmaster here in October, 1894  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 24]

  • Founded in 1838 by Henry Foulks and was called Lafayette  [Bellville Messenger:  28 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 34]

  • History of Adario by A.J. Baughman

Alexander's Addition - Bellville (Jefferson Twp.)

Alexander's Addition - Shelby

Alta

  • Junction of Co. Rd. 146 and Home Road South

  • Location Map

  • "There was a need for a "coaling station" on the B.&O. railroad between Lexington and Mansfield.  Alta was roughly the half-way point.  At one time there was a post office, blacksmith shop, a grocery store and a post office located there."  [source:  Lexington Area Sesquicentennial, 1814-1964, p. 34]

  • 1914 Map (external link)

Alta Vista Addition (Madison Twp., Section 31)  [66]

Amoy (fka:  Silver Corners)

  • Five miles north of Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 47]

  • " ... a beautiful little village, formerly called Silver Corners, is located in the southwestern part of Franklin Township, having a population of about sixty inhabitants, has a handsome school house, one blacksmith shop, an elegant Lutheran church located near its corporation limits, a new post office, which was established last April, called Amoy, conducted by Jerry Shade as postmaster, who is proprietor of a neat and cozy little village store and is always ready and willing to supply the wants of his many customers in a genial manner.  Amoy has a mayor, marshal and village council of three, and a host of the best of citizens both in and around its vicinity."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 14]

Amsbaugh Crossing (near Lucas)  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  08 February 1909]

Anderson & Bricker's Addition (part of Shelby)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Andersonville

  • north of the depot at Shelby

  • In the summer of 1875, the matter of whether this village was part of the incorporation of Shelby was to be tested in the Court of Common Pleas.  [source:  SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  12 August 1875, Vol. 7, No. 42]

Andrews - Historical Location

Andrews & Lamley's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Armstrong-Baker Addition (Madison Twp., Section 17)  [1]

  • 1900 Tax Map

  • Some Streets in this addition include:  Armstrong St.

Auburn Township

  • Range 20

  • Formerly a part of western Richland Co., later became part of Crawford Co.

Ausdale / West Ausdale Addition (Madison Twp., Section 19)

  • " ... a beautiful little suburb of Mansfield situated on the Park Avenue West road just west of Sherman-Heineman park and has about 125 inhabitants.  Several of the enterprising business men of Mansfield have their homes in Ausdale and there are more to come for our little village does not "hide its' light under a bushel", and is proud of the sterling worth of its inhabitants.  It has a first class grocery store where the best goods on the market can be secured, while the street cars come to the boundary and we hope that it will not be many days before it passes through the village as it should have done long ago."  [Semi-Weekly News:  28 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 43]

  • 1900 Tax Map

Ayres Addition - (Lexington - Troy Twp.)

Bahlville (Madison Twp., Section 23)  [2]

Balls Knob (Monroe Twp.)  [source:  Semi-Weekly News:  14 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 4]

Bangorville - (Jefferson Twp. - Sec. 30 & 31)

  • Originally known as Bangor

  • Settled as early as 1847

  • Location Map

  • Located in the southwestern portion of Jefferson Twp. (Sections 30, 31), junction of Co. Rd. 405 and Co. Rd. 406

  • Early History of Bangorville

  • History of Bangorville by A.J. Baughman
  • Named by a group of settlers from Penobscot, Maine -- after the town of Bangor, Maine.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  21 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 52]

  • George Lidd, the postmaster  at this place, has resigned and the office will be abandoned on the last day of May.  [Mansfield News:  10 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 60]

Barcelona - Historical Location

Barnes

Barth - John Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Beam's Mill

  • Between Butler and Perrysville

Bed Tick Valley

  • South 1/4 section 25

Beer / John Beer Addition (Madison Twp., Section 24) [3]

Bell Heights Addition (Madison Twp., Section 15)

Bell's Addition - (Bellville - Jefferson Twp.)

Bellville (Jefferson Twp.)

  • As of 1809 was known as McClure  (see also:  McCluer)

  • History of Bellville by A.J. Baughman

  • The village is contained with Sections 3, 4, 9 and 10 of Jefferson Twp.

  • In 1814 Robert Bell purchased a tract of land in the township from James McClure and laid out the village, which at once took the name of Bellville, from its owner.  When Dr. A.I. Beach became Postmaster in 1825, he took it upon himself to write the name "Belleville" instead of "Bellville".  He left no record of his object in inserting the additional "e", and so in 1872, in a discussion in the city paper, the subject was agitated until an order from the Postal Department at Washington settled the question by adopting the original name, Bellville.  [Bellville Star:  24 December 1885, Vol. 9, No. 13]

  • The first justice of the peace was Michael Shuey, elected in 1818.  Since then there has been an unbroken succession, consisting, in part, of 'Squire Heath, 'Squire Walsh, 'Squire Clark, 'Squire Howard, 'Squire McIntire, 'Squire McClure, 'Squire James E. Howard and 'Squire James A. Price.  [Bellville Messenger:  28 May 1903, Vol. 11, No. 21]

  • E. Clark was serving as postmaster here in November, 1844.  [The Shield & Banner:  13 November 1844, Vol. IV, No. 23]

  • * An article regarding Bellville's former "Gold Fields" can be found in the 12 October 1897 edition of the Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield), Vol. 13, No. 82.

  • Location Map

  • Photo  (external link)

  • Bellville's History (external link)

  • Photo, 1894 (external link)

  • Bellville, 1873

  • 1870 Tax Map

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • 1900 Tax Map

  • 1914 Tax Map

  • Bellville, 1920
  • Bellville, 1931
  • 1914 Map (external link)

Belmont Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 20)

Berwick (aka:  Red Tavern / Johnson's Corners)

  • A name given to a collection of houses at the "Y" in the roads a short distance south of town (Bellville).  [Bellville Star:  16 February 1882, Vol. 5, No. 20]

  • Mr. & Mrs. H.L. Mowry and Ira Howard were some of the residents in Berwick in 1883.  [source:  Bellville Star:  30 August 1883, Vol. 6, No. 48]

Bethlehem

  • Location Map

  • Also known as Shelby Settlement or "German Settlement"  [Bellville Messenger:  30 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 43]

  • Jacob Yeager was appointed postmaster at Bethlehem in May, 1894  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 May 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 1]

  • Rev. J.M. Henni organized a parish of the Roman Catholic communion in 1823 here, the church is called the "Sacred Heart of Jesus"  Father Henni later became the archbishop of Milwaukee.  The church's first members were Matthias Ulmcheider, Joseph Kurtzman, Joseph Wensinger, Heinrich Dollinger, John Ritschlin, Theobald Singer, Carl Sutter, Mr. Heitsman, Mr. Richard, Sebastian Brodmann, Joseph Miller, Morris Keller, Mr. Ebner, Mr. Hinsky, Frederick Christian, Nicholas Bieglin and John Bomgardner.  [Bellville Messenger:  30 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 43]

  • Post Office located at Bethlehem was closed approximately July 24, 1895  [Source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  27 July 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 11]

  • History of Vernon Junction & Shelby Settlement by A.J. Baughman

Bicentennial Park - Lexington / Troy Twp.

  • 27 acres

Bloomfield Township

  • Range 20

  • Formerly a part of western Richland Co., later became part of Crawford Co.

  • A new post office was established in this township called Webster, with A.G. Webster, Esq. appointed as its Post-Master.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  23 January 1828]

Bloominggrove Township

Bosler Spring(s)

Boulevard Park - Shelby

Bowman Heights Addition (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Bowman Heights Addition 2 (Madison Twp., Section 9)

Boyles - Dale Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 14)

Brentwood Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 33 & 34)

Broadview Heights Addition (Madison Twp., Section 18)

Brookline Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 22)

Brookside Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Brookwood Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 19)

Brubaker Creek -- western edge of Weller Twp.

Buena Vista Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Bunker Hill (Worthington Twp.)

Burkholder Addition (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Burns-Geddes Addition (Madison Twp., Sections 16-17)

  • 1900 Tax Map

  • Some Streets in this addition include:  Allison St.

Burns-Tappan Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 31)

Butler (Worthington Twp.)

  • In sections 20 and 21 

  • Laid out in 1848, but settled as early as 1820

  • Photograph

  • At one time was also known as Spohntown

  • At one time was also known as Squeelgut

  • At another time it was known as Independence

  • The 13 October 1894 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner makes mention of the fact that a petition had been filed that week with the Common Pleas Court in Mansfield to change the name of Independence to Butler.

  • Truman E. Mix was serving as postmaster at Independence in July, 1889.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  27 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 10]

  • Independence -- The high sounding title of this village, while one is reading of revolutionary topics, is naturally enough supposed to come from a similar patriotic feeling.  But such is not the case.  The name was given by Thomas B. Andrews, the first Postmaster, and was chosen from a spirit of defiance for Bellville, which was then a rival and perhaps unfriendly village.  The little town was at first known by the undignified titles of "Spohntown" and "Squeelgut".  The change was certainly a happy one.  [Bellville Star:  24 December 1885, Vol. 9, No. 13]

  • Name changed from Independence to Butler, 6/28/1891.  [Bellville Independent:  25 June 1891]

  • Marion McClellan (Democrat) was appointed postmaster here in September, 1893, with Alexander Calhoun being removed.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 18] 

  • David Bender was appointed postmaster in November, 1897.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 95]

  • "The citizens of Independence are moving to have the name of their town changed to Butler, so as to correspond with the name of the post office.  The change is made by petition to the Common Pleas Court and setting forth the reasons why the change should be made.  There is a town and post office in Cuyahoga County named Independence and a town in Harrison County named Butler, but the post office at the latter place is Piedmont.  The people of Butler, Harrison County, have consented to change the name of their town to Piedmont.  the change of the name of Independence, Richland County, to Butler will simplify the situation all around and prevent many mistakes that now occur in mail matter and the shipping of freight to these three points."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 May 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 2]

  • Location Map

  • After The Fire, 9/11/1917

  • History of Butler by A.J. Baughman

  • History of Butler

  • Independence, 1873

  • Twp. Map from 1896 Plat Book

  • 1910 Tax Map

  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map

  • 1913 Flood

Butler Township 

Buzzard Hollow - near Bellville?  (no further information known)  [source:  message board posting found on internet at http://www.41stovi.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=653&sid=16ea75f2ff086c887647102710fdd329]

Buzzard's Glory -- *Perhaps in/near Franklin Township.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 36]

Camp Buckingham

  • Developed by Z.S. Stocking, 1879

  • Divided into town lots

  • Made up of the large field in Johns' Addition, "the southwest corner of which is situated near the Church of God."  [Ohio Liberal:  02 April 1879]

Cass Township

  • Formed on December 12, 1849, being six miles long from north and south and four miles wide and contains twenty-four sections  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • Named in honor of Gen. Lewis Cass, Senator from Michigan (1844-1857) who was a Democratic candidate for President in 1848.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • The first settler was John Lang/Long, settling on section 13 in 1815, followed by John McCart, who settled on section 24, who built the first cabin.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • Other early settlers included ... John Morris, section 4, Daniel Gonsales, section 9;  Asa Murphy and family, including his son Asa from Virginia, section 1;  Daniel Prosser, section 21.  Robert Greene came in 1816 from Hampshire Co., Va., and Thomas McBride in 1817, settling on section 3.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • History of Cass Twp. by A.J. Baughman

  • 1853 Tax Map

  • 1870 Tax Map

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • 1890 Tax Map

  • 1910 Tax Map

  • 1920 Tax Map

Center Grove  (Jefferson Twp.)

  • A district in Jefferson Twp.

Cesarea / Caesarea

Cherry Hill Park Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 34)

Cherry Hill Addition, No. 2  (Madison Twp., Section 34)

Cherry Valley (Washington Twp.)  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  18 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 5]

  • State Route 97, Mill Run Rd., N. I-71 Plaza

Chestnut Ridge 

  • Three miles south of Bellville  [Mansfield News:  04 June 1899]

Chestnut Valley

Chicago Junction 

  • 12 miles from Shelby

  • " ... Congressman Harter has decided to recommend James Nesbit for postmaster at Chicago Junction, O."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 February 1893]

  • In 1875 the place had no church or school house, but did have several saloons.  Most of the homes were frame houses, except the large brick hotel erected by the Railroad Company - which was set to open on July 4th., 1875.  The Post Office for the town was kept in the Drug Store of E. Mason, with W.B. Keefer acting as Post Master.  Two physicians, Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Miller, were physicians at the place.  Lots on the west side of the railroad were being laid out by Messrs. Hampshire & Fraser, and were being sold for between $150 - $600.  [source:  SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  17 June 1875, Vol. 7, No. 34]

  • The City Hall in this place was formally opened May 18, 1914.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  16 May 1914, Vol. 61, No. 26]

Chubb's Addition (part of Bellville)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Chunktown / Chunk Town

  • "one mile and a half east of the city (Mansfield)"  [Mansfield Herald:  11 March 1886]

  • Between Mansfield and Mifflin.  [source:  Mansfield Weekly News:  26 March 1891]

City Farms Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 19)

Clark's Addition - Shelby

Clearcreek Township

  • Range 17

  • Formerly a part of northeastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

Clever's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Collin's Addition - (Bellville - Jefferson Twp.)

Collinwood Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 17)

Community Park - Lexington / Troy Twp.

  • 30 acres

Conden / Condon - Historical Location   (Madison Twp.)

  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • Between Mansfield and Ontario  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892]

Congress Township

  • Range 20

  • Formerly a part of western Richland Co., later became part of Crawford Co.

Cook Addition - in Ontario (ca. 1873)

Cook's Addition - (Lexington - Troy Twp.)

Cookton - Springfield Twp. --  Historical Location

Coolridge Heights Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 14)

Copus Sand Hill - *see:  Sand Hill

Corsica - Sandusky Twp.

Coulter (Monroe Twp.)

Craig's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Crall's Addition - Shelby

Crestline  (Sandusky Twp.)

Crimson

  • Location Map

  • At junction of sections 27, 28, 33 and 34

  • State Rte. 97

Crystal Springs Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Culler Mill

Culp's District (Troy Twp.)

  • Follin Rd. North of Painter Rd.

Darlington (Perry Twp.)

  • Once known as Hagerstown, after Christopher Hager, the first settler on the land where the village stands  [Bellville Messenger:  08 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 1]

  • Later known as Hagersville

  • Location Map

  • On the line between sections 22 and 23

  • History of Darlington by A.J. Baughman.

  • Rural free delivery mail routes Nos. 3 and 4 have been established out of Bellville.  Route No. 3, H.B. Schooley, carrier extends in a westerly direction a distance of 23 miles and will cause the post offices of Shauck and Darlington to be discontinued.  Route No. 4 extends east a distance of 22  miles, and Hastings post office will be a thing of the past on that account.  C.H. Lee will be carrier.  [Mansfield News:  19 June 9101, Vol. 17, No. 93]

Daugherty Corners - Washington Twp.

  • "... a popular cross roads in Washington Twp.  The interchange on the freeway has been a great asset to the business in this area, and with the township hall, ski lodge, fire department, and nearby church, it promises to be a fast growing area."  [source:  Lexington Area Sesquicentennial, 1814-1964, p. 34]

Davidson Park - Lexington / Troy Twp.

  • 1.5 acres

Davis - Historical Location - Worthington Twp.

  • aka:  Davis Post Office

  • Located in the northern part of Section 13

  • Twp. Map from 1896 Plat Book

  • On Twp. Rd. 183, near Hemlock Falls

  • Joseph M. Hosfield was appointed postmaster at Davis in September 1887.  [source:  Mansfield Weekly News:  08 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 41]

DeKalb - Historical Location

Dew Drop - Historical Location

Diamond Hills Addition, No. 1  (Madison Twp., Section 27)

Diamond Hills Addition, No. 2  (Madison Twp., Section 27)

Diamond Hills Addition, No. 3  (Madison Twp., Section 27)

Dott

East Crestline (Sandusky Twp.)

East Mansfield

East Lawn Addition (Madison Twp., Section 23)

East Mansfield Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Edwinsburg

  • Founded by John Garrison, "was vacated because of the collapse of the Mansfield and Huron Bank" (no date), but "a few years later" the plat was resurrected under the name of Millsboro.  [D.W. Garber papers 8/18/2009]

Epworth (Weller Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • In southern central portion of Section 24

  • State Route 545

  • "Wednesday.  T.W. Stevenson has been appointed postmaster at Epworth, Richland County, vice A.M. Myers, resigned."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 6]

Fairlawn Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 17)

Fairview Addition (Madison Twp.)

Fairview District 

  • a short distance from Alta

Farmer's Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Fernyak Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Fike's Spring  (Jefferson Twp.)

  • A spring which was measured by Prof. D.A. Reed and a civil engineer to be four miles and 14 rods from the railroad crossing.  The capacity was said to have been 22,000 gallons every 24 hours.  [source:  BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  11 April 1873, Vol. 2, No. 6]

Finney - Ross Addition  (Washington Twp., Section 6)

Fitting's Addition (Bellville - Jefferson Twp.)

Fitting's West Addition (Bellville - Jefferson Twp.)

Five Corners

Fleming Falls / Fleming's Falls

Ford Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 15)

Ford & Carpenter Addition (Madison Twp., Section 15)

Forest

Forest Hall - (Jefferson Twp.)

  • District in Jefferson Twp.

  • North of Gatton Rocks;  First school north of Red Brush

France's Addition (Lucas - Monroe Twp.)

Franklin Twp.

Freedom Heights Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 13)

Friend's Creek -- western edge of Weller Twp.

Frogtown  (part of Mansfield)

  • Another name for "the flats" in Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892]

  • So named for the swampy conditions

Ganges (Bloominggrove Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • south central section 31

  • 1873 Plat 

  • Junction of Co. Rd. 421 and Co. Rd. 207

  • Once known as Trucksville/Truckville

  • Laid out by William Trucks and Daniel Ayres in the spring of 1815  [Bellville Messenger:  11 September 1903, Vol. 11, No. 36]

  • First Post Office in the Twp. was located in Ganges

  • The first orchard planted in the Twp. was in Ganges, planted by Mr. Trucks and Mr. Ayers - having acquired their young trees from Johnny Appleseed

  • First store was started by Francis Graham

  • "Ganges, a small hamlet in the northern part of the county, is situated on the Black Fork and in the midst of as productive a farming community as you will find in the state, but has always been unfortunate as regards railroads, and for what cause it is hard to determine.  A more fertile section would be hard to find in days of travel, yet railroad men have never seen the time to fully consider the location of such a beautiful village as Ganges as a railroad town, although there has been some talk of an electric railway to this place from several points.  There is much travel to and from this town and the passenger traffic alone would pay big interest on the money invested."  [Source:  RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  17 August 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 14]

  • History of Ganges by A.J. Baughman
  • 1870 Tax Map
  • 1880 Tax Map
  • 1890 Tax Map
  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map

  • 1925 Tax Map

  • 1931 Tax Map

Garden Acres Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 11)

Garrett's Addition - Mansfield (Madison Twp.)

Gatton Rock / Gatton's Rocks

  • Location Map

  • Information regarding Gatton's Rocks

  • Twp. Rd. 345 off of State Rte. 97

  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • "Gatton's Rocks is the name of a new summer resort, three miles east of here (Bellville), along the Baltimore & Ohio.  The railroad company has erected a station for the convenience of patrons who wish to visit the resort.  About a dozen cottages have been built and a number of more will be put up this season."  [Mansfield News:  03 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 50]

Geary Place Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 23)

Georgetown

  • Near State Route 546

Getz Boulevards Addition  (Washington Twp., Section 5)

Gimlet Point (Washington Twp.)

Glen Eden

  • " ... 12 miles from the county seat.  It is a garden spot two miles by seven miles."   [Semi-Weekly News: 17 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 93]

  • Some surnames which appear in this locale are:  MILLER, BAKER, CASSEL, GLENSHIDER, BAILY, CHRISPAN.  [Semi-Weekly News: 17 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 93]

Gospel Hill -- *see:  Sand Hill (Monroe Twp.)

Grandview Terrace Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 27)

Greater Mansfield Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Green Ridge Addition, No. 1  (Madison Twp., Section 25)

Gregg Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 13)

Green Township

  • Range 16

  • Formerly a part of eastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

Greenwood Mills

  • near Gatton's Rocks (off State Route 13)

  • "... east of Bellville"  [The Bellville Star: 17 May 1883, Vol. VI, No. 33]

Greensburg - Historical Location

Grimes Flats - on Park Ave West, Mansfield

Hackedorn Addition - in Ontario (ca. 1873)

Hagerstown - **see:  Darlington

Hahn Mill Dam

  • Located in Lexington, owned by B.D. Hahn, who lived in Lexington - but later moved to Springfield, Massachusetts  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  25 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 88]

Hanley Village

Hannawalt's Mill

  • State Rte. 546 near Bellville-Johnsville Rd.

Hanover Township

  • Range 16

  • Formerly a part of eastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

Happy Hollow

  • off Possum Run Road

Harding / Harding's Settlement - Historical Location

  • Near Blooming Grove

Harding Heights Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 23)

Harp - Vernon Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 24)

Harpcrest Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 24)

Harrisburg 

  • Platted by John Pritchard and company on 31 October 1814, recorded by Phineas Inskeep and Samuel Osbun.  [D.W. Garber papers 8/18/2009]

  • Eight miles north of Shelby in Cass Twp. (later Plymouth Twp.)  [D.W. Garber papers 8/18/2009]

  • Town included 140 lots, a public square, 18 large out-lots and a one-acre park (public ground) - A few of these lots were sold but the village failed to attract enough residents and was "gradually abandoned"

  • The town was vacated in common pleas court in 1848  [D.W. Garber papers 8/18/2009]

Harter / Harter's Corners Post Office  

  • Formerly known as Needmore  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Harvey's Addition - (Lexington - Troy Twp.)

Hastings (Monroe Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • off Little Washington Rd., Co. Rd. 302-372

  • Section 10

  • Rural free delivery mail routes Nos. 3 and 4 have been established out of Bellville.  Route No. 3, H.B. Schooley, carrier extends in a westerly direction a distance of 23 miles and will cause the post offices of Shauck and Darlington to be discontinued.  Route No. 4 extends east a distance of 22  miles, and Hastings post office will be a thing of the past on that account.  C.H. Lee will be carrier.  [Mansfield News:  19 June 9101, Vol. 17, No. 93]

Hazel Dell (Monroe Twp.)

  • Name of a one-room schoolhouse, which was part of the Lucas School District (ca. 1926)

Hedges Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 17)

Hedges Woods  (Mansfield)

  • The old Hedges Woods has for years brought pleasure to thousands of people who reside in the south part of the city.  Hundreds of people went to the woods yesterday but they were pained to learn that the timber was being felled and that the famous old woods was rapidly being cleared.  The woods had all the natural advantages of a park site.  For years many people advocated buying the woods for a park.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  19 April 1909]

Helltown

  • Town name meant "village of the clear stream".   [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  18 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 5]

  • An Indian village located on the right bank of the Clear Fork, 1 miles below Newville.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  18 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 5]

  • Town was abandoned in 1782, when the inhabitants learned of the massacre of the Moravian Indians at Gnadenhutten.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  18 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 5]

Hemlock Falls (Worthington Twp.)

Henry Whitney's Addition (part of Shelby)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Herchler Addition  (Washington Twp., Section 5)

Hillcrest Estates Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Hines - Historical Location

Hoffer's Town / Hoffer's Addition (Madison Twp., Sections 15 & 16)

Holtz' Park / Holtz's Grove - (Bloominggrove Twp.)

  • near Ganges

Home Acres Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 19)

Homesite Gardens Addition  (Madison Twp., Sections 8 & 17)

Homesite Gardens Addition, Extension  (Madison Twp., Section 17)

Honey Creek Valley (Jefferson Twp.)

  • Now Orange Hall

  • Junction of Ankenytown-Garber Rd.

  • A fertile and prosperous farming locality just south of Bellville  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  27 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 106]

Hoover Addition - in Ontario (ca. 1873)

Hoovers Half Acres Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 33)

Hopewell  (Monroe Twp.) -- 

  • Name of a one-room schoolhouse, which was part of the Lucas School District (ca. 1926)

Houpt's Addition - Shelby

Houtland

  • Embraces the country three to five miles east of the city of Mansfield, along the Ashland and Mifflin Roads.  Settled and owned for the most part, by the Hout Families and their kin since the time of the Indians.  Also known by the Crider Memorial U.B. Church, just east of the city.  [Source:  RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  13 July 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 9]

Independence -- **see:  Butler

Jackson Twp.

Jacob Herring's Addition (part of Newville)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Jefferson Twp. 

John Sherman Addition (Madison Twp., Section 23)

John Swigart's Addition (part of Lucas)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Johns Park (Mansfield)

  • "... the latest addition to the city's park system ..."  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  24 April 1909]

Jug's Corners

Junction City - Sharon Twp. (ca. 1873)

Kenwood Addition (Madison Twp., Section 17)

King's Corners - (Troy Twp.)

Kinkle Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 34)

Knapp - Mapledale Addition  (Washington Twp., Section 5)

Knopf - Osberg Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 7)

Knott Oak

Koogletown   [source:  Mansfield Weekly News:  26 March 1891]

Kutler's Addition - Shelby

Lafayette (Butler Twp.)

Laser's Addition - Shelby

Lee's Addition - Shelby

Leedy Settlement

Leedy's Swamp

  • located in the southern part of Jefferson Township  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  22 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 96]

Leedy Valley (Jefferson Twp.)  [source:  Bellville Weekly:  22 December 1876, Vol. V, No. 38]

Leipsic / Leipsick (Perry Twp.)

  • Section 2

Lersch  / Lena Lersch Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Lexdale Addition  (Washington Twp., Section 5)

Lexington (Troy Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • Laid out in 1812, Incorporated in 1841

  • The village is contained within Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24 of Troy Twp.

  • In 1897 the population was 475 [Semi-Weekly News: 10 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 64]

  • According to The Ohio Liberal (June 4, 1873), Lexington was laid out in 1816 by Amariah WATSON and was named after Lexington, Massachusetts.  Not much change happened in the town until 1823 when the first grist-mill was established, as well as a saw-mill and a dry goods store, all started by William DARNELL & J.F. ADAMS.  Within a couple of years, the population had increased to 600 - 800.  

  • Lexington is a village which takes us back to revolutionary times.  The land on which it was laid out in 1812 belonged to Amariah Watson.  The name was taken from the famous Revolutionary "battle of Lexington" with a view, no doubt, to keeping up the patriotic fire in the bosoms of the inhabitants of its namesake village.  [Bellville Star:  24 December 1885, Vol. 9, No. 13]

  • Mrs. H.F. Delamater was appointed postmaster at Lexington in November, 1889.  [Source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  09 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 25]

  • W.H. Earhart, Mayor of Lexington and Justice of the Peace for Troy Township, was appointed postmaster here in December, 1893.  [Source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

  • Wm. Damsell was serving as postmaster here in November, 1844.  [The Shield & Banner:  13 November 1844, Vol. IV, No. 23]

  • Lexington Fire, 1885

  • Village website  (external link)

  • History Of Lexington  (external link)

  • Lexington's Park Hotel

  • Original Plat of the Town of Lexington, Dec. 4, 1815

  • History of Lexington by A.J. Baughman
  • 1910 Tax Map
  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map
  • 1925 Tax Map
  • "Mrs. Hattie DeLamater, who was appointed postmistress some time ago took charge of the office Thursday."  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 33]
  • Lexington.  It is a matter of much historic interest that the grant of the ground to the town was made at so remote a period as Dec. 15, 1815, by Amariah Watson, grandfather of Mrs. Emily Sowers, of Lexington.  He made his advent here in 1812 and the foot of no white man had before trodden the dreary solitude of the primitive forest on the site of the town, which was named after Lexington, of illustrious historic name.  [Mansfield News:  11 July 1899]

Lick Skillet

Lincoln Heights (Madison Twp., Section 14)

Lincoln Heights (Madison Twp., Sections 14 & 23)

Lincoln Terrace (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Little Washington

Livingston (Sandusky Twp.)

  • But, Livingston as a town had but a brief existence, for within a few years it became a suburb of Crestline, and finally lost its identity and became absorbed by its former rival.  [History of Richland County, Chapter XLIX, East Crestline & Toledo Junction]

Lockhart

Locust Grove

London (Cass Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • northeast quarter, section 33

  • Junction Co. Rd. 33 and Co. Rd. 191

  • Founded by John Snyder, Abraham fox and Michael Conrod.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • Second town laid out in Cass Twp. in 1832.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • Forty-seven lots were sold when the town was first laid out, and the little town prospered for awhile, but the place eventually became nothing more than a cross-roads settlement of less than a dozen houses.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • History of London by A.J. Baughman
  • 1870 Tax Map
  • 1880 Tax Map
  • 1890 Tax Map
  • 1920 Tax Map

Long - Thomas Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 34)

Longnecker's Addition - Shelby

Longview Terrace Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Lost Run  (Perry Twp.)

  • southwest part of Perry Twp. [Bellville Messenger:  08 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 1]

Lucas (Monroe Twp.)

  • Laid out in 1836

  • Location Map

  • History of Lucas by A.J. Baughman

  • 1859 Tax Map

  • Lucas, 1873

  • 1910 Tax Map

  • 1914 Tax Map

  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map

  • 1925 Tax Map

  • 1931 Tax Map

  • Postmaster:  Walter Fletcher  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 July 1893]

  • Lucas was laid out by John Tucker in 1846.  It was named in honor of Gov. Lucas, of Ohio.  The first lots were sold at auction and the first house built by James King, and still stands.  Lucas has but one street and the town lies at each side of it, stretching along, presumably, to make it look large to the traveler and the weary pedestrian.  [Bellville Star:  24 December 1885, Vol. 9, No. 13]

  • "This town was laid out and the first lots sold at public vendue in 1836.  Dr. Robert McKee, who attended this public auction, was among the original purchasers and built his office and residence, being the first buildings erected in the village.  Although contrary to former reports published, it is nevertheless true, the buildings above mentioned, although now torn away, stood nearly directly opposite the Commercial House."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 37]

  • At one time it was reported that the citizens of Lucas were considering changing the name of Lucas to Shawltown.  [Richland Shield & Banner: 15 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 39]

Lyons' Falls

  • About fifteen miles southeast of Mansfield.  The Falls were named for Paul Lyons, a white man, who lived a sort of hermit-life at the falls for many years and was buried there.    [Mansfield Centennial Commission's Illustrated Centennial Souvenir Booklet, 1907, p. 57]

  • Info. regarding Lyons' Falls

  • Historic Lyon's Falls

Mace

Madison Twp.

Magistro Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 23)

Mansfield - (Madison Twp.) - ** County Seat **

Maple Grove (Monroe Twp.)

  • Name of a one-room schoolhouse, which was part of the Lucas School District (ca. 1926)

Maple Grove Addition   (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Maple Heights Addition  (Madison Twp., Sections 32 & 33)

Maple Hill Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 35)

Martins Mills - Historical Location

Maybee

McCluer

McNulty & Dorem's Addition (part of Lucas)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Melco (Monroe Twp.)

  • near Coulter

  • southeast corner section 11

  • off Co. Rd. 97

Mickey & Leyman's Outlots - Shelby

Mickey, Cummins & Bloom's Addition (part of Shelby)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Mickey's Addition - Shelby

Middletown  (Sandusky Twp.)

  • Now in Crawford Co.

Mifflin (Mifflin Twp.)

  • near Charles' Mill Lake

  • State Route 430

  • Now in Ashland Co.

  • aka:  Petersburgh

Mifflin Twp.

Millsboro / Millsborough (Springfield Twp.)

  • Platted in October, 1831, as the first town in Springfield Twp., with thirty in-lots, two streets, six alleys and a public square.  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25]

  • Location Map

  • 1873 Plat

  • See also:  Edwinsburg

  • Centrally located in section 28

  • E.W. Co. Rd. 48

  • History of Millsborough, New Castle and Ontario by A.J. Baughman

  • "Millsborough in former years was a flourishing little village.  It conducted a store and the post office and the Martin tavern, where the old people used to dance and drink whisky and have a good time, but when Crestline started, some left and went there and some went to Galion and it almost depopulated the village, but the few that remained are now feeling encouraged for there are some coming from Cleveland to reside here."   [Semi-Weekly News:  26 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 17]

  • Had the first post office in Springfield Twp.  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25]

Milton Township

  • Range 17

  • Formerly a part of northeastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

Minch

Mohawk Hill - Historical location

  • Two miles southeast of Lucas, on the Perrysville Road  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 64]

  • Named for the Mohawk Indians who were buried there in early history.  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 64]

  • Mohawk Hill Traditions

Monroe Twp.

  • Range 17

  • Organized Feb. 11, 1817, being six miles square.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

  • The first settler was David Hill, who built the first cabin in the township in the southwest quarter of section 9.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

  • The following is a partial list of the early settlers:  David Hill, section 9;  Frederick Bonenberg, section 10;  John G. Peterson, section 1;  Jno. Lambright, section 2;  Mordecai Williams, section 35;  Abraham Baughman, section 25;  Adam Wolfe, section 19;  Frederick Switzer, section 13;  Robert and Wm. Stewart, Wm. Ray, Wm. McLaughlin, Thomas Rigdon, Wm. Ferguson and Thomas McBride on section 8;  Jeremiah Smart, section 4;  Thomas Pope and Daniel Balliett, section 9;  Andrew Richey, Michael Huffman and Ebenezer Smith, section 6;  John Iler, Melzer Coulter, section 19;  David and Charles Schrack, section 34;  David Ellis, section 17;  Frederick Cromer and David Crawford, section 26;  Christian Good, section 3;  John Douglass, section 28;  Solomon Gladden, section 23;  William McDanel, section 26.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

  • In 1819 the following names appear on the tax duplicate of Monroe Township: James and George Archer, Abraham Baughman, Stephen Brady, Jacob Baughman, George Baughman, Frederick Boneberger, James Church, Frederick Cramer, John Douglass, David Ellis, William Furgeson, Benjamin Forbey, Benjamin Gatton, Christian Good, Solomon Gladden, Henry Huffman, Rebecca Hensel, James Irwin, John Iler, Peter Kenney, Lawrence King, John Lambright, William McLaughlin, Amerine Marshall, Thomas McBride, Alexander McBride Jr., Jacob Oler, John G. Peterson, William Ray, Andrew Richey, Jacob Sweitzer, Frederick Sweitzer, William Slater, Thomas Summerman, Samuel Stewart, David Shrack, Ebenezer Smith, M. Shinnebarger, Jeremiah Smart, Jacob Williams, Mordecai Williams, William Wilson, Adam Wininger, Samuel White, Adam Wolfe, Robert Wolfe, Peter Zerby.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

  • History of Monroe Twp. by A.J. Baughman
  • Monroe Township w/ farm index, 1873
  • 1856 Plat Map
  • 1859 Tax Map
  • 1910 Tax Map
  • 1914 Tax Map
  • 1920 Tax Map
  • 1925 Tax Map
  • 1931 Tax Map

Montgomery Township

  • Range 16

  • Formerly a part of northeastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

Mt. Carmel - Historical location

  • near Bellville

Mt. Olive (Worthington Twp.)

Mt. Zion

  • Around Co. Rd. 285

  • A rural district situated between Lucas and Mifflin.  It embraces parts of Mifflin and Monroe townships of Richland County and a part of Mifflin Township of Ashland County.  In the center of this little community is the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, with a membership of over 230.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 39]

Myers - Historical Location

Needmore - Historical Location

  • aka:  Post Office at Zellner, Ohio

  • see Harter / Harter's Corners

  • Neighboring town to Mifflin [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 28]

New Pittsburgh

New Trenton Addition (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Newcastle / New Castle (Springfield Twp.)

  • 1873 Plat

  • Laid out and its plat first recorded in December, 1834  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25]

  • It was believed that this town was named for Henry Cassell, who owned land upon which the town was platted, but that claim is with some doubt.  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25] 

  • History of Millsborough, New Castle and Ontario by A.J. Baughman

Newlons Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 27)

Newman's Mill

  • near lucas

Newman Survey - Jefferson Twp.

  • A section of land near Bellville, which was annexed into the corporation of Bellville.  Annexation was announced in the BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY, 31 May 1872, Vol. 1, No. 14

Newville - Worthington Twp.

Nichol's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

North's District - historical location

  • an area in Plymouth Twp., a few miles north of Shelby  [source:  SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  30 September 1875, Vol. 7, No. 49]

Northwood Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Octorora / Octororo (Monroe Twp.)

  • Section 9

  • "started with fine prospects, but was outrivaled by Lucas, and many people of Monroe today scarcely know it ever existed."  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

Olivesburg / Olivesburgh (Weller Twp.)

  • Laid out in 1816 by Benjamin Montgomery.  [Bellville Messenger:  06 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 31]

  • Location Map

  • 1873 Plat

  • State Route 603 and 545

  • At section line between sections 5 and 8

  • Sale of Lots - 8/13/1830 from the Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  07 July 1830

  • Named after Olive Montgomery, daughter of Mr. Montgomery the founder.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  18 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 14]

  • Isaac Connelly was appointed postmaster here in August, 1889.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  17 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 13]

  • History of Olivesburg by A.J. Baughman
  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1931 Tax Map
  • John S. Rebman appointed postmaster, December, 1897  [Semi-Weekly News:  07 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 98]
  • Olivesburg, this county, has a new post master in the person of A.B. Gettleman.  [Butler Enterprise:  17 August 1893, Vol. V, No. 38]

Ontario (Springfield Twp.)

  • Platted in December, 1834  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25]

  • Became a city ca. 2002

  • History of Millsborough, New Castle and Ontario by A.J. Baughman

  • Location Map

  • 1873 Plat

  • Named in honor of Ontario County, New York, the native place of Hiram Cook, who owned the land upon which Ontario stands.  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25]

  • Ontario.  "For a starter as to who was the first child born in this part of the county we will give the name of Robert Hunter, who was born June, 1819, on the Bosworth farm."  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  06 February 1890, Vol. 5, No. 287]

  • 1914 Map (external link)

Orange Township

  • Range 16

  • Formerly a part of northeastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

  • A new Post Office was established there called Metcalf, with V. Metcalf, Esq. appointed to be the Postmaster.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  23 January 1828]

Oysterville -- *see:  Riblet

Paddy's Corners - Historical Location

  • Believed to be west of Bellville

Paramour Run - Sharon Twp.

  • Section 35

Paris -- **see:  Plymouth

Park View Addition - Mansfield

  • Laid out in July, 1887

  • Being a part of the N.E. quarter of Sec. No. 29, Tp. No. 21, Range 18

  • Bordered on the north by Park View Street, on the east by Union Street, to the south by Forest Street, and to the west by Marion Ave.   George Street is in the vertical center of the plat, being parallel to Forest and Park View Streets.

  • Plat map is provided in the Mansfield Weekly News dated 28 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 35

  • 1900 Tax Map

Patriot Park - Lexington / Troy Twp.

  • 47.5 acres

Pavonia (Weller Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • At section line between sections 31 and 32

  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1931 Tax Map

  • Formerly known as West Windsor

  • George H. Hughes has been appointed postmaster at Pavonia.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 92]

Pearce's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Perry Township

  • Range 19

  • Originally known as Leipsic / Leepsic Township, and organized in 1861 - when it comprised the territory of the present Perry Twp. and part of Congress Twp., the latter now in Morrow County.  [Bellville Messenger:  08 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 1]

  • First officers of the new Perry Twp. were sworn into office Sept. 28, 1816, as follows:  Trustees:  John Cook, James Huntsman and John Coon;  Clerk, Jonathan Huntsman;  Supervisors:  Philip Stealts and Benjamin Hart;  Overseers of the poor:  George Goss and Lawrence Lamb;  Fence Viewers:  Henry Sams and Caleb Selby.  [Bellville Messenger:  08 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 1]

  • First house in the township was built on Section 11, in 1809, by John Frederick Herring, who also built a grist mill at the same place, which was the second grist mill operated in Richland County.  The mill was on the south branch of the Clearfork, four miles west of Bellville, where the Lexington-Fredericktown and the Bellville-Johnsville roads cross.  It was known for 50 years as the Hanawalt Mill.  [Bellville Messenger:  08 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 1]

  • History of Perry Twp. by A.J. Baughman

  • The Eby Mill was built in 1837, was operated for 37 years, and stood farther upstream than Hanawalt Mill.  [Bellville Messenger:  08 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 1]

  • 1856 Plat Map

Pettit's Addition (part of Salem)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

"Pigeon Roost" -- *see:  Shiloh

Pinhook / Pin Hook  (Monroe Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • State Route 603 on Gladden Rd.

  • aka:  Six Corners  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 64]

  • aka:  Mechanicsburg

  • At the intersection of the Newville-Mifflin and the Lucas-Perrysville roads, with the section line road running east and west through the center of the township.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

  • Was at the height of its prosperity in 1852, and at that time contained several business buildings, a number of dwellings, a school house and a Masonic hall.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

  • William B. Miller was the postmaster and merchant of Pinhook.  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

Pipe's Cliff

Plainview Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 24)

Planktown (Cass Twp.)

  • northwest quarter, section 13

  • Junction State Rte. 603 and Co. Rd. 207

  • aka:  Richland  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • John M. Hill kept the tavern known as the "Plank House", owned by Mrs. Plank, after whom the village was named.   [Bellville Messenger:  14 March 1902, Vol. X, No. 11]

  • Another tavern was kept by Return J.M. Ward   [Bellville Messenger:  14 March 1902, Vol. X, No. 11]

  • "about one-half mile east of the village of Shiloh, a small ravine and stream running through a part of it, separating from each other the two large frame taverns, which were then the important part of the village from the fact that all tams and wagons hauling grain from this part of the country stopped there on their way, and returning from the lake, making it a quite busy center."   [Bellville Messenger:  14 March 1902, Vol. X, No. 11]

Platt's Grove

  • near Newman's Addition

Pleasant Hall

  • Renie Rd. at Honey Creek Rd.

Pleasant Hill

  • off State Rte. 95 at Renie Rd.

Pleasant Valley

  • off State Route 603

  • On either side of Switzer's Run almost the entire length of Monroe Twp., from west to south-east, its broad fertile acres lay.  A highway, one of the most pleasant drives in the township, follows the trend of the stream not far from it.  Hopewell and Valley Hall School and Pleasant Valley Church raise their comely brick walls beside it.  Near the church is the ledge of rocks made historic in the early settlement of our country.  Here Capt. Pipe's beautiful daughter met her tragic death.  [source:  Bellville Independent:  05 April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 47]

Pleasant View Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 16)

Pleasant View Ridge Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 24)

Plymouth (Plymouth Twp.)

  • Southern half is in Richland County - while the northern half of the town is in Huron County.  

  • Settled in 1815, but the town was not platted until May 17, 1825.  [Bellville Messenger:  16 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 41]

  • In sections 5 and 6

  • State Rte 603

  • First called Paris, but at its incorporation in 1838, the name was changed to Plymouth.  [Bellville Messenger:  16 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 41]

  • Once known as Planktown and Richland

  • Daniel Kirkpatrick was appointed postmaster here by President Cleveland in December, 1893.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

  • At the time it was platted there were sixteen houses, all of them log buildings, on the town site and occupied severally by Abraham Trux, Patrick Lynch, Benjamin Wooley, James Young, Enos Rose, Abner Harkness, A.D.W. Bodley, Haslo, John and Henry Barney, Christian Culp, B.F. Taylor, William C. Enos and Lemuel Powers.  [Bellville Messenger:  16 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 41]

  • Robert McDonough was serving as postmaster here in November, 1844.  [The Shield & Banner:  13 November 1844, Vol. IV, No. 23]

  • Celebrated its' 100th. birthday in August of 1915  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  21 August 1915, Vol. 62, No. 39]

  • (Mayor - circa 1891):  G.B. Drennan resigned   [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

  • 1870 Tax Map

  • 1873 Map

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • 1890 Tax Map

  • 1914 Tax Map

  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map

  • Columbus Day Celebration Photo, 1892 (external link)

Plymouth Township

  • Range 19

  • History of Plymouth Twp. by A.J. Baughman

  • 1853 Tax Map

  • 1870 Tax Map

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • 1890 Tax Map

  • 1914 Tax Map

  • Organized Feb. 12, 1818, and was originally created twelve miles long from east to west, and six miles wide from north to south.  By the creation of new counties and new townships, Plymouth was reduced in size to twenty-four sections -- six miles from north to south and four from east to west.  [Bellville Messenger:  05 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 9]

Possum Run

Pulver Estates  (Madison Twp., Section 22)

Ralston Knob

  • six miles from Mansfield  [Bellville Star]

Ranchwood Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 33)

Red Brush (Jefferson Twp.)

  • A district in Jefferson Twp.

  • near Gatton Rocks, Twp. Rd. 345

Rhodes Heights Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 18)

Riblet / Riblets - Historical Location

  • aka:  Oysterville  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  30 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 280]

  • Daniel Riblet was serving as postmaster here in November, 1844.  [The Shield & Banner:  13 November 1844, Vol. IV, No. 23]

Richland - Historical Location (Cass Twp.)

  • Laid out in 1837 at the junction of the Wooster and State roads, 14 miles north of Mansfield.  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]

  • Location Map

  • 1870 Tax Map

  • 1873 Plat

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • 1890 Tax Map

  • 1920 Tax Map

  • Co. Rd. 239

  • John Long was the only resident of the place for quite some time.  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]

  • John Plank was the keeper of the principal tavern in the place.  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]

  • Return J.M. Ward became proprietor of the Eagle House (northeast corner of Wooster and Norwalk Streets) in about 1847.  Noah Hall kept a store on the south side of Sandusky Street, a short distance north of the Eagle House..  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]

  • History of Richland Village by A.J. Baughman

Rives / Rivers  [source:  1891 Mansfield City Directory]

Rock Spring - near Lexington

  • One mile southwest of Lexington  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  19 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 60]

Rolla

Rome (Bloominggrove Twp.)

Roseland

  • Location Map

  • "Mr. McMeekin, superintendent of W.M. Hahn's farm "Roseland" had a 90 foot pole raised in honor of McKinley and sound money Saturday evening at 5 o'clock.  About 40 neighbors and friends helped raise the pole, which bears aloft a 16 foot American flag.  R.M. Beattie made a short address after the flag went up, congratulating those present, n the prospect of a sound money victory as evinced by the gain of 23 per cent in Vermont, 22 per cent in Maine and 27 per cent in Arkansas over the vote four years ago."  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 77]

Roth's Addition - Shelby

Runners - Historical Location

Salem  (Cass Twp.) - Historical Location

  • First town laid out in Cass Twp., by a man named Powers who was the originator and promoter of the village and was its first and only merchant.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • A rival town was started a mile to the south, at the crossing of the Wooster and State roads, and in time the Cleveland and Columbus railroad was built, running a half-mile or more west of Salem, and causing a new town called Salem Station be be built.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • History of Salem and Shiloh by A.J. Baughman

Salem Station

  • Name later changed to Shiloh  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • Formerly known as New Salem

Sand Hill (Monroe Twp.) 

  • aka:  Copus Sand Hill

  • aka:  Gospel Hill

  • "The Copus Sand Hill is a historical place, as the Copus battle with the Indians was fought here on the morning of the 15th. of September, 1812.  It is a high bluff about a quarter of a mile from the banks of the Black Fork.  This bluff over looks the surrounding country for some distance, a beautiful prospect from its summit.  About three or four rods from where the cabin stood there gushes out of the hill one of the best springs in the country.  Mr. & Mrs. Copus had chosen this locality on account of its romantic aspect and this beautiful spring of water.  The range of this bluff is nearly north and south and terminates in a low point on the banks of the Black Fork.  The cabin and barn stood on the south side and a small patch of corn in roasting ears near the cabin, nearly surrounding it.  The night of the 14th. of September, 1812, just before the battle, must have been a fearful, sleepless night to that poor pious family.  Rev. Mr. Copus must have deeply felt the danger, but resolved to meet the emergency with heroism.  In the morning, just before the rosy tints of day had appeared, Mr. Copus remonstrated against the soldiers going out of the cabin to the spring to wash and not to act so rashly, but the soldiers persisted and went.  When the soldiers were in the act of washing at the spring a long, loud and soul-chilling yell from the Indians rent the air and in an instant the cabin was surrounded by painted savage Indians, cutting off the retreat of the terror-stricken soldiers at the spring, with all of their rifles setting against the cabin.  The soldiers, on hearing this horrid yell from the Indians, started from the spring in different directions without their rifles.  Three ran in the direction of the Black Fork, two of whom were caught in about eighty rods.  The third succeeded in eluding his pursuers, but received two balls in his body, one through his bowels and the other through his foot.  He ran about a quarter of a mile where he was found about eight weeks afterwards in a partially putrefied condition.  The fourth soldier wheeled and, like a chafed lion, rushed through the infuriated savages, burst open the cabin door and fell inside with one shot through the thigh.  Mr. Copus sprang to the door with his rifle to discharge it at the advancing Indians, but in the act of discharging his rifle he received a ball through his bosom and, staggering backward, fell across the table, exclaiming "Men, I am a dead man, but don't be discouraged, defend yourselves and my family like men."  He spoke no more.  As soon as the door was fastened a general fire was opened upon the cabin from the Indian rifles, which rang upon the morning air, while leaden messengers of death flew thick as hail upon the walls and door of the cabin.  Add to this the fierce yells of the Indian savages, together with the roar of the rifles, and you have the "mingled horrors of the battle" at the Copus Sand Hill on the 15th. of September, 1812."   [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 45]

Sandusky Township

Seaton's Park - Weller Twp.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Seltzer's Addition (Sandusky Twp.)

Shaffer

Shaker Heights Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Shambaugh (Monroe Twp.) 

  • Name of a one-room schoolhouse, which was part of the Lucas School District (ca. 1926)

Sharon Township

  • Range 19

  • Created out of Bloominggrove Township and organized Feb. 9, 1819, with a size of six miles square.  When the townships were re-arranged on Mar. 2, 1847, Jackson Twp. was organized, taking a strip six miles long and two miles wide off the east side of Sharon, reducing it to four by six miles.  [Bellville Messenger:  19 February 1903, Vol. 11, No. 7]

  • History of Sharon Twp. by A.J. Baughman

Shearer's Replat - Shelby

Shelby (Sharon, Plymouth & Jackson Townships)

  • First survey for Shelby was made by John Stewart, June 26, 1834, with the plat containing 23 lots.  [Bellville Messenger:  16 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 28]

  • First known as Gamble's Mills

  • First settled in 1818 with its earliest residents being Stephen Marvin, Henry Whitney and Eli Wilson.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27]

  • As the town grew, it was re-christened "Shelby" in honor of Governor Shelby, of Kentucky, a hero of the Revolutionary War and the war of 1812.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27]

  • "Daniel Hawn, has tendered his resignation as Marshal of Shelby."  [Shelby Independent News: 20 November 1873, Vol. 6, No. 4]

  • John R. Wolfe, Postmaster (1897)  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 55]

  • P.S. Lybarger, Postmaster (1901)  [Mansfield News:  18 June 9101, Vol. 17, No. 92]

  • The name of Shelby was suggested by Mr. Charles C. Post, who then resided within the village, and was named in honor of Gov. Shelby of Kentucky, a distinguished citizen of that State, and soldier of the Indian wars through this state.  [Shelby Independent News:  06 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 37]

  • Location Map

  • East Main Street

  • 1873 Map

  • Plat Book Section Map, 1896

  • History of Shelby by A.J. Baughman (parts 1 and 2)
  • 1900 Tax Map
  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1925 Tax Map
  • Map (2007)
  • Dr. John Mack and Thomas Mickey came to Shelby in A.D. 1838.  The former is now the oldest physician, and the latter the oldest merchant in the place, and both have been eminently successful in their respective vocations.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 July 1876]
  • The Shelby News says:  "Among the early settlers of Shelby and Sharon Township, now living, we can recall the names of Mrs. Sarah B. Marvin, Mrs. Levi Bargaheiser, Jay Smiley, Esq., Hugh Gamble, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gamble, Hiram and Edgar Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Orten, Simeon Tucker, Benjamin Hollabaugh and James Brown upon its borders, coming down a period of twenty years or more, we have a number of others, such as, N.S. Morton, John and David Myers, Jarvis Cullens, Jonathan Lewis, Henry Dollinge, Harrison Mickey, David Post, Thomas Mickey, William and Jones Slaybaugh, Lewis Funk, Jacob Clark, Reuben Holgate and perhaps a number of others whose names do not now suggest themselves."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 July 1876]
  • City Website (external link)

Shelby North Addition - Shelby

Shelby Settlement -- *see:  Bethlehem

Shenandoah (Bloominggrove Twp.)

  • Laid out in June of 1844 by William and George Altorfer on the northeast quarter of Section 34, on land originally owned by Robert Cummings  [Bellville Messenger:  02 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 39]

  • Named after the native valley of the founder's home state of Virginia  [Bellville Messenger:  02 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 39]

  • The second house erected belonged to Jacob Bushey, and the third was built by John Valentine

  • John Ninan started a blacksmith shop there

  • William Hisey owned a pottery

  • The wagon-shop was owned by John Sanker

  • Edward Hall left Rome and started the first store and post office

  • October, 1889 -- Monday.  S.S. Zehner was appointed postmaster.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  26 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 23]

  • Location Map

  • History of Shenandoah by A.J. Baughman
  • 1870 Tax Map
  • 1873 Plat

  • 1880 Tax Map
  • 1890 Tax Map
  • 1900 Tax Map
  • 1910 Tax Map
  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map
  • 1925 Tax Map
  • 1931 Tax Map

Sherman Addition -- *see:  John Sherman Addition

Shiloh (Cass Twp.)

  • Section 11

  • Once known as Salem, but name changed in 1862

  • Formerly known as "Pigeon Roost"  [Bellville Messenger:  14 March 1902, Vol. X, No. 11]

  • Charles W. Ward was appointed postmaster at Shiloh in August, 1889.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  10 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 12]

  • David W. Cochburn was appointed postmaster at Shiloh in early 1914, succeeding Joseph W. Page.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  11 April 1914, Vol. 61, No. 21]

  • Demographics (external link)

  • City-Data Site for Shiloh  (external link)

  • Early settlers who made their homes near Shiloh from 1816-1825 were:  Frank Carmichael, Levi Bodley, William Bodley, Theson Richardson, Cornelius Brink, John Pettit, Aaron Pettit, Ephraim Vail, Richard Thew, Jno. Murphy, Isaac Murphy, Reason Barnes, Thomas James, Benjamin Young, William Gotton, Peter Hall, John Long Jr., Thomas Hamilton and James Long.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]

  • History of Salem and Shiloh by A.J. Baughman
  • 1870 Tax Map
  • 1873 Map
  • 1880 Tax Map
  • 1890 Tax Map
  • 1910 Tax Map
  • 1914 Map (external link)

  • 1920 Tax Map
  • Shiloh, Jan. 24 -- The Turbett House in this town was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.  The building was a two story frame, and contained 40 rooms.  The furniture was destroyed with the exception of what was in one room.  The building was owned by A.D. Turbett, which was insured for $1,800.  The hotel was run by Jas. H. Moser, who owned the furniture.  He is insured but the amount is unknown.   [Mansfield Herald:  28 January 1886]

Silver Corners (Franklin Twp.)

  • *see:  Amoy

Sites Addition - (Bellville - Jefferson Twp.)

Six Corners -- **see:  Pinhook

Slater's Run (Worthington Twp.)

Sloptown

  • Suburb of Mansfield on the southeast  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  12 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 34]

Smith Avenue Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Smoky Run

Snipptown

  • On the west bank of Snipp's Run, a half-mile southwest of the village of Rome, and about a half-mile above where the run empties into the Blackfork of the Mohican  [Butler Enterprise:  20 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 37]

  • Article regarding Snipptown

South Boulevards

South District (Jefferson Twp.)

  • A district in Jefferson Twp.

South Hills Additions  (Madison Twp., Section 33)

Southview Addition  (Washington Twp., Section 5)

Spohn's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

"Spook's Hollow"

  • Two Indians, Quilipetoxe and Seneca John, were killed there  [Bellville Messenger:  13 June 1902, Vol. X, No. 24]

  • About a mile east of Mansfield  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

  • Location Map

Spring Grove Addition - North of Mansfield

  • Location Map

  • West SW section of Section 10

  • "a suburb about two miles north of the city and inhabited mostly by Poles ..."  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 23 May 1905]

  • 1900 Tax Map

Spring Grove Lake

Spring Mill / Spring Mill's  (Springfield Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • History of Spring Mills by A.J. Baughman
  • Spring Mills [.pdf]
  • Early residents of Spring Mills are of the names Welch, Barr, Condon, Niman, Cline, Leppo, Curran and Maston.  [Bellville Messenger:  13 November 1903, Vol. 11, No. 45]

  • A settlement was made at an early day in the history of the county, and mills were built in 1817 by Joseph Welch.  [Bellville Messenger:  13 November 1903, Vol. 11, No. 45]

  • Northwest quarter of section one  [Bellville Messenger:  13 November 1903, Vol. 11, No. 45]

  • 1914 Map (external link)

Spring Lake Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 12)

Spring Rose Addition, No. 2  (Madison Twp., Section 7)

Springfield Township

  • Range 19

Squeelgut -- *see:  Butler

St. John's - Historical Location

Steam Corners (Troy Twp._

Steel's District  (Jefferson Twp.)

  • District in Jefferson Twp.

Steltz / Geo. Steltz Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 17)

Stentz's Corners  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  03 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 47]

Stewart - Historical Location

Summit / Summit Station - Mansfield

  • SW Section 34 Madison Twp.

  • 1914 Map (external link)

Sunset Heights Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

Swaney & Phelan's Addition (part of Lucas)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Swigart's Addition (Lucas - Monroe Twp.)

Sycamore Valley

  • State Route 546

Sylvan Park - Lexington

Taylor's Corners (Jackson Twp.)  [Bellville Messenger:  16 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 28]

Taylortown  (Jackson Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • Formerly known as Taylor's Corners

  • At the intersection of sections 15, 14, 22 and 23

  • Co. Rd. 200, Junction Springmill & Taylortown Rds.

  • "Taylortown is a beautiful little village in Jackson Township and is situated three miles southeast of Shelby.  It contains about forty or fifty inhabitants, has a union church, a school house, two carriage shops, and a blacksmith shop, and is surrounded by one of the richest agricultural districts in the state."    [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

  • "Taylortown is one of the oldest villages in our county, as it used to be the stopping place for those who hauled wheat to Milan, Huron County, years ago.  Henry Taylor was proprietor of a hotel those days, as many of the old runners will remember.  We have no saloons in our village.  Everybody is peaceable and quiet and the mayor has but little business to do since that old rooster crowed at him as he drove him out of his yard some days ago and shot him, as he did not believe in having a rooster crow at him."  [source:  Mansfield Weekly News:  01 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 3]

Texas - Historical Location

  • A portion of the town of Shelby circa 1821 when the first school in Shelby was being built.  [source:  SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  15 July 1875, Vol. 7, No. 38]

Timothy Ridge (Worthington Twp.)

  • General Location Map

  • Contained the Oak Hall / Possum Slide School

  • Co. Rd. 200, Junction of Springmill Rd. & Taylortown Rds.

Tingley Spring(s)

Toledo Junction

Traxler's Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Troy Township

  • Range 19

  • Organized Sept. 5, 1814.  Prior to this date this territory was included in Jefferson Township.  At it's organization Troy was 18 miles in length from east to west, and six miles from north to south.  This area included all of Washington and North Bloomfield Townships.  In March, 1816, Washington Township was created, leaving Troy six by twelve miles in extent.  March 4, 1823, the size of Troy was again reduced by the creation of North Bloomfield, on the west, leaving Troy six miles square.  Morrow County was created in 1848, which took thirteen sections from Troy, leaving the township irregular in form there being a pan-handle at the northwest corner, and a jog at the southwest corner.  [Bellville Messenger:  19 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 11]

  • History of Troy Twp. by A.J. Baughman
  • 1931 Tax Map

Trucksville / Truckville / Truxville

  • see:  Ganges

Trux's Addition (part of Plymouth)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Tucker's Addition (Lucas - Monroe Twp.)

"Uncle Jonas Lake" / Sunken Lake

  • Southeast of Fleming Falls -- comprised of land that sank on July 25, 1846, and water rose to form a lake of about 8 acres.  [source:  PHILIP SEYMOUR or PIONEER LIFE IN RICHLAND COUNTY, OHIO by A.J. Baughman, 1902, pages 287-8.]

Union

  • In the northeastern part of the county

View Point Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 23)

Vermillion Township

  • Range 16

  • Formerly a part of eastern Richland Co., later became part of Ashland Co.

Vernon Township

  • Range 20

  • Formerly a part of western Richland Co., later became part of Crawford Co.

Vernon Junction (Sharon Twp.)

W. & C. Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Walker (Jefferson Twp.)

  • aka:  Yankeetown

Walker's Lake

  • " ... the country resort six miles northwest of the city ..."   [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1888, Vol. LXX, No. 34]

  • "A lake about half mile long and nearly as wide and is fed by springs.  Five miles out the Spring Mills road."   [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  15 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 15]

Walnut Hill (Jefferson Twp.)

  • A district in Jefferson Twp.

  • Junction "Spook's Hollow" and Ankenytown Rd.

Washington (Washington Twp.)

Washington Township

  • Range 18

  • Brief History of Washington Twp.

  • History of Washington Twp. by A.J. Baughman

  • 1873 Plat Map

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • Organized March 4, 1816, being six mile square and containing 36 sections  [Bellville Messenger:  29 January 1902, Vol. 11, No. 4]

  • " ... W.B. Hammet, Esq., of Washington Township, has been re-elected Justice of the Peace by a majority of 137 ..."  [Shelby Independent News:  24 October 1872, Vol. 4, No. 52]

  • First public house was kept by Thomas Laughlin, on the State Road near the center of the township.  Some years later Sickinger's Tavern was opened, a half-mile north of the center.  [Bellville Messenger:  29 January 1902, Vol. 11, No. 4]

Webster - Historical Location

Weller Township

  • Created in 1846 from Franklin and Milton Townships, upon the organization of Ashland County.  [Bellville Messenger:  12 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 10]

  • History of Weller Twp. by A.J. Baughman
  • 1853 Tax Map
  • 1856 Plat Map
  • 1931 Tax Map
  • "The Big Hill" ... "southeastern part of Weller township and has an altitude of about 150 feet, and a circumference of four miles at its' base.  The hill is abrupt on its several sides, and its top is a level tableland, containing a number of valuable farms, the soil being arable and fertile."  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

West Lawn Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

West Lawn View Addition  (Springfield Twp., Section 24)

West Windsor (Weller Twp.)

  • Location Map

  • 1859 Tax Map

  • 1870 Tax Map

  • 1880 Tax Map

  • 1890 Tax Map

  • 1873 Plat

  • 1925 Tax Map

  • 1920 Tax Map

  • Later known as Pavonia

  • Platted March 21, 1837 by the Page brothers and Roger Moses  [Bellville Messenger:  21 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 33]

  • The first store in the village was opened in 1839 by Alanson T. Page and John Conn.  The first church was built in 1840, and the first minister was a Mr. Thorp.  [Bellville Messenger:  21 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 33]

  • The post office at West Windsor became known as the Pavonia post office as of January 1, 1884 [source:  Ohio Liberal, 26 December 1883]

Westbrook Country Club

  • Held its' formal opening 5/31/1908  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  02 June 1909]

Westview Addition (Madison Twp.)

Whetstone (Butler Twp.)

  • aka:  Adario

Wild Cat Chute - Mansfield

  • "... in the lower part of the city ..."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 February 1892]

Wilson's Addition - Shelby

Winchester - Historical Location - Worthington Twp.

  • Between Butler and Newville

  • Platted on the southwest quarter of section nine, March 31, 1845, from land belonging to Noble Calhoun.  [Bellville Messenger:  14 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 32]

  • Name was suggested by George Hammon, a Virginian, in honor of Winchester, Virginia  [Bellville Messenger:  14 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 32]

  • History of Winchester & Hemlock Falls by A.J. Baughman

Windsor (Mifflin Twp.)

Wire Grove (near Cookton)  [Semi-Weekly News: 30 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 61]

Wise Addition - (Butler - Worthington Twp.)

Wolf Swamp

  • "about three miles west of Mansfield".  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  30 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 280]

Wolf / Ann Wolf Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 15)

Wolff Ridge / Wolff's Ridge  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 7]

  • Wolff's Ridge was a school in Troy Twp.

Woodberry (Perry Twp.)

  • Now in Morrow Co.

Wooster Heights Addition  (Madison Twp., Section 24)

Worthington Township

  • Range 17

  • Brief History of Worthington Twp.

  • History of Worthington Twp. by Baughman

  • Named for Governor Thomas Worthington

  • John Frederick Herring erected the first grist mill in the township (third in the county) at Newville in 1815, and was operated for about thirty-five years.  The second grist-mill in the township was built by Jacob Myers in 1820, and was known for many years as Kanaga Mills, later known as Plank's Mills  [Bellville Messenger:  12 February 1903, Vol. 11, No. 6]

  • Formed June 6, 1815, out of the west half of Green Twp.   Originally it was twelve miles long from north to south and six miles wide.  Feb. 11, 1817, Monroe Township was created out of the north-half of Worthington, making each six miles square.  [Bellville Messenger:  12 February 1903, Vol. 11, No. 6]

Yankeetown (Jefferson Twp.)

Zellner Post Office  [source:  1891 Mansfield City Directory]

  • aka:  Needmore  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 11]
  • Postmaster (1891):  Tobias Zellner  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 11]
  • Post office was discontinued on February 28, 1894.  A petition was begun to have the post office re-instated, and the name to be changed to Harter.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  17 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 40]
  • Post office was re-established in March, 1895 with Mary M. Blust as the postmistress.  Mail destined for Zellner was to be delivered on Wednesdays and Saturdays. [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 44]


Terms used when describing land ...

  • A rod is 16 feet

  • A chain is 66 feet, or 4 rods, and containing 100 links, each 7.92 inches in length

  • A mile is 320 rods, 80 chains, or 5280 feet

  • A square rod is 272 square feet

  • An acre contains 43,560 square feet, or 160 square rods

  • An acre is 8 rods wide by 20 rods long, or any two numbers of rods whose product is 160

  • A township is 36 sections, each a mile square



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