Smithville, Ohio

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History

The town took its name for Thomas Smith who erected the first house in 1818, which was a cabin on the north-west side of Portage Rd around where he laid out a village in 1831. However, due to low grounds the area was vacated. Then on May 25, 1836 David Birney, Sr., Joseph Musser, John Shroll, and Luther Carey laid out a new 41 lot village. The survey and plat was done by Campbell Bell.

David Brenizer put up the first building.

The first store in the original settlement was opened in 1818 by Reasin Beall. The first store in the current village was opened in the spring of 1837 by Judge Smith Orr and Jonathan Casbier.[1]

Smithville Firsts

  • First Sawmill: Thomas Smith at the location of grist mill in 1878. [9]

Growth of a Town

Government

Businesses

Recreation

Historical Buildings

Maps

1856 Baker's Map

Businesses

Photos

Churches

Schools

Smithville, Green Township Historical Landmarks

Residents

Historical Information and Photos of Residences

Gallery

Newspaper Gallery

References

  1. Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 681.
  2. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  3. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  4. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  5. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  6. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  7. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  8. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.
  9. Ben Douglass. "History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Day of Pioneers and the First Settlers to the Present Time." R. Douglass. 1879, p. 715.

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