Mount Eaton, Ohio

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Historical Information

Formerly known as Paintville, it was laid out as early as 1813 by William Vaughn and James Galbraith. Elijah Carr is said to have built the first cabin. The first tavern is said to have been built by Samuel Shull.

The first preacher was Archibald Hanna, a Presbyterian. He conducted services in a tent for several years.

Jacob Beam and James Galbraith had the named changed to Mt. Eaton in 1829.[1]

References

  1. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 584-585.