Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Historical Information

Baughman Township was established March 5, 1816 and named after John Baughman, the first white settler.[1] John was recorded as the first white man to be granted a deed in Wayne county.[2] The township had a lot of swamp area. [3]

It was formed from the originally surveyed township 17, range 11.[4]

There were 10 country schools around 1900, but they were almost all closed by 1938 and the students were sent to either Dalton, Orrville, or Marshallville.

There were a lot of coal mines in the early 1900's.[5]

Historical Documents

Baughman Township Historical Landmarks

The following lists the recognized historical landmarks by the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio through its Wayne County Historical Landmark program.

  1. Ault-Weygandt Farm-National Historic Landmark (2002)-Also known as the Weygandt Farm, is located at 15090 Back Massillon Rd., Orrville. Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Queen Anne.
  2. Gerstenslager Company-County Historical Landmark (1976)-John Weimer and William Wehe started to build carriages & wagons in Marshallville in 1860. Weimer and Gerstenslager formed the Gerstenslager Company and built the Marshallville brick building in 1877.
  3. Baughman Town Hall-County Historical Landmark (1976)-located at 3465 Misere Rd. in Burton City west of Rt. 94, it is the oldest town hall in Wayne County built before 1861.
  4. Chas. Rausch Blacksmith Shop-County Historical Landmark (1983)-located on Church St. in Marshallville was built in 1873.
  5. St. Michael’s United Church of Christ-County Historical Landmark (1984)-located on the corner of Euclid & Chestnut streets in Marshallville was built in 1873.
  6. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church-County Historical Landmark (1976)-also known as the Lower Church because it was built on land of the Lower Farm, it is located east of Marshallville on Coal Bank Rd. and was built in 1875.
  7. Samuel Taggart House-Pioneer House (1976)-original home located at 421 E. Fike St. in Orrville was built in 1828 and is oldest house in Orrville.
  8. Zimmerman House-Pioneer House (1976)-located at 18477 Back Massillon Rd. on north side of Twp. Rd. 299 1/4 mile east of Rt. 32 in Baughman Twp. the brick home was said to be built by members of the Stauffer family before 1830.
  9. Warfel-Mohr House-Pioneer House (1991)-located at 12066 Church Rd. in Orrville a 2-story brick house built in 1834. It is said to be one of the first brick houses built in Wayne County.
  10. Roy Martin House-Pioneer House (1976)-located at 2179 Wayne St. in Baughman Twp. a log house built in 1837.
  11. Stoll House-Pioneer House (1978)-located at 6818 Coal Bank Rd. in Marshallville, built in 1840. The house is built on a sandstone foundation and the brick for this house was fired on the farm and much of the black walnut wood used in the interior came from trees that once grew on the farm.
  12. George Longenecker-Pioneer House (2006)-located at 15949 Burton City Rd. in Orrville, built in 1847. A 2-story wood frame building in which the original part of the house measured only 24ftX24ft.
  13. Baer House-Century House (1988)-located at 6669 Coal Bank Rd. in Marshallville. The 2-story brick house with a stone basement was built in 1850.
  14. Dr. McMillan's Office-Pioneer House (1977)-located on the corner of W. Market & N. Vine streets in Orrville, was built by Orrville's first doctor: Dr. McMillan who used the building as his office in 1860.
  15. Johnson House-Pioneer House (1977)-the 2-story wood frame house with a maple terrace located at 1217 W. Market St. in Orrville, was built in 1866.
  16. Finney House-Pioneer House (1983)-the 2-story wood frame house located at 7657 Mt. Eaton Rd. in Marshallville, was built in 1871.
  17. Dr. McMillan/Auble House-Pioneer House (1977)-located on the corner of W. Market & N. Vine streets, was built in the mid-to-late 1870s by Dr. McMillan, Orrville's first doctor.
  18. Robinson House-Pioneer House (2012)-located at 7701 Deerfield Avenue NW on the east edge of Wayne County in Navarre, this 1 ½ story home was built in 1840.
  19. Bisesi House-Pioneer House (2007)-located at 735 S. Main St., Orrville, Ohio. Built in 1906. Retains original woodwork. Grounds include carriage-style garage with hay loft.
  20. Perilstein-Saurers HousePioneer House (2008)-located at 511 W. Market St., Orrville. Built in 1908 by Fred Winkler, who ran a local horse auction. For many years, was occupied by the Perilstein family, owners of a dry goods store where Brown's Furniture is now located. Home retains many original features including light fixtures, beautiful oak woodwork and ceiling beams, as well as built in china cabinet, display cases, and benches. Has leaded glass windows and a newel-post gas lamp.
  21. Homer Martin House-Century House (1976)-located on Church Rd. in Baughman Twp. the log house was built in 1850 on land originally bought from the Virginia Military Academy.
  22. Buchwalter House-Century House (1985)-located at 1548 Dalton-Fox Lake Rd. Built for Jacob Buchwalter prior to 1868 and occupied by his direct descendants for more than 100 years. Fieldstone basement with brick floor. Original wood frame structure was 32'x32' with a south wing 18'x20'.

Place Names

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Burton City

Fairview, Baughman P.O.

28 Jan 1851
Fox Lake
Marshallville Bristol 27 Feb 1817

(pt Baughman Twp, pt Chippewa Twp)

Orrville 9 Sep 1864;

(pt Baughman Twp, pt Green Twp)

Pine Ridge

Maps

The department has several plat maps for viewing. Plat maps include land owners names and the location of their property.

1807 Federal Survey Map of Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio

1856 Baker's Map of Wayne County, Ohio

1873 Caldwell's Atlas of Wayne County, Ohio

1897 Caldwell's Atlas of Wayne County, Ohio

Indices to Maps

Original Businesses and Owners

Business Abtracts, Baughman Twp, 1873

  • A. Carter, Farmer and Miner.
  • J. South, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
  • John Cook, Proprietor Steam Saw Mill.
  • John Campbell, Farmer.

Business Abstracts, Canaan Twp, 1897

  • Many business of 1897 are listed on the index to property owners for Baughman Township.

Churches

Catholic

  • St. Michael's Church[6]

Church of Christ

  • Early Christian Church[7]
  • United Church of Christ [8]

Evangelical

  • Evangelical Association[9]

Lutheran

  • The New Lower Church[10]

Presbyterian

  • The Marshallville Presbyterian Church[11]

Reformed

  • Reformed Church of Marshallville[12]

Photos

[13]

Schools

Active Schools

  • Dalton Elementary School [14]
  • Dalton Intermediate School [15]
  • Dalton High School [16]
  • Christ Church Nursery School [17]

Historical One Room Schools

Photos

[18]

Residents

Early Settlers[19]

Early Census Records

Early Directories

  • 1859-1860
  • 1884-1885
  • 1894-1895

Photos of Residences

Cemeteries

  • Saint Michael Cemetery [20]
  • Martins Mennonite Cemetery [21]

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Full-Text Articles

Newspaper Ads

Newspaper Citations With No Attached Images

References

  1. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 698.
  2. Founder of Twp. Relative Dies. The Courier-Crescent, 7 Aug 1928.
  3. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 22.
  4. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 57.
  5. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 22.
  6. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 709.
  7. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 49.
  8. "Our Mission." Christ Church Preschool | Christ Church United Church of Christ. Accessed February 11, 2019. https://www.christucc.com/about/our-mission.
  9. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 709.
  10. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 710.
  11. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 709.
  12. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 710.
  13. "Christ Church United Church of Christ". www.christucc.com. 2019. 
  14. "Dalton Local Schools." Dalton Local Schools. Accessed February 04, 2019. http://www.dalton.k12.oh.us/vnews/display.v/SEC/Elementary School K-4.
  15. "Dalton Local Schools." Dalton Local Schools. Accessed February 04, 2019. https://www.dalton.k12.oh.us/vnews/display.v/SEC/Middle School 5-8.
  16. "Dalton Local Schools." Dalton Local Schools. Accessed February 04, 2019. https://www.dalton.k12.oh.us/vnews/display.v/SEC/High School.
  17. "Christ Church Preschool." Christ Church Preschool | Christ Church United Church of Christ. Accessed February 04, 2019. https://www.christucc.com/christ-church-preschool.
  18. "Dalton Local Schools". www.dalton.k12.oh.us. 2019. 
  19. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 701-706.
  20. Saint Michaels Cemetery, Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Wooster, OH: WCCPS, 2015.
  21. Martins Mennonite Cemetery, Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Wooster, OH: WCCPS, 2014.

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