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Source: 
History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co.,
1884

CHAPTER VII.
MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP

ORGANIZATION AND BOUNDARIES - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - ROADS, ETC. -
FIRST SETTLEMENTS - INHABITANTS OF THE TOWNSHIP IN 1845 -
TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS - MISCELLANEOUS
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. (ALL)

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     This township, which embodies Township 3 south, Range 13, east, was under the civil jurisdiction of Crawford County before the erection of Wyandot, though it was within the reservation.  The township assumed its present dimensions in 1845, the sale of the reserve taking place in 1843.  It is bounded on the north by Salem Township, on the east by Pitt and Crane Townships, on the south of Salem Township, on the east by Jackson.  The Wyandot Reservation line in Mifflin ran from the north, parallel with and about a mile and a quarter from the western boundary line of the township, through Sections 5, 8, 17, 20 and 29, as far as Tymochtee Creek in Section 32, thence eastward, parallel with and about three -quarters of a mile from the southern boundary of the township through Sections 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36.
     The topography of this township and general quality of the soil are much in common with the surrounding townships, and its productiveness in crops and farm stock is in nowise behind corn, wheat, grass and all root hogs, all fully testifying to the prosperity of the husbandmen.  More clearing, perhaps, of the timber may have been effected than can be said of some of the neighboring townships, through in the northern part of growth is somewhat heavier.
     The township is well favored in being possessed of a multitude of streams, brooks, and rivulets, which through many a field and fallow fret their mossy banks, as, babbling onward on their way, in trilling cadences, like "the swell of some sweet tune," they never ceasing seem to sing:

"For men may come and men may go
But I go on for ever."

     The main stream of all is Tymochtee Creek which enters the township from Marseilles on the farm of H. and P. Haner, in Section 32, and, after describing some eccentric convolutions, one time swift, another time slow, as it meanders through Sections 32, 31, 32 again, 29, 28, 29 again, 28 again, 21, 16, 21 again, 22, 15, 16, 15 again, 10, 9, 10 again, 3, 4, and 3 again, it bids adieu to Mifflin and hastens away to mingle with the Sandusky River.  Of the many tributaries that purvey to the channel of the Tymochtee in this township, Warpole Run is the chief, connecting with it from the southeast in the northwest quarter of Section 10, and the several veins that contribute toward its existence have their sources in Sections 34, 26 and 25 respectively, and in Pitt Township, from which latter, two streams, one named St. James' Run, emanate.  Sugar Run rises in Section 17, flows nearly due north and unites with the Tymochtee in the extreme west of Section 3.  Oak Run has its birth in Jackson Township, one arm entering Mifflin in Section 18, and another in Section 19.  A small re-enforcement meets Oak Run just as it is about leaving Mifflin for Salem  Township in the northwest corner of Section 4.  Besides these tributaries mentioned, there are some seven or eight streamlets, all adding their individual modest modicum.

ROADS, ETC.

 

FIRST SETTLEMENTS.

 

OWNERS OF REAL ESTATE.

 

OWNERS OF PERSONAL ESTATE.

 

SCHOOLS.

     The first school held in the township was in the traditional primitive "temple of learning," located in this case on the land of Martin Dickens, two miles east of Brownstown.  Among the early teachers may be mentioned William Harrison, Benjamin Olney, William Jones and Nanch M. Swartz.  The number of school buildings now in Mifflin is eleven, established one in each of Sections 1, 4, 6, (in the village of Kirby) 7, 17, 15, 21, 23, 25, 30 adn 34.

CHURCHES, ETC.

 

OFFICIAL.

 

MISCELLANEOUS.


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