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History of Pickaway County
Source:  History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
Published by Williams Bros. 1880

 

MONROE
 

* MONROE
       * PHYSICAL FEATURES
       * SETTLEMENTS (includes short biographies)
       * CHURCHES

       * EARLY EVENTS
       * INDUSTRIAL PURSUITS
       * ORGANIZATION

       * BIOGRAPHIES
 

EARLY EVENTS

     The pioneer post-office of Monroe township was established at the Five Points in the year 1851, with John LONG postmaster.  The successors to the position are:  John FISSEL, G. W. Bodwell, E. S. McCLINTOCK, William H. ROWLEN and John H. BEESON, the latter being the present incumbent.  William LEACH, in 1849, became the founder, and sole owner, of the first store in the township.  He opened a small stock of general merchandise, in the building now occupied by John H. Beeson for the same purpose.  Some few years later, M. TIMMONS opened another store at the same point, in the building now occupied by C. CLIFTON.  The classic spot known as the "Five Points," has not been blessed with hotels, mills, manufactories, physicians or lawyers, and the dwellers therein should assuredly be healthful and peaceful, as they doubtless are.

INDUSTRIAL PURSUITS

     In the early settlement, Peter Van BUSKIRK constructed, upon the small stream now bearing his name, a saw-mill, and one run of stone, for grinding corn, was soon added.  All traces of these pioneer enterprises have long since disappeared.  John H. MADDUX erected a horse-mill for grinding corn, on the turnpike, near where Jackson THOMAS now lives.
     John PARKER and Kendall LONG built a saw-mill, also, on Van BUSKIRK's run, quite early.  This was subsequently purchased by James and Perry DAWSON, and rebuilt by them.  It has at present writing, entirely vanished.

ORGANIZATION.

     The records of the various townships of Pickaway county have been very imperfectly kept, or at least great negligence shown in their preservation, so that it is now quite impossible to give accurate dates of organization, or names of early officers; consequently, the writer is unable to ascertain the date when Monroe became a separate township.  The officers for 1879 are:  Alfred CRAWFORD, M. J. TOOTLE, Henry DENNIS, trustees; John H. BEESON, clerk; D. D. HEWITT, treasurer; A. B. HUGHES, assessor; J. F. ROBINSON and William J. PORTER, constables; C. MADDUX and D. H. MARHSALL, justices of the peace.  Mr. MARSHALL  is also attorney-at-law.
     The present board of education is: Samuel W. DUNLAP, B. ADKINS, James LARREY, Joseph WILLOUGHBY, S. P. MERRILL, J. M. O'NEAL, D. ROBINSON, A. A. HATFIELD, Samuel WINFAUGH, Jackson THOMAS, and W. H. FULTON.  We have endeavored to have the orthography of the names correct, and trust they will be found so.

 

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