South Ohio Community Center Planning Stage: Preliminary Survey: We need you.
In the early 1800's Nehemiah and Benjiman Churchill, sons of Ezra, were probably the first to settle the South Ohio area. Other families also settled the area. These names included, Allen, Butler, Cann, Cook, Crosby, Durkee, Ellis, Fletcher, Handy, Moses, Porter, Saunders, Trask, Vickery, Wyman and Whitehouse.
These early settlers cleared the forest in order to build their houses and make gardens for their crops. Their first houses were crude log houses, which were lived in until they were able to make better houses. Miles & miles of stone walls testify to their pioneering spirit. The first saw mill was built on the Ohio mill stream. Most of the farms in Ohio were large and self-sufficient raising livestock and produce. By the mid-nineteenth century Ohio was growing into quite a bustling village.
The demographics of the area have changed and many new families have chosen this area as home. A group of individuals has come to the realization that this area could benefit from a community center. The word spread and soon many people gathered for a meeting at the local Baptist Church, the oldest and now about the only place where a community meeting could take place. It was very evident this location was not large enough for a community center as it was almost not large enough for the people gathered.
We Need Your Input. "Do's" and "Don'ts"
In order for a community Center to serve the community it must represent
the interest and needs of that community. Many good suggestions and
concerns were presented at the meeting held Nov. 29, 2002.
What services, activities or events etc. do you feel a South Ohio Community
Center could provide?
If you have any other concerns please let us know.
Please fill out this form and drop it off at South Ohio Esso.