Ripley Township, Holmes County, Ohio

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Historical Information

Ripley Township was a township of Wayne County, Ohio until 20 January 1824 when part of Wayne County's southern border was redesignated as part of Holmes County, Ohio.

Historical Documents

Ripley Townships Historical Landmarks

Information found on the National Register of Historic Places

  1. Farmers Branch, State Bank of Ohio- County Historical Landmarks (April 21, 1983), located 14 Front St.
  2. John P. Parker House- County Historical Landmarks (January 7, 1980), located 300 Front St.
  3. John Rankin House- County Historical Landmarks (November 10, 1970), located East of downtown Ripley on Liberty Hill
  4. Ripley Historic District- County Historical Landmarks (March 7, 1985), located Roughly bounded by Main, Front, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sts.

Place Names

Maps

1875 Historical Maps Holmes County

[1]

1907 Caldwell Holmes County

[2]

Ripley Township Map

[3]

1875 Ripley Township

[4]


Indices to Maps

Original Businesses and Owners

Furniture House Owners

  • L. Grims & Sons [5]

Farmers

  • James M. Gilliland [6]
  • James Henry [7]
  • Robert Hopkins [8]
  • Campbell Howard [9]
  • Cyrus Howard [10]
  • Philip A. Jolly [11]
  • Vearner Kerr [12]
  • Guy H. Kinkead [13]
  • Scott Kinkead [14]
  • Jonas A. Mann [15]
  • Alexander B. Martin [16]
  • Henry Martin [17]
  • Elijah Martin [18]
  • Samuel A. McCormick [19]

Blacksmiths

Tailors

  • A. Groppenbacher [21]

Tobacco Dealers

  • G. L. Kirkpatrick [22]
  • Alexander B. Martin [23]
  • J. T. McCormick [24]

Jewelers

  • Charles Lamsell [25]

Grocery Store Owners

Merchant

Churches

Baptist

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church [29]

Church of Christ

  • Ripley Church of Christ [30]
  • Nashville Church of Christ [31]

Mennonite

  • Moorhead Mennonite Church [32]

Methodist

  • Bigelow United Methodist Church [33]

Presbyterian

  • Hopewell Presbyterian Church [34]

Photos

[35]

[36]

Schools

Active Schools

  • West Holmes Local Schools [37]

Historical One Room Schools

  • Immanuel Lutheran One-Room School House (1897-Unknown) [38]

Photos

[39]

Residents

Early Settlers

Census Records

Directories

Photos of Residences

Cemeteries

  • Biglow Cemetery [52]
  • Bigelow Cemetery [53]
  • Boley Joe Cemetery [54]
  • Hopewell Cemetery [55]
  • Hopewell Cemetery [56]
  • Morehead Cemetery [57]
  • Raber Farm Cemetery [58]
  • Ripley Cemetery [59]
  • Ripley Cemetery [60]
  • Ripley Cemetery [61]
  • Ripley Township Cemetery [62]
  • Ripley Township Cemetery [63]

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Full-Text Articles

Newspaper Ads

Newspaper Citations With No Articles

References

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