Chickasaw, Ohio

Chickasaw

 
Precious Blood Catholic Church
 
 Precious Blood Church

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.

HISTORY
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 in 1890.

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 County.

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
Marion Local Schools
Precious Blood Church
Chickasaw Park - East
Chickasaw Park - West
Zahn-Marion Township Library
Chickasaw Fire Department
Chickasaw Community Picnic


VILLAGE CONTACT INFORMATION
Chickasaw Village Council
P.O. Box 14
Chickasaw, Ohio 45826-0014

MEETINGS
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

 CHICKASAW VILLAGE COUNCIL MEMBERS
 Doug Huelsman, Mayor

 419-925-5156

 Joe Schmackers, President  419-925-0901
 Nancy C. Bohman, Clerk  419-925-4580
 Shawn Birt, Member  419-268-2151
 Dick Thobe, Member  419-925-4317
 Ben Kramer, Member

 419-584-8520


 CHICKASAW VILLAGE BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (BPA)
 Al Lochtefeld

 419-925-4231

 Jim Moorman  419-925-6106
 Vern Brodbeck  419-925-1263

MAP OF CHICKASAW

 

 
COMMUNITY LINKS
Maria Stein
Country Fest
Zahn-Marion Township Branch Library
Chickasaw Fire Department
Marion Catholic Community
Spiritual Center
of Maria Stein

Maria Stein Shrine
of the Holy Relics

Village of Maria Stein
Chapel Hill Preschool
LINKS OF INTEREST
Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed Project
Lake Improvement
Auglaize & Mercer Counties CVB
Franklin Township
Land of the
Cross-Tipped Churches
Ohio's Scenic Byways
Mercer County Sheriffs
Hometown Opportunity
Darke County, Ohio
Auglaize County, Ohio
Midwest Athletic Conference
Shelby County, Ohio
Matthias Gast House
Mercer County Notables
Joseph Oppenheim

 

 

 

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