Did you know that the courthouse once had an aluminum canopy over the front entrance? One of the fastest race horses to be produced in Pickaway County was “Coal Dealer” owned by Jesse A. Jones. Did you know there was a “Gentlemen’s Driving Club” located in Circleville?
How many knew there were three doctors who practiced in Darbyville? They were Dr. Secoy, Dr. Grinder and Dr. Miller. Dr. Miller’s office was later moved behind the A & W Root Beer stand at the intersection of Rt. 22 and 56. Dr. Ginder’s office was Brigner’s store and his name was once on the step into the office. Dr. Miller’s wife’s Mary’s mother was a Lewis and a sister to Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark.
In 1872 Circleville City Council directed that the salary of the sexton of the old city cemetery (High Street) be fixed at the rate of five dollars per month, payable monthly. Did you also know that Circleville purchased three acres to establish a “nuisance” burying ground – a place to dispose of dead animals?
The oldest brick dwelling in Harrison Township was built in 1816 by William Millar. All of the brick and nails in the home were made locally. The house was located on Route 23, two miles south of South Bloomfield, and one mile north of Little Walnut.
Do you know the names of the stops on the Scioto Valley Traction line through Pickaway County? They are from south to north – Elmwood, Hooven, Hayesville, Dorney, Miller, Circleville, Sheldon, Voorheis, Fairview, Bells, Hagerty, Rhoads, Ashville, Griffith, Gray, Duvall and Davis.
There were a dozen Cities Service Stations in the Pickaway County area in 1964. Can you name them? They were Pick-Way Inn on PicWay Road, Bode’s Garage in Adelphi, Jeff Kiser in Yellowbud, Zwayer Station in Duvall, Oakland Grocery in Oakland, Mowery’s Market at Fox Postoffice, Circleville Oil in Ashville, Diltz Station in Circleville, Circleville Oil on North Court St., Dresbach’s Garage in Tarlton, Max Winfough in Five Points and Circleville Oil on West Mound Street.
The Pickaway County Historical Museum and Pickaway County Historical & Genealogical Library will be holding a “Spring Cleaning Sale” beginning April 3. Watch Facebook for details and next week’s Herald.