Killbuck Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Historical Information[edit | edit source]

Until 1810, all of Wayne County was one township named Killbuck, after the old Indian chief of the same name.[1] The original Killbuck Township was wiped from the map when Wayne County was formally organized in 1812 and the first set of county officers divided Wayne County into four new named townships of Sugar Creek, Wooster, Mohecan, and Prairie.

However, in 1964 the Council of the City of Wooster, by resolution number 1961-49, petitioned the Wayne County Commissioners to erect a new township within the corporate limits of the City of Wooster, and make the boundaries of the said township to coincide with the corporate limits of the city. The township trustees of Wayne Township and Wooster Township took legal action and filed an injunction against the erection of this new township. Their legal action to block the formation of the new township worked its way through the courts and was appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court where it was dismissed. On March 9, 1964 the resolution to establish a new township within Wayne County was passed and a new Killbuck Township was established.

Killbuck Township is located within the corporate limits of the City of Wooster and was established on March 9, 1964.

Historical Documents[edit | edit source]

Historical Landmarks[edit | edit source]

Information found on the National Register of Historic Places

  1. Adams, G., House- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- Also known as Hol-95-10, located 103 N. Clay St. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Stick/Eastlake, Gothic, Historic Function: Domestic
  2. Armstrong, Joseph, Farm - County Historical Landmark (1825-1849, 1800-1824)- Also known as Sterling Farm, located SE of Fredericksburg , Fredericksburg., Architectural Style: No Style Listed, Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
  3. Boyd School- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- located NW of Berlin on Fryburg-Fredericksburg-Boyd Rd. , Berlin., Architectural Style: Italianate, Historic Function: Education
  4. Brightman House- County Historical Landmark (1900-1924)- located Wooster Rd. and Walnut St. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Historic Function: Domestic
  5. Cary, G.W., House- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- Also known as Hol-98-10, located 200 N. Washington St. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Italianate, Historic Function: Domestic
  6. Cary, Hiram W., House- County Historical Landmark (1900-1924)- Also known as Hol-94-10, located 101 N. Clay St. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Historic Function: Domestic
  7. Croco House- County Historical Landmark (1850-1874)- Also known as Croco-Painter House, located OH 83 , Holmesville., Architectural Style: Italianate, Historic Function: Domestic
  8. DeYarmon, Joseph L. House- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- located SW Corner of Co. 129 and Twp. 273 , Lakeville., Architectural Style: Italianate, Historic Function: Domestic
  9. Disciple-Christian Church- County Historical Landmark (1900-1924)- Also known as Hol-46-10, located 100 N. Clay St. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Gothic, Historic Function: Religion
  10. Holmes County Courthouse And Jail- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- located Courthouse Sq. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: No Style Listed, Historic Function: Government
  11. Koch, John E., Jr., House- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- Also known as Hol-51-10, located 107 N. Washington St. , Millersburg., Historic Function: Domestic
  12. Millersburg Historic District- County Historical Landmark (1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849)- Also known as See Also:Holmes County Courthouse and Jail;Brightman House, located Jackson, Clay, and Washington Sts. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Late Victorian, Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
  13. Pomerene House- County Historical Landmark (1875-1899)- located U.S. 62 , Berlin., Architectural Style: Italianate, Historic Function: Domestic
  14. Shull-Lugenbuhl Farm - County Historical Landmark (1825-1849, 1800-1824)- located N of Winesburgh , Winesburgh., Architectural Style: No Style Listed, Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
  15. United Methodist Church- County Historical Landmark (1850-1874)- Also known as Hol-53-10, located N. Washington St. , Millersburg., Architectural Style: Romanesque, Historic Function: Religion
  16. Wise, Peter, House- County Historical Landmark (1825-1849)- located S of Berlin on OH 557 , Berlin., Architectural Style: Greek Revival, Historic Function: Domestic, Religion

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Wooster 7 Sep 1816

Maps[edit | edit source]

1875 Killbuck Township Map[edit | edit source]

[3]

Killbuck Township Atlas[edit | edit source]

[4]

1985 Killbuck Township[edit | edit source]

[5]

Indices to Maps[edit | edit source]

Original Businesses and Owners[edit | edit source]

Saw-millers[edit | edit source]

  • Beck Family (1822) [6]
  • William Duncan [7]

Grist-miller[edit | edit source]

  • William Duncan [8]

Hotel Owners[edit | edit source]

  • Unknown (Monitor Hotel) [9]

Theater Owners[edit | edit source]

  • Unknown (Monitor Theater) [10]

Current Businesses[edit | edit source]

  • Burgett Insurance [11]
  • Duncan Theater & Event Center [12]
  • Holmes County Trail [13]
  • Killbuck Museum [14]
  • Killbuck Savings Bank [15]
  • Killbuck Sweet Shoppe [16]

Churches[edit | edit source]

Church of Christ[edit | edit source]

  • First Church of Christ [17]

Gospel[edit | edit source]

Methodist[edit | edit source]

  • Killbuck United Methodist [19]

Photos[edit | edit source]

[20]

[21]

Schools[edit | edit source]

Active Schools[edit | edit source]

  • West Holmes Local Schools [22]

Historical One Room Schools[edit | edit source]

  • Benton School (1870-1958) [23]
  • Winesburg School [24]
  • Holmesville School (1896-Unknown) [25]
  • Glenmont School (1900-Unknown) [26]

Photos[edit | edit source]

[27]

Residents[edit | edit source]

Early Settlers[edit | edit source]

  • Abraham Shrimplin [28]
  • Samuel Shrimplin [29]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Photos of Residences[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Baker Ridge Cemetery [30]
  • Carpenter Cemetery [31]
  • Emerick Cemetery [32]
  • King, George Cemetery [33]
  • Oak Hill Cemetery [35]
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery [36]
  • Shrimplin Cemetery [38]

Newspaper Articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Full-Text Articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Ads[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Citations With No Attached Images[edit | edit source]

Author Elinor Taylor on 14 February 1985, wrote "Bloomington Was Wooster's New Kid on the Block" in which Killbuck Township is mentioned.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 54.
  2. Wa. Co. Microfilm Dept., Wa. Co. Commissioners Journals, Roll 8, Book II, 1964-MAR-09.
  3. Works LLC. "Killbuck Township, Oxford, Wolf Creek." Historic Map Works. Accessed April 09, 2019. http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1600424/Killbuck Township Oxford Wolf Creek/Holmes County 1875/Ohio/.
  4. Works LLC. "Killbuck Township, Killbuck." Historic Map Works. Accessed April 09, 2019. http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/174990/Killbuck Township Killbuck/Holmes County 1907/Ohio/.
  5. "Killbuck Township." Holmes County Cemeteries. May 05, 2014. Accessed April 09, 2019. http://www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  6. "Holmes County Historical Society." Holmes County Historical Society. Accessed April 02, 2019. https://www.holmeshistory.com/becks-mills.
  7. "William Duncan." The Battle of Franklin Trust. Accessed April 02, 2019. https://boft.org/william-duncan.
  8. "William Duncan." The Battle of Franklin Trust. Accessed April 02, 2019. https://boft.org/william-duncan.
  9. "Holmes County Historical Society." Holmes County Historical Society. Accessed April 02, 2019. https://www.holmeshistory.com/big-praire.
  10. "Holmes County Historical Society." Holmes County Historical Society. Accessed April 02, 2019. https://www.holmeshistory.com/big-praire.
  11. Administrator. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 02, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/killbuck-village/businesses.html.
  12. Administrator. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 02, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/killbuck-village/businesses.html.
  13. Administrator. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 02, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/killbuck-village/businesses.html.
  14. Administrator. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 02, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/killbuck-village/businesses.html.
  15. Administrator. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 02, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/killbuck-village/businesses.html.
  16. Administrator. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 02, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/killbuck-village/businesses.html.
  17. “Killbuck First Church of Christ.” Katie Couric - You Can Watch #GenderRevolution Right Here,..., www.facebook.com/FirstChurchofChrist.Killbuck/.
  18. Manta.com, www.manta.com/c/mmz0gd8/liberty-gospel.
  19. United Methodist Communications. “Killbuck United Methodist Church (Killbuck, OH) - Find-A-Church.” The United Methodist Church, www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/57656.
  20. "First Church of Christ". www.facebook.com. 2019. 
  21. "File:Killbuck_United_Methodist_Church,_Ohio.jpg". commons.wikimedia.org. 2019. 
  22. “West Holmes Local School District.” West Holmes Local School District, www.westholmes.k12.oh.us/.
  23. Old Ohio Schools - Holmes County. Accessed April 17, 2019. http://www.oldohioschools.com/holmes_county.htm.
  24. Old Ohio Schools - Holmes County. Accessed April 17, 2019. http://www.oldohioschools.com/holmes_county.htm.
  25. Old Ohio Schools - Holmes County. Accessed April 17, 2019. http://www.oldohioschools.com/holmes_county.htm.
  26. Old Ohio Schools - Holmes County. Accessed April 17, 2019. http://www.oldohioschools.com/holmes_county.htm.
  27. "West Holmes High School". schooldesigns.com. 2019. 
  28. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 15, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/32-killbuck-village/history.html.
  29. "Home." The Village of Killbuck, Ohio. Accessed April 15, 2019. http://killbuckvillage.com/32-killbuck-village/history.html.
  30. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  31. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  32. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  33. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  34. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  35. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  36. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  37. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.
  38. “Killbuck Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 5 May 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/killbuck/.

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