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They were established on Feb. No records have been found that established the boundaries of each township. He made the first survey on Virginia Military District land on Nov. The township's name, shortly after, was changed to Miami, after the Little Miami River that had been named after the Miami Indians who once held control of the area. John H. Branch for whom the village was named. Branch and "Cincinnati Enquirer" editor G. Bloss, another village resident, were both killed on the railroad tracks, about the same time, shortly after the village began.
A post office began here in and was discontinued for the last time in The first camp meeting took place here the week of Sept. Camp meetings many times lasted a week or more and consisted of religious preaching and soul saving. Thousands of people attended these meetings. Many of the people were from Cincinnati with many of them arriving by the Little Miami and the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern railro.
The first Chautauqua took place here in August A Chautauqua was described by its founder, John H. Vincent, a Methodist clergyman, as existing to "utilize the general demand for summer rest by uniting daily study with healthful recreation and thus render the occasion one of pleasure and instruction combined.
There were many cottages on the grounds for permanent residents and areas for parking vehicles and pitching tents for those just attending events. There were more than lots, the average size being feet by feet. Grand Avenue was the main street. World War I was the first major disruption of life, automobiles changed recreation habits, and the Depression, beginning in , brought financial problems.
Legal disputes in the s ended the association's control of the land. Clermont County won a court decision that ordered the association to pay taxes on everything except the land on which the chapel sat. Clermont County Common Pleas Court also removed an old clause from the original deed that said if a property was used for any other purpose than religious use, the land would revert back to the association.
The association sold it's remaining land holdings and went out of business in Four post offices existed here succeeding each other beginning on June 4, , and closing for the fourth and final time on Mar. The largest employer was Felix Motsinger who owned a cooperage here in themid s. Robinson on Sept. It originally consisted of 17 lots. He opened the first store in town before the year was over. The first industry in the area was the mills of Enoch Buckingham who built them about John S. Other early businesses included two machine shops, a cooperage, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop and, in later years, a tomato canning plant.
The first doctor in town was William McHenry in It is believed the first tavern opened in town was that of Riley Woodlief in The first church was the Christian Church that was organized on Feb. The Methodist Church may have been begun by disgruntled members of the Christian Church. The village was invaded by Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Raiders early in the morning of July 14, The Confederate States cavalrymen derailed a train near present Beech Road.
The overturned train killed Cornelius Conway, the train's fireman. It is said he haunts the site where he was killed. The Miamiville Cemetery Association was formed on Apr. The school had two rooms for all eight grades and later offered instruction for just grades one-six. Abraham Lincoln passed through Miamivi1le in February on his way to his inauguration as President of the United States.
The Little Miami Railroad began operation in Today the route is used as the Little Miami Scenic Trail. R 28 when it was regarded as a resting place or stopover from the long climb up the hill from Milford. The first business is believed to have begun in when Mr. Selden began a merchandising operation. A post office began in and continued until On the eastern end of town an inn was operated by the Porter family and Jacob Wainwright operated a blacksmith shop.
Aaron Condo was a village wheelwright and Charles McGee was the village cooper. It was attacked and destroyed by Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Raiders on July 14, Years later, when construction was going on in the area, cannon barrels and ammunition were uncovered. It consisted of only five lots on the north side of present U. It consisted of 40 lots. The first business was begun by William McGrew about ; he sold merchandise. In a post office was established here under the name of Mulberry, probably because of mulberry bushes in the area.
The next year a public house, or hotel, was opened by Gabriel Leming. Other businesses located in town were a saw mill, a blacksmith ship, a wagon maker, a shoe shop, a brick maker, a cooperage, a distillery, and a tannery. Mulberry's biggest claim to fame was the exporting of fruit from the many types of fruit trees and vines in the area. It is said Clermont County may have been the United States' major exporter of fruit before Florida became a state and much of the produce came from Mulberry. Business began to thrive around this halfway stopping point.
Cox's Inn attracted most of the travelers. Joshua Cox is said to have settled near Goshen in Since this area was still in control of the Shawnee Indians, it is more likely he moved to the area after Aug. Regardless, Cox began operation of a mill that also included a distillery that kept his tavern supplied with liquid refreshment. By , O'Bannonville had two blacksmith shops, a wool carding shop, a cobbler, a general store, and a post office.
William Ramsey, grandson of the first settler of the area, Col. Thomas Paxton, purchased 15 acres on which to build a subdivision, but the coming of the railroad changed his plans. Pickleheimer ran a stone shipping company and O'Bannonville picked up the nickname "Pickleville. Grailville was established here in It is an adult educational and conference center operated by the Grail, an international women's organization that is an ecumenical movement for women of all Christian backgrounds.
It is open to both women and men and offers programs of women, social justice, personal growth, and spirituality. The "main house" was built in In he built a small gristmill. Thus, the community was originally known as Perin's Mills. In Perin built a tannery that was managed by Enoch Ross. This brought greater employment and business to the area. A distillery was built near the present intersection of U. Additional sawmills were built that supplied wood for the building of flatboats. The flatboats brought Perintown its fame and fortune.
They transported flour, salt pork, lumber, leather, and other products as far as New Orleans. Samuel's son, Ira, operated the overland freight wagons that brought food and other supplies back to Clermont County. Perin's Mills is said to have become, for several years, the largest active market in the area, including Cincinnati. Wheat, corn, barley, rye, and hogs were some of the products. In , the Cahoon family took over the ownership of the mills. Fire destroyed the distillery in and the gristmill in In Clermont County, present U.
Before all this, the Joshua B. Davis stagecoach line came through town. The first railroad came through in and it was replaced in by the Cincinnati and Eastern Railroad. The tracks now serve the Norfolk and Southern Railroad. The station still stands. A traction line, known as the Swing Line, stopped in Perintown from Clermont County's first electrical power station was built near the corner of Binning and Round Bottom ro.
It furnished power for the traction lines. To the east of the station was Gravel Beach, a recreation area that was in operation in the early s. Other businessmen moved into town including Mose Elstun, the cabinetmaker, and Samuel Teal, the first blacksmith.Mount Repose looking for sex
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