Paint Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Historical Information

Paint township was established March 5, 1816. The township was named for a spring that was there which had water that looked like red paint.[1] The spring imparted colors to the earth.[2]

It was formed from all of originally surveyed township 15 and part of 14 in range 11.[3]

Historical Documents

Paint 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. Pfoutz House (James Akey Farm)-National Historic Landmark (1978)-Pioneer House (1976)-Also known as the Starks Wilderness Center Pioneer Farm, located along St.Rt. 250 between Mt. Eaton and Wilmont. It was built of stone in 1820 by Reuben Pfoutz, who bought it from his brother, George Pfoutz, who ran a grist mill on the banks of the Sugar Creek where St.Rt. 250 crosses the creek in Stark Co.
  2. West Lebanon United Methodist Church-County Historical Landmark (1976)-located along Rd. 105 east of West Lebanon, the cornerstone is dated July 31, 1841. Sandstone foundation is of popalot rock from a quarry on the Foster farm near Mt. Eaton.
  3. Master House-Pioneer House (1976)-this house is on the first farm north of Mt. Eaton on St.Rt. 94. The father of Mathew Pinkerton from Somerset, Pa. built the original 2-room log house in 1823 on 160 acre farm. Originally there was no interior stairway in the home and a person reached the upper floor by climbing an outside ladder. The outer-ladder was uncovered in later remodeling of the house.
  4. Kamph House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on the east side of Co.Rd. 105 south of West Lebanon in Paint Twp. A large 2-story house that has a brick side and a stucco side that stand side-by-side and was built in 1841 according to a cornerstone on the brick side which reads: 1841 Duncan.
  5. Speicher House-Pioneer House (1976)-located in Mt. Eaton at the corner of N. Canton and E. Chestnut St. The original 35ftX30ft house was constructed of hand-hewn logs with mud and straw for insulation between oak studs and cross slats in 1842. A hand-dug well is in the basement. A 43ftX30ft addition was added at a later date.
  6. Shafer House-Pioneer House (1976)-located along Senff Rd. in Paint Twp. The house is built of logs covered in wood side on a stone foundation and features a mineral water spring in the basement. The first owners were reported to be John and Mary Ackeret and was built about 1846.
  7. Flory House-Pioneer House (1976)-located almost a mile north of St.Rt. 250 on the west side of Rt. 105 about 3 miles east of Mt. Eaton was shown on the 1856 map as being owned by F. Flory and was likely Franklin F. Flory. It is made of logs and chinked with mud and straw and measures 30ftX36ft. Eventually the logs were sided with clapboards.
  8. Blanchard House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on the south side of Co.Rd. 2. The original NE part of the house measures 35ftX35ft and was built by Peter Mailard about 1860. Parts of the house are hand-hewn logs chinked with mud. Yellow poplar siding covered the walls. The first owner was William Cowan from Chester Co., Pa. who received a patent deed from President Monroe in 1820.
  9. Floyd E. Daughtery House-Pioneer House (1983)-house built in 1870. Original logs visible in basement ceiling. Five rooms.
  10. Simon House-Pioneer House (1983)-the 2-story located at 7691 Lomas Rd. is made of hand-hewn logs with a log frame and wooden pins. Sandstone walls in basement. 8 rooms with high ceilings. Built in the 1870's.
  11. Torgler House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on the west side of N. Market St. in Mt. Eaton. The original 4-room house was built about 1870 by John Knofler and features fancy oak trim on the interior. An addition of 2-rooms was added by a Cabot in 1900.
  12. Albright House-Pioneer House (1983)-house located at 18857 Brennenan Rd. features Black walnut woodwork.
  13. Fankhouser House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on N. Market St. in Mt. Eaton was built before 1873 but it could be much older as many believe it is one of the earliest residences of Mt. Eaton. It is a log house covered in siding, and the rafters are saplings held with wooden pegs.
  14. Hoelzer-Hummel House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on the east side of St.Rt. 94 about 1.5 miles north of Mt. Eaton. James Pinkerton was the first owner of this large log house built before 1873. The 1873 map shows the house as being owned by L.J. Carey.
  15. Feller House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on the west side of St.Rt. 241 in Mt. Eaton. Originally a log house that was built before 1856 and is shown on the 1856 map. Several rooms have board ceilings and some doors have the original door latches. The house was once owned by John Imhoff.
  16. Glenn Hoelzer House-Pioneer House (1976)-located along S. Market St. in Mt. Eaton. This house was built on Lot 15 before 1870 and it’s first owner was John Schlapely according to the records.
  17. Groff House-Century House (1976)-located on Lot 10 in West Lebanon on St.Rt. 241 was built in 1834 by Phillip Groff, the founder of West Lebanon, who laid out the village. At least four generations of the Groff family have lived in the house.
  18. Fraze House-Century House (1980)-built in 1878. Located on Zuercher Rd. north of Western Rd. Wood house with porch on north and south sides. Occupied by six generations of Fraze/Clinefelter families.
  19. Graber House-Century House (1976)-located on the south side of Rt. 2, being the last house before reaching the Stark Co. line. It is a pioneer house built of hand-hewn logs, beams, and pole rafters before 1870. The first owner was James Galbrith. The 160-acre farm and house was sold to Emanuel Bueche (Beechy) in 1863 and has been in the same family since that time.

Place Names

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Jericho
Mt. Eaton Paintville Paintville platted 1813; name changed to Mt. Eaton in 1829
West Lebanon 1833

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 Paint 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

Farmers

  • David Houmard [4]

Tavern Owner

  • Samuel Shull [5]

Grist-miller

  • William Goudy [6]

Post Office Workers

  • James D. Westcott [7]
  • Charles C. Roth [8]
  • William Lucas [9]
  • George Mathoit [10]
  • Gustave Schaffter [11]
  • James Y. Pinkerton [12]
  • Matthew Pinkerton [13]
  • George Kimmel [14]
  • Conrad Haverstock [15]
  • Henry Lash [16]

Churches

Presbyterian

  • Presbyterian Church[17]

Evangelical

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church[18]

Lutheran

  • St. Paul's Church[19]

Photos

[20]

Schools

Active Schools

  • Beacon Hill Community School [21]
  • Southeast Local Schools [22]

Historical One Room Schools

Photos

[23]

[24]

Residents

Early Settlers[25]

Census Records

Directories

Photos of Residences

Cemeteries

  • Abe Yoder Farm Cemetery [26]
  • Alvin J. Yoder Farm Cemetery [27]
  • Ben M. Miller Farm Cemetery [28]
  • Beidler Cemetery [29]
  • Beidler Cemetery [30]
  • Clum Cemetery [31]
  • Daniel S. Hershberger Farm Cemetery [32]
  • Emanuel Miller Farm Cemetery Paint [33]
  • Feikert Cemetery [34]
  • Harry B Miller Farm [35]
  • Joseph L. Yoder Farm Cemetery [36]
  • John Schlabach Farm Cemetery [37]
  • Keim Cemetery [38]
  • Langkamp Cemetery [39]
  • Langkamp Cemetery [40]
  • Langkamp Cemetery [41]
  • Longnecker Cemetery [42]
  • Longenecker Mennonite [43]
  • Longenecker Mennonite [44]
  • Longenecker Mennonite [45]
  • Longenecker [46]
  • Miller Family Cemetery [47]
  • Milo Yoder Farm Cemetery [48]
  • Milo Farm Cemetery [49]
  • Myser Cemetery [50]
  • Parker Methodist Cemetery [51]
  • Parker Cemetery [52]
  • Parker Cemetery [53]
  • Parker Cemetery [54]
  • Pleasant View Conservative Church Cemetery [55]
  • Ramage Cemetery [56]
  • Schenkelberger Cemetery [57]
  • Stephen Keim Farm Cemetery [58]
  • Stephen Keim Farm Cemetery [59]
  • Winesburg Old Cemetery [60]
  • Winesburg Old Cemetery [61]
  • Winesburg Old Cemetery [62]
  • Winesburg Old Cemetery [63]
  • Winesburg West Lawn Cemetery [64]
  • Winesburg West Lawn Cemetery [65]
  • Winesburg West Lawn Cemetery [66]
  • Yutzy Cemetery [67]

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Full-Text Articles

Newspaper Ads

Newspaper Citations With No Attached Images

References

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  2. Wayne County Scrapbook, compliments of McIntire,Davis & Greene Funeral Home.
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  4. Douglass, Robert, and Robert Douglass. History of Wayne County, Ohio,: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time. By Ben Douglass, Wooster, Ohio.: In This Volume, Embracing Nearly Nine Hundred Pages, the Author Presents with Remarkable Power and Perspicacity the History of the Great North-west Territory .. Indianapolis: Published by Robert Douglass, 1879.
  5. Douglass, Robert, and Robert Douglass. History of Wayne County, Ohio,: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time. By Ben Douglass, Wooster, Ohio.: In This Volume, Embracing Nearly Nine Hundred Pages, the Author Presents with Remarkable Power and Perspicacity the History of the Great North-west Territory .. Indianapolis: Published by Robert Douglass, 1879.
  6. Douglass, Robert, and Robert Douglass. History of Wayne County, Ohio,: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time. By Ben Douglass, Wooster, Ohio.: In This Volume, Embracing Nearly Nine Hundred Pages, the Author Presents with Remarkable Power and Perspicacity the History of the Great North-west Territory .. Indianapolis: Published by Robert Douglass, 1879.
  7. Douglass, Robert, and Robert Douglass. History of Wayne County, Ohio,: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time. By Ben Douglass, Wooster, Ohio.: In This Volume, Embracing Nearly Nine Hundred Pages, the Author Presents with Remarkable Power and Perspicacity the History of the Great North-west Territory .. Indianapolis: Published by Robert Douglass, 1879.
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  9. Douglass, Robert, and Robert Douglass. History of Wayne County, Ohio,: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time. By Ben Douglass, Wooster, Ohio.: In This Volume, Embracing Nearly Nine Hundred Pages, the Author Presents with Remarkable Power and Perspicacity the History of the Great North-west Territory .. Indianapolis: Published by Robert Douglass, 1879.
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  19. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 691.
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  55. "Paint Township." Holmes County District Public Library. May 16, 2014. Accessed February 20, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/paint/.
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  57. "Paint Township." Holmes County District Public Library. May 16, 2014. Accessed February 20, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/paint/.
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