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BATH TOWNSHIP. Of the early settlers of Bath Township there are two families which stand out preeminent—the Hales and the Hammonds. The influence of the Hale family during the years subsequent has been stronger and wider felt than that of perhaps any other family in the county.

A survey of the township had been made in 1805, and the name "Wheatfield" given to it by Rial McArthur, the surveyor, probably because his eyes had been gladdened that day by a .sight of a waving field of that grain. It is a pity the name did not survive.1

The township was originally known as Wheatfield when surveyed in 1808. The name was later changed to Hammondsburgh after Jason Hammond, who settled there in 1810. The name was then changed to Bath when it was fully separated from Richfield Township in 1818.

the greater portion of Bath township is very irretular and broken, and on account of its extreme roughness the land was not desirable, and as a consequence settled very slowly at first. The eastern portion overhangs the valley of the Cuyahoga, and is largely composed of the high hills and corresponding gullies, with a few farms on the broad plateaus and valleys.


Bath Township's land has been in the following counties:

Year County
1796 Wayne
1800 Trumbull
1808 Portage
1811 No county
1812 Medina
1840 Summit
Cemeteries in Bath Township

  1. CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS
    EDITED AND COMPILED BY: WILLIAM B. DOYLE,
    PUBLISHED BY: BIOGRAPHICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
    CHICAGO, ILL. 1908

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