Village of Mount Gilead, Ohio

 

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Village of Mount Gilead Historical Links

Settlement began in the village of Mount Gilead in 1817 when it was listed under the name of Whetsom, although it was generally called Youngstown. The State Legislature changed the name to Mount Gilead in 1832; in 1839, the village became incorporated.

When Morrow County was formed in 1848 from sections of Richland, Knox, Marion and Delaware Counties, Mount Gilead became the county seat after a hard struggle to attain this recognition. The population in 1848 was 400 people.

The platting of the village of Mount Gilead was very diversified in the two public squares were included. These are still in existence today. One square is known as the "south square" and is lesser known than the "north square" which contains a victory shaft in the middle. This monument was erected in 1919 as a gift form the Federal Government to Morrow County citizens after World War I for purchasing more War Bonds per capita than any other county in the United States.

Many interesting historical facts about Mount Gilead are available by clicking on the links provided below. If you have a historical web site that should be part of this list, please submit it at the e-mail link provided at the bottom of this page.

Morrow County, Ohio Genealogical Society

Heritage Pursuit History of Morrow County

The Political Graveyard

The Ohio Historical Society

Morrow County Antique Tractor & Equipment Association

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