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Harrison County, Ohio

History & Genealogy

MUNICIPALITIES

Source:  Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the state of Ohio
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1900
by Charles Hanna

The towns & villages of Harrison county
were organized as follows:

 

BOWERSTOWN (first called Bowersville) was platted by David Bowers, Henry Hoover, and Nathaniel Bowers, Aug. 21, 1852; plat filed, Aug. 22, 1852.
BROWNSVILLE was platted by Absalom Kent, Jr., Dec. 20, 1815; plat filed Dec. 22, 1815
CADIZ was plattted by Zacheus A. Beatty and Zaccheus Biggs, Oct. 29, 1804; plat filed in Jefferson county, Oct. 29, 1804; in Harrison county, May 24, 1813
DEERSVILLE was platted by John Cramblett, Nov. 25, 1815; plat filed Dec. 19, 1815.
FAIRVIEW (Jewett) was platted by John Stahl, Dec, 5, 1851; plat filed Jan. 9, 1852.
FRANKLIN was platted by John Marshall, March 4, 1837; plat filed, March 7, 1837
FREEPORT was platted by William Melton, Daniel Easly, and Jonathan Bogue; plat filed in Tuscarawas county, March 7, 1810, in Harrison county, 185_(Mason's Journal, quoted on another page, states that Freeport was laid out some eighteen months before his visit there, which was made in October, 1819)
GEORGETOWN was platted by George Riggle; plat filed, Sept. 3, 1814
HARRISVILLE was platted by John Wells, Thomas Gray, Store Hutchinson, and Robert Dutton, Oct. 19, 1814; plat filed, Jan. 9, 1815.
HOPEDALE was platted by Cyrus McNeely, Oct. 15, 1849; plat filed, July 30, 1851.
JEFFERSON was platted by Frederick Zollers, Dec. 1815; plat filed, Jan. 3, 1816.
JEWETT, see FAIRVIEW
MASTERVILLE was platted by G. W. Holmes in 1851.
MOOREFIELD was platted by Michael Moore and Gabriel Cane, Dec. 15, 1815; plat filed, Dec. 27, 1815.
NEW ATHENS was platted by Rev. John Walker and John McConnell, Feb. 10, 1817; plat filed, Feb. 10, 1817.
NEW HANOVER was platted by John FIsher, Aug. 13, 1812; plat filed, July 25, 1834.
NEW MARKET (Scio) was platted Mar. 30, 1852.
NEW RUMLEY was platted by Jacob Custer; plat filed, Aug. 16, 1813.
PENNSVILLE was platted by Joseph H. Penn, Oct. 30, 1851; plat filed Jan. 8, 1852.
SCIO, see NEW MARKET
SMYRNA was platted by Samuel Burrows, Aug. 4, 1817; plat filed, Aug. 4, 1817.
TIPPECANOE was platted by Alfred Heacock, Dec. 8, 1840; plat filed, Dec. 22, 1840.

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