Place names in Wayne County, Ohio

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Baughman Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Burton City

Fairview, Baughman P.O.

14 Dec 1850
Fox Lake
Marshallville (laid out by James Marshall) Bristol 7 Feb 1817

(pt Baughman, pt Chippewa)

Orrville 9 Sep 1864;

(pt Baughman, pt Green)

Pine Ridge

Canaan Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Blocher's Corners
Burbank Bridgeport 3 Dec 1868
Canaan Canaan Center, Windsor
Creston

Pike Station (North of Railroad Tracks), Seville/Saville Station (South of Railroad Tracks)

30 Jun 1881
Golden Corners
Hermanville
Jackson Old Hickory, Mathews Tavern
Mathew's Tavern
North Canaan
Peppertown Area in Creston. Go west on Erie St. to T-Rd. Right on it (Pine St.). At one time, Peppards lived there but the people called them "Peppers." The area name stuck.
West Canaan
Young Peoples' Corner

Chester Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Cedar Valley
Chestnut Knolls
Lattasburg (named after Ephraim Latta) West Union Lattasburg platted 27 Feb 1851; name changed in 1855
New Pittsburgh 6 May 1829
Overton Cedar Valley Station, Cedarville, Galleyport Sec. 13 PSW
Robinson's Hill SW corner

Chippewa Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Doylestown 9 Dec 1827
Easton Chippewa(y), Slankerville Easton platted May 1816; Slankerville platted 24 Feb 1843
Frase Settlement
Hametown
Marshallville Bristol
Rogue's Hollow

Clinton Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Big Prairie Canansville, Prairie Station
Centerville Special 5 Mar 1851
Craigton Washington Station
Custaloga
Forest Grove
Goslin Hill Citation in WCD 5 Sep 1900 p. 4
Horace
Millbrook 10 Aug 1829

(pt in Plain Twp)

Millville
Newkirk Perriopolis
Pilot Knob (near Snoddy Rd)
Shreve Clinton 1853
Stewart's Tavern
Stringtown Gusslems Knob North out of Shreve on 226 to Willow Run. Turn right into Swamp, go past RR tracks to 1 lane bridge.
There used to be a mill and a string of houses.
Willswood

Congress Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Addel's Corners
Armstrong
Aukerman Aukerman's Station
Burbank
Centennial Hall
Cherry Corners
Clark's Grove
Congress Noodle Docey, then Waynesburgh Waynesburgh platted 6 Mar 1827

(vol. 6 p. 24); citation WWR 25 Jan 1899)

Garden Isle
Johnstown
Pleasant Home Pleasant Grove
West Salem Salem 13 Jun 1834


East Union Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Apple Creek Apple Creek Station, Edinburgh, Old Town

Apple Creek 11 Apr 1854; Edinburg 16 Aug 1822

Carr's Tavern
Cross Keys
East Union Cross Keys, Jensey's Tavern
Honeytown Pleasant Valley (pt Wooster Twp,

pt East Union Twp)

Kansas
King's Tavern
Riceland
Stumptown
Walmer's Corners


Franklin Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Guerne
Kauke Station
Moreland Moorefield 17 Jan 1829
Morgan Settlement
South Franklin

Green Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Butterdom
Chautauqua
Five Points
Georgetown
Hail City W1/2
Idle Wild
Orrville 9 Sep 1864;

(pt Green, pt Baughman)

Paradise
Point Breeze
Smithville 1831
Weilersville Smithville P.O., Smithfield P.O., Summit

Killbuck Township[edit | edit source]

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

Milton Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Chestnut Ridge
Douglas
Frenchtown
Johnson's Corners (named for Abner Johnson) Amwell
Lancetown (named after the large Lance family)
Milton Center
New Holland Citation in OCC 1904; area near Apolstolic Nursing Home
Rittman Arkona, Center Swamp, Ellio, Milton Station, New Prospect, Shinersburg, Trenton Settlement
Sterling Russell Station, Amwell (named by Adney Bessey) 21 Jan 1880

Paint Township[edit | edit source]

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

Plain Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Blachleyville (named for Wm B. and Wm. Blachley) 16 Dec 1833
Funk Austin, Brownsville, Hamlet 7 Dec 1894
Jefferson Plain P.O. 30 Jun 1829
Killbuck College
Millbrook
Mount Wisdom
Reedsburg laid out Dec 1835 by Wm Reed; platted 1869
Springville Buffalo, Heath's Corners 16 Dec 1844

Salt Creek Township[edit | edit source]

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

Sugar Creek Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Angelville (located where old Rt 30 crosses WayneStark Co line
Dalton Dover, Middletown, Sharon Dover surveyed 16 Oct 1817, Sharon surveyed 29 Mar 1828
Kidron
Kidron Station Sonnenberg Station
Moscow

McQuaid, No. 1 P.O.

1815; vacated 1878
Riceland (pt Sugar Creek,

pt East Union)

Silver Hill
Snake Hollow
Snively
Sonnenberg

Wayne Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plat Date
Bloomington 3 Jul 1907; incorporated 30 Jan 1911
Clear Creek
Devil Town Tannertown, Ville
Glory Hole NE of Wooster
Jollytown N on Friendsville between Jentes and Fox Lake. Closer to Fox Lake.
Little Cincinnati
Madisonburg Layman's Toll Gate 1873
Madisonburg Sub-Station
McCoy's Corners around Madisonburg
Mechanicsburg
Milltown
Providence 1/2 mile north of Arlington
Tollgate North of Madisonburg
Wayne
Wayne County Home Old Peoples' Corner
Wooster

Wooster Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Place Dates
Blue Knob
Honeytown Pleasant Valley
B&O Railroad Trestle that sat high above the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks below down in the area of the old Timken Company and Prairie Lane Rd. Kauke Crossing[1]
Madison first county seat vacated 1814
Shay's Crossing
Stibb's Mill
West Wooster Branstetter

Unknown Township[edit | edit source]

Present Name Former Name(s) Plate Dates
Campbell's Creek
Kobb's Corner
Possom Run
Schumacher Corner
Tschantzville
  1. The Bloom Button Worked This Year, author Elinor Taylor; Wooster Daily Record, 1980-MAY-13 p.15