Salt Creek Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Historical Information

Salt Creek Township was established March 5, 1816.[1] It was named after a creek.[2]

It was formed from originally surveyed township 14 in range 12.[3]

Historical Documents

Salt Creek 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. First Tuition School-County Historical Landmark (1976)-2-story brick house just off main intersection in Fredericksburg built by teacher, C.P. Tennant. School in operation by 1816.
  2. Dunham House-County Historical Landmark (1976)-located on Twp. Rd 198 around Bear Hollow Rd near Maysville on land the Moses Dunham family received from President Monroe in 1817. The house was built in 1851.
  3. Hostetler General Store-County Historical Landmark (1976)-built around 1840 at corner of S. Mill and Clay St. in Fredericksburg. Brick 2-story structure built and operated by the Redett family until Hostetler purchased in in the mid-1900s.
  4. Methodist Church-County Historical Landmark (1977)-1-story wood frame structure located on S. Clay St. in Fredericksburg used as church until 1926, then as a garage by the Cramer family, was built in 1860.
  5. Meat Block-County Historical Landmark (1977)-built in 1876. Located on N. Mill St. in Fredericksburg. Has been a theater, auto sales site, and grocery store.
  6. Fredericksburg United Presbyterian Church-County Historical Landmark (1982)- [Destroyed 2015] the brick church in Fredericksburg was built in 1881 at a cost of $2,700.
  7. Butzer House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on E. Jackson St. in Fredericksburg on the slope across from the park. Reportedly built in 1819, and at one time housed the town’s bakery in the basement.
  8. Caldwell Rickeson House-Pioneer House (1976)-a 2-story white building with interesting door located at 141 S. Mill St. in Fredericksburg was built in 1833.
  9. Hunter House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on N. Mill St. in Fredericksburg was built about 1846. The first owner was Dr. Henry Buckmaster.
  10. Fisher House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on Crawford St. in Fredericksburg was built about 1850 by Andrew Knox.
  11. McCay House/Weaver Grocery Store-Pioneer House (1979)-2-story wood frame building located on NE corner of Clay and Mill Sts. in Fredicksburg was built in 1850s. Once operated as dry goods, groceries and provisions store by McCay family and later, Weaver family.
  12. Nixon House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on Co.Rd. 44 near Apple Creek was built in 1856 by William G. Nixon. The house featured a windmill to pump water.
  13. Medill Berger House-Pioneer House (1976)-large 2-story Victorian-style home with front and side porches located on N. Mill St. in Fredericksburg was built in 1860.
  14. Moore House-Pioneer House (1976)-located at 306 W. Mill St. in Fredericksburg. It is believed Fred Botlaure built the house and tax records show it was constructed between 1860 and 1863 and used bricks from the demolition of the Presbyterian Church that had last held service in 1845.
  15. Williams House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on South Hill on Co.Rd. 10. It was built about 1860 and the first owner was Graham followed by a Dr. Cunningham.
  16. Martin V.B. Sterling House-Pioneer House (1976)-the 2-story wood frame house located on Co.Rd. 438 south of Fredericksburg was built about 1870 by Gilbert Sea and is shown on the 1873 map.
  17. Gilbert Armstrong House-Pioneer House (1976)-2-story frame home located on South Hill in Fredericksburg was built in 1876.
  18. Lewis&Margret Boring House-Pioneer House (1977)-located at 196 Crawford St. in Fredericksburg. Originally the Presbyterian parsonage. Later a boarding house for students. 12ft ceilings downstairs and 13ft upstairs. Bay window in living room and upstairs bedroom, which was the minister's study. "Built in July 1877" is written in the basement stairway.
  19. Lytle-McKelvey House #1-Pioneer House (1976)-located on CR 2, 2-miles east of Fredericksburg. Built about 1855 by A. VanMeter.
  20. Sod Schaffer House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on the Laddie Speelman farm on Twp.Rd. 440. The log house was about to be destroyed when Speelman bought it, numbered the logs, took them apart, and moved it from Rt. 44 to the Speelman farm where he reassembled the structure. An inscription on one of the logs reads: Sod Schaffer 1817.
  21. Criswell House-Century House (1976)-the 8-room brick house on a stone foundation was built in 1837 by James Criswell and located on Laddie Speelman property on Twp.Rd. 440.
  22. Fluhart House No.1-Century House (1976)-located on the east side of Twp.Rd. 205 about 2.5 miles north of Fredericksburg and is the north house at the end of a lane with Fluhart House No.2 located a short distance to the south. It was built about 1850 by James Fluhart and at least five generations of his descendents have lived in it.
  23. Fluhart House No.2-Century House (1976)-located on the east side of Twp.Rd. 205 about 2.5 miles north of Fredericksburg and is the south house at the end of a lane with Fluhart House No.1 located a short distance to the north. It was built before 1855 by a member of the Caldwell family. It was bought by the Edwin Fluhart family around 1870 and has been in the family ever since.
  24. Redett House #2-Century House (1982)-Pioneer House (1983)-Queen Anne Victorian house located at 298 S. Crawford in Fredericksburg was built in 1882. Features open hand-carved cherry staircase and dumb waiter from basement to pantry.
  25. Lytle-McKelvey House #2-Century House (1976)-the 2&1⁄2 story house located on Rt. 94A was built in 1855 for John and Jane Lytle and occupied by several generations of the family. An addition built in 1892.
  26. Amiet House-Century House (1976)-located on Co.Rd. 2 about 3/4 mile west of Maysville. The 2-story frame house was built by Louis A. Amiet in 1873 for $924.03. Construction started in JAN of 1873 and the family occupied the finished house in OCT 1873 and has been in the Amiet family ever since.
  27. Johnson House-Century House (1976)-located along Co.Rd. 187 about 1.5 miles north of Maysville was built between 1835-1840 by J. Johnson and has been in the Johnson family since that time.

Place Names

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Fredericksburg Searightsburgh 27 Nov 1824
Maysville Koch
Mount Hope
Willow Grove

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 Salt Creek 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

  • Gilbert Searight [4]
  • Parmenas Appleman [5]
  • Sinclair Johnson [6]

Store Owners

Churches

Brethren

  • Salt Creek Brethren in Christ[8]

Church of Christ

  • Church of Christ/Christian Church of Fredericksburg[9]

Methodist

Presbyterian

  • United Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg[11]

Photos

[12]

Schools

Active Schools

  • Logan Elm Local Schools [13]

Historical One Room Schools

Photos

[14]

Residents

Early Settlers

  • Henry Barnes [15]
  • Joseph Buckmaster [16]
  • Wilson Buckmaster [17]
  • Joshua Buckmaster [18]
  • Richard Buckmaster [19]
  • John Buckmaster [20]
  • William Truesdale [21]
  • Eliza Searight [22]
  • Caleb Brown [23]
  • Sarah Willowby [24]
  • James Martin [25]

Census Records

Directories

Photos of Residences

Cemeteries

  • Gospel Haven Mennonite Church Cemetery [26]
  • Arnold Cemetery [27]
  • Wolgamott Cemetery [28]
  • Canaan Baptist Cemetery [29]
  • Lunch and a Cemetery–Fryburg Cemetery [30]

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. 762.
  2. Wayne County Scrapbook, compliments of McIntire,Davis & Greene Funeral Home.
  3. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 57.
  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.
  8. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 47.
  9. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 49.
  10. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 767.
  11. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 767.
  12. "Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church". www.facebook.com. 2019. 
  13. “Logan Elm School District, Circleville, Ohio.” "", www.loganelm.org/.
  14. "School District Information". www.loganelm.org. 2019. 
  15. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  16. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  17. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  18. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  19. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  20. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  21. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  22. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  23. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  24. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  25. "Barnes, a Father and Son, Fill in Salt Creek Twp.'s past." The Daily Record. March 02, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2019. https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20120302/barnes-father-and-son-fill-in-salt-creek-twps-past.
  26. "Category Archives: Salt Creek Township." Holmes County District Public Library. Accessed March 04, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/category/salt-creek-township/.
  27. "Category Archives: Salt Creek Township." Holmes County District Public Library. Accessed March 04, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/category/salt-creek-township/.
  28. "Category Archives: Salt Creek Township." Holmes County District Public Library. Accessed March 04, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/category/salt-creek-township/.
  29. "Category Archives: Salt Creek Township." Holmes County District Public Library. Accessed March 04, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/category/salt-creek-township/.
  30. "Category Archives: Salt Creek Township." Holmes County District Public Library. Accessed March 04, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/category/salt-creek-township/.

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