Ripley Township, Holmes County, Ohio

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Historical Information[edit | edit source]

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Historical Documents[edit | edit source]

Ripley Townships Historical Landmarks[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1875 Historical Maps Holmes County[edit | edit source]

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1907 Caldwell Holmes County[edit | edit source]

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Ripley Township Map[edit | edit source]

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1875 Ripley Township[edit | edit source]

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Indices to Maps[edit | edit source]

Original Businesses and Owners[edit | edit source]

Furniture House Owners[edit | edit source]

  • L. Grims & Sons [5]

Farmers[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Tailors[edit | edit source]

  • A. Groppenbacher [21]

Tobacco Dealers[edit | edit source]

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

Jewelers[edit | edit source]

  • Charles Lamsell [25]

Grocery Store Owners[edit | edit source]

Merchant[edit | edit source]

Churches[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church [29]

Church of Christ[edit | edit source]

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

Mennonite[edit | edit source]

  • Moorhead Mennonite Church [32]

Methodist[edit | edit source]

  • Bigelow United Methodist Church [33]

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

  • Hopewell Presbyterian Church [34]

Photos[edit | edit source]

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[36]

Schools[edit | edit source]

Active Schools[edit | edit source]

  • West Holmes Local Schools [37]

Historical One Room Schools[edit | edit source]

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

Photos[edit | edit source]

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Residents[edit | edit source]

Early Settlers[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Photos of Residences[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Full-Text Articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Ads[edit | edit source]

Newspaper Citations With No Articles[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Historic Map Works LLC. "Holmes County 1875." Historic Map Works. Accessed April 10, 2019. http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/32479/Holmes County 1875/.
  2. "Old County Map - Holmes Ohio - Caldwell 1907 - 23 X 27.98." Mapsofthepast.com. Accessed April 10, 2019. https://www.mapsofthepast.com/holmes-county-ohio-map-oh-caldwell-1907.html.
  3. "Ripley, Ohio." Ripley, Ohio (OH 45167) Profile: Population, Maps, Real Estate, Averages, Homes, Statistics, Relocation, Travel, Jobs, Hospitals, Schools, Crime, Moving, Houses, News, Sex Offenders. Accessed April 10, 2019. http://www.city-data.com/city/Ripley-Ohio.html.
  4. "1875 Map of Ripley Township Holmes County Ohio." EBay. Accessed April 10, 2019. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1875-Map-of-Ripley-Township-Holmes-County-Ohio-/183708807235.
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  30. "Dual Services: 9:00 Am Worship 1 & Bible Fellowship Classes - 10:00 Am Koinonia Cafe - 10:30 Am Worship 2." Ripley Church of Christ, Big Prairie, Ohio. Accessed February 25, 2019. http://www.ripleycoc.com/.
  31. "Home." Nashville Church of Christ. Accessed February 25, 2019. http://www.nashvillecofc.org/.
  32. "Moorhead Mennonite Church." Moorhead Mennonite Church. Accessed February 25, 2019. http://www.moorheadmennonite.org/.
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  35. "Ripley Church of Christ, Big Prairie, OH". www.facebook.com. 2019. 
  36. "Nashville Church of Christ". www.nashvillecofc.org. 2019. 
  37. “West Holmes Local School District.” West Holmes Local School District, www.westholmes.k12.oh.us/.
  38. "School House." Henry County, Ohio, Historical Society. November 24, 2017. Accessed April 17, 2019. https://henrycountyhistory.org/facilities/school-house/.
  39. "West Holmes High School". schooldesigns.com. 2019. 
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  60. “Ripley Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 6 June 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/ripley/.
  61. “Ripley Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 6 June 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/ripley/.
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  63. “Ripley Township.” Holmes County District Public Library, 6 June 2014, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/ripley/.

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