Wooster Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Historical Information

Wooster Township is one of four original townships of Wayne County, Ohio as defined on 11 April 1812.[1]

The boundaries were as follows: Starting at the center of range 14, at the corners of sections 3, 4, 9, and 10 in township 18, head north to the county's northern boundry, then turn east to the range line between ranges 12 and 13. Next, go south on that line to the corners of sections 1, 6, 12, and 7 in township 14 in range 13 and township 15 in range 12. Finally, go back to the starting point.[2]

It was named after General David Wooster.[3]

Historical Documents

Wooster 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. Barnhart Rice House-County Historical Landmark (1976)-located on OARDC property built by Frederick Rice Sr. for his son Barnhart Rice. Construction happened in stages between 1820-1825. Stone secured from quarry on the farm near construction site.
  2. Simon Rice House-County Historical Landmark (1976)-located on OARDC property built by Frederick Rice Sr. for his son Simon Rice. Construction happened in stages between 1820-1825. Brick for house was processed in a kiln on grounds.
  3. Benjamin Jones House-County Historical Landmark (1976)-Contractor Henry Lozier started building the brick home on the farm west of Killbuck in 1836 and finished in 1840. After completion the 2&1⁄2-story home had 8 fireplaces, a 4ft wide open stairway, and a 30in thick sandstone foundation.
  4. Wa. Co. Home (originally Wayne County Infirmary)-County Historical Landmark (1976)-the 3-story brick building 2 mi east of Wooster was built in 1852. Contained 100 rooms heated by steam. Was home to children and both indigent and needy adults.
  5. Maize House-County Historical Landmark (1976)-located on east side of Rt. 226 about 2 miles south of St.Rt. 3 intersection, Mrs. Mary Woods Maize purchased the farm in 1870 and a house was completed by 1873. Woodwork restored to near original condition. Original winding stairway, doors, and windows remain.
  6. OARDC Administration Building-County Historical Landmark (1976)-built in three sections over time: west wing built in 1895 at a cost of $15,000, the main wing started in May of 1896 and completed at a cost of $36,428, with the final L-shaped wing being erected in 1914 on east side of the structure.
  7. Wile Barn-County Historical Landmark (1983)-located at the corner of St.Rt. 95 and Smyser Rd., built between 1860-1870. Also known as J. Pile property and Mellinger property.
  8. Taggart School-County Historical Landmark (1977)-brick building with slate roof located at 3014 Canal Rd. was built before 1873. Original bell tower remains. Marks on floor where desks were fastened.
  9. Eichar House-County Historical Landmark (1976)-house located on Old Mansfield Rd. (Rt.30A) built in the early 1840s was used as a tavern in its early years.
  10. Warner Bank Barn-County Historical Landmark (1976)-outstanding example of bank barn located at 2785 W. Licoln Way (old 30) was built in 1874 by Francis A. Warner.
  11. Valley College Grange Hall-County Historical Landmark (1984)-Built in 1854. Located at 2411 Shreve Rd. Wood frame structure with asbestos shingle siding. Was formerly the Dunbar Baptist Church in Millbrook. Moved to the present location by team and wagon in 1927-8.
  12. Webb House-Pioneer House (1976)-located on Valley Rd. in Wayne Twp. the house was believed to have been built by George Pomeroy as shown on the 1856 map. The brick house has 13-inch walls and a foundation of wide cut stones. Other features are small window panes, horse hair plaster, and poplar woodwork. The attic flooring is constructed of 2ft-wide poplar boards.
  13. Cicconetti House-Pioneer House (1984)-house located at 4789 Blachleyville Rd was built about 1868. Large stones form basement walls. Much wood and scroll work on interior and exterior.
  14. Del Nirode House-Pioneer House (1984)-large 2-story frame farmhouse built by Henry Reichenbaugh located at 6785 Blachleyville Rd. was built in 1849.
  15. A.C. Calame Farm-Pioneer House (1976)-huge 2-story country home on sandstone foundation located sw of Wooster on Rt 95. was built prior to 1856. Built and owned by Alexander McBride, who came to Wooster in 1813. House was elegant and approached via a long drive lined with flowers and trees in the Southern plantation style. Was a center for Wooster's aristocracy.
  16. Kilgore-Moore House-Pioneer House (1982)-wood 2-story country Victorian home with metal roof located at 3380 Triway Lane was built in 1867. It features central hall with open walnut staircase. Smaller enclosed curved staircase leads to large upstairs bedroom. Built for single woman and hired man. Summer kitchen and foundation of well house remain. Located on old stage-coach route.
  17. White House-Pioneer House (1997)-house located on Canal and Geyers Chapel Rd. built in 1868. First owner was John May White, who ran a sawmill.
  18. Heeter House-Pioneer House (1983)-house located at 5937 Cleveland Rd. Built about 1869. Oak flooring, some in dual layers. Yellow poplar window frames and baseboards. At least 6 coats of wallpaper over hair and plaster walls.
  19. James&Delin Ralston House-Pioneer House (1985)-home located at 3051 Canal Rd. was built in 1873 and originally owned by Board of Education as home for Taggart School's headmaster. Original woodwork and hardwood floors.
  20. John Rhoads House-Pioneer House (1994)-house located at 3612 Batdorf Rd. built in 1873 with stone walls in basement.
  21. Riffle-Pearce House-Pioneer House (1985)-located at 2795 Varian Rd. was once the location of Lone Oak Farm Dairy. Built in 1876.
  22. William Acker Family House-Pioneer House (1985)-the 2-story frame house with cherry woodwork located at 1970 Batdorf Rd. was built in 1863.
  23. Enos & Judy Swartzentruber House-Pioneer House (1984)-structures located at 10583 Old Lincoln Way West built about 1850. Includes 2-story wood frame home and 100-yr-old New England bank barn with fancy trim.
  24. Quimby Jones House-Century House (1976)-located on the south side of Old 30 west of the Wa. Co. fairgrounds the large frame house was built in 1873 and features 11-foot ceilings. Quimby Jones was a son of Benjamin Jones, an early settler of Wayne County. At least 4 generations of his descendents have owned the property and has been known as the Waynedale Stock Farm.

Place Names

Present Name Former Name(s) Plate Dates
Blue Knob
Honeytown Pleasant Valley
Madison first county seat vacated 1814
Shay's Crossing
Stibb's Mill
West Wooster Branstetter

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 Wooster 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

  • Benjamin Jones [4]
  • Joseph Eichar [5]
  • Hugh Culbertson [6]
  • John A. Lawrence [7]
  • Philip Troutman [8]
  • John Reider [9]
  • Nathan Warner [10]

Traders

Millers

  • David Robison (Robison's mill) [12]
  • Joseph Henry (Henry Mill)[13]
  • Stephen Henry (Henry Mill)[14]
  • Johnson Henry (Henry Mill)[15]
  • James Smith (Grist-mill) [16]
  • John Reider [17]

Carpenters

  • Benjamin Jones (cabinet-makers)[18]

Photos

Churches

SEE ALSO: Churches in Wooster, Ohio

Baptist

  • Wooster First Baptist Church[19]
  • Wooster Second Baptist Church[20]

Brethren

  • Fountain Hill Dunkard Church[21]

Catholic

  • Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church[22]

Church of Christ

  • Central Christian Church[23]
  • Church of Christ[24]

Presbyterian

  • Unknown Church Name[25]

Photos

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Schools

Active Schools

  • Wooster City Local Schools [28]

Historical One Room Schools

Schools in Wooster Township

Photos

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Residents

Early Settlers[30]

Census Records

Directories

Photos of Residences

Cemeteries

  • Sarah Collier Burial Site [31]
  • Amish Plank Cemetery [32]
  • Branch Cemetery [33]
  • Hermans Cemetery [34]
  • Jefferson Pioneer Cemetery [35]
  • Maple Grove Memorial Park [36]
  • Miller Cemetery [37]
  • Old Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery [38]
  • Old Seceder Church Burial Grounds [39]
  • Old Wooster City Cemetery [40]
  • Pioneer Cemetery [41]
  • Price Cemetery [42]
  • Rittenhouse Cemetery [43]
  • Saint James Episcopal Church Columbarium [44]
  • Saint Marys Cemetery [45]
  • Sherwood Memorial Gardens [46]
  • Wayne County Home Cemetery [47]
  • Wayne Presbyterian Church Cemetery [48]
  • Wooster German Lutheran Cemetery [49]
  • Wooster Lot 62 Cemetery [50]
  • Wooster Cemetery [51]

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. 55-56.
  2. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 56.
  3. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 726.
  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. 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.
  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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 45.
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  23. Wayne County History Book Committee. A History of Wayne County, Ohio. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987. pg. 48.
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  27. "Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church". mapio.net. 2019. 
  28. "Wooster City School District." Treasurer | Wooster City Schools. Accessed March 04, 2019. http://www.woostercityschools.org/.
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External Links

Wooster Township, Wayne County, Ohio - Wikipedia