The village of Chickasaw is located in
the northern part of the Marion Township in Mercer County.
It is in the Marion Local School District.
Chickasaw took its name from the "Big"
and "Little" Chickasaw Indians who lived in
the area. The village was laid out and surveyed July 27,
1838 by John Nutter and James Brooks. It was incorporated
The first settlers came from England and
Ireland. In the 1840's German Catholic settlers traveled
on the Miami and Erie Canal and settled in the area. Many
early settlers earned a living by hunting, trapping and
cutting timber. Chickasaw was considered a "rough"
town with its eight saloons and the first jail in Mercer
Located on the east edge of town was an
underground railroad stop-over for black slaves before
the Civil War. This was their last stop on the underground
railroad. When released the next day they were on their
own. Many of them stayed and found employment with the
farmers of the area.
Chickasaw was an important trade center.
In 1880 the Cincinnati-Hamilton and Dayton Railroad was
built. The population and economy grew after the coming
of the railroad. Among the businesses were a brickyard,
hardware store, three hotels, a flour mill, handle company,
general store, blacksmith shop, harness shop, wagon factory,
monument shop, doctor's office, sawmill, machine shop,
grain elevator, train depot, livery stable and a bank.
CHICKASAW COMMUNITY LINKS
Chickasaw Park - East
Chickasaw Park - West
VILLAGE CONTACT INFORMATION
Chickasaw Village Council
P.O. Box 14
Chickasaw, Ohio 45826-0014
The Village of Chickasaw council meetings are held on
the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm
at the Chickasaw Village Office.
The Chickasaw Village Board of Public
Affairs (BPA) meetings are held
quarterly at the Village Office.
Chickasaw Village Office
38 West Wayne Street
Chickasaw, OH 45826
VILLAGE COUNCIL MEMBERS
| Joe Schmackers,
| Nancy C. Bohman,
| Shawn Birt, Member
| Dick Thobe, Member
| Ben Kramer, Member
VILLAGE BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (BPA)
| Jim Moorman
| Vern Brodbeck
MAP OF CHICKASAW